February 2021

20 people arrested in Haiti following alleged coup

23andMe announces plans to go public via SPAC merger

3M households in Texas still without power

7.3-magnitude earthquake strikes in Japan

730k people file for unemployment in US, declining by 111k

78th Golden Globe Awards to be held on Sunday

ACA healthcare marketplace reopens for special enrollment

Amazon launches Kickstarter-like pre-order platform

Amazon workers begin vote on union

Arguments begin in Senate impeachment trial

Australian lawmakers pass new media law

Australian news company forms partnership with Google ahead of new legislation

Axiom Space raises $130M

BNY Mellon announces digital asset platform

Bezos to step down as Amazon CEO in Q3

Biden administration announces immigration initiatives

Biden administration announces intention to close Guantanamo Bay prison

Biden administration announces vaccine distribution plan for pharmacies

Biden administration extends foreclosure moratorium

Biden and Trudeau announce new roadmap for US-Canada relations

Biden announces plans to end US support for Saudi offensive in Yemen

Biden approves disaster declaration in Texas

Biden approves sanctions against Myanmar

Biden calls for end of military coup in Myanmar, threatens sanctions

Biden orders review of US supply chains for critical goods

Biden set to meet with G7 leaders for first time as president

Biden set to meet with Republican lawmakers on coronavirus relief counterproposal

Biden signs immigration-focused executive orders

Bitcoin reaches $50k for the first time

Black History Month 2021 kicks off

Boeing recommends that airlines suspend use of certain 777 models after engine failure

Brazilian mining company agrees to $7B settlement

Bucs, Brady win Super Bowl

Bumble surges in IPO

CBO projects second-highest federal budget deficit on record

CBO releases report on increased minimum wage

CBO updates 10-year economic forecast

CDC announces mask mandate on public transit, travel hubs

CDC releases guidelines to reopen schools

COVAX vaccine initiative begins rollout

CPAC 2021 kicks off in Orlando

Canadian lawmakers declare Chinese repression of Uighur Muslims to be genocide

Clubhouse banned in China

Coinbase files paperwork to go public

Coinbase valued at over $100B

Congress approves budget resolution along party lines

Congressional Democrats unveil healthcare bill

Costco to increase starting wages next week

DOJ announces charges against North Korean hackers

DOJ drops discrimination lawsuit against Yale

Department of Energy launches energy technology funding

Disney plus reaches 95M subscribers

Djokovic and Osaka win at Australian Open

DoorDash acquires robotics company Chowbotics

EA acquires Glu

Facebook announces test related to political content

Facebook blocks Australian users from sharing news content due to new regulation

Facebook restores news access in Australia

Federal judge blocks deportation pause

Federal prosecutors reportedly investigating Cuomo administration

GA District Attorney launches election-related investigation

GameStop shares surge by over 100%

GameStop, AMC volatility continues

Garland confirmation hearings begin

Glacier break in India kills 18, leaves 200 missing

Golden Globe nominations announced

Google announces new search features

Google launches transatlantic undersea cable

Home Depot reports record growth

House Democrats introduce resolution to remove Marjorie Taylor Greene from committee seats

House approves equality bill

House expected to vote on coronavirus relief package

House set to hold GameStop hearings

House set to vote on Marjorie Taylor Greene resolution

House set to vote on coronavirus relief package Friday

House votes to remove Greene from committees

Huawei files lawsuit over FCC designation

Illinois becomes first state to eliminate cash bail

Iran begins producing uranium metal

Israel begins lifting restrictions, requires vaccination passes

Jaguar announces plans to become all-electric by 2025

Jazz Pharma acquires GQ Pharma

Joby Aviation announces plans to go public via SPAC

John Geddert dies by suicide after charges

Johnson and Johnson requests emergency approval for coronavirus vaccine

LVMH acquires stake in Jay-Z backed champagne brand

Lucid Motors set to go public via SPAC

Mario Draghi sworn in as Italian PM

Mass protests continue in Myanmar with nationwide strike

McKinsey reportedly agrees to opioid settlement

Myanmar miitary files new charges against deposed civilian leader

Myanmar military leaders charge deposed civilian leader

Myanmar military leaders enact curfew, limit gatherings

Myanmar military stages a coup

Myanmar protests continue, prompting military countermeasures

NASA Mars rover expected to land today

NASA Mars rover lands successfully

NASA releases audio and video of Mars landing

NJ and NYC declare states of emergency due to snowstorm

NY AG files worker protection lawsuit against Amazon

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