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Market News

  • Dow Jones: The US’ Dow Jones Index faced some major drops on Friday, amidst congressional struggles to find a stimulus plan to please all. 
  • FTSE 100: As Brexit talks appear to be up in the air, the UK’s FTSE Index doesn’t seem to be keeping the faith.
  • Nikkei 225: Though Japan’s Nikkei 225 Index closed slightly down this past Friday, it remains up 4.02% over this past month.

Last Week’s Highlights

US Department of Energy Experience Massive Cyber Attack

It’s speculated that Russia is behind a massive security breach in the United States’ Department of Energy that occurred this past week. Suspicions cannot be confirmed quite yet, and in the meantime, Russia continues to deny any involvement. Perhaps the biggest worry with this hack is its wide sweeping approach, as well as its specific focus on nuclear information.

Moderna’s Vaccine the Most Recently Approved

After Pfizer’s SARS-CoV-2 vaccine was approved by the FDA last Friday, the question remained as to whose would be the next on the list. Some states have already begun vaccination, though distribution and production have proved to be the challenges many have been predicting for months. This said, it will likely not be until a few months into the new year that vaccination will be a more widespread option. The same will likely go for Moderna’s vaccine, which was approved just one week after Pfizer’s.

Coming Up This Week

Is Brexit’s End Near?

New Year’s Eve won’t only mark the end of a disastrous, COVID-filled 2020 for the UK, but also the end of Brexit’s period of transition. Many believe that these next few weeks will decide the fate of the UK as it officially succeeded from the European Union. This said, PM Boris Johnson seems unwavering in his position to leave, deal or not. Now, neighbor countries have begun to tighten down on restrictions.

Pollution Starkly Marks Inequality in India

India’s capital city of New Delhi has struggled with ever-increasing levels of pollution, which was recorded the worst in the last four years. With air quality unacceptable, just leaving the house can put someone at risk. Part of the problem appears to be policy that insufficiently protects the city and its communities from industrial waste. For families trying to protect their children, it can be a difficult choice to spend their money on air filters or essentials, like food and housing.


More Things to Sip On…

After experiencing intense physical violence, Nigerian boys are returned to their families.

The murder of a former major Mexican official only highlights the country’s violence rates from this year. 

A divided US Congress could push the government into a formal shutdown.


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