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JPMorgan's wealth advisory group led from Indianapolis

August 7, 2010
Elizabeth Schlueter started out in Fort Wayne and rose through a series of promotions that landed her not on Wall Street but in Indianapolis.

Big budget cuts will make for bitter state politics

July 24, 2010
As Indiana's reserves dwindle toward zero and federal stimulus money disappears, trying to keep political debate friendly and the budget in the black will be quite a challenge. Half a year before they must craft the next state budget, Democrats and Republicans already are squabbling.

Ballard takes aim at vacant homes

July 17, 2010
If Mayor Greg Ballard successfully closes the $1.9 billion sale of the city's water and sewer utilities to Citizens Energy, some of the proceeds will be used to bulldoze or rehabilitate 2,000 to 4,500 abandoned, unsafe homes during the next two years.

Sales-prospecting firm expects to triple employment in 2010

July 8, 2010
Locally based consultancy LeadJen had 20 employees in January. Halfway through the year, the company already has hired 20 more, and President Jenny Vance expects to add another 20 over the next six months.

Local attorney elected U.S. Libertarian Party's vice chairman

July 6, 2010
Mark Rutherford wants America's third-largest political party to make inroads by showing competence at the grassroots level of government.

City still working on mayor's mandate to do more biz with veterans

June 26, 2010
Mayor Greg Ballard,a former Marine, has made some progress in the two years since he pledged his administration would purchase 3 percent of all city goods and services from veteran-owned businesses, but he remains far from his goal.

Ex-Commerce chief: Lift the veil on state incentive deals

June 25, 2010
The former executive director of IEDC's predecessor agency argues that regular headcount disclosure is a key part of the economic development process once incentive deals have been struck with companies.

Recession temporarily slows suburban migration

June 23, 2010
Using U.S. Census data, the Indiana Business Research Center finds Indianapolis' population grew by 6,854 residents last year while Fishers, Noblesville, Carmel and Greenwood saw less-than-average gains.

IEDC responds to House speaker's public records request

June 22, 2010
Indiana Secretary of Commerce Mitch Roob's letter Tuesday to Democrat Pat Bauer details IEDC's approach to job-creation incentives and its clawback efforts in the recession.

Study of local mortgage defaults shows benefit of counseling

June 22, 2010
A study by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago finds a strong correlation between pre-mortgage credit counseling and loan performance after comparing Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership clients with other low-income Marion County borrowers.
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