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Substance at Indiana plant sends 32 to hospital

Health officials in central Indiana say a material resembling red crushed pepper that apparently sickened 32 workers at an Amazon distribution center in Plainfield was organic and not a threat to anyone's health.

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Airport postal facility to keep on trucking

The Indianapolis Airport Authority board on Friday is expected to vote on a lease with Wilmington, Ohio-based LGSTX Distribution Services to continue operations at the hub through at least November 2014.

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UPS plans $10 million upgrade on northwest side

United Parcel Service Inc. is planning a $10 million modernization project for a regional transportation hub in Indianapolis and is seeking tax incentives to help make it happen. The project would help the company retain 750 local jobs.

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Indiana seeks to become player in cargo flights

The state nicknamed the "Crossroads of America" wants to become a preferred landing spot for cargo planes, but industry leaders say Indiana could have a tough time attracting flights from neighboring states because many airports are competing for the same business and freight companies are resistant to change.

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Firms line up to find new uses for old airport terminal, other properties

The cash-strapped Indianapolis Airport Authority suddenly can’t look soon enough at developing some of its vast real
estate holdings, including the city’s former passenger terminal. This month, it plans to conduct final contract
negotiations with a firm that would study reuse of the old terminal, adjacent land and other airport holdings.

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Expanded FedEx cargo hub not meeting expectations

Indianapolis International Airport, already suffering from a 10-percent drop in passenger traffic and a projected $15 million
revenue shortfall this year, is also feeling financial drag from its single most important tenant. FedEx Express cargo shipments,
which amount to about half of the $25 million in airfield fees generated at the airport, fell
16 percent in the first three months of this year vs. the same period last year.

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Airport considering air cargo facility

Indianapolis airport officials are considering building a smaller version of FedEx’s 2-million-square-foot hub here, one
that could accommodate several cargo carriers from around the globe. The “international air cargo facility” could be up to
several hundred thousand square feet large and could cost tens of millions of dollars to build.

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