Good Morning, World!
Happy Wednesday! We are 13 days away from Groundhog day & 25 days away from Valentine’s Day
☕️ All is set in Washington for Joseph R. Biden Jr. to take the oath of office at noon to become the 46th president of the United States (New York Times) Following precedent, President Trump on Tuesday granted clemency to 143 people including former White House strategist Stephen K. Bannon and other well-connected celebrities (Washington Post), and President-elect Joe Biden, on day one, will fulfill a promise to release a bill to overhaul the U.S. immigration system (POLITICO)
📈 U.S. stock futures edged higher ahead of a busy day of earnings reports and the inauguration of Joe Biden. Futures tied to the S&P 500 rose 0.4% while contracts linked to the tech-heavy Nasdaq-100 rose 0.8%. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were up 0.2% (Wall Street Journal)