Economy Blog Posts

Recession poster child bouncing back

June 9, 2010
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The Elkhart area—used as a backdrop three times by Barack Obama to talk up his economic policies—is making a comeback.
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People are quitting jobs; that's a good thing

June 9, 2010
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An improved economy is giving workers confidence to jump.
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Time to bring I-69 downtown?

May 28, 2010
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Dusting off the original plans to extend the highway from I-465 to downtown would ease congestion. But, oh, the downsides.
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One thing that's going right in Indiana

May 27, 2010
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In a state where education, incomes and health suffer, there’s more water than anyone knows what do to with.
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Hard times might make workers feel better about employers

May 3, 2010
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Any bounce could be temporary, an expert cautions.
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Ranking the risk of Indy's biggest bank

April 28, 2010
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JPMorgan Chase is in the middle of the worst, a New York University prof says.
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Assessing Daniels' record on the environment

April 26, 2010
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A leading Hoosier environmentalist thinks the governor isn’t living up to his conservative reputation.
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After the Super Bowl in Indy

April 22, 2010
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What to do for an encore? Civic leaders are already asking the question.
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Ready for subsidized vacation?

April 21, 2010
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Vacations are evolving into a “human right” in the European Union. So, you guessed it, subsidies are next. But an IU prof who’s a native of France isn’t sure it’s a good idea.
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Indiana's place in a globalized economy

April 20, 2010
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How will the state stand up against booming—and highly innovative—emerging nations?
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Another sign of economic spring

April 15, 2010
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Temp workers are coming back. But are they respected?
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Trouble in life-sciences paradise

April 12, 2010
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Bloomington is struggling to keep its edge, a report says. And Bill Cook isn’t happy about it.
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Realtor school is crammed with students

April 2, 2010
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Renewed popularity might be a sign of spring in the housing business after a long winter.
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City Securities chief likes Tea Party

March 30, 2010
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You know times have changed when the head of Indianapolis’ main investment bank can identify with the Tea Party movement.
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The state of the American Dream

March 23, 2010
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A well-known pollster finds Americans are losing optimism about improving their lots. Are your odds better if you live in Indianapolis?
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Business plans run dry for angel network

March 19, 2010
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Halo Capital Group cancels regular meeting for lack of deals to peruse.
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IU: State still poised for growth

March 18, 2010
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Indiana University forecasters are sticking with their prediction of sustainable economic growth kicking into gear this summer.
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What universities can learn from a steel mill

March 12, 2010
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Steel Dynamics is highly competitive partly because employees are compensated on how much money they save. Should Purdue and other universities take notice?
 
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Pondering an Evan Bayh redux

February 22, 2010
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Some observers think Bayh will run for governor again to springboard to the presidency. But to stand out to national, and possibly even Hoosier, voters, he might be forced outside his cautious comfort zone.
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Cultural Trail pork?

February 18, 2010
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The finished trail will be great. But the federal government is on a trajectory toward fiscal oblivion.
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Go west (to Hendricks County)

February 16, 2010
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The economy is as good or better in Hendricks County than anywhere else in the Indianapolis area.
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Light in the gloom

February 12, 2010
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More industrial construction is going on in Indiana than in any nearby state.
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Minimum wage downside

February 9, 2010
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The minimum wage appears to be locking some teens out of jobs.
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Indy without Lilly, the 500?

February 2, 2010
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An Indiana University prof thinks Indianapolis should anticipate a future without Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and a potentially reduced Eli Lilly and Co.
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Will easy commutes linger?

January 29, 2010
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Traffic counts are rising, but the jobless are still at home.
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