INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Here’s a look at Monday’s business headlines with Jane King.
Average gas price drops to $4.05 in central Indiana
Gasoline prices continue to fall after hitting a record high. Two weeks ago, the average price in the United States on Sunday was $4.19, according to AAA. It has fallen 14 cents since hitting a record high on March 11. AAA says the current average is $4.05 a gallon in central Indiana, about nine cents lower than a week ago.
Bird flu drives up egg prices
A rapidly escalating bird flu epidemic in the United States, causing egg prices to soar. The virus outbreak, the worst in seven years, is hitting laying flocks across the Midwest, including some farms in Indiana. Prices are driven up by the spread of disease, but also by the upcoming Easter holidays, when demand for eggs is high.
34 people infected with norovirus in California
At least 34 people in California have contracted norovirus after eating raw oysters harvested in British Columbia, Canada. California has issued a warning not to eat these oysters raw. The authorities have closed several growing regions for health contamination.
Elon Musk takes 9% stake in Twitter
Elon Musk took a 9% stake in Twitter, making him the company’s largest shareholder. It’s a stake of about $3 billion.
With such a large stake, Musk wants to have some influence on how the company operates. He explained on Twitter that he felt like it wasn’t really free speech now.
Twitter is also tinkering with a potential new feature that can allow users to co-author tweets. Twitter says these collaborations will make it easier for companies and influencers to post brand partnerships and other sponsored content.