December 2020

10 Democratic senators unveil “College Athletes Bill of Rights”

10 states file antitrust lawsuit against Google

22 people killed in Yemen airport attack

23andMe raises new funding

38 states file antitrust charges against Google

6.4-magnitude earthquake strikes in Croatia

787k people file for unemployment in US, declining for second straight week

803k people file for unemployment in the US

Airbnb begins trading publicly

Amazon announces acquisition of podcasting platform Wondery

Amazon announces new renewable energy projects

Amazon launches custom clothing service

Apple debutes privacy nutrition labels

Arecibo Observatory radio telescope collapses

AstraZeneca announces $39B acquisition of Alexion

Attorney General Barr holds a final press conference

Attorney General Barr to step down next week

Authorities identify man responsible for Nashville explosion

Barr makes comments related to 2020 election

Barr says that he appointed John Durham as "special counsel" in probe of FBI investigation origins

Best of 2020 from Apple, Google, Spotify

Biden announces expected nominees for economic team

Biden announces health team

Biden transition team names top domestic nominees

Bitcoin passes $20k for the first time

Bitcoin reaches all-time high

Bob Bylan sells song catalog for $300M

Boeing 737 Max returns to service

Boko Haram claims responsibility for mass kidnapping

CDC announces travel requirements for UK air passengers

CDC says 1M Americans have received a Covid-19 vaccine dose; Tennessee joins California as a US outbreak epicenter

CDC updates guidance on coronavirus quarantine length

California preemptively announces plans for stay-at-home order

California reports first case of new, more transmissible coronavirus variant

Canada approves Pfizer vaccine

Canadian cannabis companies merge to create large global cannabis producer

China announces sanctions on individuals linked to pro-democracy groups

China reaches record trade surplus

China spacecraft lands on moon

Chinese regulators announce antitrust investigation into Alibaba

Chinese regulators order Ant Group to address regulatory issues

Chinese researchers claim quantum advantage

Chinese spacecraft returns with lunar samples

Coinbase confidentially files to go public

College Football Playoff contenders selected

College Football Playoff semifinal preview

College football conference championship preview

Communications platform Discord confirms plans to raise $100M

Congress passes a $1.4T government funding bill, alongside $900B coronavirus aid package

Congress passes new $900B coronavirus relief package

Congressional lawmakers agree on new $900B coronavirus relief package

Congressman-elect Luke Letlow dies from complications related to coronavirus

Cryptologists decipher Zodiac message

DHS warns of widespread cyberattack

DOJ files lawsuit against Facebook

DOJ sues Walmart for alleged contributions to the US opioid crisis

DeepMind solves 50-year old biology challenge

Department of Education extendes federal student loan forbearance

Details on the SolarWinds cyberattack continued to emerge

Director of National Intelligence publishes opinion article on China

Discovery to launch new streaming service in January

Disney announces streaming subscriber figures and new content slate at investor day

DoorDash begins trading publicly

EPA announces commercial aircraft emissions standards

EU begins coronavirus vaccine distribution

EU officials unveil new tech regulation proposals

EU regulators approve the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine

Electoral College formally elects Biden as next president

FAA announces new drone rules

FCC chair announces plans to resign in January

FDA expected to approve Moderna vaccine

FDA expected to approve coronavirus vaccine

FDA grants approval for over-the-counter coronavirus test

FDA grants emergency approval for coronavirus vaccine

FDA grants emergency use authorization for Moderna coronavirus vaccine

FDA releases documents suggesting Pfizer vaccine meets success criteria

FDA signals support for Moderna vaccine

FTC and 48 states and territories file antitrust lawsuits against Facebook

FTC orders 9 tech companies to disclose data practices

Facebook launches PR campaign against Apple privacy policies

Farmer strikes continue in India

Federal judge orders Trump administration to restore DACA

First known case of new coronavirus variant reported in Colorado

French President Macron tests positive for coronavirus

GE agrees to $200M fine

GM scales down partnership with Nikola

Georgia Senate runoff generates record fundraising

Giannis Antetokounmpo signs five-year supermax contract

Giving Tuesday 2020

Google experiences widespread outages

Gotham Greens raises $87M

House approves defense policy bill with 80% majority

House approves marijuana legislation

House approves stopgap spending bill

House passes Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act

House votes to increase coronavirus relief payments to $2,000

House votes to override NDAA veto

Hunter Biden announces tax investigation

IOC adds four new sports to 2024 Olympic games

India farming protests continue

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