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A Nike ad in New York featuring Colin Kaepernick. Photo: Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images

Nike's quarterly earnings and revenue beat analyst expectations, despite many believing the company's bottom line would suffer from its decision to feature former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick in its signature "Just Do It" campaign, CNBC reports.

The big picture: The company posted earnings of $0.52 per share against an expected mark of $0.46, while hauling in $9.37 billion in 4th quarter against an expectation of $9.18 billion. The company's shares were up 7.1% at market close on Friday.

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12 mins ago - Health

The barriers to vaccine passports

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Vaccine passports could become available soon to help people resume their livesbut they face numerous scientific, social and political barriers to being accepted.

The big picture: Reliable and accessible proof of vaccine-induced protection from the novel coronavirus could speed international travel and economic reopening, but obstacles to its wide-scale adoption are so great it may never fully arrive.

Updated 7 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Senate action on stimulus bill continues as Dems reach deal on jobless aid

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Democratic leaders struck an agreement with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) on emergency unemployment insurance late Friday, clearing the way for Senate action on President Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus package to resume after an hours-long delay.

The state of play: The Senate continued to work through votes on a series of amendments overnight into early Saturday morning.

Capitol review panel recommends more police, mobile fencing

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A panel appointed by Congress to review security measures at the Capitol is recommending several changes, including mobile fencing and a bigger Capitol police force, to safeguard the area after a riotous mob breached the building on Jan. 6.

Why it matters: Law enforcement officials have warned there could be new plots to attack the area and target lawmakers, including during a speech President Biden is expected to give to a joint session of Congress.