Monday’s business headlines

FILE - In this June 25, 2019, file photo a sign is displayed outside a McDonald's restaurant in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

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

Air apps

Air pollution in the U.S. and Europe improved over the last decade thanks to stricter regulations but more frequent and intense wildfires are having a big impact on air quality.

Mobile apps like Iqair’s Airvisual, Air Care, Breezometer and others run by government agencies are helping people track air pollution and stay out of harm’s way.

These apps use a mix of data from government-operated satellites or weather, fire and ambient air quality stations as well as sensors and systems run by private sector entities.


Some sellers are hunting down customers on Amazon who leave negative reviews.

Sellers who ship products via Amazon aren’t supposed to reach out to customers outside of Amazon’s official channel, in fact, it’s a violation of the terms they agree to on the retail platform.

Some sellers are reaching out to unhappy buyers to revise or delete their negative reviews in exchange for refunds or gift cards. With fewer disgruntled shoppers, the overall average star rating rises.


McDonald’s is facing a shortage of paper to-go bags.

It says customers are asking for bags even when eating inside.

They want diners to just take the food on a tray, saving the bags.


A group of Subway franchisees are pressuring the fast-food giant to give U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe the boot.

She kneeled during the national anthem to kick off the Toyko Olympics before leaving the United States to a bronze medal this week – began a stint as a pitchwoman for the fast-food giant this spring.

The North American Association of Subway Franchisees says they have taken some customer complaints to the company’s top management.


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