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Jan. 18, 2021, 12:00 p.m. EST

Moderna and SpaceX highlighted by a fast-growing U.S. fund traded in London

By MarketWatch

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Baillie Gifford U.S. Growth Trust devoted much of its half-yearly report to talking up the prospects of biotech Moderna and rocket launcher SpaceX, two of its investments that helped lift its net asset value surge during the time frame. See full story.

Bill Gates is now the largest farmland owner in America

Bill Gates may no longer be the world’s richest man, but he can claim a new title: America’s farmland king. See full story.

IRS says this tax season will be ‘one of the nation’s most important.’ Make note of these key dates

The IRS will start accepting returns a little later than usual, on Feb. 12. See full story.

We are learning more about diversity at tech companies, but it isn’t good news

As they face continued calls to diversify their workforces, tech companies are increasingly disclosing demographics and pay information, but for the most part those numbers have shown little progress amid high-profile controversies. See full story.

Open all hours: Around-the-clock vaccination sites to be piloted in England in COVID-19 drive

England is vaccinating around 140 people a minute. See full story.

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Enrollment in teacher preparation programs was already plummeting before the pandemic. See full story.

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