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Consumer office opposes Duke Energy's $1.9B Indiana plan

Indiana's utility customer advocate says regulators should reject Duke Energy Corp.'s proposal for a $1.9 billion electric grid upgrade in the state.
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Chamber to push appointed schools chief, Sunday booze sales

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce wants the state schools superintendent to be appointed by the governor in 2016, setting the stage for another acrimonious education battle.
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Bridgestone's consolidation plan to cost Carmel 400 jobs

Bridgestone Americas Inc. plans to relocate three business units, including Firestone Building Products and Firestone Industrial Products in Carmel, into a new headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Indiana injection molding plant plans expansion

Carrera Manufacturing Inc. will invest about $1.3 million to improve its 80,000-square-foot manufacturing facility, adding as many as 102 jobs by 2018.
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ITT Educational shares keep soaring after better news

Investors warmed to news that student enrollment during the spring and summer fell less than expected and that ITT has the cash on hand to get through recent troubles caused by student loan losses.
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Fishing lure maker plans Indiana expansion

LureCraft Fisherman's Shop Inc. said the expansion will triple its current space in LaGrange and allow it to add 91 workers before the end of 2017.
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High demand for road salt pushes costs up for state, city

The Indianapolis Department of Public Works will pay 11.5 percent more for road salt this winter than it did a year ago. Salt prices on regional bids across the state are now an average of 57 percent higher than last year's prices, according to INDOT.
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Rise in bed sores pushes state medical errors to new high

Overall, 111 medical errors were reported in 2013, the biggest number in any year since the state began reporting them in 2006.
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Kohl's plans surge in holiday hiring nationally, locally

About 2,000 of those hirings will take place in Indiana, including about 900 in the Indianapolis area. Kohl's has 39 stores in Indiana, and 18 in the metro area.<
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Electrolux to buy GE Appliances in $3.3B deal

The acquisition is the largest ever for Stockholm-based Electrolux, ranked as the world's second biggest home appliance maker after U.S. rival Whirlpool. Louisville-based GE Appliances has a long history in Indiana.
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