BUSINESS | November 2020

US foot traffic drops by 52% on Black Friday

Former Zappos CEO dies after sustaining injuries in house fire

Moderna announces results from coronavirus vaccine trials

Salesforce in talks to acquire Slack

AWS experiences widespread outage

Penguin Random House announces acquisition of Simon & Schuster

McCormick announces $800M acquisition of Cholula Hot Sauce

Purdue Pharma pleads guilty to federal criminal charges

Relativity Space raises $500M

Facebook announces "Drives" to assist with charitable giving

Uber and Lyft secure federal transportation contract

Snapchat launches TikTok competitor Spotlight

GM to recall 7M vehicles

Roblox files IPO prospectus

GM announces updates to electric vehicle program

AstraZeneca announces interim results from coronavirus vaccine trials

BuzzFeed to acquire HuffPost from Verizon Media

Google launches new version of its payments app

Duolingo raises $35M of new capital at $2.4B valuation

Apple announces reduction in app store fees for small businesses

Pfizer announces final results from late-stage coronavirus vaccine trials

Twitter and Facebook CEOs testify before Senate Judiciary Committee

Amazon launches online pharmacy

Airbnb releases IPO prospectus

Tesla set to join S&P 500 in December

Chipotle launches first digital-only restaurant

Israeli tech company launches "Sound Beaming" technology

Moderna announces interim results from coronavirus vaccine trials

Facebook extends post-election political ad ban

Sony launches PlayStation 5

Alibaba doubles previous record for Singles Day sales

ByteDance challenges executive order that would have required it to sell TikTok

Apple releases three new computers with Apple-designed chips

Target announces "store-in-store" partnership with Ulta

Walmart announces self-driving car delivery pilot with Cruise

Spotify announces plans to acquire Megaphone

VF Corporation announces $2.1B acquisition of Supreme

Microsoft launches Xbox Series X

McDonald's announces "McPlant" plant-based meat alternatives

Lilly receives emergency use authorization for coronavirus treatment

Pfizer announces interim results from coronavirus vaccine study

DOJ sues to block Visa acquisition of Plaid

Apple announces new privacy-related disclosure policy

Intel acquires machine-learning company

FDA says Biogen Alzheimer's drug shows strong results

Reef Technology raises $1B

Ant group IPO postponed amid potential regulatory changes

California passes Proposition 22 in win for Uber and Lyft

Clorox reports largest sales increase in two decades

Benson Hill raises $150M

Walmart ends robotics partnership

Two mall operators declare bankruptcy

Apple announces new event on November 10

Reliance Jio reaches 400M subscribers in India

Inspire Brands to acquire Dunkin Brands for $11.3B