Wednesday’s business headlines

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

Indiana doctors

Doctors are one of the most essential professions, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Turns out Indiana ranks in the middle of states for physicians.

The state ranked 22nd for job opportunities and compensation for doctors.

Indiana had the second highest median wage for doctors.

Physicians earn a median salary of almost $200,000 but often leave school with hundreds of thousands in debt.

USPS plan

Postmaster General Louis Dejoy announced a 10-year plan for the U.S. plan for the U.S. postal service that includes longer mail delivery times and cuts to worker hours.

USPS is facing a $160 billion debt over the next 10 years.

He says if the USPS’ problems are not immediately addressed, the service will need a government bailout.

Identity fraud

Identity fraud cost Americans a total of about $56 billion last year, with about 49 million consumers falling victim.

That’s according to the 2021 identity fraud study by Javelin Strategy and Research.

The bulk of the losses last year, $43 billion, stemmed from identity theft scams where criminals steal information through methods such as robocalls and phishing emails.

Vacation bookings

Summer bookings at Sandals in the Caribbean are up from levels even before the pandemic.

The CEO told Fox Business it has already seen 25% more vacation bookings in 2021 than it had in 2019.

People are very ready to move and experience the summer holidays.