As Monday morning rolls in, we’re providing TechWire readers with a quick recap of the past week’s news headlines.

Hot news for December 2-6 included: Merck will invest $57 million to expand its vaccine manufacturing campus in Wilson; Greek battery manufacturer Group Olympia is investing $6.5 million to establish a new distribution center in Greensboro; Raleigh unicorn Prometheus Group is continuing to expand as it acquired its second company; economists expect NC will add fewer jobs in 2020 as the economy slows; ChannelAdvisor Co-Founder Scot Wingo resigned as the firm’s executive chairman; a survey says Raleigh executives are among the most stingy with increasing year-end bonuses.

Also, in a new report, CompTIA ranked Raleigh as the No. 2 “Tech Town” in the U.S., as Charlotte fell from 1st to 6th place. Read more analysis here and here.

And, some national news: Cyber Monday brought in $9.4 billion in sales; Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin both stepped down from executive roles at Alphabet; vaping-related lung injuries are continuing to hit all 50 states; the defamation suit against Elon Musk went to trial; Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders proposed a plan to invest $150 billion in high-speed broadband.

Keeping with our Monday tradition, here’s a look back at 74 local, state and national headlines as reported by WRAL TechWire last week:

MONDAY December 2 Headlines:

TUESDAY December 3 Headlines:

WEDNESDAY December 4 Headlines:

THURSDAY December 5 Headlines:

FRIDAY December 6 Headlines: