Tuesday - 01/26/21
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Biden: Impeachment trial 'has to happen'

  • President Biden has stated that Donald Trump’s impeachment trial “has to happen”
  • Biden acknowledged that the trial could impact his legislative agenda and Cabinet nominees, but said that the fallout would be worse if no trial occurs
  • Biden also claimed that he did not think that 17 Republican senators would vote to convict Trump


Farmers protest with tractors at the Indian capital on Republic Day

  • Tens of thousands of protesting farmers have driven their tractors into New Delhi as India celebrates Republic Day on Tuesday
  • Riot police used tear gas and water cannons in two areas to drive back protestors who attempted to knock down barriers
  • The protests were triggered by new agricultural laws passed by Modi’s government last September
  • The Modi administration claims that the laws will benefit farmers and increase production via private investment, but farmers are worried that cartelization and commercialization of agriculture will hurt their margins


GameStop’s volatile day in the market

  • GameStop shares ended the day up 18% at $76.79 after seeing highs of $159.18
  • The stock briefly turned negative two hours after reaching its session high and was halted for volatility several times through the session
  • GameStop’s stock has been a topic of discussion within online forums such as Twitter and Reddit as retail investors and day traders look to drive the share price higher and squeeze out short sellers


Apple issues new health safety warning for iPhones

  • Apple has issued a warning telling customers that its smartphone could interfere with medical devices such as pacemakers
  • The warning published on Apple’s support page stated that iPhones contain magnets and radios that emit electromagnetic waves, both of which “may interfere” with medical devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators
  • The notice specifically warned users about the magnets found inside all four iPhone 12 models and MagSage accessories

US 🦅

California ends regional stay-at-home orders

  • California health officials have ended the state’s regional stay-at-home order on Monday
  • The order applied to Southern California, San Joaquin Valley and Bay Area regions
  • All 58 counties will now return to the state’s tier-based system, which is assessed every Tuesday


Decrease in US coronavirus cases likely not due to vaccine

  • Dr. Anthony Fauci issued a statement claiming that the drop in cases and hospitalizations is likely a result of the natural plateauing of infections that occurred as a result of the holiday season spike
  • Fauci urged people not to become complacent regarding public health measures to stop the spread of the virus
  • The weekly average for daily new cases is above 167,000 and more than 110,000 are now hospitalized with Covid-19


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