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Thursday’s business headlines

The latest business headlines

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

Neighborhoods

Poplar Grove was named the seventh hottest neighborhood in the nation by Redfin.

Redfin’s Indianapolis market manager says Poplar Grove is blowing up. First-time homebuyers are moving there to start families, as it’s extremely affordable and close to areas where they enjoy hanging out, like Fountain Square, downtown Indianapolis and Irvington.

The 2020 watch list was developed by identifying the neighborhoods with the greatest year-over-year growth in listing page views and Redfin.com and speaking with agents about what areas are seeing rising interest from homebuyers.

Gym/fitness app

People are more likely to drop their gym than a fitness app.

Looking at people who started new workout regimens in January 2019, Cardlytics found that after two months, about 50% of the on-demand app users were still going strong or still playing their fees, at least – compared with 34% of traditional gym members and 41% of boutique studio customers.

Robots, coronavirus

New footage shows robots delivering food to people trapped in a quarantined hotel in China in efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus.

The robots were programmed to stop by the room doors to deliver meals and sing to entertain the guests.

The quarantined people can also make requests to the robots for food and other things.

Gaming

Casino operator Penn National is taking a stake in Barstool Sports.

Barstool is a sports media publisher that is especially popular among young men.

U.S. casino operators, fantasy apps and betting brands from Europe and Australia are in a race for American customers after the U.S. Supreme Court in 2018 cleared the way for states outside Nevada to establish sports wagering.

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