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Tuesday’s business headlines

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

United Tech

The Department of Defense has awarded a major contract to a subsidiary of United Technologies.

The majority of the work on the $21-million contract fro Pratt & Whitney Military Engines will be performed in Indianapolis.

The contract calls for the production of additional propulsion systems long-lead components. Parts and materials in support of the Navy, the Marine Corps and the governments of the United Kingdom and Italy’s F-35 joint strike fighter program.

Airports

The number of Americans getting on airplanes rose slightly over the Independence Day weekend.

The Transportation Security Administration screened more than 1.9 million people during the past three days.

Despite the recent uptick in air travel, the airports throughout the nation have yet to see numbers increase to where they were a year prior, an indication that the industry is still reeling from the pandemic.

Grocers

With the federal government’s cares act paying out $600 a week on top of the state unemployment checks, many grocers workers stand to make more on unemployment than they would while working at the store.

That has helped to spur a tidal wave of claim applications and the nation’s grocers – which have boasted steady business since mid-March – say they’re struggling to deal with the situation.

ER COVID

New research shows that almost half of Americans have treated themselves at home instead of going to the ER during the pandemic.

Dr. First found that 41% of Americans say they have performed an at-home remedy to avoid the urgent of ER and 37% of them use a non-prescription ointment, like Neosporin, Aquaphor, Aloe or Vaseline, to treat a burn.

A quarter of Americans used a homemade or store-bought split or essential oils.

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