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It may be do or die for Indianapolis charter school

Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) College Preparatory School faces its seventh—and final—review this year, one that could determine its survival.
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New grads struggle to put education to work

In May, only one-quarter of 2010 college graduates who applied for a job actually received one, compared with more than half in 2007. About as many college graduates of all ages also are plagued by underemployment, working jobs below their skill level—including Butler grad Tom Otero.
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Science, creativity key ingredients for Sun King brewer

Watch VideoSince its first tapping about 13 months ago, Indianapolis- based Sun King Brewing Co. has generated a noticeable buzz—pun intended—in the craft beer community.
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Funeral company in 129th year keeps fresh perspective

Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers sometimes stretches the definition of “funeral” to stay relevant after nearly 130 years. The family-owned business began downtown and has grown northward along with the city’s population. Today, it has 14 funeral centers and conducted 2,200 funerals last year.
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Shuttered school finding new life as community center

Two years after Indianapolis Public Schools closed School 37, a multimillion-dollar redevelopment project is set to breath new life into a building that served the Martindale-Brightwood community for 81 years.
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Summer is key time for those who raise Christmas trees

Christmas and July harmonize like a blizzard on Independence Day, but the summer months are perhaps the most vital for Tom Dull and his wife, Kerry, who raise 23,000 Christmas trees on their peaceful farm in Thorntown.
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Logistics teams compete on public stage

About 400 people and nine teams convened at a vacant 96th Street distribution center Thursday for the inaugural Indianapolis LogistXGames.
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Home medical supply firm grows as industry boom approaches

David Hartley pulled $85,000 from his savings six years ago to buy Home Health Depot Inc. Nearly six years later, Hartley has reinvented the Indianapolis-based home medical equipment supplier, growing from a single office in Greenwood to 12 locations in Indiana and Illinois—and increasing annual revenue from $300,000 to more than $6.7 million.


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Website aims to help grads with life after college

Partners Cate McLaughlin and Kyle Falk started the website askcateandkyle.com last July to help recent graduates deal with the trials and tribulations of life after college. Their potential audience is huge.
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Bloomington candy store eyeing ambitious expansion

After a great first few months in Bloomington, Campus Candy's co-owners hope to replicate that success, rolling out a plan that calls for opening 50 college-town stores across the country in the next 18 months and a total of 125 within five years.
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