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Talking Biz News Today — Aug 31, 2021

August 31, 2021

Posted by Irina Slav

Some of Tuesday’s top business news stories:

Associated Press

Lithium fuels hopes for revival on California’s largest lake, by Elliot Spagat

Cuomo legal woes continue, could cost public at least $9.5M, by Marina Villeneuve


Hurricane Ida may push gas prices even higher, by Chris Isidore

Google and Apple’s next regulatory headaches are looming across the Pacific, by Michelle Toh, Jake Kwon

The Wall Street Journal

Zoom Hits $1 Billion in Quarterly Revenue, but Shows Signs of Easing Growth, by Maria Armental

Entergy Says 2,000 Miles of High-Voltage Lines Knocked Out by Hurricane Ida, by Katherine Blunt, Jennifer Hiller


Even during the pandemic, horror movies remain one of the most profitable genres at the box office, by Sarah Whitten

Ikea pilots U.S. furniture buyback and resale program as it eyes a nationwide launch, by Nadine El-Bawab


Ida’s insurance impact likely to be boosted by pandemic pricing, by Alwyn Scott

U.S. health department sets up climate change office, by Ahmed Aboulenein

News about business journalism 

Puget Sound Business Journal names Baker its publisher

Reuters reorganizes leadership to focus on speed

Adweek’s Fleming promoted to agencies editor

FT hires Murray as Mexico/Central America correspondent

CoStar hires Diamond as West Coast editor

E&E News reporter Joselow departs

Los Angeles Biz Journal EIC Robson departs

Business Insider copy chief McMahon departs

MarketWatch hires crypto and cannabis/banking reporter

FT hires Olcott as China tech correspondent

Myers named editor in chief of personal finance site The Balance

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