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Friday’s business headlines with Jane King

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

Lobbyists trying to target Disney land-use bills

Disney is preparing for a new phase of the fight with Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
lobbyists are trying to target legislation moving through the state legislature including land-use bills.
The battle between the entertainment giant and DeSantis started last year after Disney opposed the Florida bill which forbids instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in public schools for kindergarten through third grade.

Top earners collecting unemployment benefits surged 500%

Top earners collecting unemployment benefits have surged 500% in the last year the increase may reflect white-collar layoffs in recent months, especially those laid off in the tech sector.

Organized retail theft getting more violent, complex

The national retail federation says organized retail theft is getting more complex and more violent. The majority of the 21 violent groups analyzed in the report began operations in 2021. The NRF says the problem has inflicted billions in financial losses for u.s. retailers and their communities.

Target car seat trade-in event underway

Target’s popular child car seat trade-in event is back and underway through the end of the month. Participants get a 20% off coupon for a new seat, stroller, and other child products when they trade in their old car seat with the retailer. Damaged and expired car seats are eligible.

Stock update

The NASDAQ closed lower Thursday, dragged by Tesla shares. All the major averages are on track for a week of losses.