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Tuesday’s business headlines

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Here’s a look at Tuesday’s business headlines with Jane King.

Indiana’s January unemployment rate

Indiana’s jobless rate is holding steady.

Indiana January unemployment rate remains at 3.5 percent.

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development says Indiana’s labor force had a net increase of more than 7,600 over the previous month, which was a result of more than 1,500 unemployed residents no longer seeking employment and an increase of more than 6,000 in residents employed.

The state’s unemployment rate remained below the national rate of four percent.

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Care.com overhauling background checks

Care.com is overhauling it background checks of caregivers.

The Wall Street Journal published an investigation that showed the company limited its vetting of sitters, nurses, pet care and others.

Sometimes this resulted in dangerous situations.

It also had taken steps to remove fake day-care center listings.

Chef Boyardee bowls recalled

Chef Boyardee bowls are being recalled.

Parent company ConAgra brands said the affected products are 7.5 ounce bowls labeled and marketed as a chicken and rice-based product, but actually contain beef ravioli.

The mislabeling could lead to potential allergic reactions.

Sprint slams AT&T in New York Times

Sprint slammed AT&T in a full-page ad in the New York Times.

Sprint says AT&T claims its offering 5G but its really just an advanced 4G LTE service it’s been offering for years.

AT&T has said that its 5G Evolution is different from normal 4G but didn’t comment specifically on this ad.

IKEA renting out furniture

IKEA is making a huge change by renting out furniture.

The company is experimenting with this in Switzerland at first before bringing it to the United States.

The move shows how even well-established retailers are changing things up as shoppers change their buying habits.

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