Monday’s business headlines

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


American Airlines is planning customer tours of the Boeing 737 Max before they plan to fly it again.

They will also host calls with its pilots in the coming weeks to boost the public’s confidence in the plane after two fatal crashes.

Boeing made several changes to the planes’ software including making a flight-control system that pilots struggled against in both crashes less aggressive.


Facebook is working to calm election-related conflict.

The Wall Street Journal reports the emergency measures include slowing the spread of the viral content and lowering the bar for suppressing potentially inflammatory posts.

Facebook executives have said they would only deploy the tools in dire circumstances, such as election-related violence but that the company needs to be prepared for all possibilities.


Remote school has given a boost to Chromebooks.

Chromebook runs Google’s operating system.

They can be cheaper than Windows computer and are much more affordable than Apple Macbooks.

Social media

The Federal Trade Commission said scammer amassed $117 million through fake Facebook, Instagram and other social media posts hawking products and promising love during the pandemic.

A majority of the scams that took place in the first six months of the year targeted people through fake advertisements for products that, when purchased, were never released.

Nearly one in four complaints to the FTC mentioned a social media hook and 94% of the reports specifically mentioned Facebook or Instagram.