Friday’s business headlines

Business

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

Eli Lilly

Eli Lilly stock was lower on Thursday following a downgrade from Guggenheim, which argues that the drugmaker’s strong growth outlook is already baked into the shares.

Lilly is up 9% in 2019 and up 58% in the past 12 months.


Caesars Entertainment

Caesars Entertainment may be for sale as early as this week.

The New York Post says the sales process comes amid pressure from billionaire investor Carl Icahn.

Caesars owns Horseshoe Southern Hotel and Casino, Horseshoe Hammond Casino on Lake Michigan in northwest Indiana, Indiana Grand Racing and Casino and casino in Shelbyville and Hoosier Park in Anderson.


Samsung

Starting Friday, early hand raisers will be able to sign up on Samsung.com to reserve the Galaxy Fold and be among the first to experience this groundbreaking product.

Also, the Galaxy S105G will be available for  U.S. consumers in May and is designed to help users get the most from 5G networks when they are available.

The 4G version of the Galaxy Fold cost $1,098.


Alexa

Amazon reportedly employs thousands of full-time workers and contractors in several countries, including the United States, Costa Rica and Romania, to listen to as many as 1,000 audio clips from Alexa devices.

Amazon confirmed to Bloomberg that it hires people to listen to what customers say but Amazon said it takes “security and privacy of our customers’ personal information seriously.” The company said it only annotates an “extremely small number of interactions from a random set of customers.”

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