As Monday morning rolls in, we’re providing TechWire readers with a quick recap of the past week’s news headlines.

Hot stories for August 19-24 included: Durham-based Cree is caught up in the U.S.-China trade war; Pfizer is investing $500 million and bringing 300 jobs to its Sanford campus, a win for the Triangle’s position as a gene therapy hub; Raleigh’s Bandwidth just exceeded $2 billion valuation; the Bank of America Tower in downtown Charlotte has been sold for $436 million; and AT&T workers went on strike across the southeast.

Plus, TechWire Editor Rick Smith provides an analysis of Fortnite’s recent setbacks and what they mean for the future of Cary-based Epic Games.

Also, check out the latest edition of our UpTech Report series on AI and machine learning.

Keeping with our Monday tradition, here’s a look back at 72 local, state and national headlines as reported by WRAL TechWire last week:

MONDAY August 19 Headlines:

TUESDAY August 20 Headlines:

WEDNESDAY August 21 Headlines:

THURSDAY August 22 Headlines:

FRIDAY August 23 Headlines:

Weekend Reading: