Talking Biz News Today – Aug. 24, 2020

Some of Monday’s top business news stories:

Associated Press

Emails show businesses held sway over state reopening plans, by David A. Lieb

As shoppers stay away, small stores seek refuge online, by Joyce M. Rosenberg

CNN

Apple under fire: Company apologizes for another app store controversy, by Jazmin Goodwin

Facebook wants to help build AI that can remember everything for you, by Rachel Metz

The Wall Street Journal

Many Companies Planned to Reopen Offices After Labor Day. With Coronavirus Still Around, They’re Rethinking That., by Lauren Weber, Chip Cutter

Preserving Trees Becomes Big Business, Driven by Emissions Rules, by Ryan Dezember

CNBC

Trump reportedly considers fast tracking AstraZeneca vaccine before election, by Amanda Macias

Struggling retailers rush to file for bankruptcy as fears of a second wave of coronavirus linger, by Lauren Thomas

Reuters

Blackstone to acquire Ancestry.com for $4.7 billion

Microsoft says Apple’s move against ‘Fortnite’ creator would hurt its games, by Stephen Nellis

News about business journalism

Detroit Free Press hires Stitt as a business reporter

Reporter LeDuc retiring from Fort Wayne Business Weekly

The state of tech journalism, according to Casey Newton

UNC’S student biz news wire is back

Entrepreneur, subscriber continue longstanding beef

Why the Minneapolis/St. Paul Biz Journal is starting a column in diversity and inclusion

Azevedo appointed managing editor of FinLedger

Owram named lead for Bloomberg equities industries Americas team

Morning Consult hires Galvin as health care reporter

Reorg hires Saeedy to cover corporate bankruptcy