FINRA Rarely Rules in Favor of Women in Sexual Harassment Cases, Elon Musk Needs a Couch (Apparently)

  • LOBBY NEWS: There was a lot of campaign finance news this week from both sides of the political aisle. The Wall Street Journal detailed how Democratic lobbyist Tony Podesta lost it all. Meanwhile, the Republican National Committee deputy finance chair stepped down after it was reported that he paid off a Playboy bunny to the tune of $1.6 million, according to Politico
  • EGREGIOUS RECORD: In 30 years, only 17 out of 98 women have won sexual harassment claims before FINRA, Wall Street's oversight body, The Interceptreports. 
  • GROUPON GAL: Tiffany Haddish has the best budgeting advice. She told W Magazine: "Whatever the bag costs, I should be able to keep that amount of cash in the bag. If it’s a $300 purse, I have to put $300 in cash in that purse. I do not want a bag that is more expensive than the cash I have to put in it."
  • CROWDFUNDING FOR A BILLIONAIRE: Elon Musk apparently can't relax, so fans are crowdfunding to buy him a couch, Buzzfeed reports. Yeah, we don't get it either. 
  • STATE STREET: State Street's iconic advertisement, the Fearless Girl, is now moving to the New York Stock Exchange, Markets Insider reports. 
  • PRIME AUDIENCE: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos finally revealed this week that Amazon Prime has 100 million subscribers, Recode reports. 
  • UNLAWFUL TOUCHING: Ernst & Young partner Jessica Casucci has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against E&Y, which is one of the largest accounting law firms in the country, CNBC reports. 

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