October 2020

2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry announced

2020 Nobel Prize in Economics

2020 vice presidential debate recap; second presidential debate to be held virtually

Airbnb announces plans to work with former Apple design executive Jony Ive

Airlines to move forward with furloughs

American hostages released in Yemen

Ant group prices IPO, set to be largest in history

Apple "Hi, Speed" event preview

Apple announces event for next week; new iPhone expected

Apple releases four new iPhone 12 models

Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google set to report earnings

Armenia and Azerbaijan accuse each other of violating ceasefire

Billboard music awards 2020

Bomb explodes at seminary in Pakistan

Bristol Myers Squibb acquires MyoKardia for $13B.

CA Gov. Newsom signs legislation establishing task-force to explore slavery reparations

CA appeals court rules Uber and Lyft must comply with AB5

CDC updates coronavirus transmission guidelines

California wildfires burn over 4M acres, doubling previous record

Chile votes to rewrite constitution

China announces sanctions on US defense firms

DNI warns of election misinformation from Russia, Iran

DOD announces $600M 5G experimentation program

DOJ announces charges against ISIS members

DOJ announces charges in Chinese repatriation operation

DOJ antitrust case against Google set to begin today

DOJ files antitrust lawsuit against Google

DOJ reportedly planning to file antitrust charges against Google

Daylight savings time ends on Sunday

Debate commission announces plans to adopt changes to upcoming debates

Disney announces changes to media and entertainment businesses

Dodgers win World Series

EU sanctions Russian officials over Navalny poisoning

Early voting surpasses 2016 totals

Eat Just announces $100M expansion in Asia

Eddie Van Halen dies after battle with cancer

Election 2020: town hall recap

Eli Lilly pauses coronavirus treatment trials

Existing home sales increase 9% in September

FBI arrests six for conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Whitmer

FDA approves remdesivir to treat hospitalized coronavirus patients

Facebook announces election-related policy updates

Facebook announces updates to election ad policy

Facebook launches cloud-based gaming on its platform

Facebook launches new language translation model

Facebook updates hate speech policy, bans content that denies or distorts the Holocaust.

Federal authorities warn of potential cyberattacks on US healthcare system

Federal judge blocks changes to SNAP

Fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan continues for 9th day

Final presidential debate recap

Final presidential debate tonight at 9pm ET

Flooding in France and Italy kills nine

Former Zillow execs launch Pacaso, allowing people to buy shares of second homes

France, Germany announce new coronavirus restrictions

French President announces coronavirus-driven curfews

French authorities increase terror alert

Freshman enrollment at US colleges drops 16%

GM announces $2B electric vehicle facility in Tenneseee

Global coronavirus cases surpass 40M

Goldman agrees to settle 1MDB case

Google X announces updates on Mineral project

Google announces election-related measures

Google announces new hardware including Pixel phone and Chromecast updates

Google announces plans to invest $1B in partnerships with news publishers

Hearing aid startup Whisper raises $35M, announces first product

House Intelligence Committee releases findings on US intelligence community's China-related resources

House antitrust subcommittee releases report on competition in the digital economy

House passes $2.2T coronavirus relief package, unlikely to pass in Senate

Hurricane Delta expected to make landfall in US this week

Hurricane Delta makes landfall

Hurricane Zeta makes landfall, leaves 2M without power

Hurricane Zeta set to make landfall in Louisiana

IBM to spin out managed infrastructure unit

IEA releases 2020 World Energy Outlook

Ireland reimposes nationwide lockdown

Israel and Sudan agree to form diplomatic ties

J&J temporarily pauses late-stage coronavirus vaccine trials

JPMorgan announces $30B initiative to advance racial equity

Japan announces plans to become carbon neutral by 2050

Jobless claims remain above pre-coronavirus levels for 28th straight week

Jobless claims remain above pre-coronavirus levels for 31st week

Judge partially blocks H-1B visa restrictions

Kyrgyzstan President Sooronbai Jeenbekov resigns

LVMH agrees to slightly lower purchase price for Tiffany

Lakers defeat Heat in game one of NBA finals

Lakers win 17th championship, tying Celtics record

MacArthur genius grant winners announced

NASA awards $370M for "Tipping Point" technologies

NASA discovers water on sunlit surface of the Moon

Nearly 1.6M new business applications filed in Q3

Netflix increases prices for standard and premium plans

New York Post article related to Biden family receives widespread attention

New Zealand Labour Party secures first parliamentary majority since 1996

No-code development platform Unqork announces $207M of new funding

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to World Food Programme

Nobel Prize in Physics awarded for black hole discoveries

Noble Prize in Medicine awarded to doctors who discovered hepatitis C

Over 90k ordered to evacuate in Southern California due to fires

PG&E announces plans to cut power to 361k people ahead of potential wildfires

Paris reinstates bar closures

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