TODAY's Takeaway

TODAY's Takeaway: Jamie Dimon defends Detroit investment; 'Voice' champ talks victory

May 21, 2014 at 6:03 PM ET

1. JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon says his company’s $100 million investment in the city of Detroit isn’t a PR move.

"We invest and develop communities around the world. And we've been doing this since our heritage started 200 years ago," Dimon told Matt. "So that's what banks do. They do it commercially. They do community development."

Video: Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, says that despite a tumultuous year for the bank, its $100 million investment in the city of Detroit is not a PR campaign but an example of the company’s heritage. The city of Detroit filed bankruptcy last year after falling an estimated $18 million into debt.

2. After living with multiple sclerosis for 40 years, Richard Cohen, the award-winning journalist and author (and husband to our own Meredith Vieira), sees the possibility of hope.

“When you’re in that kind of a situation, the concept of hope doesn’t even go through your mind,” he told Matt. But after choosing to participate in a first-of-its kind stem cell clinical trial, Cohen said, "Suddenly I realized, maybe, just maybe, there was some kind of hope.”

Video: The journalist, husband of NBC special correspondent Meredith Vieira, joins TODAY to talk about living with multiple sclerosis and participating in a clinical trial in hopes of finding a cure for his disease.

3. The latest “Voice” champion stopped by Studio 1A just hours after his win.

Because of a controversy over a technical glitch, "It was a lot more stressful night and morning than I expected it to be," Josh Kaufman said. "But to end up at this point and have it all work out is amazing."

Video: The new champion of “The Voice” joins TODAY to talk about his big win, as well as the controversy over an iTunes categorization error that made it hard for fans to purchase his song. Tamron Hall reports from the Orange Room.

4. In his latest movie, “A Million Ways to Die in the West,” Neil Patrick Harris plays a condescending proprietor of the town's fancy “moustachery.”

As you can see, some aspects of the character have stuck.

Video: The actor chats with Matt Lauer about his new role in “A Million Ways to Die in the West,” in which he owns a moustachery.

And that’s TODAY’s Takeaway! 

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