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Five Minute Drill

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Special Episode: The Final Report

January 15, 2021 11:40 - 5 minutes - 5.06 MB

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. 

House of Representatives Impeach President Trump for the Second Time

January 14, 2021 10:00 - 5 minutes - 4.95 MB

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.

Visa Cancels Acquisition of Fintech Startup, Plaid, After Antitrust Concerns

January 13, 2021 13:46 - 5 minutes - 4.83 MB

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.

Cryptocurrency Loses $200 Billion in Market Value

January 12, 2021 13:41 - 4 minutes - 4.4 MB

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.

Amazon Will Invest $2 Billion into Affordable Housing in Three Cities

January 11, 2021 13:58 - 4 minutes - 4.38 MB

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.

President Trump Concedes the Election and Denounces Attack on Capitol

January 08, 2021 12:46 - 5 minutes - 5.07 MB

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.

Thousands of Protestors and Rioters Attack the U.S. Capitol

January 07, 2021 13:04 - 5 minutes - 4.99 MB

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. 

High-Stakes Georgia Runoff Elections Will Determine Control of the Senate

January 06, 2021 13:29 - 4 minutes - 4.32 MB

Macy's closes stores; Oatly considers IPO; NYSE reverses its decision to delist Chinese companies; IBM appoints new Vice Chairman; Seth Kirkpatrick reports. 

Haven, the Healthcare Company Founded by Amazon, JPMorgan, and Berkshire Hathaway, is Shutting Down

January 05, 2021 13:03 - 4 minutes - 4.41 MB

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.

Tesla Poised for Expansion after Delivering Nearly 500,000 Cars in 2020

January 04, 2021 12:29 - 5 minutes - 4.95 MB

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.

Dow Jones and S&P 500 End 2020 at Record Highs

January 01, 2021 11:57 - 5 minutes - 4.68 MB

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.

Amazon Will Acquire Podcast Giant, Wondery, for Nearly $300 Million

December 31, 2020 12:12 - 4 minutes - 3.9 MB

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.

Boeing 737 Max Begins Flying U.S. Passengers After 2-Year Halt

December 30, 2020 10:57 - 4 minutes - 3.83 MB

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.

U.S. Stock Indexes Reach Record High

December 29, 2020 13:02 - 5 minutes - 4.63 MB

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.

President Trump Signs COVID-19 Relief Bill

December 28, 2020 13:05 - 5 minutes - 4.6 MB

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.

DOJ Sues Walmart Over its Alleged Role in the Opioid Crisis

December 23, 2020 12:50 - 5 minutes - 5.25 MB

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.

New COVID-19 Strain Identified in the United Kingdom

December 22, 2020 10:00 - 5 minutes - 5.25 MB

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. 

Special Guest: Kalen Jackson, Vice Chair & Owner, Indianapolis Colts

December 21, 2020 17:27 - 9 minutes - 8.8 MB

Interview with Kalen Jackson. Simran Sandhu reports. 

Congressional Leaders Agree to $900 Billion COVID-19 Relief Package

December 21, 2020 12:30 - 5 minutes - 5.12 MB

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. 

TikTok Partners with Walmart to Host First Shoppable Livestreaming Event

December 18, 2020 10:00 - 4 minutes - 4.28 MB

SEC fines Robinhood $65 million; FedEx reports strong earnings; Coinbase files for an IPO; Coca Cola cuts 1,200 jobs; Seth Kirkpatrick reports. 

Impulse Shopping is Expected to Decrease During 2020 Holiday Season

December 17, 2020 10:00 - 4 minutes - 3.88 MB

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. 

U.S. Stocks Rise as Congress Continues to Negotiate a $748 Billion Aid Package

December 16, 2020 11:33 - 3 minutes - 3.61 MB

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. 

High-Risk Healthcare Workers Receive First Dose of Coronavirus Vaccine

December 15, 2020 12:12 - 5 minutes - 4.9 MB

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.

Pfizer and BioNTech Begin Nationwide Distribution for their Coronavirus Vaccine

December 14, 2020 11:22 - 5 minutes - 4.88 MB

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. 

AirBnB Surpasses $100 Billion Market Cap on First Day of Trading

December 11, 2020 10:00 - 5 minutes - 4.72 MB

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.

Starbucks Plans to Launch 22,000 Stores in the Next 10 Years

December 10, 2020 11:26 - 5 minutes - 5.19 MB

Campbell Soup and Lowes experience strong growth; Twitch updates hateful conduct and harassment policy; Google lifts ban on political ads; Seth Kirkpatrick reports. 

Apple Unveils AirPods Max Over-Ear Headphones for $549

December 09, 2020 11:17 - 5 minutes - 5.27 MB

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.

Uber Sells Self-Driving-Car Unit to Autonomous-Driving Startup, Aurora

December 08, 2020 12:45 - 5 minutes - 4.83 MB

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.  

Chick-fil-A Sues Top Chicken Producers for Price-Fixing

December 07, 2020 11:34 - 4 minutes - 4.16 MB

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; 

Jobless Claims Reach a Record Low for the Pandemic-Era

December 04, 2020 12:20 - 5 minutes - 4.75 MB

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. 

UPS Implements Shipping Limits on Nike, Gap, and Other Large Retailers

December 03, 2020 12:00 - 5 minutes - 4.85 MB

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. 

Salesforce Acquires Slack for $27.7 Billion

December 02, 2020 11:51 - 4 minutes - 4.14 MB

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.

Bitcoin's Price Surpasses a Record High of $19,000

December 01, 2020 11:46 - 4 minutes - 3.98 MB

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. 

Black Friday Traffic at U.S. Stores Decreased 52%

November 30, 2020 11:58 - 5 minutes - 4.78 MB

Pennsylvania Court mail-in ballot lawsuit dismissed; Joe Biden announces additional members of staff; Demand for platinum increases; Supermarkets consider offering mail-in ballots; Seth Kirkpatrick reports. 

Special Guest: David Lee, CFO, Impossible Foods

November 25, 2020 15:00 - 7 minutes - 7.02 MB

Interview with David Lee. Simran Sandhu reports. 

Dow Jones Surpasses 30,000 for the First Time Ever

November 25, 2020 10:00 - 5 minutes - 4.75 MB

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.

GM Recalls 7 Million Vehicles Globally Due to Faulty Air Bags

November 24, 2020 10:56 - 5 minutes - 4.72 MB

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. 

FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization for COVID-19 Treatment Given to President Trump

November 23, 2020 10:00 - 5 minutes - 4.63 MB

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. 

California Issues Statewide Curfew from 10 P.M to 5 A.M.

November 20, 2020 11:38 - 3 minutes - 3.58 MB

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.

Pfizer's Coronavirus Vaccine is Deemed Safe and 95% Effective

November 19, 2020 10:57 - 4 minutes - 3.99 MB

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.

Amazon Launches Online Pharmacy Offering Free Prescription Delivery For Prime Members

November 18, 2020 10:00 - 4 minutes - 4.15 MB

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.

Dow Jones and S&P 500 Reach Record Highs After Positive Moderna Vaccine Results

November 17, 2020 10:00 - 4 minutes - 4.36 MB

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. 

Grocery Chains Place Item Limits as COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise

November 16, 2020 10:00 - 4 minutes - 4.47 MB

President Trump supporters gather in Washington DC; DACA restored after Secretary for Department of Homeland Security deemed improperly appointed; Healthcare companies face cyber attacks; Netflix and Amazon Prime look to increase Anime offerings; Simran Sandhu reports.

Revlon Reaches Debt-Swap Deal to Avoid Bankruptcy

November 13, 2020 12:56 - 4 minutes - 4.08 MB

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. 

Amazon's New 'Care Hub' Enables Users to Assist Aging Family Members

November 12, 2020 10:00 - 5 minutes - 5.02 MB

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.

Ulta Beauty Announces Plan to Open Hundreds Of Shops Inside Target Stores In 2021

November 11, 2020 12:19 - 4 minutes - 4.31 MB

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.

Pfizer Announces Breakthrough in COVID-19 Vaccine Development

November 10, 2020 11:29 - 3 minutes - 3.49 MB

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.

Joe Biden Wins the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election

November 09, 2020 10:00 - 4 minutes - 4.54 MB

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.

General Motors Reports Strong Earnings Due to High Consumer Demand for Trucks

November 06, 2020 12:41 - 4 minutes - 4.29 MB

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.

Florida Voters Approve Raising Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

November 05, 2020 10:42 - 4 minutes - 4.1 MB

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.