Good Morning, World!

Happy Thursday!  We are 12 days away from Groundhog day & 24 days away from Valentine’s Day

☕️ President Joe Biden signed 17 executive orders, memorandums and proclamations hour after being sworn in as the 46th President of the United States (New York Times), President Biden will sign 10 more executive orders today aimed at ramping up Covid testing & vaccinations and funneling more federal dollars to states (POLITICO), and economists expect about 925,000 workers filed for jobless benefits last week, with the number holding nearly steady after claims jumped to start the year (Wall Street Journal)

📈 U.S. stock futures rose on strong earnings and renewed investor enthusiasm for big technology companies.  Futures tied to the tech-heavy Nasdaq-100 led markets, rising 0.4%, contracts tied to the broader S&P 500 rose 0.2%, and those linked to the Dow Jones Industrial Average edged up 0.1% (Wall Street Journal)