Talking Biz News Today – Dec 28, 2020

Talking Biz News Today – Dec 28, 2020

Some of Monday’s top business news stories:

Associated Press

Trump signs massive measure funding government, COVID relief, by Jill Colvin, Lisa Mascaro, Andrew Taylor

EU, UK unveil vast trade pact set to enter force on Jan 1, by Lorne Cook

‘Wonder Woman’ vs. ‘Soul’: 2020’s biggest blockbuster battle is on streaming, by Frank Pallotta

Holiday retail sales jumped 3% as more people shop for decor and furniture for their homes, by Jazmin Goodwin

The Wall Street Journal

Consumer Brands Bet Working From Home Is Here to Stay, by Annie Gasparro, Sharon Terlep

Covid-19 Upended Americans’ Finances, Just Not in the Ways We Expected, by Ben Eisen


The 10 biggest retail bankruptcies of 2020, by Lauren Thomas

The plant-based meat industry has grown into a $20 billion business — but challenges remain, by Abigail Ng


China to leapfrog U.S. as world’s biggest economy by 2028: think tank

BMW aims for 20% of its vehicles to be electric by 2023 -paper

News about business journalism

Bloomberg’s Bartenstein moving to Middle East team

Tech journalism can improve in 2021 with better sources

Tacoma business columnist Virgin dies at 64

Variety reporter McNary has died at 69

Berkowitz, former Newsday biz reporter, dies at 67

Houston Chronicle tech editor Silverman joining Forbes