What You Missed: Iran Sanctions, Uber and the White House, and More

In What You Missed, we round up the best stories for you to read on your evening commute. 

A total of 25 Iranian individuals and companies have been slapped with sanctions by the United States. The move is a response to the country testing ballistic missiles. 

Earlier this week, Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn, said, “We are officially putting Iran on notice.”

It’s unclear how the sanctions will affect missile development. And Iran responded by saying it’s “unmoved by threats as we derive security from our people. We'll never initiate war, but we can only rely on our own means of defense.”

Uber Steps Away

Uber CEO backs out of joining Trump's business council

On the heels of a massive #DeleteUber boycott campaign, the company’s CEO, Travis Kalanick, says that he will not participate on the president’s economic council. Read the story from The AP.

But other Silicon Valley titans aren’t walking away as fast. Read the story from The Atlantic.

‘Grab Your Wallet’

Nordstrom to drop Ivanka Trump's clothing, accessories line

Another national boycott has led to some action: People have been boycotting stores that carry lines from Ivanka Trump or her father, President Donald Trump, as part of what’s called the “Grab Your Wallet” campaign. It’s unclear if the move is permanent, or if it’s just for the upcoming season. Read the story from The AP.

Welcome to Wall Street

Snap, maker of the teen social app Snapchat, files for IPO

It could be one of the largest tech IPOs ever. Read the story from The AP.

Super Bowl Sunday

10 Super Bowl ads to watch: Sexy Mr. Clean; John Malkovich

Some people will watch the big game on Sunday for the players on the field. Others will watch it for the chips and dip at the Super Bowl party. Yet others will watch it for the commercials. If that's you, then you'll need to know some stats about what to look out for. Read the story from The AP.

What Book You Missed

Get in the pigskin mindset with this book about the coaches who made the game into the one we all recognize now. By shifting from running-oriented offense to passing-oriented, coaches Hal Mumme and Mike Leach essentially reinvented the sport that’s become almost more American than baseball and horribly overproduced commercials (see above).


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