Friday’s business headlines

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Here’s your Friday business headlines from Jane King.

Valentine’s Day spending

Shoppers purchasing gifts for Valentine’s Day expect to spend $163 on their significant other this year, according to RetailMeNot.

That’s about double last year and the pandemic may be why.

Some people have extra cash on hand that they would have spent on travel.

Hero pay for farmworkers

A California city becomes the first in the nation to give “hero pay” to farmworkers.

The Coachella City Council’s emergency ordinance requires certain agricultural operations – as well as grocery stores, retail pharmacy stores and restaurants – to provide a premium pay of an additional $4 per hour to their employees in Coachella for at least 120 days.

App to help couples communicate

Facebook launched an app to help couples talk to each other.

Sunita Mohanty, product leader for Tuned by Facebook, says it will allow you to share your mood throughout the day.

Microsoft considering deal with Pinterest

Microsoft recently considered a deal with Pinterest, sources told the Financial Times.

The acquisition of the $51 billion social media firm would have been Microsoft’s biggest deal.

Pinterest apparently wasn’t interested and wants to remain independent.