Friday’s business headlines

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Here’s a look at Friday’s business headlines with Jane King.

Report: Instacart user data being sold online

Instacart user data is reportedly being sold online, but the company denies there was a breach.

Buzzfeed reports the information being sold includes customer names, the last four digits of credit card numbers and order histories.

Instacart has benefited from a boom in online grocery as many continue to stay at home amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Study: Economy could reopen if more Americans wore masks

One study says if 95 percent of Americans would wear masks the economy could reopen.

University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation says that 40,000 of these mortalities could be avoided between now and November 1.

Some estimates suggest only 40 percent currently wear masks nationwide.

Farmland prices across Indiana improved

The 2020 Purdue Farmland Value and Cash Rents Survey suggests that farmland prices across Indiana improved since the June 2019 survey. However, many of those gains occurred between June and December 2019. Since then farmland prices have declined modestly.

Many of the survey’s respondents emphasized the uncertainty related to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Purdue saw the biggest increases in both price and cash rent in lower quality farmland.

Oil prices fell 2%

Oil prices fell 2% as investors worried the U.S. Congress may not agree on a stimulus package and as jobless numbers rose.

Analysts prepared to cut energy demand forecasts as the number of coronavirus cases surges higher.

Stronger Gorilla Glass coming

A newer, stronger version of Gorilla Glass is coming and Samsung will be the first company to use it.

If Corning is to be believed, it can withstand drops from up to roughly 6.5 feet onto “hard, rough surfaces.”

The company also claims it is twice as effective at scratch resistance as the last iteration, Gorilla Glass 6, was.


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