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Friday’s business headlines

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

Walmart

Walmart agreed to pay $282 million to settle federal criminal and civil charges that it ignored evidence of internal corruption for years that helped fuel its massive overseas expansion.

The wrongdoing involved things like paying government officials to get permits and licenses.

The practice spurred rapid foreign expansion but now Walmart says its enhanced its global anti-corruption practices.

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Youtube

Youtube will let you try on makeup virtually before you buy it.

Mac Cosmetics is the first brand to launch an augmented reality beauty try-on campaign.

The company says that during its testing it found 30% of people activated the AR experience and spent an average of 80 seconds trying on virtual lipstick.

ER visits

One in six emergency visits ends with a “surprise” medical bill.

The Kaiser Family Foundation says depending on where you live, the odds can be much higher.

Bills can amount to 10s of thousands of dollars and hit patients and their families when they are most vulnverable.

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