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Thursday’s business headlines

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

Etsy

Researchers from FrontierBundles.com set out to find the most popular Etsy shop in each state.

It says MRC Wood Products in Brownsburg is the top seller in Indiana.

They may personalized farmhouse-style signs.

Walmart

Walmart is moving more of its workers full time, with the goal of having two-thirds of its U.S. store hourly jobs be full time wwith more consistent work schedules by early next year.

The retailer said it will have 740,000 of its 1.2 million U.S. Walmart hourly store workers work full time by Jan. 31.

Walmart wants to retain employees.

Kroger

Kroger is putting together an army of robots to take on Walmart and Amazon.

It’s betting on automated warehouses to catch up in online grocery.

The fulfillment facility can pick a 50-item order in less than five minutes, much faster than a human worker grabbing goods from a store.

Opening this spring, it will serve a region stretching from Louisville to Indianapolis and Columbus, Ohio, with a mix of same-day and next-day service.

Facebook

“Likes” on Facebook and Instagram could be a source of stress for some people.

They see them as approval or a measure of popularity.

So Facebook and its Instagram will test letting users hide the likes.

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