Talking Biz News Today – Sept. 3, 2020

Some of Thursday’s top business news stories:

Associated Press

Business owners tap into savings to withstand pandemic, by Joyce M. Rosenberg

Survey: US companies added just 428,000 jobs last month, by Christopher Rugaber

CNN

First toilet paper, then yeast. Now laptops are hard to find, by Clare Duffy

United Airlines will furlough 16,000 employees, by Pete Muntean, Gregory Wallace

The Wall Street Journal

U.S. Debt Is Set to Exceed Size of the Economy Next Year, a First Since World War II, by Kate Davidson

Advertisers Seek Right to Cancel TV Spending as Pandemic Roils Fall Season, by Alexandra Bruell

CNBC

Macy’s prepares for a holiday season like no other, by Lauren Thomas

Ford tells employees buyouts are coming as it aims to cut white-collar workforce by roughly 1,400, by Noah Higgins-Dunn, Michael Wayland

Reuters

Amazon, Verizon may invest over $4 billion in India’s Vodafone Idea: report, by Sachin Ravikumar

Zara-owner Inditex starts online sales at budget brand Lefties, by Sonya Dowsett

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