January 2021

117th Congress sworn in on Sunday

6.2-magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia

847k people file for unemployment, dropping for second straight week

900k people file for unemployment in the US

965k people file for unemployment

Acting DHS Secretary Wolf resigns

Airbnb cancels all reservations in DC during Inauguration week

Alabama WR DeVonta Smith wins Heisman Trophy

Alabama and Ohio State advance to college football championship

Alabama defeats Ohio State in CFP championship game

All three major US stock indices close at record highs

Amazon launches $2B equitable housing initiative

American and Southwest report record losses in 2020

Andrew Yang announces plans to run for NYC mayor

Apple announces first projects from $100M racial equity initiative

Apple surpasses $100B in quarterly revenue

Audio of call between President Trump and Georgia officials released

Beyond Meat announces snack and beverage partnership with PepsiCo

Biden announces AG pick

Biden announces nominee for CIA Director

Biden announces travel restrictions to combat new coronavirus strains

Biden inauguration security measures continue rollout

Biden reverses Trump administration transgender military policy

Biden signs 10 coronavirus-related executive orders, unveils national pandemic response

Biden signs 10 pandemic-related executive orders, shares national response plan

Biden unveils new stimulus plan

Bitcoin surpasses $40k

Boeing agrees to settle criminal charges related to 737 Max

Budweiser forgoes Super Bowl ad for first time since 1983

CDC announces new restrictions on air travelers entering the US

CES concludes

CES kicks off (virtually)

CFP Championship preview

California lifts coronavirus-driven stay-at-home orders

Caravan of Honduran migrants clashes with Guatemalan security forces

Chiefs and Bucs to face off in Super Bowl

China issues sanctions against 28 Trump administration officials

China’s economy grows by 2.3% in 2020

Congress confirms Electoral College vote and Biden's election victory

Congress meets to certify Electoral College vote

DHS issues national terrorism bulletin, does not identify specific threat

DOJ Inspector General opens election-related investigation

Death rate from cancer in the US falls by largest single-year tally

Democrats sweep Georgia runoffs

Democrats take majority control of the Senate

EU approves Moderna vaccine

Eight Anti-fascist protesters arrested in Portland

Elon Musk surpasses Jeff Bezos to become world's richest person

FBI announces 170 cases opened related to attack on US Capitol

Facebook independent Oversight Board accepts a request to review Trump ban

Fed commits to maintaining interest rates near zero

Federal judge rejects Parler bid to have Amazon restore web hosting

Federal judge temporarily blocks Biden administration moratorium on deportations

Former Michigan Gov. charged over Flint water crisis

GM announces plans to become carbon neutral by 2040

GM launches new commercial EV business unit

GM’s autonomous vehicle subsidiary Cruise raises $2B in a new funding round, including Microsoft

GameStop short squeeze continues

Georgia runoff election results

Georgia runoff elections preview

Global coronavirus cases surpass 100M

Google announces $150M coronavirus vaccine pledge

Google suggests it may stop offering Google Search in Australia in response to new law

Google workers form Alphabet Workers Union

Google-parent Alphabet announces Loon to shut down

HHS announces new initiatives to speed up vaccine distribution

Haven Healthcare set to shut down in February

Hong Kong police arrest pro-democracy activists

House Democrats formally deliver article of impeachment

House Democrats introduce article of impeachment

House approves resolution calling for Pence to invoke 25th Amendment, begins impeachment proceedings

House impeaches President Trump for second time

ISIS claims responsibility for two suicide bombings in Baghdad

Inaguration Day: Joe Biden to be the 46th president of the United States

Indian farmer protests continue with march on capital

Indonesian passenger jet crashes with 62 people onboard

Iran begins enriching uranium to 20% purity

Israel approves Moderna vaccine

Italian PM Conte resigns after losing Senate majority

Italy begins major mafia trial

Japan and the International Olympic Committee deny Tokyo Olympics cancelation rumors

Joe Biden becomes 46th president of the United States, calls for unity

Johnson and Johnson and Novavax announce coronavirus vaccine trial results

KFC, McDonald's set to launch new chicken sandwiches

Larry King dies at 87

Lilly announces positive results from Phase-2 trials for Alzheimer's drug

Liquid nitrogen leak in Georgia kills 6, hospitalizes 11

Louisville police officers fired

Major coporations restrict or suspend political donations

Market performance - 2020 recap

NFL Conference Championships set for Sunday

NFL playoff preview

NFL playoffs - divisional round

NRA files for bankruptcy protection and plans Texas reincorporation

NY AG sues De Blasio and NYPD

NYSE reverses course (again), says it will delist Chinese telecom companies

NYSE reverses plans to delist Chinese telecom companies

Nearly 7M receive at least one coronavirus vaccine dose

Netflix surpasses 200M global subscribers in Q4

Nine former Michigan officials now charged in relation to Flint water crisis

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