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)