Hillary Slays in the Primaries Game
Today we've got: Breaking up is hard to do for Kelly Ripa, Donald and Hillary win win win, and Prince's estate might get in his sister's hair
1. Clinton and Trump Sweep
The Short of It: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump cleaned up the primaries Tuesday bringing them closer to a battle for the White House that'll cause constant brain tornadoes over the news in the Fall.
The Longer Version of It: In yesterday's presidential primaries five eastern states (Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania) voted for party nominees. While Clinton picked up Maryland and Pennsylvania (big win states) as well as Connecticut and Delaware, Trump took Connecticut, Maryland and Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.
The Tid Bits Trump's wins in every single state were by pretty massive margins so much so that he's begun to call himself the GOP's "presumptive nominee." On the Democratic side, while Clinton pulled through in 4/5 states Sen. Bernie Sanders (Democrat- Vermont) remained optimistic with his Rhode Island victory.
Why You Should Care: Whether or not the GOP likes it, Trump continues to pull through to the front of the party. Sanders' losses in the East could be a sign of a strong campaign coming to an end.
The Absolute Take Away: Trump's challengers, Ted Cruz (Republican- Texas) and Gov. John Kasich (Republican-Ohio) might have only next week at the Indiana primary to beat him for the nomination.
2. Sales Take a Bite Out of Apple With 13% Drop
The Short of It: Apple's iPhone sales dropped for the first time in over a decade last quarter.
The Longer Version of It: Tuesday, Apple reported that despite being the largest tech company in the world, both its sales and profit sunk this past quarter. The last time that happened was in 2003. What was going on in 2003, you ask? Apple hadn't even launched iTunes Music Store. The iPod had a number of 611,000 sold and their best seller was the PowerMac.
What Happened? Everyone already has an iPhone and no one wants an Apple Watch. But it's not all Apple's fault. The global economy slump, isn't really encouraging consumers to reach into their pockets to replace their phones for slightly jazzier versions of the ones they already have. On the upside: Wall Street predicted Apple's sales would fall even farther below than they actually did.
3. Ripa Back After Ripa'n ABC a New One
For five years, Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan cohosted ABC's "Live! with Kelly and Michael" where their jokes and chemistry drew in millions of viewers.
The Short of It: On April 19, 2016, Strahan told an audience that he would leave the show to join Good Morning America full-time. Strahan told Ripa of the news only minutes before the public announcement. And Ripa seemingly responded by taking a week long vacation.
The Tid Bits She returned to the show yesterday and addressed news reports about her anger with ABC for keeping her out of the loop.
"I needed a couple of days to gather my thoughts. After 26 years with this company, I earned the right," she said. "And let's be honest," she joked, "I know half of you called in sick to be here, so we get each other."
Ripa further addressed Strahan's exit from Live! saying she was "thrilled for him" and that the controversy brought into light the importance of "communication, consideration, and respect in the workplace."
Why We're Raising An Eyebrow Yesterday, ABC announced Strahan will be leaving the show four months earlier than announced.
4. Prince's Estate Might Be An Issue
According to Prince's sister Tyka Nelson, the R&B pop legend's estate could be worth upwards of $300 million.
Nelson, his closest known survivor, filed court documents stating the late superstar did not have a will. The legal filing requests that a Minneapolis court appoint a special administrator to be responsible for his estate.
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