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Talking Biz News Today — Aug. 12, 2021

August 12, 2021

Posted by Irina Slav

Some of Thursday’s top business news stories:

Associated Press

First water cuts in US West supply to hammer Arizona farmers, Felicia Fonseca

US consumer prices rose in July but at slower pace, by Christopher Rugaber


Another big company hit by a ransomware attack, by Brian Fung

Southwest Airlines warns Delta variant is hurting its business, by Jordan Valinsky

The Wall Street Journal

Fannie Mae Aims to Make Home Loans More Accessible, by Nicole Friedman, AnnaMaria Andriotis

McDonald’s, NBC Latest to Revise Office Reopening Plans as Covid-19 Cases Climb, by Heather Haddon, benjamin Mullin


Labor shortage gives retail and restaurant workers the upper hand—for now, by Amelia Lucas, Melissa Repko

Cyberfraud shifts to gaming, travel and leisure, report finds, by Kate Dore


U.S. lawmakers introduce bill to rein in Apple, Google app stores, by Diane Bartz

JetBlue launches first London flight despite lingering pandemic, by Sarah Young, Tracy Rucinski

News about business journalism 

Forbes launches edition in Ecuador

Digital media startup Puck hires business journalists

CNET hires Fowler to cover cybersecurity

Bloomberg’s Vanuzzo becomes Italy breaking news editor

FT Hong Kong reporter Liu joining grad program at NYU

Murray departs Reuters for Financial Times

American Banker reporter Haggerty departs for law school

WSJ names Wisnefski its AME for talent; Christie-Davie as AME for biz management

FT reopens LA bureau, Grimes named bureau chief

How entrepreneurs can work more effectively with biz reporters

Quartz membership hits 27,000, up 71 percent

S&P Global’s Hallam joins the insight news editing desk as deputy ME

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