Talking Biz News Today – Oct 12, 2020

Some of Monday’s top business news stories:

Associated Press

Amid COVID, many businesses in precarious spot as 2020 ends, by Joyce M. Rosenberg

Trump administration targets diversity hiring by contractors, by Matt O’Brien, Alexandra Olson


Online shopping has been turbocharged by the pandemic. There’s no going back, by Charles Riley

The pandemic is driving a boom in investments to fix the climate crisis, by Streisand Neto

The Wall Street Journal

Silicon Valley Pay Cuts Ignite Tech-Industry Covid-19 Tensions, by Katherine Bindley, Eliot Brown

Levi’s, Hilfiger Push a New Kind of Online Shopping. It Looks a Lot Like QVC., by Suzanna Kapner


Big-box retailers like Walmart, Target try to beat Amazon on speed by focusing on curbside pickup, by Melissa Repko

Apple is about to hold ‘the most significant iPhone event in years’, by Kif Leswing


Exclusive: TikTok rival Triller explores deal to go public – sources, by Joshua Franklin, Echo Wang

Aviation contractors axed jobs as U.S. delayed aid, House panel finds, by Tracy Rucinski

News about business journalism

Balji becomes stocks team leader for Bloomberg News

Crescimbeni departs Cheddar for Vox

LA Times wants to tap NY Times’ Baquet for top job