Good Morning, World!

Happy Friday!  We are 10 days away from the first bank holiday of the year (MLK Day) 

☕️ Economists believe the December jobs report will show employers added 50,000 jobs which would be the smallest gain of the pandemic-related recovery (Wall Street Journal), Calls intensify to remove President Trump from office even as he acknowledges ‘a new administration’ (Washington Post), and the death toll from Wednesday’s melee reached five last night when a U.S. Capitol Police officer died following injuries he suffered on Wednesday (ABC News)

📈 U.S. stock futures edged higher, suggesting that the major benchmarks are on track for a second week of gains.  The S&P 500 ticked 0.3% higher, a day after the broad-market index notched its first all-time closing high of 2021. Nasdaq-100 futures and those linked to the Dow Jones Industrial Average also climbed about 0.3% (Wall Street Journal)