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Thursday’s business headlines

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

Vaccine

Seventy-nine percent of Americans are considering getting the coronavirus vaccine once it’s available to the public, according to a ValuePenguin survey.

Thirty-six percent of individuals will get a COVID-19 vaccination as soon it’s available; however, 42% says they’ll wait at least a week before being vaccinated.

According to the CDC, 55% of adults in the U.S. did not get the flu vaccine last year, as a comparison.

Disney actors

Actors who objected to Walt Disney’s proposed coronavirus safeguards at the Walt Disney World theme parks have reached an agreement to return to work, according to a union statement.

The Actors’ Equity Association said Disney had committed to providing COVID-19 tests at the Florida theme park for its members, who cannot wear protective masks while performing as other employees do.

Teachers

The number of Americans training to become teachers has dropped by a third since 2010.

The Center for American Progress says the drop in teacher training enrollment suggests that issues plaguing the profession – from low pay to dwindling school funding – has discouraged potential educations, exacerbating the nationwide teacher shortage.

Mortgage delinquency

All 50 states logged year-over-year increases in mortgage delinquencies in May.

In the months leading up to the pandemic, U.S. mortgage performance was showing signs of sustained improvement, The national unemployment rate matched a 50-year low in February and overall delinquency had been on an impressive 27 consecutive month decline.

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