Thursday’s business headlines

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Here’s a look at Thursday’s business headlines with Jane King.

Grocery union makes demands

The United Food and Commercial Workers, America’s largest food and retail union representing 1.3 million workers, is demanding expedited vaccine access and more hazard pay.

Union leaders argued frontline grocery store workers should be a priority for the vaccine as they continue to serve their communities at the risk of catching COVID-19.

Airlines against COVID-19 testing on domestic flights

Another airline CEO has urged the federal government to not make coronavirus testing mandatory for domestic flights.

Southwest’s CEO says it’s not a good idea.

He says it would cost a lot and put customers and employees to more interactions.

Delta’s CEO said something similar earlier this week.

Best Buy cutting jobs, reducing hours

Best Buy notified store workers this week that the retailer was cutting some jobs and reducing hours.

The Wall Street Journal reports the big-box chain adapts to a world where more shopping happens online.

The company has reported skyrocketing sales in recent quarters as pandemic-weary shoppers stock up on appliances, videogame systems and other electronics.

Computer chip shortage

A chip shortage that started in a surge in demand for personal computers and other electronics for work or school from home during the pandemic now threatens to snarl car production around the world.

Semiconductors are in short supply because of big demand for electronics.

Chips are likely to remain in short supply for months.


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