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

Most notably, the global coronavirus outbreak dominated news coverage last week. As the CDC warned that the novel coronavirus will inevitably spread in U.S. communities, the stock market suffered its worst week since 2008. Coronavirus is hitting the global economy hard—NCSU economist Mike Walden weighed in on what that means.

Top local stories from last week (February 24-28) included: High-tech jobs surged across NC in January, with 12,000 new openings; Durham startup Sift Media raised $1.5 million in new capital–check out our twopart Q&A with CEO Jud Bowman; a new report from Pew Charitable Trusts praised NC’s broadband expansion efforts; RTP startup Get Spiffy is expanding to the West Coast with a new office in San Francisco; FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies broke ground on a major expansion of its biomanufacturing plant in Morrisville.

Also, Raleigh’s job market got two new accolades last week: The Wall Street Journal ranked Raleigh No. 6 on its list of hot job markets and the city was ranked No. 1 on Glassdoor’s list of the best places for jobs.

And, in national news: Intuit is acquiring Credit Karma for $7 billion; here’s a look inside Mike Bloomberg’s big-spending social media campaign for the presidency; Disney CEO Bob Iger announced he’s stepping down.

Keeping with our Monday tradition, here’s a look back at 70 local, state and national headlines as reported by WRAL TechWire last week:

MONDAY | February 24 Headlines:

TUESDAY | February 25 Headlines:

WEDNESDAY | February 26 Headlines:

THURSDAY | February 27 Headlines:

FRIDAY | February 28 Headlines: