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Five Minute Drill

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Time is your most valuable asset. The Five Minute Drill by UpFive Media is here to make sure you don’t waste it. Get today’s news in under 5-minutes.
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Special Episode: The Final Report
Accolade will acquire Innovation Specialists for $460 million; Poshmark and Petco launch IPO; Apple announces a $100 million diversity plan; President-elect Joe Biden announces $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill; Seth Kirkpatrick reports. 
January 15, 2021
House of Representatives Impeach President Trump for the Second Time
Johnson & Johnson announces success with their COVID-19 vaccine; Nordstrom sales decrease significantly; Affirm officially goes public via IPO; Intel hires new CEO; Seth Kirkpatrick reports.
January 14, 2021
Visa Cancels Acquisition of Fintech Startup, Plaid, After Antitrust Concerns
Dr. Fauci warns of new South African Covid variant; Urban Outfitters announces new CEO; Zoom will sell $1.5 billion in stock; GM will sell a new brand of electric delivery vehicles; Seth Kirkpatrick reports.
January 13, 2021
Cryptocurrency Loses $200 Billion in Market Value
Chad Wolf resigns as the acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security; More tech giants ban Parlor; Walmart seeks to build a fin-tech company; Elon Musk tweet leads to comical trades; Seth Kirkpatrick reports.
January 12, 2021
Amazon Will Invest $2 Billion into Affordable Housing in Three Cities
Twitter bans President Trump permanently; Apple removes Parlor from the app store; Bed Bath & Beyond experiences decrease in earnings; Budlight will launch hard seltzer lemonade; Seth Kirkpatrick reports.
January 11, 2021
President Trump Concedes the Election and Denounces Attack on Capitol
Goldman Sachs expects additional stimulus under President-elect Joe Biden; Boeing pays $2.5B fine to DOJ; Stocks continue to rise; President Trump banned from Facebook and Instagram until after the inaugruation; Seth Kirkpatrick reports.
January 8, 2021
Thousands of Protestors and Rioters Attack the U.S. Capitol
Democrats take control of the Senate; Roblox plans for IPO; Ford experiences a dramatic decrease in sales; Tech stocks fall after Georgia elections; Seth Kirkpatrick reports. 
January 7, 2021
High-Stakes Georgia Runoff Elections Will Determine Control of the Senate
Macy's closes stores; Oatly considers IPO; NYSE reverses its decision to delist Chinese companies; IBM appoints new Vice Chairman; Seth Kirkpatrick reports. 
January 6, 2021
Haven, the Healthcare Company Founded by Amazon, JPMorgan, and Berkshire Hathaway, is Shutting Down
Stocks fall on the first trading day of 2021; ViacomCBS reaches deal with Hulu; Carl Icahn sells majority stake in Herbalife; McDonalds doubles down on chicken; Seth Kirkpatrick reports.
January 5, 2021
Tesla Poised for Expansion after Delivering Nearly 500,000 Cars in 2020
President Trump faces controversy over call with Georgia's Secretary of State; Alden Global Capital tries to acquire Tribune Publishing; Bitcoin reaches new record high; Larry King hospitalized from COVID-19; Seth Kirkpatrick reports.
January 4, 2021
Dow Jones and S&P 500 End 2020 at Record Highs
787,000 people file for jobless claims; Update on Operation Warp Speed distribution; Russian hackers target Microsoft; Ally Banks offers special promotion to end 2020; Seth Kirkpatrick reports.
January 1, 2021
Amazon Will Acquire Podcast Giant, Wondery, for Nearly $300 Million
JC Penney CEO will leave the company; Morgan Stanley reimbursing clients for 529 plans; Ticketmaster pays $10 million fine; NBA viewership reaches its highest level since 2012; Seth Kirkpatrick reports.
December 31, 2020
Boeing 737 Max Begins Flying U.S. Passengers After 2-Year Halt
New strain of COVID-19 reaches the U.S.; Politico acquires E&E News; Movie ticket sales drop significantly; Tesla expands to India; Seth Kirkpatrick reports.
December 30, 2020
U.S. Stock Indexes Reach Record High
House passes bill increasing stimulus checks to $2,000; Qualtrics files to go public; JP Morgan acquires cxLoyalty; Cargo volume increases significantly; Seth Kirkpatrick reports.
December 29, 2020
President Trump Signs COVID-19 Relief Bill
Companies adjust their production process; Online sales grow significantly during this holiday season; Bitcoin surpasses $28,000; Wonder Woman 1984 reports strong box office earnings; Seth Kirkpatrick reports.
December 28, 2020
DOJ Sues Walmart Over its Alleged Role in the Opioid Crisis
Pfizer to produce an additional 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine; President Trump condemns new potential stimulus package; President-Elect Joe Biden shares insights about U.S. plans to combat the Coronavirus; Seth Kirkpatrick reports.
December 23, 2020
New COVID-19 Strain Identified in the United Kingdom
President-Elect Joe Biden publicly receives vaccination; Peleton acquires Precor; Tesla officially joins the S&P 500; DogeCoin reaches $570 million valuation; Seth Kirkpatrick reports. 
December 22, 2020
Special Guest: Kalen Jackson, Vice Chair & Owner, Indianapolis Colts
Interview with Kalen Jackson. Simran Sandhu reports. 
December 21, 2020
Congressional Leaders Agree to $900 Billion COVID-19 Relief Package
CDC predicts 100 million people to be vaccinated in the next 3 months; Moderna begins distribution of COVID-19 vaccine; Darden Restaurants reports weak earnings; Lockheed Martin acquires Aerojet; Seth Kirkpatrick reports. 
December 21, 2020
TikTok Partners with Walmart to Host First Shoppable Livestreaming Event
SEC fines Robinhood $65 million; FedEx reports strong earnings; Coinbase files for an IPO; Coca Cola cuts 1,200 jobs; Seth Kirkpatrick reports. 
December 18, 2020
Impulse Shopping is Expected to Decrease During 2020 Holiday Season
Employers urge CDC to provide access to Coronavirus vaccine; FDA approves rapid at-home COVID-19 test; Roku adds HBO Max; Sweetgreen experiments with drive-in restaurant; Seth Kirkpatrick reports. 
December 17, 2020
U.S. Stocks Rise as Congress Continues to Negotiate a $748 Billion Aid Package
FDA provides emergency use authorization for Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine; Facebook lifts ban on political ads; Twitter shuts down Periscope; Astra's rocket reaches space; Seth Kirkpatrick reports. 
December 16, 2020
High-Risk Healthcare Workers Receive First Dose of Coronavirus Vaccine
Joe Biden receives electoral college victory; EA acquires Codemasters for $1.2 billion; Reddit acquires Dubsmash; Exxon Mobil announces plan to cut carbon emissions; Seth Kirkpatrick reports.
December 15, 2020
Pfizer and BioNTech Begin Nationwide Distribution for their Coronavirus Vaccine
Supreme Court denies Texas' bid to reverse Joe Biden's win in several key state; Oracle announces move to Texas; Affirm delays their IPO; Seth Kirkpatrick reports. 
December 14, 2020
AirBnB Surpasses $100 Billion Market Cap on First Day of Trading
CVS Health prepares for COVID-19 vaccine distribution; Lululemon reports strong earnings; Disney+ reaches over 86 million subscribers; McDonald's offers new Christmas deals; Seth Kirkpatrick reports.
December 11, 2020
Starbucks Plans to Launch 22,000 Stores in the Next 10 Years
Campbell Soup and Lowes experience strong growth; Twitch updates hateful conduct and harassment policy; Google lifts ban on political ads; Seth Kirkpatrick reports. 
December 10, 2020
Apple Unveils AirPods Max Over-Ear Headphones for $549
DoorDash IPO expected to be valued at $32-38 billion; 17% of U.S. restaurants closed down in the past 11 months; Apple announces release date for Fitness+; SpaceX receives $856 million in subsidies; Seth Kirkpatrick reports.
December 9, 2020
Uber Sells Self-Driving-Car Unit to Autonomous-Driving Startup, Aurora
Bob Dylan sells music catalog for more than $300 million; Kodak probe finds no wrongdoing: DOJ and Dish reach $200 million settlement; Rashida Jones named new President of MSNBC; Seth Kirkpatrick reports.  
December 8, 2020
Chick-fil-A Sues Top Chicken Producers for Price-Fixing
Rudy Guiliani tests positive for COVID-19; President Trump removes troops from Somalia; Petco files for an IPO; Hawaii launches creative residency program; Seth Kirkpatrick reports; 
December 7, 2020
Jobless Claims Reach a Record Low for the Pandemic-Era
Chevron cuts spending; Vaccine makers look to incorporate dry-ice; Trump Administration sues Facebook; Warner Brothers plans to put all upcoming 2021 releases on HBO Max; Seth Kirkpatrick reports. 
December 4, 2020
UPS Implements Shipping Limits on Nike, Gap, and Other Large Retailers
Walmart+ removes shipping threshold; President Trump seeks to remove Section 230; Hospitals struggle amid surging COVID-19 cases; Head of Operation Warp Speed claims 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses will be distributed by February 2021; Seth Kirkpatrick reports. 
December 3, 2020
Salesforce Acquires Slack for $27.7 Billion
S&P 500 and Nasdaq break record highs; Sephora plans to open mini-shops in Kohls; Senate proposes new bill for additional Coronavirus aid; Attorney General, William Barr, confirms election results; Seth Kirkpatrick reports.
December 2, 2020
Bitcoin's Price Surpasses a Record High of $19,000
Moderna applies for emergency use authorization for potential COVID-19 Vaccine; Exxon Mobil cuts spending after showing high losses; Zoom reports strong earnings; Seth Kirkpatrick reports. 
December 1, 2020
Special Guest: David Lee, CFO, Impossible Foods
Interview with David Lee. Simran Sandhu reports. 
November 25, 2020
Dow Jones Surpasses 30,000 for the First Time Ever
President Trump pardons turkey in Thanksgiving tradition; McCormick acquires Cholula for $800 million; Best Buy reports strongest quarterly growth in 25 years; Tesla shares surge 4%; Simran Sandhu reports.
November 25, 2020
GM Recalls 7 Million Vehicles Globally Due to Faulty Air Bags
General Services Administration begins transition to Biden Administration; President-Elect Joe Biden announces several appointments for national security staff; Pfizer acquires OncoImmune for $425 million; Simran Sandhu reports. 
November 24, 2020
FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization for COVID-19 Treatment Given to President Trump
Outstanding student loan debt significantly exceeds initial expectations; Guitar Center files for bankruptcy; CoStar acquires Homesnap for $250 million; G-20 summit takes place virtually; Simran Sandhu reports. 
November 23, 2020
California Issues Statewide Curfew from 10 P.M to 5 A.M.
Regal Entertainment Group seeks financing amid theatre shutdowns; Existing home sales reach highest point in over a decade; Buzzfeed plans to acquire Huffpost; Simran Sandhu reports.
November 20, 2020
Pfizer's Coronavirus Vaccine is Deemed Safe and 95% Effective
FDA approves first fully at-home COVID-19 test; Homegoods plans launch of e-commerce platform; Target reports strong earnings; Apple reduces app store fee to 15% for developers reporting less than $1 million in revenue; Simran Sandhu reports.
November 19, 2020
Amazon Launches Online Pharmacy Offering Free Prescription Delivery For Prime Members
Mars acquires KIND Snacks' North American division; Home Depot reports strong earnings; Recycling programs experience an increase in volume; Joe Biden announces several incoming White House advisors; Simran Sandhu reports.
November 18, 2020
Dow Jones and S&P 500 Reach Record Highs After Positive Moderna Vaccine Results
U.S. removes thousands of troops from Iraq and Afghanistan; AT&T and Amazon form alliance over HBO Max; Tesla will join the S&P 500; Simran Sandhu reports. 
November 17, 2020
Revlon Reaches Debt-Swap Deal to Avoid Bankruptcy
Disney reports a decrease in earnings; Five U.S. service members on peacekeeping mission die after helicopter crash; President Trump signs executive order banning Americans from owning shares in government-affiliated companies; Simran Sandhu reports. 
November 13, 2020
Amazon's New 'Care Hub' Enables Users to Assist Aging Family Members
Georgia undergoes manual recount for the Presidential Election; Facebook and Google extend ban on political advertisements; Chipotle launches a digital-only restaurant; Amazon's Ring recalls 350,000 smart doorbells; Simran Sandhu reports.
November 12, 2020
Ulta Beauty Announces Plan to Open Hundreds Of Shops Inside Target Stores In 2021
Lyft earnings exceed analyst expectations; Spotify acquires Megaphone for $325 million; UPS relaxes dress code requirements; Job market signals recovery to pre-pandemic levels; Simran Sandhu reports.
November 11, 2020
Pfizer Announces Breakthrough in COVID-19 Vaccine Development
G.M. announces plan to hire 3,000 additional workers; Supreme explores sale to VF Corporation; McDonald launches a plant-based food line; Markets rally after positive news from Pfizer regarding COVID-19 vaccine; Simran Sandhu reports.
November 10, 2020
Joe Biden Wins the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election
CVS names Karen Lynch as next CEO; Hershey implements creative strategies to boost Halloween sales; NPC International considers sale to Flynn Restaurant Group; The University of Notre Dame defeats Clemson University in double overtime; Simran Sandhu reports.
November 9, 2020
General Motors Reports Strong Earnings Due to High Consumer Demand for Trucks
Joe Biden maintains 264 electoral votes while President Trump has 214 electoral votes; Uber reports quarterly loss after low demand for rides; ESPN lays off and attritions 10% of workforce; U.S. government and drugmakers collaborate on COVID-19 vaccine side effect tracker; Simran Sandhu reports.
November 6, 2020
Florida Voters Approve Raising Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour
Biden strengthens lead over Trump in Presidential Election; Oregon becomes the first state to legalize hard drugs in small quantities; U.S. regulators fine T-Mobile over $200 million; Qualcomm reports strong earnings; Simran Sandhu reports.
November 5, 2020
Joe Biden Maintains Narrow Lead Over President Trump in Presidential Election
Zoom faces controversy over political influence from China; Manufacturers urge FDA to issue rigid requirements for producing temperature checking cameras; Fox Corporation reports strong earnings; Walmart and Comcast discuss potential collaboration surrounding smart TVs; Simran Sandhu reports.
November 4, 2020
U.S. Stock Indexes Rise Heading into Election Day
Clorox sales rise 27% after increased demand for disinfecting wipes; Coupa Software acquires Llamasoft for $1.5 billion; Rental car companies rebound after initial decline in travel industry; Florida considers raising the minimum wage to $15; Simran Sandhu reports.
November 3, 2020
Drone Startups Seek to Improve Potential COVID-19 Vaccine Accessibility
Twitter reverses its decision to block the New York Post; Spotify faces controversy regarding The Joe Rogan Experience; Bitcoin surges after investors look to hedge against inflation; Simran Sandhu reports.
November 2, 2020
Special Guest: Ronan Dunne, Executive VP & CEO, Verizon Consumer Group
Interview with Ronan Dunne. Simran Sandhu reports.
October 30, 2020
Walmart Removes Guns and Ammunition From Store Displays Amid Social Unrest
Amazon, Alphabet, and Apple report strong earnings; Netflix raises prices for standard and premium plans; ExxonMobil reduces global workforce by 15%; Hurricane Zeta leaves millions without power; Simran Sandhu reports.
October 30, 2020
Tech CEOs Clash With Lawmakers Regarding Section 230
Gilead Sciences reports strong earnings from Remdesivir; UPS experience surge in profits due to increased demand for online shopping; All major indexes are on pace for worst week since March 20th; Simran Sandhu reports.
October 29, 2020
T-Mobile Unveils 'TVision', its New Live Internet TV Streaming Service
Microsoft reports strong revenue growth from cloud and gaming services; Caterpillar and 3M experience challenges across business units; Topgolf merges with Callaway Golf; Advanced Micro Devices acquires Xilinx in a $35 billion deal; Simran Sandhu reports.
October 28, 2020
Senate Confirms Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court
Bayer AG seeks to acquire AskBio for up to $4 billion; Dunkin' Brand Group plans potential sale to Inspire Brands; Facebook enters the cloud gaming space; Stocks struggle due to surging Coronavirus cases; Simran Sandhu reports
October 27, 2020
PG&E Shuts Off Power to Over 360K People in California
Surge in internet usage leads to widespread additional fees; Automakers face difficulty in supplying enough cars to meet high demand; French government forces Microsoft to not share data with US; Blackstone Group reaches $1.2 billion deal with Brookfield Asset Management; Simran Sandhu reports.
October 26, 2020
Special Guest: John Dahl, VP & Executive Producer, ESPN Films & Original Content
Interview with John Dahl. Simran Sandhu reports. 
October 23, 2020
President Trump and Joe Biden Engage in the Final Presidential Debate
WhatsApp explores new monetization opportunities; AT&T experiences rapid growth in streaming and wireless services; Barbie sales up to highest level in 20 years; U.S. economic data improves; Simran Sandhu reports.
October 23, 2020
Quibi Shuts Down After Launching Six Months Ago and Raising Over $1.75 Billion
Coronavirus infections rise dramatically; Purdue Pharma pleads guilty and will pay $8 billion+ settlement; Tesla and Chipotle perform strong earnings; Simran Sandhu reports.
October 22, 2020
U.S. Justice Department Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google
IBM looks to double sales from their software acquisition, Red Hat; Netflix reports slower subscriber growth; Snapchat exceeds analyst expectations after reporting significant earnings growth; Goldman Sachs forced to pay $2.8 billion fine; Simran Sandhu reports.
October 21, 2020
Alaska's Largest Oil Producer, ConocoPhillips, Plans to Acquire Concho Resources for $9.7 billion
Fewer people have at least 1 bank account; Automakers face challenges with electric batteries; Intel nears $10 billion deal to sell memory-chip unit; Recent study suggests that apprenticeships lead to higher incomes; Simran Sandhu reports. 
October 20, 2020
Nancy Pelosi Sets 48-hour Deadline to Approve Stimulus Package Before the Election
NYC commercial real estate faces pressure from COVID-19; U.S. looks to increase involvement with developing countries; U.S. officials meet with Syrian lawmakers; Delivery services are low on storage capacity; Simran Sandhu reports.
October 19, 2020
Senate Plans to Issue Subpoena for Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey over Blocked Biden Articles
New provision added to Dodd-Frank Act of 2010; BTS owner, Big Hit Entertainment, debuts on public markets; Steve Scully suspended by C-Span; President Trump and Joe Biden conduct town halls instead of debate;
October 16, 2020
Goldman Sachs Nearly Doubles Q3 Profits After Reducing Exposure to Loan Defaults
Pilgrim Pride accepts plea deal amid price-fixing investigation; United Health Group experiences decline in profits; Starbucks implements new diversity initiatives; EU surpasses United States for new Coronavirus infections; Simran Sandhu reports.
October 15, 2020
Apple Unveils Four iPhone 12 Models with 5G Capabilities
Bank stocks surge, however, executives urge the need for additional stimulus; AMC Theatres looks to raise capital; Social Security benefits will increase by 1.3% in 2021; Amy Coney Barrett undergoes Senate hearings; Simran Sandhu reports.
October 14, 2020
Facebook Plans to Ban All Content Associated with Holocaust Denial
Twilio will acquire Segment for $3.2 billion in stock; Foxconn denied state subsidies; Nevada research report finds COVID-19 reinfections; Mallinckrodt PLC files for bankruptcy; Simran Sandhu reports
October 13, 2020
LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers Win the NBA Championship
White House proposes $1.8 billion Coronavirus relief bill; Bayer AG and BASF face legal challenges with Dicamba; Twitter takes steps to reduce misinformation; 13 men arrested in plot to kidnap Michigan Governor; Simran Sandhu reports.
October 12, 2020
Warner Brothers Announces Layoffs After Delaying the Release of "Wonder Woman 1984" and "The Batman"
Moderna won't enforce patents for experimental Coronavirus vaccine; Samsung experiences surge in operating profits; Dollar General plans expansion of new stores called Popshelf; McDonalds pursues partnership with J Balvin; Simran Sandhu reports.
October 9, 2020
Eli Lilly Seeks FDA Approval for Experimental COVID-19 Antibody Drug
Citigroup fined $400 million; Food industry faces government scrutiny; President Trump softens stance on aid for airlines, small businesses, and consumers; VP Pence and Senator Harris face off in the only Vice Presidential debate. Simran Sandhu reports.
October 8, 2020
Trump Administration Halts Coronavirus Relief Talks Until After Election
Twitter and Facebook remove President Trump's post regarding the Coronavirus; Microsoft diversity initiative potentially violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act; Boeing posts dim market forecast; New forecasts for global economy and trade; Simran Sandhu reports.
October 7, 2020
CEO of National Rifle Association Investigated for Potential Tax Fraud
CDC issues guidance stating virus can spread via air particles; Meat processing plants take extra precautions to ensure worker safety; Bristol Myers Squibb plans to acquire MyoKardia; All major stock indexes increase; Simran Sandhu reports. 
October 6, 2020
President Trump Tests Positive for the Coronavirus
Tesla sells record high 139,000+ cars during past quarter; Regal Cinemas considers shutting down 500 theatres; Facebook prepares defense amid antitrust investigation; Simran Sandhu reports. 
October 5, 2020
Existing Home Sales Continue to Surge Due to Record Low Mortgage Rates
Google announces $1 billion commitment to create Google News Showcase; PepsiCo reports strong earnings in Q3; American Airlines and United Airlines furloughed 32,000 workers; Irish court determines that Subway's bread is not eligible for taxation; Simran Sandhu reports. 
October 2, 2020
Palantir and Asana Officially Went Public Via Direct Listing
EU regulators and Google discuss potential acquisition of FitBit; United Health Services faces multimillion-dollar ransomware attack; Allstate plans to lay off 3,800 workers; DOJ investigates Medtronic over antitrust allegations; Simran Sandhu reports. 
October 1, 2020
President Trump and Joe Biden Clash During First Presidential Debate
JPMorgan fined $920 million for spoofing; Disney lays off 28,000 workers; 25,000 retail stores expected to close by the end of the year; BP plans shift to renewable energy; Simran Sandhu reports.  
September 30, 2020
Uber Granted 18-month License to Operate in London
Neiman Marcus exits bankruptcy after filing for Chapter 11 protection; Allbirds raises $100 million in Series E fundraising; Stocks rise after gains from energy and banking sectors; RV sales continue to increase; Simran Sandhu reports. 
September 29, 2020
President Trump Nominates Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court
Alphabet creates new diversity-focused programs after lawsuit; U.S. imposes sanctions on Chinese chip company, SMIC; WPX and Devon Energy plan potential merger; President Trump's tax returns unveiled; Simran Sandhu reports.
September 28, 2020
Amazon Launches 'Always Home Cam' to Boost its Home Security Offerings
Democrats make progress on a new potential Coronavirus relief package; E.W. Scripps acquires ION Media for $2.65 billion; Blue Cross and Blue Shield reaches tentative $2.7 anti-trust settlement agreement. App makers form coalition to combat Google and Apple market power; Simran Sandhu reports.
September 25, 2020
California Governor Signs Executive Order Banning Sales of New Gasoline Cars by 2035
Officer in Breonna Taylor case indicted by Grand Jury; Johnson & Johnson enters final stage of testing for potential Coronavirus vaccine; Federal relief scammers cheat Americans out of ~$145 million; Food manufacturers experience surge in sales; Simran Sandhu reports.
September 24, 2020
Ford Motor Company Strikes Labor Deal with Canada's Largest Private Sector Union
Amazon restricts competitor advertising capabilities; Treasury Secretary and Federal Reserve Chairman gather to discuss the current state of government aid; Blackstone Group creates the largest real estate debt fund; Simran Sandhu reports.
September 23, 2020
Quibi Explores Strategic Options Including Sale After Struggling to Acquire Subscribers
CDC reverses its stance on Coronavirus transmission; Dow Jones falls to its lowest point since last July; Nikola shares fall after Trevor Milton resigns as Executive Chairman; Microsoft acquires ZeniMax Media for $7.5 billion. Simran Sandhu reports.
September 22, 2020
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Passes Away at 87
Walmart and Oracle join deal to create TikTok Global; U.S. federal judge delays President Trump's ban on WeChat; Two artists in New York find a creative way to raise awareness for climate change; Electric vehicle cost in Europe nears diesel and gasoline vehicles; Simran Sandhu reports.
September 21, 2020
Sony Announces Launch of its New Gaming Console, the Play Station 5
Russian opposition leader recovers from poisoning; Germany expects GDP to significantly decrease; Hurricane Sally approaches Georgia; Walmart looks to enter the TikTok deal; Simran Sandhu reports. 
September 18, 2020
Amazon Music Adds Podcasts to its Streaming Service
FED plans to keep interest rates near zero for the next 3 years; Snowflake has the largest Software IPO in history; AG Barr tells prosecutors to be aggressive with violent protestors; Big Ten Conference reverses plan to postpone football season.
September 17, 2020
Apple Announces Several New Products During First Virtual Keynote Event
U.S. and several Middle Eastern nations sign historic peace treaty; DOJ inquires about Nikola; FedEx profits surge as demand for online shopping remains high due to global pandemic; Kraft Heinz sells big portion of cheese business; Simran Sandhu reports.
September 16, 2020
Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager, Steven Cohen, Reaches Agreement to Purchase New York Mets
TikTok chooses Oracle's bid for its U.S. operations; Amazon will hire 100,000 additional workers; Hurricane Sally approaches the Gulf Coast; Sports betting rises after NFL return; Simran Sandhu reports. 
September 15, 2020
Gilead Sciences Plans to Acquire Immunomedics for $21 Billion
Tenet and Mulan underperform at the box office; Nikola shares fall dramatically after company is accused of fraud; SoftBank plans $40 billion sale of Nvidia Corporation; Wildfire death toll exceeds 30; Simran Sandhu reports.
September 14, 2020
Jane Fraser Named as First Female CEO of a Major Wall Street Bank
Multi-judge panel blocks President Trump's memorandum, which exludes immigrants from apportionment counts; Democratic lawmakers turn down Republican's $300 billion proposal for Coronavirus aid package; Majority of unemployed workers seeking jobs in new industries; Mortgage rates fall to record low. Simran Sandhu reports.
September 11, 2020
Mall Owners Simon and Brookfield Plan to Acquire J.C. Penney out of Bankruptcy
LVMH backs out of $16.2 billion deal to acquire Tiffany's.  Kansas City Southern rejects Global Infrastructure Partners and Blackstone Group's $20 billion offer; EU orders Facebook to stop transferring EU user data to US; Microsoft announces new Xbox series; Simran Sandhu reports.
September 10, 2020
General Motors Acquires 11% Stake in Electric-Vehicle Company Nikola
Big tech stocks fall for a third consecutive day; Apple countersues Epic Games; JP Morgan finds evidence of fraudulent activity from customers and employees; Boeing experiences more problems with 787 Dreamliner; Simran Sandhu reports.
September 9, 2020
SoftBank Shares Fall After Multibillion-Dollar Bet on Tech Stocks
Citigroup sues Revlon's lenders after accidentally sending them $900 million; JP Morgan plans to have twice its current amount of investment bankers return to the office; Anheuser-Busch InBev seeks replacement for CEO, Carlos Brito; President Trump criticizes military leaders; Simran Sandhu reports. 
September 8, 2020
GM and Honda Announce Strategic Alliance in North America
All major U.S. stock indexes experience significant declines; Germany extends resources and support to Tesla in their pursuit to build a European Gigafactory; Facebook plans to block new political advertisements in the week prior to the election; McDonald's announces new Travis Scott meal.
September 4, 2020
U.S. Government Debt Set to Exceed Size of the Economy
Dow Jones exceeds 29,000 while S&P 500 and Nasdaq reach record highs; Robinhood faces SEC investigation; Juul plans another round of layoffs; Joe Biden raises nearly $365 million in August; Simran Sandhu reports. 
September 3, 2020
McDonald’s Sued by Former Franchise Owners for Racial Discrimination
New York City delays school openings; Walmart's share price surges 6% after announcing launch of Walmart+; AMC plans to reopen 70% of theatres on Friday; Samsung prepares for Galaxy Z Fold 2 release; Simran Sandhu reports. 
September 2, 2020
Facebook Threatens to Ban Users in Australia from Sharing News
Apple and Tesla experience large gains after implementing stock splits; Zoom raises full-year guidance after beating analyst expectations; TikTok reconsiders position after China poses new regulations on the export of artificial intelligence technology; Amazon receives approval to test commercial drone use; Simran Sandhu reports.
September 1, 2020
United Airlines Removes Flight Change Fees for Domestic Travel
Coronavirus cases surpass 25 million globally; Public health experts advocate that universities should keep infected students on campus rather than sending them back home; U.S. stock futures up 50 basis points; Warren Buffett invests in Japan's 5 top trade companies; Simran Sandhu reports. 
August 31, 2020
Fed Approves Major Shift in How It Sets Interest Rates
Walmart joins competition to purchase TikTok's U.S. operations; Amazon enters the wearables market and introduces the Halo wristband; U.S. announces $750 million deal with Abbott Laboratories for 150 million rapid COVID-19 tests; HP said laptop sales surged 30% last quarter; Darian Phillips reports.
August 28, 2020
SEC Approves NYSE's Direct Listing Proposal
FDA approves Abbott Laboratories' $5 COVID-19 antigen test; White House announces $1 billion investment into artificial intelligence and quantum information sciences; Apple's new privacy changes will limit personalized ads; Professional sports leagues postpone games to protest Jacob Blake shooting; Simran Sandhu reports.
August 27, 2020
Hurricane Laura Intensifies as it Approaches Texas and Louisiana
American Airlines announces 19,000 job cuts; Salesforce posts record-high quarterly sales and raises its full-year guidance; S&P 500 and Nasdaq reach new highs; Teva Pharmaceuticals investigated for price-fixing charges; Simran Sandhu reports
August 26, 2020
Dow Jones Industrial Average Removes Exxon Mobil, Pfizer, and Raytheon Technologies
Republicans launch national convention; New York Attorney General investigates Trump Organization and President Trump; General Atlantic and Sequoia Capital join Oracle in TikTok Bid; Simran Sandhu reports. 
August 25, 2020
FDA Permits Convalescent Plasma for Covid-19 Treatments
TikTok gearing up to file a lawsuit against U.S. government; Debt among advanced economies rises to 128% of global GDP;  Intact forests becoming competitive with what mills pay for logs; Gold prices drop roughly 6% or more from peaks hit this month, recording bigger daily swings than normal; Darian Phillips reports.
August 24, 2020
Johnson & Johnson Releases Plan to Launch Largest Clinical Trial for a Coronavirus Vaccine
Job postings fell this week for the first time since April; Uber and Lyft will be able to continue conducting business in California; Bayer will pay $1.6 billion to settle claims that its birth control device Essure causes serious health conditions; CBS charging $5.5. Million for a 30-second Super Bowl ad spot next year; Darian Phillips reports.
August 21, 2020
Apple's Becomes First U.S. company to Pass $2 trillion in Market Value
Airbnb confidentially files for IPO; SpaceX raises $1.9 billion; Johnson & Johnson agrees to buy drugmaker Momento Pharmaceuticals for roughly $6.5 billion; President Trump announces boycott on Goodyear Tire products; Darian Phillips reports.
August 20, 2020
S&P 500 Closes At Its Highest Level Ever
U.S. Postal Service extends operational changes until after November election; States ask pharmaceutical companies to pay $26.4 billion for opioid crisis damages; Amazon announces plan to expand its physical offices in six U.S. cities; Darian Phillips reports.
August 19, 2020
Democrats Launch First Virtual National Convention
Daily Coronavirus infections increase by an average of 50,000+; University of North Carolina switches to remote learning; Hauwei faces new restrictions; Robinhood raises an additional $200 million. Simran Sandhu reports.
August 18, 2020
Nancy Pelosi Calls House Back into Session to Address Postal Service Crisis
Joe Biden maintains a 9% lead on President Trump; Investors expect volatility over upcoming election; President Trump's decision to ban WeChat will restrict communication for many Chinese Americans; Fortnite banned from Apple and Google app stores. Simran Sandhu reports. 
August 17, 2020
Tesla Shares Soar After Announcing a 5-for-1 Stock Split
Goldman Sachs pursues GM's credit card business; Lyft considers suspending its services in California; Simon Property Group and Brookfield Property Partners in talks with J.C. Penney to acquire their retail operations; Sumner Redstone dies at 97; Simran Sandhu reports. 
August 13, 2020
Joe Biden Selects Kamala Harris As His Running Mate
Russia registers world's first Covid-19 vaccine, named Sputnik V; TikTok accused of scraping users' personal data without consent; Big Ten and Pac-12 vote to postpone college football and all other fall sports; Airbnb announces plans for IPO before the end of 2020; Darian Phillips reports.
August 12, 2020
Airlines Reach Highest Passenger Volume in Nearly 5 Months
Joe Biden expected to announce running mate; McDonald's sues former CEO, Steve Easterbrook, Protests and looting overcome Chicago; Majority of students and teachers plan to return to schools in New York City; Simran Sandhu reports. 
August 11, 2020
President Trump Signs Order Extending Additional Unemployment Benefits
SpaceX wins a multibillion-dollar contract to become one of the Pentagon’s two primary satellite-launch providers; Amazon explores using vacant mall properties as fulfillment centers; U.S. surpasses 5 million total coronavirus infections; Governments around the globe offer donations directly to the people of Lebanon; Darian Phillips reports.
August 10, 2020
Uber Experiences 75% Decline in Gross Bookings
Initial jobless claim filings reach lowest point since March; T-Mobile surpasses AT&T as second-largest U.S. cell phone carrier; President Trump announces plan to reimpose aluminum tariffs on Canada; Simran Sandhu & Darian Phillips report.
August 7, 2020
Instagram Launches Reels as a New Rival to TikTok
White House announces concessions to help lawmakers reach an agreement on new Coronavirus stimulus bill; All major U.S. stock indexes experience slight gains; Quicken Loans parent company, Rocket Cos., plans to go public; Explosion in Beirut wreaks havoc for citizens and Lebanon economy; Simran Sandhu & Darian Phillips report.
August 6, 2020
Disney Reaches 100 Million Paid Streaming Subscribers
President Trump signs new bill infusing $9.5 billion into national parks; Kodak under SEC investigation over loan disclosure; All major U.S. stock indexes increased; BP reports $17+ billion loss; Novavax reaches final stage study for Coronavirus experimental vaccine; Simran Sandhu & Darian Phillips report.
August 5, 2020
Tech-Heavy Nasdaq Composite Closes at Record High
U.S. Coronavirus death toll approaches 155,000; President Trump allows Microsoft to acquire TikTok in exchange for a large fee to U.S. government; Google invests $450 million into ADT for smart home security products; Seven & i Holdings Co. will acquire Speedway from Marathon Petroleum for $21 billion; Simran Sandhu & Darian Phillips report.
August 4, 2020
NASA Astronauts Successfully Return to Earth in SpaceX Capsule
Siemens Healthineers plans to acquire Varian Medical Systems for $16.4 billion; Microsofts pauses plan to acquire TikTok; FED pursues new policy to keep interest rates lower; Lord & Taylor files bankruptcy; Simran Sandhu & Darian Phillips report.
August 3, 2020
Special Guest: Joel Peterson, Former Chairman, JetBlue Airways
Interview with Joel Peterson. Simran Sandhu reports 
July 31, 2020
U.S. Economy Experiences Its Largest Quarterly Decline on Record
GOP pushes back on President Trump's suggestion to delay the November election; Initial jobless claims increase by 1.4 million last week; Big Tech increases their market value by $200 billion after strong earnings; Coca Cola announces its plan to expand to the alcoholic beverages industry; Simran Sandhu & Darian Phillips report.
July 31, 2020
Pentagon Plans to Withdraw Roughly 12,000 Troops from Germany
NASA plans historic Mars rover launch; All major U.S. stock indexes increase; Crude oil production fell by 10.6 million barrels last week; Kodak's share price surges by 300% after receiving a $765 million loan; Qualcomm announces long term patent agreement with Hauwei; Simran Sandhu & Darian Phillips report.
July 30, 2020
CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook Set to Testify Before Congress
All major U.S. stock indexes fall due to uncertainty surrounding Coronavirus relief bill; McDonald's, Visa, and 3M report weak Q2 quarterly earnings; Kodak awarded $765 million loan from U.S. government; Facebook looks to poach TikTok influencers for new competing platform; Simran Sandhu & Darian Phillips report.
July 29, 2020
Google Tells Employees to Work from Home Until Next Summer
Senators Susan Collins & Mitt Romney announce opposition to Judy Shelton's candidacy to the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors; Fujifilm awarded $265 million contract to manufacture Coronavirus vaccine; 30-year jumbo mortgage rates increase to ~3.8%; Simran Sandhu & Darian Phillips report;
July 28, 2020
GOP Plans to Introduce Proposal for Next Coronavirus Relief Bill
Investors prepare for a big week of corporate earnings and Federal Reserve data; CDC encourages schools to reopen in the Fall; Chinese operative pleads guilty for attempting to steal sensitive U.S. information; Rush Street Interactive plans to go public via merger; Simran Sandhu & Darian Phillips report.
July 27, 2020
SpaceX in Talks to Raise $1 Billion at a $44 Billion Valuation
Democratic lawmakers introduce new bill that would cancel student loan debt; Southwest Airlines posted a loss of nearly $1 billion; Initial jobless claims increase for the first time in nearly 4 months; Simran Sandhu & Darian Phillips report.
July 24, 2020
Pfizer, BioNTech, and the U.S. Reach $1.95 Billion Coronavirus Vaccine Deal
All major U.S. indexes experience slight increases; Chipotle quarterly earnings fell by 90% compared to prior year; Spotify announces licensing deal with Universal Music Group; Slack files antitrust complaint against Microsoft in the European Union; U.S. existing home sales increased by almost 21% in June; Simran Sandhu & Darian Phillips report.
July 23, 2020
President Trump Signs Order Excluding Undocumented Immigrants from the U.S. Census
President Trump nominees for the Federal Reserve Board receive approval from a Senate committee; Joe Biden proposes a $775 billion aid package for child care; U.S. accuses two Chinese hackers of stealing proprietary info from American firms studying the Coronavirus; Robinhood cancels plans for international expansion; Simran Sandhu & Darian Phillips report.
July 22, 2020
Big Tech Companies Experience ~$291 Billion Increase in Market Value
World Health Organization announces that a coronavirus vaccine could arrive as early as September; Jack Ma's Ant Group expected to pursue a dual IPO in Shanghai and Hong Kong; eBay plans sale of its classified-ads business; Corporations seek tax credit cash-out proposal from U.S. government; Simran Sandhu & Darian Phillips report.
July 21, 2020
Twitter Users Express Concern about the Platform's Data Security Capabilities
U.S. reports 70,000 new coronavirus infections for the second consecutive day; Trump campaign turns to tele-rallies to avoid large gatherings; BlackRock reports a 21% increase in quarterly profits; Disney joins hundreds of other companies who have stopped advertising on Facebook; Simran Sandhu & Darian Phillips report.
July 20, 2020
30-Year Mortgage Rate Falls Below 3% for the First Time Ever
U.S. reaches 3.5 million Coronavirus infections; Trump Administration considers new restrictions on China; Retail sales increase by 7.5%; Netflix names new Co-CEO and COO; American Airlines forms alliance with JetBlue; Simran Sandhu & Darian Phillips report.
July 17, 2020
Twitter Accounts of Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and Others Hacked Over Cryptocurrency Scam
Google adds new features to Gmail to attract more business users; Google invests $4.5 billion in Jio; American Airlines expects up to 25,000 job cuts; Goldman Sachs quarterly earnings beat analyst expectations; All major U.S. stock indexes experience slight increase; Simran Sandhu & Darian Phillips report.
July 16, 2020
U.K. Bans Hauwei from its National 5G Network
Moderna's share price surges 16% after it produces promising results in its early stage human trial; J.P. Morgan sets aside $10 billion to cover losses after disappointing quarterly earnings; Trump Administration rolls back rules that require international students to leave the U.S. if classes are online; Simran Sandhu & Darian Phillips report.
July 15, 2020
Google Announces $10 Billion Investment into India
U.S. budget deficit reaches its highest point since World War II; Joe Biden proposes a multibillion-dollar plan to reduce racial inequality; U.S. stocks fall as California rolls back its reopening plans; Washington NFL team retires its former "Redskins" name and logo; Simran Sandhu & Darian Phillips report.
July 14, 2020
Rivian Raises $2.5 Billion Amid Launch Plans for an Electric Truck
Global coronavirus infections surpass 12.9 million; Betsy DeVos urges schools to reopen; Stock futures rise for all major U.S. indexes; Analog Devices is in talks to acquire Maxim Integrated for ~$20 billion in stock; Amazon announces that an email requiring all employees to delete TikTok was sent in error; Simran Sandhu & Darian Phillips report.
July 13, 2020
Special Guest: Aman Brar, CEO, Jobvite
Interview with Aman Brar from Jobvite; Simran Sandhu reports.
July 3, 2020
Microsoft Announces Free Training Initiative for 25 Million Workers
Energy giant, Shell, writes down $22 billion in assets; Uber seeks potential merger with Postmates; FDA releases criteria for COVID-19 vaccine approval; European Union restricts Americans from traveling to the region; Simran Sandhu & Darian Phillips report.
July 1, 2020
President Trump Fires U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York
Commerce department bans companies from supplying semiconductors to Hauwei; American Airlines seeking $3.5 billion in new financing; U.S. banks experience a $2 trillion increase in deposits accounts; Black-owned companies surge during Juneteenth; Simran Sandhu & Darian Phillips report. 
June 22, 2020
Special Guest: Jason Gilbert, EVP & Chief Nurse Executive, IU Health
Interview with Jason Gilbert from IU Health; Simran Sandhu reports.
June 19, 2020
Twitter Removes Over 170,000 Accounts Linked to The Chinese Government
All major indexes fall 5-7%; Five most valuable tech companies lost ~$270 billion in market value; 30-year mortgage rates fell below 3%; DoorDash nears deal valuing the company at more than $15 billion; Simran Sandhu & Darian Phillips report. 
June 12, 2020
Fed Expects Interest Rates To Remain Near Zero Until 2022
50 states and other territories sue drug makers for inflating prices; Elon Musk gives green light for production of Tesla semi-truck; Grubhub and near potential merger. Simran Sandhu & Darian Phillips report. 
June 11, 2020
House Republicans Oppose The Removal Of American Troops From Germany
President Trump plans to use the police defunding issue against former VP Biden and the Democratic Party; Nasdaq briefly trades above 10,000-mark for the first time in the index's history; New home sales surged by 21% last month; Simran Sandhu & Darian Phillips report.
June 10, 2020
AstraZeneca Approaches Gilead Sciences Regarding A Potential Merger
Nasdaq surpasses NYSE for total capital raised by companies via IPO this year; Dunkin' Donuts plans to hire 25,000 employees; Federal budget deficit more than doubled in May; Simran Sandhu & Darian Phillips report. 
June 9, 2020
OPEC and Allies Finalize Agreement To Extend Oil Output Cuts Through July
Minneapolis city council takes action to disband the local police department; Tent sales soar as businesses begin to reopen; Economists question the validity of China's unemployment data; Simran Sandhu & Darian Phillips report. 
June 8, 2020
U.S. Unemployment Claims Fall Below 2 Million Last Week
U.S. business bankruptcies up 48% last month; S&P snaps winning streak; Slack forms alliance win Amazon; Bail for three ex-Minneapolis police officers set at $1 million; Simran Sandhu & Darian Phillips report. 
June 5, 2020
U.K. Offers Refuge To 3 Million Hong Kong Citizens
Former Defense Secretary badgers President Trump for dividing the American people; S&P caps off the greatest 50-day rally in index history; COVID-19 bonds fruitful investment for governments and companies globally; Simran Sandhu & Darian Phillips report. 
June 4, 2020
U.S. Government Seeks To Negotiate Another Coronavirus Relief Package
Zoom reports 169% surge in first-quarter sales; Lyft experiences a 26% demand increase compared to last month; Peaceful protesters near White House are forcefully removed by authorities; Simran Sandhu & Darian Phillips report. 
June 3, 2020
President Trump Threatens To Deploy Federal Troops To Combat Nationwide Unrest
All major U.S. indexes rise, while crude oil prices fall; European court orders Nestle to change the name of its meatless burger; Facebook employees hold a virtual walkout; Simran Sandhu & Darian Phillips report. 
June 2, 2020
SpaceX's Crew Dragon Successfully Reaches The International Space Station
Nationwide protests escalate and force temporary store shutdowns; President Trump postpones G-7 Summit; Tencent Holdings considers investment into Warner Music Group; Simran Sandhu & Darian Phillips report. 
June 1, 2020
U.S. Economy Contracted 5% In The First Quarter
Federal authorities bust a massive coronavirus related scam; U.S. charges North Korean officials for illegally transferring $2.5 billion; Weekly jobless claims declined to 2.1 million last week; Pending home sales fell 34% last month; Simran Sandhu & Darian Phillips report.
May 29, 2020
Dow Jones Rises Above 25000 After Bank Stocks Experience Large Gains
EU intends to set up a $2 trillion euro relief plan; SpaceX postpones launch until Saturday; Amazon in advanced talks to buy autonomous vehicle company, Zoox; Disney World plans to reopen July 11th; Simran Sandhu & Darian Phillips report. 
May 28, 2020
Amtrak Plans To Cut Their Workforce By Up To 20% As Ridership Drastically Falls
Pentagon intends to pull back forces from Afghanistan; Twitter adds fact-check notices on mail-in ballot tweets; Facebook shutdowns study aimed at making the platform less divisive; Warner Music Group announces plan for an IPO at an $11 billion valuation; Simran Sandhu & Darian Phillips report. 
May 27, 2020
New York Stock Exchange Reopens After Being Shutdown For Over Two Months
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg announces that working from home can impact employee salaries, depending on location; Futures on all major indexes up by 1-2%; Virgin Orbits' first satellite launch fails; Lufthansa receives $9.8 billion from Germany; Simran Sandhu & Darian Phillips report. 
May 26, 2020
Special Guest: Michael Huber, President & CEO, Indy Chamber of Commerce
Interview with Michael Huber from the Indy Chamber of Commerce. Simran Sandhu reports. 
May 22, 2020
Special Guest: Marsha Stone, Senior Executive, Indianapolis International Airport
Interview with Marsha Stone from the Indianapolis International Airport. Simran Sandhu reports. 
May 8, 2020
Special Guest: President Gregory Hess, Wabash College
Debt escalates for both public and private sectors; FED offers further aid to small businesses; State Farm cuts $2 billion in premiums; Saudi Arabia and Russia agree in principle over production cuts; U.S. stocks finish their best week since 1974; Simran Sandhu and Darian Phillips report. 
April 10, 2020