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Friday’s business headlines

A sign for a Kroger supermarket. (WISH Photo)

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

April jobs report out today

U.S. job growth likely cooled in April to the slowest pace in over 2 years.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s high-stakes April payroll report is projected to show that hiring increased by 180,000 last month and that the unemployment rate inched higher to 3.6%, according to Refinitiv economists.

That would mark a drop from the 236,000 gain recorded in March and would be the weakest monthly payroll growth since December 2020.

Union opposes $20 billion Kroger-Albertsons deal

The biggest grocery union opposes the $20 billion Kroger-Albertsons deal.
The labor union is worried about grocery closures as a result of the deal and potential job losses.
Kroger has said it wouldn’t lay off front-line workers.

NFL under investigation for workplace discrimination

The attorneys general of New York and California opened a joint investigation into allegations of workplace discrimination and pay inequities at the NFL.

The attorneys general, who issued subpoenas to the NFL for relevant information regarding its handling of the claims, said the league had not taken sufficient steps to prevent discrimination and retaliation in the workplace.

Predictions: AI will offer every child a tutor

The founder of Khan Academy, Sal Khan, recently gave a ted talk on ai’s potential impact on education.

The technology could offer personalized tutors to every student at a large scale, he says.

He says artificial intelligence could probably be the biggest positive transformation that education has ever seen.

Weber unveils smart grills

Weber’s smart grilling app now lets you monitor multiple grills at the same time.

There’s also a launchpad section of the app that offers easy access to the smoke-boost feature, adjusting grill temp, adding a temperature alert, starting a timer, and shutting down the grill remotely.