January 2021
117th Congress sworn in on Sunday6.2-magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia900k people file for unemployment in the US965k people file for unemploymentActing DHS Secretary Wolf resignsAirbnb cancels all reservations in DC during Inauguration weekAlabama WR DeVonta Smith wins Heisman TrophyAlabama and Ohio State advance to college football championshipAlabama defeats Ohio State in CFP championship gameAll three major US stock indices close at record highsAmazon launches $2B equitable housing initiativeAndrew Yang announces plans to run for NYC mayorApple announces first projects from $100M racial equity initiativeAudio of call between President Trump and Georgia officials releasedBiden announces AG pickBiden announces nominee for CIA DirectorBiden inauguration security measures continue rolloutBiden signs 10 coronavirus-related executive orders, unveils national pandemic responseBiden signs 10 pandemic-related executive orders, shares national response planBiden unveils new stimulus planBitcoin surpasses $40kBoeing agrees to settle criminal charges related to 737 MaxCDC announces new restrictions on air travelers entering the USCES concludesCES kicks off (virtually)CFP Championship previewCaravan of Honduran migrants clashes with Guatemalan security forcesChina issues sanctions against 28 Trump administration officialsChina’s economy grows by 2.3% in 2020Congress confirms Electoral College vote and Biden's election victoryCongress meets to certify Electoral College voteDeath rate from cancer in the US falls by largest single-year tallyDemocrats sweep Georgia runoffsDemocrats take majority control of the SenateEU approves Moderna vaccineEight Anti-fascist protesters arrested in PortlandElon Musk surpasses Jeff Bezos to become world's richest personFBI announces 170 cases opened related to attack on US CapitolFacebook independent Oversight Board accepts a request to review Trump banFederal judge rejects Parler bid to have Amazon restore web hostingFormer Michigan Gov. charged over Flint water crisisGM launches new commercial EV business unitGM’s autonomous vehicle subsidiary Cruise raises $2B in a new funding round, including MicrosoftGeorgia runoff election resultsGeorgia runoff elections previewGoogle workers form Alphabet Workers UnionGoogle-parent Alphabet announces Loon to shut downHHS announces new initiatives to speed up vaccine distributionHaven Healthcare set to shut down in FebruaryHong Kong police arrest pro-democracy activistsHouse Democrats introduce article of impeachmentHouse approves resolution calling for Pence to invoke 25th Amendment, begins impeachment proceedingsHouse impeaches President Trump for second timeISIS claims responsibility for two suicide bombings in BaghdadInaguration Day: Joe Biden to be the 46th president of the United StatesIndonesian passenger jet crashes with 62 people onboardIran begins enriching uranium to 20% purityIsrael approves Moderna vaccineItaly begins major mafia trialJapan and the International Olympic Committee deny Tokyo Olympics cancelation rumorsJoe Biden becomes 46th president of the United States, calls for unityKFC, McDonald's set to launch new chicken sandwichesLilly announces positive results from Phase-2 trials for Alzheimer's drugLouisville police officers firedMajor coporations restrict or suspend political donationsMarket performance - 2020 recapNFL Conference Championships set for SundayNFL playoff previewNFL playoffs - divisional roundNRA files for bankruptcy protection and plans Texas reincorporationNY AG sues De Blasio and NYPDNYSE reverses course (again), says it will delist Chinese telecom companiesNYSE reverses plans to delist Chinese telecom companiesNearly 7M receive at least one coronavirus vaccine doseNetflix surpasses 200M global subscribers in Q4Nine former Michigan officials now charged in relation to Flint water crisisParler partially returns onlineParler sues AmazonPompeo lifts restrictions in US and TaiwanPresident Biden signs 15 day-one executive ordersPresident Trump issues 73 new pardonsPresident Trump issues order banning transactions with eight Chinese companiesPresident Trump leaves White House en route to FloridaPresident Trump lifts Covid-19 travel bans on Europe, the UK, and Brazil; Biden admin plans to reverseProtestors storm US Capitol buildingRoku acquires Quibi content libraryRussia detains opposition leader Alexei NavalnySaudi Arabia restores diplomatic relations with QatarSecretary of State Pompeo declares China’s repression of Uighur Muslims genocideSenate confirmation hearings kicked off for five Biden cabinet picksSenate overrides vetoSlack experiences widespread outagesSoFi set to go public via SPACSolarWinds hack likely Russian in originSpaceX launches 60 additional Starlink satellites into orbitSpain hit with record-setting snowstormState Department approves new cybersecurity bureauTaco Bell announces partnership with Beyond MeatTalkspace set to go public via SPAC mergerTesla reports Q4 and 2020 deliveries

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