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Monday’s business headlines

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

Samsung

Fresh off the launch of the Galaxy Note20 Ultra, Samsung has launched its UV sterilizer to banish 99% of bacteria and germs at the touch of a button – all while you charge your device.

Samsung’s new UV sterilizer with wireless charging offers customers a solution to disinfecting phones, earbuds, glasses and other personal items to limit their person exposure to harmful bacteria.

The box comes with dual UV lights that sterilize both top and the bottom surface of items that are replaced inside and costs about $75.

Disney

Disney World is adjusting its schedule for September and will scale back operating hours. The news comes after Disney revealed that the Florida theme park has seen more cancellations than anticipated.

The Magic Kingdom will close an hour earlier at 6 p.m. while Hollywood Studios is also shaving an hour off the end of its day and will close at 7 p.m. Meanwhile, Epcot will close two hours earlier at 7 p.m. and Animal Kingdom will open an hour later at 9 p.m. and close an hour earlier at 5 p.m.

TikTok

Twitter has had preliminary talks about a potential combination with TikTok.

TikTok is the Chinese-owned social media app that is widely popular with young people.

The Trump administration has pushed for TikTok to be bought by an American company that won’t collect data on users, which could be used for national security violations.

Microsoft is also interested in TikTok.

Amazon

Amazon is in discussions with mall-owner Simon Property Group about using some closed J.C. Penny and Sears stores for Amazon fulfillment centers.

The Wall Street Journal reports it’s unclear how many of the stores inside the Simon Malls are under consideration.

The Sears and J.C. Penney locations could give Amazon more fulfillment center space, closer to customers, where delivery drivers could come unload and pick up packages.

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