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Friday’s business headlines

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

Indiana trucks

Lafayette-based Wabash National is on track to restart manufacturing Monday.

The semi-trailer maker closed for two weeks and furloughed employees during that time.


Ford outlined future safety protocols for when it opens its plants.

Cafeterias, small meeting rooms and other common areas where social distance is not possible will remain closed, the company said.

Ford will also implement no-touch temperature scans, and require everyone entering a ford facility to wear masks.

There is no set date for Ford to reopen.


Amazon said revenue soared to $75.5 billion, up 26% from a year earlier and beating Wall Street expectations.

CEO Jeff Bezos says the company will spend $4 billion on covid-related expenses like getting products to customers and keeping employees safe.

This includes investments in personal protective equipment, enhanced cleaning of our facilities, less efficient process paths that better allow for effective social distancing, higher wages for hourly teams and hundreds of millions to develop our own covid-19 testing capabilities.


Seventy-seven percent of respondents said they were set to make this month’s payment, 12% said they don’t have the money and 10% said they aren’t sure if they’ll have all of it.

The results come as the latest sign of increasing financial concerns from the pandemic.

More than 30 million Americans have filed for unemployment in the last six weeks.