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Wednesday’s business headlines

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


Bayer lost a third appeal against U.S. court verdicts that awarded damages to customers blaming their cancers on use of its glyphostate-based weedkillers.

That leaves the German drugs and pesticides group to pin hopes for legal relief on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Roundup-related lawsuits have dogged the company since it acquired the brand as part of its $6.3 billion purchase of Monsanto in 2018.

Worker pay

Companies big and small are raising wages to attract workers and hold onto employees as the economy revs back into gear.

But those fatter paychecks aren’t going as far, thanks to rising inflation.

In fact, compensation is now lower than it was in Dec. 2019, when adjusted for inflation, according to a Harvard study.


Salesforce is the latest company to jump into streaming with business-focused content.

The company said its in-house studio has developed and produced the core content for the streaming service that would debut at its Dreamforce event in September.


A USDA report found COVID antibodies in deer in four different states.

In Illinois, they found 7% of the 101 deer tested had COVID-19 antibodies. In New York, 19% of the deer tested had antibodies. In Pennsylvania, samples were collected from 199 deer. The USDA says 31% tested positive for antibodies.

Despite the findings, the USA says it’s unlikely that they COVID-19 cases found in deer will have an impact on hunting season.