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Friday’s business headlines

The latest business headlines

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

Cummins

Employees from Columbus-based Cummunis are helping their counterparts at Cummins manufacturing plants in China as the country deals with the deadly coronavirus outbreak.

Cummins’ East Asian Employee Resource Group includes workers who are from China but now live in central Indiana.

The Cummins workers are sending critical protective medical supplies to China.

The powertrain manufacturer says it has 10 facilities in the Hubei province, which is the center of the outbreak.

Voting

This week, 383 companies joined the nonpartisan Time to Vot coalition to encourage workers to cast their ballots in the 2020 presidential election. In doing so, company leaders pledge to encourage workers to vote, including giving employees paid time off on Election Day.

Such time-off policies could also help hourly workers who may work non-traditional shift schedules, as well as parents who would otherwise need to coordinate before or after work child care while they visited their polling place.

Google

New Mexico’s attorney general sued Google over allegations the tech company is illegally collecting data generated by children in violation of federal and state laws.

The lawsuit claims Google is using its education services package that is marketed to school districts, teachers and parents as a way to spy on children and their families.

Google dismissed the claims as “factually wrong,” saying the G Suite for Education package allows schools to control account access and requires that shools obtain parental consent when necessary.

Domino’s

Cheap pizza is helping Domino’s.

In the last three months of 2019, Domino’s ehanced its delivery GPS technology and ran a popular discount during Cyber Monday week that offered pizzas for half off.

It also opened 141 net new stores in the United States.

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