[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Technology Leads Stocks Higher; Oil Retreats: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Dollar steadies; Aussie dollar nears two-week highs

[Reuters] Global stocks higher, sustained by bottomless stimulus

[CNBC] Jobless claims worse than expected as pandemic-related filings surge

[AP] GOP attacks Dems’ $1.9T COVID-19 relief bill from all angles

[Reuters] In call with China’s Xi, Biden stresses rights concerns, need for free Indo-Pacific

[Reuters] China-U.S. confrontation a disaster for both countries, Xi tells Biden

[Reuters] Biden considering economist Lisa Cook for Fed Board seat – Axios

[CNBC] How Covid led to a $60 billion global chip shortage for the auto industry

[Reuters] U.S. chip industry calls on Biden administration to fund factories

[CNBC] Covid live updates: UK scientist warns of variant; U.S. cases and deaths improve

[CNBC] UK coronavirus variant on course ‘to sweep the world,’ leading scientist says

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Traders Gear Up for Distant Day First Central Banks Hike Rates

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Kuwait Currency Peg in Spotlight With Nation Unable to Borrow

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Arctic Blast Drives Strongest Propane Demand in 17 Years

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Elon Musk’s Younger Brother Sells $25.6 Million Tesla Shares

[Reuters] Taiwan, U.S. hold first Washington meeting under new administration

[WSJ] Fed’s Powell Signals Easy Money Policies to Remain in Place for a While

[WSJ] Fed’s Daly Sees Central Bank Maintaining Its Bond-Buying Pace Through 2021

[FT] The ‘stonk’ bubble poses significant global risks

[FT] Joe Biden creates Pentagon task force on China