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Retail traders storm back, pushing GameStop futures above $400—while the rest of the market sinks

This is the web version of the Bull Sheet, Fortune’s no-BS daily newsletter on the markets. Sign up to receive it in your inbox here. Good morning, Bull Sheeters. It’s Friday. Let’s play a thought experiment: your we-the-people broker informs you: We’ve instituted a new rule: you cannot buy the hottest stocks on the market; you […]

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The transfer of executive Twitter power

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were officially sworn into office on Wednesday, setting into motion another less ceremonious transfer of power: the handover of the official Twitter handles. Biden’s administration now controls the Twitter handles @POTUS, @VP, @FLOTUS, @WhiteHouse, and @PressSec, along with two new accounts @WHCOS for the White House chief […]

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FBI warns of armed protests at state capitols across America ahead of Biden inauguration

State capitols across the nation stepped up security Monday, deploying National Guard units, SWAT teams and extra police officers while several legislatures convened amid heightened safety concerns following last week’s violence at the U.S. Capitol. The protections came as the FBI issued a bulletin warning of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals […]