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

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 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 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 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

Clubhouse banned in China

Coinbase valued at over $100B

Congress approves budget resolution along party lines

Congressional Democrats unveil healthcare bill

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

Federal prosecutors reportedly investigating Cuomo administration

GA District Attorney launches election-related investigation

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

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

House set to hold GameStop hearings

House set to vote on Marjorie Taylor Greene resolution

House votes to remove Greene from committees

Huawei files lawsuit over FCC designation

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

Johnson and Johnson requests emergency approval for coronavirus vaccine

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

NJ and NYC declare states of emergency due to snowstorm

NY AG files worker protection lawsuit against Amazon

Navalny sentenced to two years, eight months in jail

New WTO director makes history

New study shows Pfizer coronavirus vaccine 85% effective after single dose

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala set to lead the WTO

Nike unveils hands-free shoes

Over 150M Americans under winter storm advisories

Parler CEO fired

Parler announces plans to resume service

Pelosi calls for independent commission to investigate Capitol attack

Power partially restored in Texas

President Biden has first call with Xi since taking office

Protesters gather in Myanmar

Reddit raises new funding

Rep. Bennie Thompson files civil lawsuit against Trump, Giuliani, and two far-right groups

Rep. Ron Wright dies at 67

Robinhood raises additional capital

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces 2021 nominees

Rocket attack in Iraq kills one, injurs eight

Rush Limbaugh dies at 70

Russia expels diplomats following Navalny protests

Russian coronavirus vaccine results

Russian protests continue

SEC makes statement on ongoing market volatility

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