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A rundown of the most important global business stories you need to know for the coming day, from the newsroom of the Financial Times. Available every weekday morning.

    Biden’s economic rescue plan, US banks report earnings, and the election for Merkel’s successor

    Biden’s economic rescue plan, US banks report earnings, and the election for Merkel’s successor

    Joe Biden plans to ask Congress for a $1.9tn economic rescue package, Federal Reserve chairman Jay Powell assures markets that asset purchases will continue, four big US banks report quarterly earnings, and far-right groups find alternative internet platforms to rally for further unrest. Plus, the FT’s Guy Chazan on who is vying to replace Angela Merkel as leader of Germany’s ruling party. 


    Biden to push $1.9tn stimulus for pandemic-battered US economy
    https://www.ft.com/content/05e07e0d-1f2a-45da-bafb-367f4100c26a


    Powell moves to stamp out market fear of exit from loose policy
    https://www.ft.com/content/21d89f6d-be8f-48dc-9085-1e9baabcbdbe


    Top US banks set for $10bn round of buybacks
    https://www.ft.com/content/c2b155a3-8901-4011-be32-fde3f4bad740


    Far-right turns to alternative platforms to stoke further unrest
    https://www.ft.com/content/f5c4679b-20c5-4b68-bb6d-958f17385183?


    After Merkel: the battle for the soul of the Christian Democratic Union
    https://www.ft.com/content/ce034f34-cbc6-4ea9-8c16-41fc939fc0fe
     
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    US House impeaches Trump again, Jack Ma vs Xi Jinping, NYC cuts ties with the Trump Organization

    US House impeaches Trump again, Jack Ma vs Xi Jinping, NYC cuts ties with the Trump Organization

    Donald Trump has become the first US president in history to be impeached twice, New York City cuts business ties with the Trump Organization, and the City of London has a post-pandemic recovery plan. Plus, the FT’s Beijing bureau chief, Tom Mitchell, explains what the clash between Jack Ma and Beijing means for China’s private sector. 


    Donald Trump is impeached for second time
    https://www.ft.com/content/fc81c3df-f6c0-47c2-8efc-5a14d511f7e7


    New York City is latest to cut ties with Trump businesses
    https://www.ft.com/content/11b92247-b405-4e03-808d-2b802c63ff38


    Jack Ma vs Xi Jinping: the future of private business in China
    https://www.ft.com/content/751c2500-f50d-47c9-8f04-a28ad62285fd?segmentId=6bf9295a-189d-71c6-18fb-d469f27d3523


    City of London sets out five year post-pandemic recovery plan
    ft.com/content/91c887fc-29ef-472f-8e3f-22cb7d21573a?
     
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    WhatsApp battles privacy concerns, China tech worker concerns, Microsoft Teams

    WhatsApp battles privacy concerns, China tech worker concerns, Microsoft Teams

    Facebook-owned WhatsApp is scrambling to stave off privacy concerns following a recent update to its terms of service; greenhouse gas emissions in the US rose less in 2020 than in any year since the second world war; China’s fast-growing tech industry is in the spotlight for harsh working conditions. Plus, the FT’s Richard Waters reports on the growth of Microsoft Teams and what it could mean for the future of online work.


    What’sApp fights back as users flee to Signal and Telegram 
    https://www.ft.com/content/ee1b716d-4ed2-4b26-8da1-40c98db7b9b6?


    US emissions rise the least since second world war during pandemic
    ft.com/content/1b1dfaf0-4dfb-4788-9270-f880242b2a56?


    Pinduoduo hit by new allegations over working practices
    https://www.ft.com/content/cc7aa0f0-ca28-4bf1-a3a1-823cc5e6fad1


    Microsoft looks to make 2021 the year of Teams
    https://www.ft.com/content/1bbe1b15-dde6-4a3b-9728-8991818b6c92
     
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    US businesses pull political donations, SolarWinds hack developments, Turkey’s quest for power

    US businesses pull political donations, SolarWinds hack developments, Turkey’s quest for power

    U-S corporations are reviewing their political donations after the attack on the Capitol building, and research has found the huge global cyber espionage campaign discovered last month was carried out using tools similar to those developed by known Russian hacking group, Turla. Plus, the FT’s Turkey correspondent, Laura Pitel, explains how Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s aggressive foreign policy moves have left Ankara isolated from the west. 


    Corporate American pulls political donations after assault on Capitol 
    https://www.ft.com/content/be344816-3fab-42e2-99ed-38309d06a435


    SolarWinds cyber attack linked to tools used by Russian hacking group
    https://www.ft.com/content/e1b247d5-ef53-4e82-afc3-9e3c2d7c5e2c


    Erdogan’s great game: Soldiers, spies and Turkey’s quest for power
    https://www.ft.com/content/8052b8aa-62b9-40c9-a40c-d7187d5cd98a?
     
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    Big Tech blocks Trump, urban renter exodus worries some MBS investors, CES goes virtual

    Big Tech blocks Trump, urban renter exodus worries some MBS investors, CES goes virtual

    Technology companies are blocking President Donald Trump from their platforms, renters fleeing U-S cities are straining the market for  mortgage-backed securities, and Europe tries to enforce its investment deal with China. Plus, the Consumer Electronics Show kicks off, virtually.


    Twitter vs Trump: has Big Tech gone too far?
    ft.com/content/6df12c33-e7a3-482b-92da-8c3549789a6b?


    Fading allure of urban life leaves dent on US mortgage bonds 
    ft.com/content/67cb87c0-ef93-410f-90bc-60ffaf42af5e?


    EU and China agree new investment treaty
    https://www.ft.com/content/6a429460-4bfb-42d4-9191-73ba97dde130


    CES enters the pandemic era, taking a turn for the practical
    https://www.ft.com/content/5c6b159c-da65-439f-8831-708cc0930aae
     
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    Trump concedes election, stock markets ignore political chaos, Boeing’s 737 Max settlement

    Trump concedes election, stock markets ignore political chaos, Boeing’s 737 Max settlement

    President Trump concedes power for the first time and calls for an orderly transition: the FT’s US managing editor Peter Spiegel looks at how Joe Biden can unite a divided nation; global markets have continued rising despite the chaos in Washington; Boeing agrees to pay $2.5bn to resolve a criminal charge stemming from the 737 Max crashes; and counter-culture icon Neil Young cashes in on the music streaming boom. 


    Democratic leaders call on Pence to force Trump from White House
    https://www.ft.com/content/cecab0e3-ddb6-40fa-a78b-1d98fb3f7759


    Boeing to pay $2.5bn to resolve criminal case over 737 Max crashes
    https://www.ft.com/content/1e64a9ea-4659-4513-b82f-0a4b5e7cae1c


    Blue sweep of Congress will add pressure to weak dollar, analysts say
    https://www.ft.com/content/9e58d2fb-37c5-432e-b4c6-dcf862d43b7d


    Neil Young joins music rights gold rush after striking Hipgnosis deal
    https://www.ft.com/content/dd67a2ab-d6e1-4334-ae45-ef1bf65f1e82


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# alone at xmas ,

Dear America

On the 3/11 the most important day when history for your country is being made . Meanwhile mad king Trump is doing what he does best and acts like spoilt child having a temper tantrum But this time he not being rescued he being left to deal with rejection by himself
This tragic showcase from mad king Trump has both farce and tragedy in it I feel his pain because he rams it up But I also want to pack his bags and throw him out
I want us each to take look at what damage has been done AND to try to see how the ones who voted for Trump be given some help
I simply shocked that his cult followers are in such volume
But come Biden rise with dignity we the world need it

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