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 16-20 included: Microsoft is bringing 500 new jobs to Morrisville with an average wage of $125,000; tech job openings in North Carolina neared a record high, particularly in Charlotte — here are the most in-demand skills; RE/MAX acquired Durham-based real estate tech startup First; Wilmington startup Tribecan landed a deal on the ‘Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch’ show; Aircraft Solutions will invest $100 million in a new aircraft recycling center in Lenoir, creating 475 jobs; Charlotte and the Triangle are among the 10 markets expected to outperform in the coming years; NC’s unemployment rate dropped slightly to 3.8%.

And, some national news: Job openings are increasing and stocks are reaching record highs in the U.S.; Uber will pay $4.4 million to settle a sexual harassment investigation; 9,000 retail stores closed in 2019 as ecommerce continues to replace physical shopping; Facebook is cracking down on efforts to interfere with the 2020 census; Twitter removed nearly 6,000 Saudi accounts it deemed state-backed; the WeWork saga was a sort of reckoning for tech valuations in private markets–here’s why.

Keeping with our Monday tradition, here’s a look back at 68 local, state and national headlines as reported by WRAL TechWire last week:

MONDAY December 16 Headlines:

TUESDAY December 17 Headlines:

WEDNESDAY December 18 Headlines:

THURSDAY December 19 Headlines:

FRIDAY December 20 Headlines: