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Chamber steps up microloan ambitions

A division of the Indy Chamber is applying to become a U.S. Small Business Administration-affiliated microlender, a move aimed at boosting its available capital and expanding its territory in a wide-open frontier of finance.
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Bicentennial plaza planned by Statehouse

With the future of a state-owned downtown parking lot in limbo, Indiana is looking to a smaller space on the west side of the capitol as the site of a public plaza to commemorate the 2016 bicentennial.
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Hoosier medical device companies look off shore

Slowing domestic growth pushes executives to brighter markets.
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Anthem canceling 30,000 individual health policies for Hoosiers

The insurer will not let customers who renewed their pre-Obamacare plans late in 2013 do so again this year. But switching to Obamacare-compliant plans could cause some premiums to spike and provider choice to dwindle.
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Pence names new Homeland Security director

David Kane, who has been federal security director for the U.S. Transportation Security administration since 2005, will take over management of the state agency Nov. 24.
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Zoeller reminds politicians about robocall ban

Greg Zoeller said disregarding the law can lead to his office filing a lawsuit seeking civil penalties up to $5,000 per violation
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Grassroots group challenges jail plan, wants focus on jobs

A grassroots, church-based organization is trying to stir up voter interest in the city’s plan for a new criminal justice complex and questioning the need to expand jail capacity.
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UPDATE: Indiana's high court hears IBM welfare case

Indiana's Supreme Court justices grilled attorneys for the state and IBM Corp. on Thursday about the company's failed attempt to privatize Indiana's welfare services.
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Upstart local casket company about to go under

Genesis Casket Co., a locally based manufacturer that appeared to be on the fast track just a few years ago, has notified the state that it plans to close its Indianapolis headquarters, ending employment for 56 workers.
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Secretary of state candidates battle over voting issues

Democrat Beth White is banking that Hoosiers are ready for a change as she fights to unseat Republican Connie Lawson from the secretary of state’s office. Secretary of State Connie Lawson is asking voters for a full term in the office.
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