The Monday Mix: Feb. 14 – 20, 2022

Top-of-mind headlines as we start the week:

Germany and the UK launched sanctions against Russia, after the country recognized two separatist regions in Ukraine, escalating conflict in the region.   

US retail sales rebounded strongly in January, rising 3.8% vs. a 2.5% drop in December. 

The US will spend nearly $10 billion on developing clean hydrogen as an energy source as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law passed last year. 

The Fed approved rules banning its officials from trading individual securities, including stocks, bonds, and cryptocurrencies.

— WHO will supervise the transfer of tech and resources to six African nations so they can produce mRNA Covid-19 vaccines; Moderna chose not to enforce its mRNA patent in Africa during pandemic, and African company using public info has produced its own mRNA vaccine which will undergo clinical trials.

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