BUSINESS | January 2021

Roche partners with quantum computing firm for drug discovery

American and Southwest report record losses in 2020

GM announces plans to become carbon neutral by 2040

Short squeeze volatility continues

Johnson and Johnson and Novavax announce coronavirus vaccine trial results

Apple surpasses $100B in quarterly revenue

Short squeezes continue

Beyond Meat announces snack and beverage partnership with PepsiCo

GameStop short squeeze continues

Budweiser forgoes Super Bowl ad for first time since 1983

Twitter introduces Birdwatch, community-based content moderation initative

Google announces $150M coronavirus vaccine pledge

SpaceX launches record 143 satellites on a single rocket

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

Google-parent Alphabet announces Loon to shut down

Federal judge rejects Parler bid to have Amazon restore web hosting

Facebook independent Oversight Board accepts a request to review Trump ban

SpaceX launches 60 additional Starlink satellites into orbit

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

Netflix surpasses 200M global subscribers in Q4

Parler partially returns online

Taco Bell announces partnership with Beyond Meat

CES concludes

Talkspace set to go public via SPAC merger

Apple announces first projects from $100M racial equity initiative

Airbnb cancels all reservations in DC during Inauguration week

WhatsApp clarifies data sharing practices with Facebook

Visa terminates Plaid acquisition, citing DOJ lawsuit

GM launches new commercial EV business unit

Walmart announces fintech startup

Major coporations restrict or suspend political donations

Lilly announces positive results from Phase-2 trials for Alzheimer's drug

Parler sues Amazon

CES kicks off (virtually)

Roku acquires Quibi content library

KFC, McDonald's set to launch new chicken sandwiches

Elon Musk surpasses Jeff Bezos to become world's richest person

SoFi set to go public via SPAC

Boeing agrees to settle criminal charges related to 737 Max

Amazon launches $2B equitable housing initiative

NYSE reverses course (again), says it will delist Chinese telecom companies

Slack experiences widespread outages

Haven Healthcare set to shut down in February

NYSE reverses plans to delist Chinese telecom companies

Google workers form Alphabet Workers Union

Tesla reports Q4 and 2020 deliveries