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Investors find value in entrepreneurs who fail

While Midwest venture capitalists are still relatively conservative compared to those on the coasts, failure is increasingly carrying more of an edge and less of a stigma.
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Non-industrial users have little clout on electricity prices

Manufacturers and other big users band together to lobby, but the vast majority of businesses have no collective ability to drive down their electricity costs.
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Up-and-coming app elbows way into noisy music field

West Lafayette-based Caktus Music Inc. has developed a smartphone application that allows access to music content from multiple sources, including streaming services and personal music libraries, all integrated into one place.
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Green BEAN Delivery expands to Kokomo

Indianapolis-based Grean BEAN Delivery will serve Kokomo through a partnership with Delphi Electronics and Safety.
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Online retailer helps mom-and-pop running-shoe stores compete

To address a troubling trend he noticed while operating running retailer Blue Mile, Bob Kennedy launched Indianapolis-based eRun Solutions LLC to help the mom-and-pops of the running world go toe-to-toe with their larger retail rivals.
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Locally based Wine & Canvas grows to 48 locations nationwide

The husband-and-wife-owned Wine & Canvas has grown from two to 347 employees in just four years with profitability increasing at a double-digit clip, 48 locations coast to coast and plans for international expansion.
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Investments pick up in Holy Cross neighborhood

Decades-old barriers to development are beginning to fall in Holy Cross, attracting more residential and commercial construction.
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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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Museum keeps historic trains rolling through central Indiana

Founded in 1960, the Indiana Transportation Museum has been working for decades to preserve the Nickel Plate Railroad’s legacy by offering guests what it calls “moving experiences”—literally.
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UPDATE: Angie's shares fall 18 percent after Wall Street miss

Angie's List Inc. continued to lose money in the third quarter and failed to meet Wall Street expectations. However, the loss was smaller than a year ago, and revenue jumped 24 percent.
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