5 Things To Know In America and The World This February 4th,2021

Every day, we send out a one-page memo summarizing the 5 top trending news in America and the world. In today’s highlights, senate democrat, Proud Boys, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Covid relief bill, President Joe Biden.

Coronavirus

1. Johns Hopkins suspends in-person classes for undergrads until Friday after virus cases

2. Americans between 20 and 49 were responsible for more than 70% of the coronavirus spread.

3. The federal government will open its first mass Covid-19 vaccination sites in California in the Oakland Coliseum and on the campus of California State University, Los Angeles.

4. Pregnant women are concerned about whether to get the COVID vaccine due to a lack of data.

5. Vaccine tourism on the rise as wealthy international tourists eye an opportunity in the U.S.

Politics

1. Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer  announced Wednesday that he and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell had finalized a power-sharing agreement.

2. Democrats to open debate on a fiscal 2021 budget resolution with coronavirus aid spending without GOP support.

3. The Canadian Public Safety Minister Bill Blair announced Wednesday the Proud Boys were now designated as terrorist organizations.

4. The Democratic-led House will vote Thursday to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee posts 

5. The House approved a budget resolution on Wednesday, as Democrats move forward with the process that will allow them to pass a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill without Republicans.

Business

1. Parler CEO John Matze said has been fired by the board of the social media platform.

2. McKinsey & Company, the consulting firm, has agreed to pay $573 million to settle investigations into its role in helping accelerate opioid sales.

3. American Airlines on Wednesday said it will send furlough notices this week to about 13,000 employees as federal aid evaporates soon and travel demand remains sluggish.

4.Private firms added 174,000 jobs in January, well above the 50,000 Dow Jones estimate, according to ADP.

5. Apple is close to finalizing a deal with Hyundai-Kia to manufacture an Apple-branded autonomous electric vehicle at the Kia assembly plant in West Point, Georgia.

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World

1. Ant Group has agreed on a restructuring plan with Chinese regulators to become a financial holding company including its payment processing and technology, blockchain, and food delivery service.

2. Myanmar’s junta blocked Facebook and other messaging services in the name of ensuring stability on Thursday as they consolidate power following a coup and the detention of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

3. Israel will on Thursday begin inoculating everyone over 16, the government said.

4.Britain on Thursday launched a trial to assess the immune responses generated if doses of the COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer Inc and AstraZeneca Plc are combined in a two-shot schedule.

5. Tanzania’s government said it had no interest in accessing Covid-19 vaccine.

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