Talking Biz News Today – Nov 2, 2020

Some of Monday’s top business news stories:

Associated Press

Starbucks targets new market, in coffee exporting Laos

Louisiana to have a 2-day sales tax holiday in November

CNN

Big Tech is strengthening its hold on the US economy, by Julia Horowitz

Europe could be facing a double-dip recession, by Hanna Ziady

The Wall Street Journal

Airlines’ New Pricing Strategy: Buy One, Get One Free, by Benjamin Katz, Alison Sider, Mike Cherney

Companies Fret Over Coronavirus Despite Rebound, by Micah Maidenberg

CNBC

Electric vehicle start-up Fisker surges 13% in NYSE debut, by Michael Wayland

Hong Kong biotech firm says its 30-minute coronavirus tests are ‘comparable’ to the ‘gold standard’, by Abigail Ng

Reuters

Dunkin’ Brands to go private in $8.76 billion deal by Arby’s owner, by Shubham Kalia, Nivedita Balu

Qualcomm, FedEx, auto executives to propose transport policies for world in transition, by David Shepardson

News about business journalism

Why Red Ventures bought CNET

Longtime Deseret News biz editor Knudson dies at 80

ICIJ, Frontline, NY Times consortium win top Barlett & Steele award

Journalist Vinlaun departs Xconomy

CNET senior reporter Rubin leaving for Mastercard

Questions arise about Skift’s workplace culture

Reporter Rozen to cover White House for Bloomberg Industry Group

Insider taps Shamsian for post of legal reporter

FT reporter Al Omran leaving to focus on newsletter