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Wednesday’s business headlines

The latest business headlines

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

Small business

Indiana was a top 20 state for small business growth in February.

Paychex also says small business workers saw about a 2% bump in their wages.

Small businesses are continuing to add jobs.

Though it’s down from a year ago, it is up for three straight months.

The past three months mark the longest string of job growth increases in nearly three years.

Dementia

Doctors say medication fog can mimic or worsen dementia.

About 91% of people over 65 take at least one prescription medicine and 41% use five or more.

Doctors will often “de-prescribe” medicines that may no longer be needed or that once may have been OK but now may be causing problems.

The list includes certain types of muscle relaxants, antihistamines, allergy medicines, stomach acid medicines, antidepressants, anti-anxiety medicines, pain relievers, sleep aids and other common treatments.

Fuel efficiency

The fuel efficiency of the U.S. auto fleet hit a record in 2018.

It averaged 25.1 miles per gallon in real-world driving, according to the environmental protection agency.

The Trump administration is working to roll back stricter Obama-era rules for cars and trucks, which is an effort to make vehicles less expensive.

Salesforce/coronavirus

Salesforce dramatically scaling back employee travel and putting the kibosh on in-person company events, as a result of the fast-moving Covid-19 outbreak.

The company also said it will implement a number of safety precautions for the month of March.

Salesforce said restrictions on travel and events will last for at least a month and will be monitoring the situation and making modifications as needed.

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