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What Mattered This Week: February 1-5, 2021

FDA officials kicked off a review of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine data as new U.S. coronavirus cases and hospitalizations retreated from worst-ever highs. Plus, new weekly jobless claims dipped slightly last week to 779,000, according to the Department of Labor. Read up on these and more of the week’s top stories.

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    Coronavirus cases are falling all across the country

    Coronavirus cases are falling all across the country

    New coronavirus infections slowed by nearly 16% over the past week, continuing a trend of rapid improvement. The big picture: The U.S. still has a ton …

    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala makes history at WTO

    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala makes history at WTO

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    BBC News - By Kunle Falayi

    By Kunle Falayi BBC News, Lagos Having survived the murky waters of politics in Nigeria, where her mother was kidnapped to send her a message, and rising to number two at the World Bank, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala should have no trouble dealing with international trade negotiators in her new job at the …

    Jeff Bezos steps down as Amazon CEO

    Jeff Bezos steps down as Amazon CEO

    Jeff Bezos said Tuesday that he will step down as chief executive of Amazon, leaving the helm of the company he founded 27 years ago. Bezos will transition to the role of executive chair in the third quarter of this year, which starts July 1, the company said. Andy Jassy, the chief executive of …

    These 6 (Virtual) Black History Exhibits and 25+ Books Deserve Your Attention

    These 6 (Virtual) Black History Exhibits and 25+ Books Deserve Your Attention

    By Mashable

    February is Black History Month and if you're not already educating yourself about Black achievements, now’s a good time to start. Of course a singular month is not going to make up for a historical foundation of racism and erasure, but visiting these six exhibits (all viewable online) and reading these 25+ powerful books can start filling that gap.

    Super Bowl Preview

    Super Bowl Preview

    Sunday's Super Bowl LV brings a quarterback matchup for the ages, with Tampa Bay's legendary Tom Brady taking on Kansas City's young superstar Patrick Mahomes. The Chiefs are trying to become the eighth franchise to win consecutive titles, while the Buccaneers are the first team to play the game in its home stadium. The game will have a different feel, with COVID-19 restrictions limiting Raymond James Stadium to 25,000 fans.

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