Talking Biz News Today – August 18, 2020

Some of Tuesday’s top business news stories:

Associated Press

US approves oil, gas leasing plan for Alaska wildlife refuge, by Mark Thiessen

300 Pizza Huts, mostly dine-in locations, to close, bhy Dee-An Durbin

CNN

Huawei faces fresh US sanctions that put its entire business at risk, by Sherisse Pham

Robinhood is now worth more than $11 billion, by Matt Egan

The Wall Street Journal

California Blackouts a Warning for States Ramping Up Green Power, by Katherine Blunt

‘Fortnite’ Creator Says Apple Is Threatening to Curb Access to Software Tools, by Sarah E. Needleman

CNBC

World’s largest sovereign wealth fund reports $21 billion loss after ‘volatile’ first half of the year, by Katrina Bishop

Barneys’ savior Authentic Brands is sitting on about $1 billion in cash and on the hunt to buy more troubled retailers, by Lauren Thomas

Reuters

Boeing to offer second layoff plan, CEO Calhoun sees smaller market ahead, by Bhargav Acharya

BHP falls short of expected profit, warns of slowing growth outside China, by Melanie Burton, Shashwat Awasthi

News about business journalism

FT and McKinsey name short list for Business Book of the Year

Harvey named executive editor of Business Alabama

Orland moving to Toronto to cover banking for Bloomberg

Bloomberg News hires Laing to cover auto and transportation regulation

Bloomberg News hires de Haldevang for Mexico City bureau

CNBC reporter Hirsch joins NY Times Dealbook

Reuters taps Raymond as legal newsletter editor

HousingWire parent launches FinLedger

Quartz passes 20,000 paying members

New Reuters website is coming later this year

VTDigger Burlington reporter Quigley set to depart

Bloomberg’s Toulon named 2020 Business News Visionary

Talk with biz journalist, TBN founder Roush

SABEW executive director Graham talks journalism

FT has more attendees, at cheaper price, for virtual event