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Talking Biz News – Jan. 11, 2022

January 11, 2022

Posted by Irina Slav

Some of Tuesday’s top business news stories:

Associated Press

Grand Theft Auto maker buys FarmVille company in $12.7B deal, by Michelle Chapman

Universal health care proposal gets first test in California, by Adam Beam


Asia’s richest man is buying the Mandarin Oriental in New York for $98 million, by Michelle Toh

Think 2021 was bad? Not for Rolls-Royce, Bentley and Lamborghini, by Peter Valdes-Dapena

The Wall Street Journal

Take-Two Interactive to Buy FarmVille Maker Zynga in $11 Billion Deal, by Sarah E. Needleman

Flight Cancellations Start to Slow as Airlines Reset, by Alison Sider

Rivian shares decline on 2021 production and executive departure, by Michael Wayland

Petition for $2,000 monthly stimulus checks has 3 million signatures. ‘Americans need some certainty,’ says restaurateur who started it, by Lorie Konish


Powell, Brainard hearings may shine light on inflation risks, broader Fed debates, by Howard Schneider

Union wins representation at second U.S. Starbucks location, by Hillary Russ

News about business journalism 

Fast Company editor Mehta named CEO of parent

Boston Globe hires Boston Biz Journal reporter Bartlett

Boston Biz Journal, Bostinno hires Green to cover tech

Adler joins Bloomberg’s City Lab as reporter

Hur joins CNBC as associate reporter

Lazo departs WSJ for CalMatters

Protocol hires Irwin as a reporter

Bloomberg hires Muller as reporter

Crain Communications acquires Journal of Precision Medicine hires Perkins as deputy editor of commerce

LA Times launches eight-week personal finance course

Variety names Setoodeh to be co-editor in chief with Littleton

Bloomberg taps Westcott to cover politics and foreign policy in Australia

Business Insider promotes Morris to senior correspondent

Lloyd joins Insider as economics reporter

Bloomberg hires Wahid on the economics team

Knauth to cover business litigation for Reuters

CyberScoop editor in chief Stone joining Bloomberg

Bloomberg hires Dezenski for DC breaking news desk


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