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Monday’s business headlines

The latest business headlines

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

Eli Lilly and Company

Lilly is letting its medical professionals go where they are most urgently needed.

Pharmaceutical companies usually have quite a few medical professionals on their payrolls. Those doctors, nurses, pharmacists, laboratory techs and others don’t treat patients on a day-to-day basis. Instead, they’re focused on developing new treatments that could help patients in the future.

Those who do so will keep receiving their base pay from the companies.


Meijer has announced new rules intended to keep customers and employees safer during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

It is asking customers to limit the number of shoppers per trip while understanding that some customers may need additional assistance.

It will also monitor the number of customers in our stores and do daily temperature checks for workers.

Meijer is also temporarily suspending the weekly sales ad beginning April 12 to decrease customer count inside the store.


Some physicians have been turning to Twitter to get accurate medical information out to the public.

They tell CNN because everybody gets a voice [on social media], it’s very easy for alarmist messages to pick up steam. We have to be constantly vigilant about trying to get that panic under control and spread a different message.

Small business

An early poll suggests half of small businesses haven’t fully paid April rent.

Alignable, a small business social networking company, says about 30% of the more than 1,000 respondents reported making no rent or mortgage payment in April. While 20% said they had made only a partial payment.

Only a quarter of respondents said their landlord or bank offered a reduction or deferral on what they owed.