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Pacers telecasts on Fox Sports going mobile

Fox Sports Indiana is live streaming home and away games—as well as pre- and post-game shows—to mobile devices. Pacers officials are hopeful the viewing option will grow the team’s fan base and increase ticket and other sales.
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Cycling devotees embrace $450 pump

Josh Poertner, a Zipp Speed Weaponry engineer who helped prove bicycle fanatics would pay $3,000 for a pair of aerodynamic wheels, has turned his Steve Jobs-like obsession with technology and design to the lowly tire pump.
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As oil prices go haywire, refiner Calumet sticks to playbook

Whether Calumet Specialty's depressed stock price combined with its rich quarterly dividend create a buying opportunity is the subject of intense debate among investors these days.
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Local software firm hopes to grow after VC infusion

Indianapolis-based Salesvue LLC, which produces productivity software products for sales departments, is looking to raise $5 million to grow its sales and marketing team.
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U.S. Steel to idle mill, lay off 369 Indiana workers

The Pittsburgh-based steelmaker notified workers this week it would close East Chicago Tin for an unknown period. The finishing plant makes tin-plated metal largely for canned foods such as soup and vegetables.
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Global glassmaker to invest $71M in Randolph County plant

Ardaugh Group plans to retain its 400 workers at the Winchester plant as it invests in a major upgrade.
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Scale Computing preps to launch large expansion

Information technology firm Scale Computing Inc. has been raising money at a clip similar to other prominent local tech companies in their early days and is gearing up to increase its workforce by a factor of five.
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Two Italian firms to start operations in Indy area

Sirmax and OMR Automotive, both suppliers to the automotive industry, plan to build plants in Speedway and Anderson and together could create up to 110 jobs over the next several years.
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Marketing tech company changes name, appoints new CEO

Smarter Remarketer, considered one of the city's most promising marketing technology companies, has rebranded itself and promoted to CEO an executive who joined the company last fall, the company announced this week.
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In unusual deal, Westfield sells fiber network for $5M

The city of Westfield and its school district recently exchanged their homegrown network for $5 million in in-kind services. As a result of the agreement, city and school officials will not have to worry about things like paying for Internet service for the next 10 years.
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