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Friday’s business headlines

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

Lowe’s hiring 50,000 seasonal workers

Lowe’s will hire 50,000 seasonal workers and pay out $80 million in bonuses.

Stores will hold an interview day on Feb. 17.

The hirings are for the spring home improvement rush and will include full-time, part-time and seasonal workers.

Indiana weekly jobless claims

Indiana is still struggling with weekly jobless claims.

WalletHub ranks the state 30th for claims last week.

Jobless claims in the state are up more than 1,000% since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis.

Microsoft: 100 million students use Teams

Microsoft’s education boss told employees 100 million students use Teams.

But Microsoft struggles to compete with Google for remote learners in some countries.

Google’s Chromebooks, which are generally lower-cost laptops, have seen widespread adoption in the educational market.

Oversight board weighs in on content removal

Facebook’s court-like oversight board overturned several of the company’s decisions to remove content.

This is its first set of decisions since the independent body began hearing cases last fall.

It overturned Fakebook’s decisions in four out of the five cases before it. The cases touched on issues of hate speech, nudity and COVID-19 misinformation.

The board hasn’t made a decision if former President Trump can be back on the platform.

Starbucks to focus on drive-thrus

Starbucks wants to optimize existing drive-thrus and operations to speed up service.

Starbucks stores is also building some stores as drive-thru-only locations, according to a report.

They would have no seating for guests but would have multiple drive-thru lanes.

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