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While many of these novice investors did make large sums of money — at its peak, the stock hit almost 30 times its value from the start of January — many lost out as well.
WHAT AMERICANS THINK ABOUT THE GAMESTOP INVESTORSDHRUMIL MEHTA (DHRUMIL.MEHTA@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)FEBRUARY 12, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Precipitation should end by mid-morning on Thursday, but it will stay cold, with temperatures peaking in the low-to-mid 30s.
SNOW AND WINTRY MIX CONTINUE OVERNIGHT, ESPECIALLY NORTH OF DISTRICTJASON SAMENOW, WES JUNKER, ANDREW FREEDMANFEBRUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The state’s number of daily vaccinations has dipped slightly this week compared with the last week of January, when it hit a peak of nearly 30,000 vaccinations in one day.
LEADERS IN WASHINGTON REGION ASK FEMA FOR HELP IN VACCINATING FEDERAL WORKERSJULIE ZAUZMER, RACHEL CHASON, REBECCA TANFEBRUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Hustler, whose circulation peaked above 2 million in the late 1970s, thumbed its nose at sleeker skin publications such as Playboy and Penthouse.
LARRY FLYNT, PORNOGRAPHER AND SELF-STYLED FIRST AMENDMENT CHAMPION, DIES AT 78PAUL W. VALENTINEFEBRUARY 10, 2021WASHINGTON POST
After peaking above 1,000 in 2016 and 2017, thefts dipped to just 300 in 2018, but rose again to 542 in 2019.
BEE THEFT IS ALMOST A PERFECT CRIME—BUT THERE’S A NEW SHERIFF IN TOWNANDREW ZALESKIFEBRUARY 9, 2021POPULAR SCIENCE
Roughly 250,000 people bid up small alt-coins when they're announced every other day, trying to buy before they peak and sell before they inevitably fall.
THE MEME ECONOMY IS MAKING SKILLED PEOPLE RICHFELIX SALMONFEBRUARY 9, 2021AXIOS
Data from the Kaiser Family Foundation released last month shows that most other states saw deaths in long-term-care facilities peak later in the year — after the virus and its containment were better understood.
WHAT TO MAKE OF NEW YORK’S REVISED NURSING-HOME CORONAVIRUS NUMBERSPHILIP BUMPFEBRUARY 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
In the United States, if unimpeded, it could drive daily new case counts — now declining to about 107,000 — back to the January peaks of more than 200,000.
A VIRUS LOCOMOTIVE IS HEADING STRAIGHT AT USEDITORIAL BOARDFEBRUARY 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Instead, the lines jitter as they slope up toward peaks and down toward troughs.
BRAIN’S ‘BACKGROUND NOISE’ MAY HOLD CLUES TO PERSISTENT MYSTERIESELIZABETH LANDAUFEBRUARY 8, 2021QUANTA MAGAZINE
Sure enough, at its peak, GameStop was trading at 250 times 2022 estimated earnings, Goldman notes.
BITCOIN, STOCKS AND CRUDE TAKE OFF AS THE MARKETS BRACE FOR A WAVE OF STIMULUS CHECKSBERNHARD WARNERFEBRUARY 8, 2021FORTUNE

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