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Tuesday - 12/22/20
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Welcome to Bullet Points by News Bling where we give you a well-rounded dose of bias-free news in the fewest words possible so you can start your day smart. 🧐

POLITICS 🏛️

Senate passes Covid relief spending package

  • The Senate has voted to pass a $2.3 trillion coronavirus relief package following the House voting in favor of the bill
  • The legislation will now move to Trump’s desk and reports have indicated that he will sign the legislation
  • Congress has also approved a continuing resolution to ensure the government remains funded for the next week

WORLD 🌎

EU approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

TECH 📱

Lidar stocks rise following report that Apple is working on a car for 2024

BUSINESS 💰

Peloton to acquire Precor for $420M

  • Peloton has announced that it plans to acquire fitness equipment maker Precor, one of the largest suppliers of commercial fitness equipment in the world
  • The acquisition is part of a deal valued at $420 million which allows Peloton to expand its commercial business and increase manufacturing capabilities
  • Peloton will be adding 625,000 square feet of manufacturing facilities in the US

US 🦅

Joe Biden receives coronavirus vaccination

  • President-elect Joe Biden and incoming first lady Dr. Jill Biden received their initial injections of the coronavirus vaccine on Monday
  • The Biden’s received their vaccinations less than a week after a press corps member covering the transition of Rep. Cedric Richmond, Biden’s pick for director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, tested positive for Covid-19
  • Biden, at 78, is at heightened risk of complications from the disease

CORONAVIRUS 🧫️

WHO on new coronavirus strains

  • WHO officials held a briefing on Monday to discuss the new strains of coronavirus appearing in the UK and South Africa as a result of mutations
  • WHO Director stated that the new strain of the virus in the UK is more infectious, but not more deadly
  • The emergence of the new strain in the UK led to several countries closing their borders to travelers from the UK

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