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Futures for the Dow Jones, S&P 500, and Nasdaq are in the green this morning.
Chamath Palihapitiya-backed Clover Health (CLOV) has responded to Hindenburg Research’s report (original report found here), saying the claims were “completely untrue,” but did confirm the Department of Justice investigation that Hindenburg reported. The SEC has also launched an investigation into the company and Clover Health said that it intends to cooperate. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) has applied for emergency use authorization for its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine with the FDA after data released last week showed it was roughly 66% effective. Google (GOOGL) has launched a news platform in Australia that offers news that Google has paid for from 7 Australian publishers. The agreement between Google and Australia, “provides an alternative to the model put forward by the Australian government,” which would have made it a legal requirement for Google and Facebook (FB) to pay Australian media companies for their content. 23andMe, a home-genetics testing company, has agreed to go public via the VG Acquisition Corp SPAC (VGAC), which is run by Sir Richard Branson of Virgin Group. Palantir Technologies (PLTR) and bp (BP) have extended their partnership to, “support bp as it works towards its ambition to become a net zero company by 2050 or sooner, and to help the world get to net zero.” As part of the extended partnership, “Palantir will provide its software to bp at the enterprise level, with global deployment across the organization in a multi-year, multi-million dollar deal.” Robinhood has removed limits on all stock trades, including in GameStop (GME) and AMC Entertainment (AMC). On their investor call after reporting earnings, A ctivision Blizzard (ATVI) confirmed that there will be a new Call of Duty releasing this year. Ford (F) announced alongside its earnings report that the company plans to invest $29 billion in electric and autonomous vehicles through 2025.