Monday’s business headlines

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Here’s a look at Monday’s business headlines.

Aldi

In support of its aggressive retail expansion, Aldi has kicked of a series of hiring events in September at stores in eight states, including Indiana.

It will add a thousand jobs total.

The company is 18 months into a $5 billion, five-year expansion that will upgrade most of its locations, grow its store base by nearly 50 percent and boost customers served per month from 45 million to 100 million.

USPS

The US Post office may be close to becoming an advertiser.

The Outline reports that its inspector general says people don’t mind getting junk mail and it’s actually an effective way for a company to build its brand.

The post office may be looking to get companies to mail more promotional materials to help it fix the billions it loses every year.

Apple manufacturing

President Trump says App can avoid tariffs on Chinese imports if they would make their products in the United States.

Apple said in a letter to the U.S. Trade Representative that tariffs will make some of its products, including the the Apple Watch and Mac Mini more expensive.

The Trump administration has imposed tariffs of $50 billion on imports from China.

Dairy

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue says Canada must end milk policy for NAFTA talks to succeed.

He says Canada has encouraged its dairy farmers to overproduce milk and then sell it on the world market at very low prices.

That drives down prices for American dairy farmers who don’t have the same access to Canadian markets that they have in the U.S.

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