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PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - Aug. 19

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Aug 19 (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.

- Amazon.com Inc is expanding its physical offices in six U.S. cities and adding thousands of corporate jobs in those areas, an indication the tech giant is making long-term plans around office work even as other companies embrace lasting remote employment. https://on.wsj.com/2Elif0w

- U.S. President Donald Trump voiced support on Tuesday for Oracle Corp to buy the U.S. operations of TikTok, adding a fresh wrinkle to the bidding for the Chinese-owned video-sharing app. https://on.wsj.com/3hmHMFe

- U.S. States are asking for around $26.4 billion from major pharmaceutical industry players to help pay for damage wrought by the opioid crisis, people familiar with the matter said, the latest demand in years-long litigation seeking to hold companies accountable for widespread drug addiction. https://on.wsj.com/3g9UE0m

(Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)