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Wednesday’s business headlines

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Here’s a look at Wednesday’s business headlines.

Omen USA

Israel-based Omen USA  says it will expand its manufacturing operations in Richmond.

It will create up to 200 jobs by 2022. The auto supplier plans to invest more than $15 million to boost production in Wayne County.

Omen already employs about 100 in Indiana.


The postal service may look to franchise our mailboxes to help it make money.

In other words, it would swell private companies access to your mailbox so FedEx and UPS could drop packages off their too, for a fee.

Right now, it’s illegal for anyone besides USPS workers to deliver items into a mailbox.


Target is beginning to unveil its new store look.

It’s more than a third of the way in finishing the stores by the end of next year.

Target will spend $7 billion total on new entrances, better defined jewelry and beauty departments, neutral colors and specialty lighting.


Amazon’s Alexa team is working with Omron Healthcare on the first-of-its-kind blood pressure skill.

Those who own an Omron blood pressure monitor can set reminders, compare readings and flag anything that’s higher-than-usual.

Amazon may explore more into health care.

CNBC reported that Amazon has an Alexa team staffed with more than a dozen people focused on applications ranging from maternity care to chronic disease.