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Monday’s business headlines

In this May 16, 2011 photo, the Walmart logo is displayed on a store in Springfield, Ill. Consumers spent less on big-ticket home items such as furniture and appliances in May as the housing market continued to slump, but categories such as clothing and luxury items fared better, according to data released Wednesday by MasterCard Inc.(AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

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

Small businesses

The Treasury Department says Indiana businesses raised more than $7.5 billion from the government’s paycheck protection program for small businssess.

There were 36,000 small businesses that received money.

The average loan size was $206,000 but most were under $150,000.

Construction companies got the most of any industry.


Amazon installed thermal cameras in warehouses to screen workers for signs of the coronavirus.

Cases of the virus have been reported among staff at more than 50 of Amazon’s US warehouses.

The cameras have been used at airports and provide an additional step to screening employees before a personal temperature check.


Retail giant Walmart said it would hire thousands of new employees to help it keep pace for surging demand for food and supplies as Americans stock up to get through the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Reuters.

Meanwhile, Walmart and Sam’s Club will start to require all employees to wear masks.


Hallmark Cards says it will give away another 2 million cards to people from coast to coast, this time with a mission to share gratitude for people who are going above and beyond to help support others during this time.

The announcement follows an overwhelimging positive and unprecedented response to Hallmark’s initial 2 million card giveaway, which encouraged people to send paper hugs to friends and loved ones.

Go to to sign up to receive a free three-pack of gratitude cards.