Hurco suffers quarterly loss as sales plummet

Indianapolis-based Hurco Cos. this morning reported another quarterly loss after sales dropped a staggering 64 percent. Hurco
lost $1.2 million, or 19 cents a share, in its fiscal third quarter ended July 31. The company had a profit of $5.8 million,
or 90 cents a share, during the same quarter last year.

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Candle company cooks up products with a ‘green’ twist

After working in retail management for four years, Rich and Jodi Scheve decided to take business into their own hands—and
their own garage. Passing on business plans for Subway and South Bend Chocolate Co. franchises, the couple
skirted heavy franchise fees and started Twisted Wick Candle Co.

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Proposals to loosen Indiana’s wine distribution system fail

At IBJ press time, the General Assembly was set to close another session without significant change to the state’s complex alcohol distribution system, ensuring another year of wrangling between wineries and wholesalers. A proposal to raise the direct shipping limit to 10,000 cases failed. So did a broader deregulation bill brought by a new Indiana wine drinker’s group, VinSense.

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