ChrisO'Malley

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O’Malley joined IBJ in October 2004, after 16 years of business reporting at The Indianapolis Star and The Indianapolis News.  He moved here from southern Florida during a sub-zero snap in Indiana and tried to quit three days later. O'Malley now regrets leaving Stuart, Fla., where some of the nation’s big business big shots and smart reporters spend the winter. Before his stint in south Florida, he filled the front page of the Evansville Press with stories about Kentuckians who sold Elvis paintings and sorghum syrup out of their car trunks. A geographic anomaly, O’Malley grew up in Indiana, Pa., went to college at California University of Pennsylvania and his three daughters were born in southern China.

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Recent Articles

Banks beckon wary millennials

August 2, 2014
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Investor reimbursement fund off to slow start

August 2, 2014
Time required for investigations, prosecutions caused delays.
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Competition soars at Indianapolis-area airports

July 19, 2014
An airport near Zionsville is upping the ante for Indianapolis International Airport reliever fields.
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INDIANA 100: Indiana public companies turned in contrasting performances

June 21, 2014
Profit shot up for some, while others fought setbacks.
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Banks scrambling to find experienced workers

May 17, 2014
Many banks let training languish in an era when consolidation made it easy to snap up veterans. Now, with boomers starting to retire, banks want to pass the baton smoothly.
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Credit unions back to normal following unusual 2012 high

May 17, 2014
Net income growth among nine big credit unions serving the metro area moderated in 2013 after record earnings for the industry locally and largely across the nation in 2012.
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Angie’s List namesake extends company brand with nationwide how-to segments

May 17, 2014
Chief Marketing Officer Angie Hicks-Bowman spends an hour and a half each month recording consumer-advice segments hat are downloaded by more than 100 television stations around the country and incorporated into their own consumer news segments.
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BMO Harris shaking up rules of game for car loans

May 17, 2014
BMO Harris Bank’s dealer compensation change—to a flat-fee based on a vehicle’s purchase price—brings to light how consumers have for years unknowingly footed a payment to dealers through higher interest rates on their car loans.
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