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Talking Biz News – Feb. 16, 2022

February 16, 2022

Posted by Irina Slav

Some of Wednesday’s top business news stories:

Associated Press

Companies revert to more normal operations as COVID wanes, by Anne D’Innocenzio

US approves new headlights that won’t blind oncoming drivers, by Tom Krisher


The 3G network shutdown will impact more than just phones, by Samantha Murphy Kelly

ViacomCBS is getting a new name, by Frank Pallotta

The Wall Street Journal

Airbnb Sees Number of Bookings in First-Quarter Exceeding Pre-Pandemic Levels for First Time, by Preetika Rana

GM to Restart Chevy Bolt Production in April, by Mike Colias


Moderna CEO says it’s ‘reasonable’ to think pandemic may be in its final stages, by Sumathi Bala

Walmart tests ways to ditch single-use plastics, as climate advocates urge the retailer to go faster, by Melissa Repko


U.S. SEC is probing Wall Street trades in large blocks of shares, by Chris Prentice

Fed to raise rates 25 bps in March but calls for 50 bps grow louder, by Prerana Bhat

News about business journalism 

Zhou joins Vox as senior data editor

Bloomberg taps Thanthong-Knight to cover Canada economics

FT nearing 1 million digital-only subscribers

Variety promotes Lang to executive editor

WSJ markets reporter McCabe moving to London

Rubin joins NPR’s Planet Money as associate producer

Lord to cover biz and personal finance for Global News

Forbes Advisor hires Riquier to cover housing and mortgages launches daily “Crypto World” show

Insider hires Chen as senior reporter on the media desk

Ledbetter hired as executive editor of The Observer

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