Monday’s business headlines


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

Car jobs

Indiana saw huge job growth in the hybrid and electric vehicle industry last year. The number of people working in that sector jumped 18%.

But employment across the state’s entire clean energy industry is expected to slow down this year.

The latest clean energy jobs report shows Indiana added more than 17,000 jobs in manufacturing and sales for hybrid and electric cars.

Indiana has about 89,000 clean energy jobs.

Largest airplane

The world’s largest plane just flew for the first time.

The stratolaunch is a six-engined mega jet with the wingspan of an American football field.

Designed by Mircosoft co-founder Paul Allen, it’s designed to hurtle satellites into low Earth orbit. It aims to offer military, private companies and even NASA itself, a more economical way to get into space.

Mark Zuckerberg

It cost Facebook $22 million to keep CEO Mark Zuckerberg safe last year.

That included $13 million for his personal security and travel costs in 2108, according to a proxy filing.

The number also entails security guards, equipment, services and security upgrades at his residence.

The company says there have been specific threats against Zuckerberg.


Apple’s App Store downloads went into decline, possibly for the first time ever.

Morgan Stanley says they were down 5% over the year.

The pattern is potentially worrying for Apple, whose management has been hoping that declining device sales will be offset by an increase in sales from services, which includes the App Store.

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