January 2021

Roche partners with quantum computing firm for drug discovery

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

American and Southwest report record losses in 2020

Liquid nitrogen leak in Georgia kills 6, hospitalizes 11

GM announces plans to become carbon neutral by 2040

Short squeeze volatility continues

President Biden signs healthcare-focused executive order

Johnson and Johnson and Novavax announce coronavirus vaccine trial results

South African coronavirus variant reported in the US

Fed commits to maintaining interest rates near zero

Pakistan court orders release of man accused of Daniel Pearl murder

Apple surpasses $100B in quarterly revenue

US GDP increases for second straight quarter, remains down in 2020

DHS issues national terrorism bulletin, does not identify specific threat

Short squeezes continue

Presient Biden signs executive order on climate change

Beyond Meat announces snack and beverage partnership with PepsiCo

Global coronavirus cases surpass 100M

Federal judge temporarily blocks Biden administration moratorium on deportations

Senate confirms Antony Blinken as Secretary of State

GameStop short squeeze continues

President Biden signs four executive orders focused on racial equity

Italian PM Conte resigns after losing Senate majority

US and Russia set to extend nuclear treaty

Indian farmer protests continue with march on capital

Twitter introduces Birdwatch, community-based content moderation initative

Budweiser forgoes Super Bowl ad for first time since 1983

Senate confirms Yellen as Treasury Secretary

Google announces $150M coronavirus vaccine pledge

House Democrats formally deliver article of impeachment

Biden reverses Trump administration transgender military policy

DOJ Inspector General opens election-related investigation

Biden announces travel restrictions to combat new coronavirus strains

California lifts coronavirus-driven stay-at-home orders

Chiefs and Bucs to face off in Super Bowl

SpaceX launches record 143 satellites on a single rocket

Larry King dies at 87

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

Pelosi set to transmit article of impeachment to Senate today; trial to start week of February 8

Senate confirms Lloyd Austin as Secretary of Defense

US surpasses 25M coronavirus cases, 21M vaccinations

US enters South China Sea as part of routine operation, drawing criticism from China

Russian protesters call for Navalny release

NFL Conference Championships set for Sunday

Google-parent Alphabet announces Loon to shut down

Japan and the International Olympic Committee deny Tokyo Olympics cancelation rumors

The House plans to transmit the new article of impeachment on Monday

Eight Anti-fascist protesters arrested in Portland

Federal judge rejects Parler bid to have Amazon restore web hosting

Facebook independent Oversight Board accepts a request to review Trump ban

ISIS claims responsibility for two suicide bombings in Baghdad

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

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

All three major US stock indices close at record highs

The Senate approves Avril Haines as Director of National Intelligence

China issues sanctions against 28 Trump administration officials

900k people file for unemployment in the US

SpaceX launches 60 additional Starlink satellites into orbit

Democrats take majority control of the Senate

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

President Biden signs 15 day-one executive orders

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

Senate confirmation hearings kicked off for five Biden cabinet picks

President Trump issues 73 new pardons

US coronavirus deaths hit 400k; 16M vaccine doses administered

Netflix surpasses 200M global subscribers in Q4

Secretary of State Pompeo declares China’s repression of Uighur Muslims genocide

President Trump leaves White House en route to Florida

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

Parler partially returns online

Ugandan election officials declare Yoweri Museveni election winner

Caravan of Honduran migrants clashes with Guatemalan security forces

NRA files for bankruptcy protection and plans Texas reincorporation

Russia detains opposition leader Alexei Navalny

China’s economy grows by 2.3% in 2020

President Trump lifts Covid-19 travel bans on Europe, the UK, and Brazil; Biden admin plans to reverse

Biden inauguration security measures continue rollout

NFL playoffs - divisional round

Taco Bell announces partnership with Beyond Meat

CES concludes

6.2-magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia

965k people file for unemployment

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

WHO researchers arrive in Wuhan, China

NY AG sues De Blasio and NYPD

Biden unveils new stimulus plan

Talkspace set to go public via SPAC merger

Andrew Yang announces plans to run for NYC mayor

Apple announces first projects from $100M racial equity initiative

Italy begins major mafia trial

Airbnb cancels all reservations in DC during Inauguration week

US Customs announces ban on cotton, tomato imports from Xinjiang region in China

Uganda holds presidential elections

Former Michigan Gov. charged over Flint water crisis

House impeaches President Trump for second time

WhatsApp clarifies data sharing practices with Facebook

Visa terminates Plaid acquisition, citing DOJ lawsuit

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

GM launches new commercial EV business unit

CDC announces new restrictions on air travelers entering the US

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