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Monday’s business headlines

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

Disney bookings

Disney has been canceling dining reservations and other perks. Disney fans say they’re reconsidering their theme-park vacations as a result.

Disney said it will temporarily be pausing any new theme park ticket sales or hotel reservations in order to “focus on guests with existing tickets and reservations.” Disney had previously announced that guests will need to reserve a day to visit the theme parks if they wish to gain admission, in addition to purchasing a ticket. The company is limiting the capacity in its theme parks to reduce crowding.

The company said it will eventually reopen reservations but will only allow them to be made with a 60-day booking window.

COVID-19 surcharge

As some businesses reopen, some customers are noticing a “coronavirus surcharge” on their bills.

It started with restaurants adding a small, single-digit dollar flat fee to cover their additional costs, but now more and more businesses like hair salons, dentist offices, are doing the same.

Businesses say the surcharges pay for extra safety equipment and plexiglass for employees.

Retailers closings

Retailers large and small closed some of their stores because of the widespread street protests over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

This includes Walmart, Target and CVS.

Amazon has adjusted its routes and suspended deliveries to keep its drivers safe in some cities.

Apple said it decided to keep some of its stores closed Sunday. It didn’t say how many were affected.

Supporting protest

From hashtags to donations, Google, Netflix and other tech companies are voicing support for protesters.

Microsoft’s CEO urges “empathy and compassion” while Uber CEO announces $1 million for social-justice groups.

Google’s Youtube said it would donate $1 million “in support of efforts to address social injustice.”

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