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Newman has covered the Indianapolis business community as an editor and reporter for 26 years, including the past 23 at IBJ. He joined the newspaper in 1995 as a real estate reporter, became editor of IBJ’s Focus section a year later and served the next 13 years in that position. He became daily editor at the beginning of 2009. A graduate of Ball State University, he also worked at  Indianapolis C.E.O. magazine and at several Indiana newspapers.

Quick facts:

Favorite team: Chicago Cubs

Most used tech gadget: iPhone

First job: Pumping gas



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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Local business leader Bill Mays dies at 69

William G. Mays, who built one of the nation's largest minority-owned companies and saved one of its oldest African-American newspapers, died Thursday in Indianapolis on his 69th birthday. “Indianapolis has lost a titan of industry and philanthropy,” Mayor Greg Ballard said.

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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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WISH-TV expanding daily newscasts by four hours

WISH-TV Channel 8, which will lose its 58-year affiliation with CBS-TV at the end of the year, is planning to fill some of the programming void with local news coverage, the Indianapolis station announced Wednesday.

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