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Friday’s business headlines

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Here’s a look at Friday’s business headlines.

Outdoor dining

Four in 10 Americans feel safe dining indoors amid the coronavirus crisis. That number jumps to 57% for Republicans and 49% for Gen-Xers and 46% for men.

Nearly one in 10 consumers don’t trust any source for coronavirus-related information.

Forty-two percent of remote workers feel comfortable returning to the office but 13% want a vaccine available before going back.

Delta

Delta Airlines passengers could start seeing middle seats being filled up again in the middle of next year.

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The company’s CEO says it is depending on how passengers feel.

Tech CEOs

Republican senators called on the heads of Twitter and Facebook to testify before Congress and said a subpoena was in the works.

Critics claim the social media platforms have been censoring reporting critical of Democrats.

The action comes as both Twitter and Facebook took steps to stop the widespread dissemination of an explosive New York Post report this week that showed emails allegedly from Hunter Biden linking his father to his Ukraine business dealings.

The Federal Communications Commission is also looking at rescinding a law put in place in the 90s that protects tech companies from being held liable for user’s posts.

Lilly

Eli Lilly and Co. is making a purchase.

It’s buying a biotch firm, Disarm Therapeutics.

Disarm is working on a treatment for patients with peripheral neuropathy and other neurological diseases.

Lilly will acquire Disarm for an upfront payment of $135 million and will get more money if the treatment becomes successful.

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