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Friday’s business headlines

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

Health care

One in three employees reported an increase in their health care costs this year, according to a survey published Thursday by the Employee Benefit Research Institute.

The typical family of four covered by a workplace health plan is expected to see costs rise 8% this year versus 2020, according to a Milliman Medical Index.

Twitter

Twitter is testing new prompts on iOS and Android that warn before you jump into a conversation that could get heated.

In one example, there’s a prompt dropped right into a conversation in progress that says “conversations like this can be intense.”

The prompts are the company’s latest attempt to reduce the persistent harassment and abuse on the platform.

Diesel

The U.S. may be heading into winter with the lowest stockpiles of heating oil to meet surging demand in more than two decades.

Inventories of distillates – used as diesel for both transportation and heating oil – are enough to meet 31 days of demand, according to the Energy Information Administration.

That’s the tightest it has been for this time of the year since 2020.

Jobs

Friday is a jobs report day.

U.S. employers likely hired at a stronger rate in September after a disappointing August, with more people returning to the workforce.

The Labor Department is set to release its September jobs report Friday.

Five hundred thousand jobs are expected to have been added and the unemployment rate is thought to come in a 5.1%.

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