Wednesday’s business headlines

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

Pendleton military contract

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a contract to Pendleton-based All Track.

The contract, valued at a maximum of $10 million, calls for railroad maintenance and repair services at Naval support activity Crane in southwest Indiana.

Kroger health care

Kroger may be getting into the health care business.

The grocery chain has reportedly been exploring other lines of business.

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The goal is to help customers lower their medical costs.

Kroger does operate come health clinics in stores as well as a pharmacy.

HP batteries recall

HP is expanding a recall of batteries for notebook computers.

The lithium-ion batteries can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

The recall expansion involves lithium-ion batteries for HP commercial notebook computers and mobile workstations were sold to businesses and other organizations.

Swine flu

China’s soybean demand has been hit by Swine flu.

The flu has hit pigs in China, dring down demand for soybean feed.

China had committed to buy an additional 10 million metric tons of U.S. soybeans.

But the outbreak may change that.