October 2020
2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry announced2020 Nobel Prize in Economics2020 vice presidential debate recap; second presidential debate to be held virtuallyAirbnb announces plans to work with former Apple design executive Jony IveAirlines to move forward with furloughsAmerican hostages released in YemenAnt group prices IPO, set to be largest in historyApple "Hi, Speed" event previewApple announces event for next week; new iPhone expectedApple releases four new iPhone 12 modelsApple, Amazon, Facebook, Google set to report earningsArmenia and Azerbaijan accuse each other of violating ceasefireBillboard music awards 2020Bomb explodes at seminary in PakistanBristol Myers Squibb acquires MyoKardia for $13B. CA Gov. Newsom signs legislation establishing task-force to explore slavery reparationsCA appeals court rules Uber and Lyft must comply with AB5CDC updates coronavirus transmission guidelinesCalifornia wildfires burn over 4M acres, doubling previous recordChile votes to rewrite constitutionChina announces sanctions on US defense firmsDNI warns of election misinformation from Russia, IranDOD announces $600M 5G experimentation programDOJ announces charges against ISIS membersDOJ announces charges in Chinese repatriation operationDOJ antitrust case against Google set to begin todayDOJ files antitrust lawsuit against GoogleDOJ reportedly planning to file antitrust charges against GoogleDaylight savings time ends on SundayDebate commission announces plans to adopt changes to upcoming debatesDisney announces changes to media and entertainment businessesDodgers win World SeriesEU sanctions Russian officials over Navalny poisoningEarly voting surpasses 2016 totalsEat Just announces $100M expansion in AsiaEddie Van Halen dies after battle with cancerElection 2020: town hall recapEli Lilly pauses coronavirus treatment trialsExisting home sales increase 9% in SeptemberFBI arrests six for conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. WhitmerFDA approves remdesivir to treat hospitalized coronavirus patientsFacebook announces election-related policy updatesFacebook announces updates to election ad policyFacebook launches cloud-based gaming on its platformFacebook launches new language translation modelFacebook updates hate speech policy, bans content that denies or distorts the Holocaust. Federal authorities warn of potential cyberattacks on US healthcare systemFederal judge blocks changes to SNAPFighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan continues for 9th dayFinal presidential debate recapFinal presidential debate tonight at 9pm ETFlooding in France and Italy kills nineFormer Zillow execs launch Pacaso, allowing people to buy shares of second homesFrance, Germany announce new coronavirus restrictionsFrench President announces coronavirus-driven curfewsFrench authorities increase terror alertFreshman enrollment at US colleges drops 16%GM announces $2B electric vehicle facility in Tenneseee Global coronavirus cases surpass 40MGoldman agrees to settle 1MDB caseGoogle X announces updates on Mineral projectGoogle announces election-related measuresGoogle announces new hardware including Pixel phone and Chromecast updatesGoogle announces plans to invest $1B in partnerships with news publishersHearing aid startup Whisper raises $35M, announces first productHouse Intelligence Committee releases findings on US intelligence community's China-related resourcesHouse antitrust subcommittee releases report on competition in the digital economyHouse passes $2.2T coronavirus relief package, unlikely to pass in SenateHurricane Delta expected to make landfall in US this weekHurricane Delta makes landfallHurricane Zeta makes landfall, leaves 2M without powerHurricane Zeta set to make landfall in LouisianaIBM to spin out managed infrastructure unitIEA releases 2020 World Energy OutlookIreland reimposes nationwide lockdownIsrael and Sudan agree to form diplomatic tiesJ&J temporarily pauses late-stage coronavirus vaccine trialsJPMorgan announces $30B initiative to advance racial equityJapan announces plans to become carbon neutral by 2050Jobless claims remain above pre-coronavirus levels for 28th straight weekJobless claims remain above pre-coronavirus levels for 31st weekJudge partially blocks H-1B visa restrictionsKyrgyzstan President Sooronbai Jeenbekov resignsLVMH agrees to slightly lower purchase price for TiffanyLakers defeat Heat in game one of NBA finalsLakers win 17th championship, tying Celtics recordMacArthur genius grant winners announcedNASA awards $370M for "Tipping Point" technologiesNASA discovers water on sunlit surface of the MoonNearly 1.6M new business applications filed in Q3Netflix increases prices for standard and premium plansNew York Post article related to Biden family receives widespread attentionNew Zealand Labour Party secures first parliamentary majority since 1996No-code development platform Unqork announces $207M of new fundingNobel Peace Prize awarded to World Food ProgrammeNobel Prize in Physics awarded for black hole discoveriesNoble Prize in Medicine awarded to doctors who discovered hepatitis COver 90k ordered to evacuate in Southern California due to firesPG&E announces plans to cut power to 361k people ahead of potential wildfiresParis reinstates bar closures

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