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TripAdvisor is new powerhouse in hospitality industry

The travel website TripAdvisor has seen such an explosion of consumer-generated reviews and page views in the last two years that local hoteliers now monitor it continually.
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Maker of class rings may fetch $1 billion

Herff Jones might be on the verge of a sale for as much as $1 billion. The 94-year-old maker of class rings and yearbooks, quietly renamed Varsity Brands Inc. in June, has hired the investment banking firm Jefferies to explore a sale, unidentified sources told Reuters.
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There's an app for booze delivery coming to Indy

Retailer Big Red Liquors is expected to announce a partnership Thurday with Boston-based mobile-software startup Drizly to offer alcohol delivery service to consumers in the area.
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Two-week strike ends at Indiana factory

The strike at the Schneider Electric plant began Oct. 6 in a dispute between the French-based company and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers over raises and pensions.
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Eli Lilly to sell Puerto Rico manufacturing facility

The Indianapolis company said it is closing its Guayama facility because the patents on some of the drugs made there have expired.
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U.S. factory output on the rise again after August setback

The Federal Reserve said Thursday that factory production rose 0.5 percent in September after falling 0.5 percent in August. The continued pace of manufacturing output will likely be a bellwether for the broader economy.
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Threat-detection tech firm plans to create 84 jobs

Lafayette-based Emerging Threats Pro LLC said it will invest $967,000 to open an outpost in the Parkwood Crossing office park in Carmel.
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Closure of paper-converting facility to cost 55 jobs

A Montreal-based company plans to close its paper-converting facility in Indianapolis, putting 55 employees out of work, the company said Monday in a notice to the state.
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Angie's List plans big expansion with $25M in public help

The struggling consumer-review firm plans to spend some $40 million to expand its headquarters campus on the east side of downtown and create 1,000 jobs with the help of more than $25 million in state and city incentives.
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RV company plans northern Indiana expansion

A company that makes towable recreational vehicles says it will spend nearly $5 million to expand its operations in northern Indiana, creating as many as 125 jobs.
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