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Monday’s business headlines

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

Traffic

Traffic has steadily increased since crisis lows in mid-April, when it bottomed out at 52% of normal levels.

Now, data released by Inrix, a transportation data firm, says US vehicle traffic has rebounded to about 90% of pre-coronavirus levels.

Experts have warned that as cities reopen, traffic and congestion could continue to increase past pre-coronavirus levels as commuters shy away from public transit.

Apple

Apple is now closing some of the very stores it had recently reopened due to new spikes in COVID-19 cases.

According to Bloomberg, 11 Apple stores located in Arizona, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina are once again temporarily shuttering due to the virus. The company’s decision to close these stores comes amid record-high increases of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in Arizona and Florida.

Google Pinterest

Google is taking on Pinterest.

Goole is billing Keen, which is available on the web and on Android, as a way to “share your passions” with people, which basically means you can curate special little boards based on your interests.

Dating scams

During coronavirus lockdowns, dating apps have seen a spike of 300% and singles have become inclined to share their personal information in discussion before meeting up via message.

State attorneys general are seeing report of money stolen through online dating scams since March people took advantage of others isolation.

Cybersecurity experts say they’re creating fake profiles that they use to gain confidence and personal information from potential victims before using that data against them in extortion scams.

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