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Wednesday’s business headlines

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

COVID lawsuit

Less than a third of Americans say they would sue a business if they were exposed to COVID-19 while visiting the establishment, according a new Yahoo Finance-Harris poll.

Americans are a little more likely to sue their employer, 34% of respondents said they would be likely to sue their employer if they were exposed to COVID-19 at work.

Respondents making more than $100,000 were most likely to sue their employer, according to the poll.


Airbnb is getting ripped apart for asking guests to donate money to hosts.

A new tool that encourages guests to send “kindness cards” and cash donations to their former hosts “impacted by COVID-19.”

The pandemic has tanked Airbnb’s revenue, and that of the property owners who operate short-term rentals.

But critics lashed out at Airbnb’s push for donations, questioning why renters should have to help shore up landlords’ shaky financials.


A lawsuit seeking class action status alleged Google records what people are doing on hundreds of thousands of mobile apps when they follow the company’s recommended settings for stopping such monitoring.

The complaint accuses Google of violating federal wiretap law and California privacy law by logging what users are looking at in news, ride-hailing and other types of apps despite their having turned off “web & app activity” tracking in their Google account settings.

Old iPhone

As part of a proposed settlement over Apple deliberately preventing chips in older iPhones from reaching their full processing power under certain conditions, the company has agreed to make payments totaling up to $500 million overall. Based on how many claims are submitted, this could break down to up to $25 per claimant.

It’s good for various iPhone 6 and 7 models.