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: Companies based in Durham’s American Underground raised $108.70 million last year, up 37.25% from 2019; business is booming for startup incubator and coworking space Raleigh Founded, with a 27% jump in its member base last year; high-tech jobs remain strong in Raleigh as IBM, Oracle and Cisco lead the demand for new talent; WRAL TechWire asked several leaders in North Carolina’s startup ecosystem for their take on the recent NVCA/Pitchbook reports about last year’s VC surge; Durham-based cancer drug developer Chimerix raised a $100 million stock offering to fund clinical trials for its drug candidates; IBM’s stock took a hit after it reported a 6% decline in quarterly revenues compared to 2019 – here’s our analysis.

A few North Carolina companies secured new funding last week, including Research Triangle Park-based AgBiome and Raleigh-based TopCourt. Read more local startup news in our weekly Startup Rewind edition.

And, in national news: China’s economy grew by 2.3% in 2020 despite the pandemic; economists believe that job growth will remain slow, even if the proposed $1.9 trillion stimulus package boosts the economy; Joe Biden was sworn in as president on Wednesday with an ambitious plan to restore the economy; Google threatened to shut down its search engine in Australia if a new media compensation bill becomes law.

Keeping with our Monday “TechWire Rewind” tradition, here’s a look back at 81 local, state and national headlines as reported by WRAL TechWire last week:

MONDAY | Jan. 18 Headlines:

TUESDAY | Jan. 19 Headlines:

WEDNESDAY | Jan. 20 Headlines:

THURSDAY | Jan. 21 Headlines:

FRIDAY | Jan. 22 Headlines:

Weekend Reading: