Talking Biz News Today – Sept. 24, 2020

Some of Thursday’s top business news stories:

Associated Press

New SUV is next step in VW’s post-scandal electric offensive, by David McHugh, Tom Krisher

Mars drops Uncle Ben’s, reveals new name for rice brand, by Alexandra Olson


Citi is spending $1.15 billion to help close America’s racial wealth gap, by Chauncey Alcorn

Disney delays Marvel’s ‘Black Widow’ until next year, by Frank Pallotta

The Wall Street Journal

WeWork Sells Majority Stake in China Business, Cutting Costs, by Konrad Putzier

DOJ to Seek Congressional Curbs on Immunity for Internet Companies, by Ryan Tracy, Brent Kendall


CDC director says more than 90% of Americans remain susceptible to the coronavirus, by Will Feuer

Southwest Airlines CEO ‘hopeful’ on more government aid but hesitant to cut capacity without it, by Leslie Josephs


Tesla’s Nevada lithium plan faces stark obstacles on path to production, by Ernest Scheyder

Playboy nears $425 million deal to return to the stock market, sources say, by Joshua Franklin

News about business journalism

Investopedia enters audio journalism field with podcast

FT/McKinsey announce finalists for Business Book of the Year

Variety parent to operate Hollywood Reporter

FT names Irwin-Hunt global markets editor for fDi appoints Earl as editor

Newton, Silicon Valley editor at The Verge, leaving to start newsletter

Reddy becomes ME for policy at Politico

Business Insider/Insider hires Andrade as ME for diversity, inclusion