-BlackRock assets surge to record $8.68tn
-OTC trading at all-time highs: More than 1 trillion shares changed hands in over-the-counter trading in December.
-Goodbye Hollywood: New film-permit applications fell 25% to 613 in December
-Winklevoss Twins Consider Taking Gemini Crypto Exchange Public
-HOT IPO: Online clothing reseller Poshmark closes up more than 140% on first day of trading
-HOT IPO: Shares of Petco Health and Wellness Co Inc jumped as much as 72.7% in their market debut on Thursday, giving the U.S. pet supplies retailer a market capitalization of $6.81 billion.
-Search and advertising giant Google has closed its deal to buy fitness tracking company Fitbit
-The Philippine government and private firms signed another deal with AstraZeneca Thursday for 17 million doses of its coronavirus vaccine as officials scramble to lock in supplies to inoculate at least 50 million Filipinos this year.
-CNN’s Jade Sacker penetrated the Capitol during the riot with a member of BLM/Antifa. CNN was on it from the start.
-Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey caught on tape targeting US President Donald Trump. “We are focused on one account [realDonaldTrump] right now but this is going to be MUCH BIGGER than just one account & it’s going to go on for much longer…”
-The FBI has arrested #BlackLivesMatter self-described anti-fascist John Sullivan for leading the charge during the insurrection at the Capitol.
Quote of the day
When 20,000 troops are needed to protect politicians from the public, the problem is the politicians.