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Pete the Planner uses humor, straight talk to become media sensation

September 13, 2014
Peter Dunn, a prolific tweeter who appears on broadcast outlets as well as in The Indianapolis Star, hopes the release of six books in January further builds his profile.

Indianapolis homebuilder combines dashing design, prefabricated contruction

August 23, 2014
Ursula David hopes her first manufactured home will catch on at other infill lots close to downtown.

Star caterer Jack Bayt on upswing after tumble

August 23, 2014
Six years after having the area's largest catering business sold out from under him, Jack Bayt is back, leading a revamped Crystal Catering. But the new iteration is much smaller than in the days when Bayt and his partners wanted to become a regional or even national player.

Homegrown Krazy Klothes defies overseas-made clothing trend

July 26, 2014
Owner Dan Murphy's more-than-two-decades-old, Indianapolis-based company is something of an anachronism—a small-scale domestic clothing manufacturer doing business in a field dominated by Asian-based titans.

Want to lease a Lamborghini in Indy? Good luck

July 19, 2014
There is little appetite for spending 'stupid money' in Indianapolis, or just about anywhere in the Midwest, for that matter.

Mansion restoration is dream come true for new owners

June 28, 2014
David and Alice Berger have sank more than five years of effort into bringing the former Lacy property back to its industrial era grandeur.

INDIANA 100: Manufacturing employment lags recovery of sector

June 21, 2014
Emphasis on efficiency, technology is softening job demand.

Indiana universities, manufacturers helping launch Digital Lab

April 12, 2014
Indiana manufacturers, universities and various state groups are abuzz about their involvement with the freshly minted, Chicago-based Digital Lab for Manufacturing—even if they’re not yet sure what their exact role will be.

1960 modern house was built for the age(s)

March 29, 2014
Restoration evokes marveling over its trappings and construction to withstand the Atomic Age.

Pupils learn to talk fast, sell well in auctioneering school

January 11, 2014
Melissa Davis is a third-generation auctioneer and president of Reppert School of Auctioneering. She helps lead quarterly courses running 10 days straight.
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  1. I never thought I'd see the day when a Republican Mayor would lead the charge in attempting to raise every tax we have to pay. Now it's income taxes and property taxes that Ballard wants to increase. And to pay for a pre-K program? Many studies have shown that pre-K offer no long-term educational benefits whatsoever. And Ballard is pitching it as a way of fighting crime? Who is he kidding? It's about government provided day care. It's a shame that we elected a Republican who has turned out to be a huge big spending, big taxing, big borrowing liberal Democrat.

  2. Why do we blame the unions? They did not create the 11 different school districts that are the root of the problem.

  3. I was just watching an AOW race from cleveland in addition to the 65K for the race, there were more people in boats watching that race from the lake than were IndyCar fans watching the 2014 IndyCar season finale in the Fontana grandstands. Just sayin...That's some resurgence modern IndyCar has going. Almost profitable, nobody in the grandstands and TV ratings dropping 61% at some tracks in the series. Business model..."CRAZY" as said by a NASCAR track general manager. Yup, this thing is purring like a cat! Sponsors...send them your cash, pronto!!! LOL, not a chance.

  4. I'm sure Indiana is paradise for the wealthy and affluent, but what about the rest of us? Over the last 40 years, conservatives and the business elite have run this country (and state)into the ground. The pendulum will swing back as more moderate voters get tired of Reaganomics and regressive social policies. Add to that the wave of minority voters coming up in the next 10 to 15 years and things will get better. unfortunately we have to suffer through 10 more years of gerrymandered districts and dispropionate representation.

  5. Funny people telling poor people how bad the other rich people are wanting to cut benefits/school etc and that they should vote for those rich people that just did it. Just saying..............