8 Things You Need to Know This Morning: January 30, 2017

Jeff Gordon and Cadillac won the Rolex 24, Trump trumped, Lyft wrote a check to the ACLU, and Chris Brown’s Lamborghini crashed.

byLiane Yvkoff|
8 Things You Need to Know This Morning: January 30, 2017


President Trump's Executive Order banning citizens of certain Middle Eastern countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days--regardless if they hold valid green cards, visas, or refugee status—set of a wave of protests at several international airports in the U.S., and taxi drivers went on strike at JFK to voice their opposition to discriminatory immigration practices.

1. Uber broke a taxi strike at JFK airport, now subject of #DeleteUber campaign on Twitter:

However, the ride-hailing company responded on Twitter, explaining that the surge price cancellation was at JFK not meant to break taxi driver strike: 

2. In response to Executive Order, Lyft CEO Logan Green says company will donate $1 million to ACLU:

3. Elon Musk thinks Trump's Executive Order is "not the best way to address the country’s challenges," and crowdsources amendment suggestions from Twitter:

4. Google co-founder Sergey Brin joined protesters at SFO:

5. Jeff Gordon and Wayne Taylor Racing's Cadillac takes the win at 2017 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona.

6. SpaceX livestreamed its Hyperloop Pod competition, and posted clips on its Twitter feed.

7. Chris Brown opts out of the sharing economy after a friend crashes his Lamborghini Aventador.

8. Cars warming in Massachusetts garage catch fire, cause $50,000 in damage.