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: Grifols is beginning phase 3 COVID-19 treatment testing at its plant in Clayton; a new PitchBook-NVCA report shows how North Carolina and the Southeast faced fundraising headwinds caused by COVID-19; Raleigh food tech company SinnovaTek opened a precision-scale aseptic food co-packing facility; two Triangle startups graduated from Silicon Valley-based Founder Gym, a startup accelerator targeting underrepresented entrepreneurs; NC TECH announced the finalists for this year’s 2020 Tech Awards lineup; Merck is expanding in Durham.

A few local companies secured new funding last week, including Durham-based Emergo Therapeutics ($3.5 million) and Durham-based inSoma Bio ($200,000). Read more local startup news in our weekly Startup Rewind edition.

And, in national news: Big Tech stocks began the week on a strong note; Big Tech could be facing a major tax overhaul; Apple unveiled its new iPhone 12 line; global stocks fell mid-week amid setbacks in the development of COVID-19 treatments and vaccines.

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

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FRIDAY | October 16 Headlines: