INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Here’s a look at Monday’s business headlines with Jane King.
Grissom recruiting new pilots
Grissom Air Reserve Base is getting aggressive to find the next generation of pilots and is ramping up efforts to recruit pilots as a national shortage has military and commercial airlines struggling to fill positions.
The commander didn’t give the Kokomo Tribune an exact number but said they would fly Boeing KC-135 Stratotankers, which are mainly used on refueling missions.
Grissom is also focusing on recruiting non-pilot airmen who already work at the base.
Officials aim to emphasize that reserve pilots can also have a civilian career while flying missions.
FDA lifts ban on genetically modified salmon
The FDA has lifted an import ban on genetically modified salmon.
This means the supply of salmon will be increased and will reach stores twice as fast.
The salmon will be grown at a facility in Albany, Indiana.
The FDA found that AquAdvantage, the company that makes the salmon, poses no risk to human health, are healthy themselves and would have no significant impact on the environment.
Investigation of delivery companies
Delivery companies DoorDash and Instacart for their tipping policies.
The companies – collectively valued for more than $11 billion – acknowledged subsidizing minimum wage guarantees with customer tips.
Now the SanFranciscoo Office of Labor Standards Enforcement is launching an investigation of their pay practices.
U.S. to pass Saudi Arabia for oil exports
The United States will surpass Saudi Arabia later this year in exports of oil, natural gas liquids and petroleum products, like gasoline, according to energy research firm rystad energy.
That milestone, driven by the transformative shale boom, would make the United States the world’s leading exporter of oil and liquids. That has never happened since Saudi Arabia began selling oil overseas in the 1950s.
The MGM Lioness
MGM Resorts is celebrating Women’s History Month in a unique way by turning its iconic lion into a lioness.
MGM says it leads gender diversity on the Las Vegas strip – having appointed the first two women presidents of strip resorts and the first female executive chef in the food and beverage industry on the Las Vegas strip.
MGM Resorts was recognized by Forbes as one of the best employers for women in 2018.