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Friday’s business headlines

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


Twenty-six million Americans have filed for jobless benefits in just 5 weeks, with 4.5 million last week.

WalletHub says Indiana was the 16th most affected state last week and is eighth since all of this started.

Indiana’s jobless claims are up 2,600% from this week last year.


The Amazon tech workers who have been lobbying for climate policies and better conditions for warehouse workers are organizing another protest.

They say that hundreds of the company’s tech workers will call in sick Friday to protest the firings of workers who were fired for speaking out.

The group is pushing Amazon for a long list of climate and worker reforms.

Southwest Airlines

The Southwest Airlines CEO says he is hoping employees may accept pay cuts instead of job losses.

Also, Gary Kelly says Southwest could be “drastically smaller airline” if things don’t improve by July.


Online sports-betting operator DraftKings is set to being trading on the Nasdaq Friday.

The company is expected to have a market value of $3.3 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The trouble is, DraftKings doesn’t have many live sports to bet on currently.