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Monday’s business headlines

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

Indianapolis rent

Indianapolis has the 13th cheapest rent in the nation.

The apartment says the share of monthly home payments is just over 25% of income.

Rent prices year over year are up 6.6%.

The report notes Indianapolis is a hub for insurance and financial, professional services and wholesale industries. It is home to a few Fortune 500 companies, four universities and the world’s largest children’s museum.

NASA

NASA wants companies to develop and build new space stations.

Four hundred million dollars is up for grabs.

The contracts will be awarded in the fourth quarter.

Robocalls

Robocalls surged in February.

YouMail’s robocalls index found robocalls are on pace to reach 51 billion in 2021, up significantly from 2020, according to YouMail.

Tax season always brings a spike in scam calls and this is expected to increase into April 15.

Amazon

For the last seven weeks, workers at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama have been voting by mail on whether to unionize. Their ballots are due on Monday, March 29 and counting will begin the next day.

If the union wins, the warehouse employees would become the first members of Amazon’s US workforce to unionize.

Results won’t be known for several days.

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