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

Notable news stories from last week included: Boston biotech firm Beam Therapeutics plans to build an $83 million manufacturing facility in RTP, adding over 200 high-paying jobs; multinational ag company UPL Limited is opening a new R&D hub in RTP; fintech firm Retirement Clearinghouse is expanding its HQ in Charlotte with 300 new jobs; NASA astronaut and NCSU graduate Christina Koch won the Global ATHENA Leadership Award – read more in our exclusive Q&A; Raleigh software firm Pendo ranked No. 26 on the latest Inc. 5000, and several NC life science firms also made the list; Cary-based Epic Games escalated its ongoing battle with Apple and Google over in-app purchases, now suing the tech giants; Charlotte “unicorn” AvidXchange raised $119 million.

Several North Carolina companies landed new funding last week, including Raleigh-based WalletFi ($85,000), Durham-based ServiceTrade ($49 million), Old Fort-based Kitsbow ($850,000), Wilmington-based LifeGait ($200,000) and Charlotte-based AvidXchange ($119 million). Read more local startup news in our weekly Startup Rewind and Startup Spotlight editions.

And, in national news: Hong Kong pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai was arrested under China’s new national security law; the price of Bitcoin is now trading at its highest level in a year; Airbnb is reportedly planning to go public; Cisco is planning to cut $1 billion in expenses, including layoffs.

Keeping with our Monday “TechWire Rewind” tradition, here’s a look back at 80 local, state and national headlines as reported by WRAL TechWire last week:

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