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

Here was the hot news for December 30-January 3: TechWire’s ‘Tech Legends’ series continued with a long-form feature on serial entrepreneur Scot Wingo; Cary’s Epic Games brought in $1.8 billion in sales through Fortnite last year; shares in Triangle-based Novan plunged after the firm disclosed its skin treatment trial results didn’t reach efficacy; NCSU economist Mike Walden says a recession isn’t likely in 2020, but NC will be impacted by the China trade deal; WalletHub’s ‘Best Cities for Jobs’ list ranked Raleigh No. 48 and Durham No. 62, despite Wake County’s 2.9% unemployment rate.

Wrapping up 2019, we published a review of TechWire’s top 10 startup stories.

Several North Carolina companies announced funding rounds last week, including: Durham-based Clutch Inc., Raleigh-based Coladka ($900,000) and Raleigh-based InsightFinder Inc. ($2 million).

And, some national news: U.S. stocks kicked off 2020 with all-time highs; the FDA announced a ban on flavored e-cigarettes (aside from tobacco or menthol); Tesla’s crash investigations are raising safety concerns.

Keeping with our Monday tradition, here’s a look back at 45 local, state and national headlines as reported by WRAL TechWire last week:

MONDAY December 30 Headlines:

TUESDAY December 31 Headlines:

WEDNESDAY January 1 Headlines:

THURSDAY January 2 Headlines:

FRIDAY January 3 Headlines: