Talking Biz News Today – Sept 25, 2020

Some of Friday’s top business news stories:

Associated Press

Fraud, backlogs disrupt US unemployment benefit payments, by Christopher Rugaber, Maryclaire Dale

Justice Dept. expected to file antitrust action vs. Google, by Michael Balsamo, Marcy Gordon


Economists are growing more worried about the recovery. Blame Congress, by Matt Egan

The world’s second biggest movie theater chain is struggling to survive the pandemic, by Streisand Neto

The Wall Street Journal

Palantir Expected to Be Valued at Nearly $22 Billion in Trading Debut, by maureen Farrell, Corrie Driebusch, Eliot Brown

Blue Health Insurers Reach Tentative Antitrust Settlement for $2.7 Billion, by Anna Wilde Mathews, Brent Kendall


Retailers have started paying rent again but are still fighting with their landlords, by Lauren Thomas

House Democrats prepare new $2.4 trillion stimulus plan with unemployment aid, direct payments, by Jacob Pramuk


Exclusive: AstraZeneca gets partial immunity in low-cost EU vaccine deal, by Francesco Guarascio

Ant launches blockchain-based cross-border trade platform ahead of $35 billion IPO, by Yingzhi Yang, Brenda Goh

News about business journalism

Law360 hires Jay for the graphics desk

SABEW names shortlist for book award

Variety promotes two staff members

Daily Mail Online hires Straus as deputy personal finance editor