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Friday’s business headlines

This May 4, 2009 photo, shows a CVS pharmacy in Worth, Ill. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

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

Super Bowl

Don’t be surprised if you come to work on Monday and it’s more empty than normal.

The Workforce Institute at Kronos says 17 million Americans take off work the Monday after the Super Bowl.

Of those, 11 million have scheduled time off with the others calling in sick.

China

The Allied Pilots Association, a union representing 15,000 American Airlines pilots, has sued the company to halt the carrier’s U.S-China service, citing “serious, and in many ways still unknown, health threats posed by the coronavirus.”

The union asked the court in Dallas County for a temporary and immediate restraining order halting the flights.

CVS

CVS has begun offering a way for diabetes patients to get care with zero co-pays.

The offering is available to companies or health insurance firms through CVS Caremark.

CVS expects to save money in overall medical costs, as patients who can access diabetes medications without paying for them will take their medications more regularly and stay healthy.

RoundUp

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday it finished a regulatory review that found glyphosate, the most widely used weed killer in the United States, is not a carcinogen.

The EPA judgment could help bolster the case for Bayer as it faces thousands of more lawsuits from RoundUp users who allege it caused their cancer.

Glyphosate is in RoudUp herbicide.

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