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Friday’s business headlines

Friday’s business headlines

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

Hidden costs of food delivery apps

Food delivery may be taking a bigger bite out of your budget than you think.

The hidden costs of food delivery apps are eating into your budget.

Uber Eats was the most cost-effective delivery app based on information from 4 different cities.

There are delivery and service fees, sometimes other fees as well, that can add as much as 20 percent to the total bill.

EatingNYC surveys food delivery apps DoorDash, Uber Eats and Postmates.

Southwest on time performance

Southwest Airlines comes oh-so-close to Delta in January on-time performance.

OAG says Southwest got 87.9 percent of all flights to the gate on time in January, slightly less than Delta.

Wuhan virus could lead to lower gas prices

The outbreak of the deadly and uncontrollable coronavirus in China could lead to the further decline of gas prices.

If the situation continues to spiral, prices could slip another 5 to 15 cents, according to GasBuddy.

The virus has led to less demand for travel and less need for gas.

AAA says the current average for regular unleaded in Indianapolis area is $2.36 a gallon.

Monthly jobs report out this morning

When the government releases its monthly jobs report today, a history-making methodology change will be lurking in the footnotes.

For the first time ever, the Bureau of Labor Statistics will include same-sex couples in its count of married workers in the U.S. economy.

Previously, categories tracking marital status only included people in heterosexual marriages.

New scam involving Apple support

Americans have been reporting an influx of calls from someone saying they are from apple support.

Officials with the Better Business Bureau said don’t fall for it because the callers are scam artists.

The bureau said the phone scam has been circulating throughout the country, the scammers say your Apple account has been hacked and they need access to your computer to fix it.

But giving them access can open you up to identity theft.

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