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The U.S. set yet another record for the number of fatalities from the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 and recorded the highest number of new cases since the start of the outbreak, with the latest numbers exceeding even the worst case scenario forecasts of health experts. See full story.

High-ranking company executives among employees being fired after participating in riot inside U.S. Capitol

In the wake of the riot at the Capitol, companies moved to cut ties with President Trump and his supporters and fired workers who participated. See full story.

‘Sell the vaccine’ in response to ‘violent inflationary price action,’ Bank of America strategist says

Michael Hartnett, the chief investment strategist at Bank of America, knows markets haven’t been listening. But he continues to say “sell the vaccine,” as he warns about bubble conditions not just in stock but other asset markets. See full story.

Trump returns to Twitter, condemns attack on Capitol, finally acknowledges election loss

President Donald Trump acknowledged his election loss and condemned an attack on the U.S. Capitol in a video on Twitter Inc. late Thursday, a day after his support for the attackers led to bans from social-media companies. See full story.

‘Grim and unlikely to get much better before the spring’: economists react to December employment report

Economists called the December jobs report ‘grim’ and ‘remarkably weak’ but others saw a silver lining in that the bulk of the job loss was concentrated in the restaurant sector. See full story.

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In the wake of the riot at the Capitol, companies moved to cut ties with President Trump and his supporters and fired workers who participated. See full story.

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