Wall Street Journal - Aug 23

Wall Street Journal - Aug 23

Aug 23 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

- Elon Musk's lawyers have sent a subpoena to Jack Dorsey, the first indication that Twitter Inc's TWTR.N co-founder and former chief executive will be officially involved in the legal fight over Musk's stalled $44 billion deal. Link

- Ford Motor Co F.N confirmed Monday it is laying off roughly 3,000 white-collar and contract employees, marking the latest in its efforts to slash costs as it makes a longer-range transition to electric vehicles. Link

- Pfizer Inc PFE.N and BioNTech SE 22UAy.DE have asked U.S. health regulators to clear use of a COVID-19 shot modified to target the newest versions of the Omicron variant. Link

- A judge from the southern district of New York denied a court petition by Ben & Jerry's independent board members that sought to stop parent Unilever PLC ULVR.L from transferring assets to a local licensee in Israel—a setback for the ice cream brand in an unusual legal fight between a wholly owned subsidiary and its corporate owner. Link

(Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)