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Data: Factset; Chart: Axios Visuals

Consumer-driven stocks are leading the way in the market rebound since the S&P 500's Christmas Eve selloff.

Driving the news: As of Friday's close, the top 5 companies with the best returns since the S&P's 2018 low includes just one tech name, and it's Xerox.

  • Within the same time frame a year earlier — Dec. 26, 2017 to March 8, 2018 — the list looked very different. 3 out of the 5 best performing stocks were tech companies: Netflix, Twitter and Seagate Technology.

What's happening: As Nicholas Colas, co-founder of research firm DataTrek, points out, many of this year's best performing stocks are "simply the names that got really clobbered" in December's sell-off.

  • Xerox, Hanesbrands and Mattel all fell more than 20% during December.
  • Chipotle and Coty were less beat up — dropping by around 10% each.

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  1. Health: Coronavirus deaths reach 4,000 per day as hospitals remain in crisis mode — CDC warns highly transmissible coronavirus variant could become dominant in U.S. in March.
  2. Politics: Biden says, "We will manage the hell out of" vaccine distribution — Biden taps ex-FDA chief to lead Operation Warp Speed amid rollout of COVID plan — Widow of GOP congressman-elect who died of COVID-19 will run to fill his seat.
  3. Vaccine: Battling Black mistrust of the vaccines"Pharmacy deserts" could become vaccine deserts — Instacart to give $25 to shoppers who get vaccine.
  4. Economy: Unemployment filings explode againFed chair: No interest rate hike coming any time soon —  Inflation rose more than expected in December.
  5. World: WHO team arrives in China to investigate pandemic origins.

NRA declares bankruptcy, says it will reincorporate in Texas

Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association (NRA) speaks during CPAC in 2016. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

The National Rifle Association said Friday it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will seek to reincorporate in Texas, calling New York, where it is currently registered, a "toxic political environment."

The big picture: The move comes just months after New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit to dissolve the NRA, alleging the group committed fraud by diverting roughly $64 million in charitable donations over three years to support reckless spending by its executives.

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Biden: "We will manage the hell out of" vaccine distribution

Joe Biden. Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

President-elect Joe Biden promised to invoke the Defense Production Act to increase vaccine manufacturing, as he outlined a five-point plan to administer 100 million COVID-19 vaccinations in the first months of his presidency.

Why it matters: With the Center for Disease Control and Prevention warning of a more contagious variant of the coronavirus, Biden is trying to establish how he’ll approach the pandemic differently than President Trump.