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Sixteen firms promise Indiana expansions, 2,100-plus jobs

Nine of the 16 firms who announced their plans with state officials Thursday expect to boost operations and employment in the Indianapolis area, forecasting 933 jobs.
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Angie's List shuffles brass, names third tech chief in two years

Chief Technology Officer Robert Wiseman has decided not to relocate permanently to Indianapolis, opening the door for former ExactTarget executive Darin Brown.
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Lilly Endowment gives Conexus $3.6 million grant

The advanced manufacturing and logistics advocacy group will use the grant for programs, outreach and research for the state's largest industry sector.
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Indy Googlers curious about Robin Williams, twerking in 2014

The most-searched subject in central Indiana was the late comedian, but searchers also sought advice on kissing, faxing and sleeping.
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Cummins would save $4.3M with distribution HQ tax break

Approval of the deal is essentially guaranteed, as Cummins and Indianapolis officials together have heralded the downtown project and its potential economic benefit.
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Navistar closing local foundry with 180 workers

The foundry, located on the city’s east side at 5565 Brookville Road, produces engine blocks and heads. Navistar said the closure process will take place during the first half of 2015 and be completed in the summer.
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Not-for-profits learn to tap into Twitter, rivals

A growing number of savvy charities are tapping into the viral power of social media, using popular platforms like Facebook and Twitter to connect with supporters and build awareness along with their spheres of influence.
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Upstart advertising agency attracting national notice

The Basement boasts a client list that includes K-Mart, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Procter & Gamble, NCAA and Simon Property Group Inc. The firm’s year-over-year revenue in 2014 has grown at better than 25 percent, hitting $2 million.
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After setbacks, Klipsch amps up focus on high end

The Indianapolis-based speaker maker is responding to challenges in its industry by returning to its roots—emphasizing premium products, including home speaker systems costing $2,500 to $10,000.
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Sun King to put limits on distribution to avoid state cap

Sun King Brewing Co. said it plans to quit distributing beer outside of the Indianapolis metropolitan area because it is close to hitting the state’s 30,000-barrel-a-year production limit at its downtown brewery.
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