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Friday’s business headlines

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

Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines said that it’s in the process of “aggressively hiring” in order to ramp up operations.

The carrier said that it had a goal of hiring approximately 5,000 employees by the end of 2021.

Southwest is now trying to focus on ramping up its schedule, and in order to do so, it will need more staff.

Natural gas

The U.S. could see a mild winter for most Americans.

Potentially, this could ease natural gas shortfalls that have driven prices near record highs and spurred demand for coal around the globe.

The U.S. Climate Prediction Center says only the Pacific Northwest and Alaska are forecast to be colder than normal.

AMC

AMC Theaters across the country will now host onscreen captions.

It’s a win for accessibility advocates.

Prior to this, a few select locations had already offered captioned screenings of blockbuster films.

Home sales

Existing-home sales have risen 7%, the most in a year.

The National Association of Realtors says there was an unexpected increase in the supply of homes.

The median selling price of an existing house rose 13.3% in September from a year ago to $352,000.

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