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Thursday’s business headlines

The latest business headlines

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

Hurricane Harvey

Every household flooded by Hurricane Harvey faced a difficult path to recovery. But financially struggling families without flood insurance were less likely to recieve disaster assistance and more likely to go bankrupt than their more financially secure counterparts, according to researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder and Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Harvey hit the Houston area in 2017.

Twitter

Twitter is taking on Snapchat and Instagram on their own turf.

The social network announced that it will soon be testing its own version of “stories” or posts that disappear after a set amount of time. Dubbed “fleets” in Twitter lingo, the new disappearing posts will be the first other than tweets to appear on its platform.

Coronavirus

Business Insider used data from the US Labor Department to look at what occupations could be hit the hardest by a broader outbreak.

In addition to medical professionals and first responders, many service workers like couriers and fast-food workers could be impacted by the new illness.

Medical professionals and first responders are likely to be on the front lines in any major disease outbreak. But in addition to those groups, service and transportation workers could also be at risk of contracting or spreading an epidemic virus.

Anthem stocks

Indianapolis-based Anthem Healthcare was one of the top five gainers on Wall Street Wednesday, up nearly 16%.

Health insurance stocks soared after former Vice President Joe Biden racked up wins on Super Tuesday, making it less likely that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who has pushed for single-payer health care, would win the Democratic nomination.

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