Talking Biz News Today — April 7, 2021

Some of Wednesday’s top business news stories: Associated Press IMF upgrades forecast for 2021 global growth to a record 6%, by Paul Wiseman Lawmakers call YouTube Kids a ‘wasteland of vapid’ content, by Barbara Ortutay CNN Starbucks is running out of oat milk a month after adding it to menus nationwide, by Danielle Wiener-Bronner Wall […]

Talking Biz News Today — April 6, 2021

Some of Tuesday’s top business news stories: Associated Press Yellen calls for minimum global corporate income tax, by Christopher Rugaber High court sides with Google in copyright fight with Oracle, by Jessica Gresko CNN The NFT bubble might be bursting already, by Paul R. La Monica Amazon illegally fired two employees, labor board finds, by […]

Supreme Court rules in favor of Google on Oracle dispute

The Supreme Court ruled that Google had not committed copyright infringement against Oracle when it was developing its Android operating system. CNN’s Brian Fung reported: The Supreme Court has handed Google a win in a decade-old case in software development, holding that the technology giant did not commit copyright infringement against Oracle when it copied […]

Data on 500 million Facebook users leaked online

Data on some half a million Facebook users is available online, according to a leaker who is offering the information for a few euros. Reuters’ Raphael Satter reported: A leaker says they are offering information on more than 500 million Facebook Inc users – including phone numbers and other data – virtually for free. The […]

Talking Biz News Today — April 5, 2021

Some of Monday’s top business news stories: Associated Press Corporations gave over $50M to voting restriction backers, by Brian Slodysko From child care to COVID, rising job market faces obstacles, by Christopher Rugaber CNN High fees and pricey cowboy boots: Why crypto spending isn’t about to go mainstream, by Julia Horowitz To prevent burnout, LinkedIn […]

Talking Biz News Today — April 2, 2021

Some of Friday’s top business news stories: Associated Press Anticipation is building for a boom in US hiring this year, by Christopher Rugaber Biden aims to juice EV sales, but would his plan work?, by Tom Krisher CNN Compass CEO plans to double down on tech investment following IPO, by Clare Duffy Robinhood is getting […]

Qwick Takes: The fallout of the second Suez Crisis

This week, Talking Biz News Deputy Editor Erica Thompson reached out to Qwoted’s community of experts to inquire about what the fallout of the recent Suez Canal blockage could be and which industries would be most vulnerable to damage. Check out some of the top commentary: Douglas Kent, Executive Vice President of Strategy and Alliances […]

Biden unveils $2-trillion recovery plan

President Biden announced a massive plan worth $2.3 trillion to set the U.S. economy back on the growth path. The AP’s Jonathan Lemire, Kevin Freking, and Zeke Miller reported: President Joe Biden outlined a huge $2.3 trillion plan Wednesday to reengineer the nation’s infrastructure in what he billed as “a once-in-a-generation investment in America” that […]

Talking Biz News Today — April 1, 2021

Some of Thursday’s top business news stories: Associated Press Microsoft wins $22 billion deal making headsets for US Army, by Matt O’Brien Feb. US home contract signings tumble, now lag year-ago pace, by Matt Ott CNN Volkswagen could end up in hot water over its ‘Voltswagen’ marketing stunt, by Clare Duffy Amazon-backed Deliveroo crashes in […]

Volkswagen says name change was a prank

After media reported on a leaked press release from Volkswagen that said it planned to change the name of its U.S. business, the company said the release was an early April Fools joke. CNBC’s Michael Wayland reported: German automaker Volkswagen will not be changing the name of its U.S. operations to Voltswagen of America after […]