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Pick your (bug) poison

September 29, 2010
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Now scientists are finding genetically modified insect killer in Indiana water.
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Kissinger speaks out about Indiana's 'passion' problem

September 28, 2010
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Pete Kissinger, who co-founded Bioanalytical Systems in West Lafayette, thinks Indiana needs more people like Bill Cook and Scott Jones—people who actually like their businesses.
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New venture capital firm off to blazingly fast start

September 9, 2010
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Cultivian Ventures began investing in a no-man's land just as the financial crisis ramped up, and now it's already considering a second fund.
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Indiana bombs in rankings of 'new economy' states

August 25, 2010
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State has a dire future if Business Facilities' latest lists are any indication.
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Notaries headed toward endangered list

July 30, 2010
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The number of notary publics, a group that proudly dates its services back a couple of thousand years or more, is in free fall.
 
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Is alternative energy sustainable in Indiana?

July 7, 2010
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An economic development observer questions what will happen after the feds turn off the tap.
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Shaking up the Indy 500

May 26, 2010
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Looser restrictions, and the potential for more innovation, could bring back some of the old luster.
 
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Our Internet service is terrible

April 29, 2010
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A think tank calls some execs hucksters for confusing the issue of high prices and slow service.
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Weighing Google's China decision

March 26, 2010
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Ethical conundrums rarely present themselves in black-and-white. But Google gets high marks from a couple of Hoosier academics who say the company made the right choice to leave China.
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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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Tag readers come to real estate

March 2, 2010
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Soon, you’ll be able to point your smart phone at a code in an advertisement or yard sign, and take a virtual tour of a house.
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Underrated entrepreneurs

February 5, 2010
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The Indianapolis area is home to myriad unsung entrepreneurs who run interesting companies, make money and create good jobs. Here are some of them.
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Get ready for fake pork

December 3, 2009
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Scientists have discovered how to grow pork in a lab. Now, what to do with all that corn?
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Wal-Mart gets into the casket business

November 6, 2009
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Batesville Casket Co., the world's largest manufacturer, says it's watching, but isn't worried.
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Dow AgroSciences and the Holy Grail

October 7, 2009
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Dow AgroSciences could boost its market share in genetically altered corn almost overnight by inventing a perennial corn. But investors might not have the patience.
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Second thoughts on alternative energy

September 23, 2009
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A future rich in biofuels, solar and wind energy would consume a lot of land, a study says.
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(Un)believable App Store reviews

September 8, 2009
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Apple's problems with anonymous comments at its App Store revives an old debate.
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Grizzled entrepreneur: Pounce now

August 11, 2009
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Dave Becker has made a lot of money on ventures including First Internet Bank and a banking software firm called re:Member Data Services, so his thoughts about the right time to launch a business are not exactly uninformed. When is the...
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Whacked $1.9M for downloads

July 7, 2009
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Unbelievable as it sounds, a federal jury in Minnesota ordered a woman to pay $1.92 million for violating copyrights on 24 songs she illegally shared. Thatâ??s $80,000 per song. Jammie Thomas-Rasset today asked a judge to knock the penalty...
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Smart phones and meetings

June 22, 2009
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The days of only the powerful few getting by with tapping their Blackberries during meetings are long gone. When was the last time you were in a gathering where more people seemed interested in the topic or the speaker...
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The future of anger management?

May 5, 2009
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A prediction by a military historian in a recent issue of Foreign Policy has something for everyone, including people interested in companies right here in Indiana. Writing in a special section about the future, Martin van Creveld notes that...
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Indy as IT outsource center

February 26, 2009
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Information technology companies would do well to outsource business processes to Indianapolis, a new KPMG report says. The accounting and consulting firm included only one other U.S. city, Boise, Idaho, on an international list of 31 places where companies are likely...
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Busted for copying software

August 25, 2008
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Author Solutions, the Bloomington company that helps people publish their own books, has admitted to using copies of software from Adobe, Microsoft and Symantec. The penalty? $50,000. Author Solutions says the violations began under prior ownership and that it cooperated...
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Progress with entrepreneurship

June 26, 2008
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Compendium Blogwareâ??s announcement today that it raised $1.6 million in private funding is another brick in the wall as the Indianapolis area and the state continue their push to build a culture of entrepreneurship. Investors are showing more interest...
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Ex-food chief: Crops for fuel is OK

May 5, 2008
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In his five years as executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme, Jim Morris saw global hunger from an uncomfortably close vantage point. So, one might expect him to criticize the idea of turning corn and soybeans into alternative...
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  1. "This was a very localized, Indiana issue," he said. As in, Indiana failed to expand Medicaid to cover its poor citizens resulting in the loss of essential medical services, including this EMS company. Well done, Indiana GOP. Here are the real death panels: GOP state governments who refuse to expand Medicaid for political reasons.

  2. In the "one for all, all for none" socialist doctrine the sick die...this plus obama"care" equates to caucasian genocide plus pushed flight to cities thus further eroding the conservative base and the continualed spiral toward complete liberal/progressive/marxist America.

  3. There is a simple reason why WISH is not reporting on this story. LIN has others stations in different markets that are affiliated with CBS. Reporting about CBS blindsiding WISH/LIN due to CBS's greed and bullying tatics would risk any future negoations LIN will have with CBS in other markets.

  4. My best always! Dave Wilson

  5. How did Columbus, Ohio pull off a car share service without a single dollar of public subsidies? They must not have a mayor who is on the take like Indianapolis. Daimler Benz offers Columbus residents their Smart Cars on a market-driven basis: "This has some neat features. Cars don’t have to be picked up and dropped off at fixed points. You find one with your smart phone based on GPS, and drop it off anywhere in the service area you can find a spot – even at a meter. These cars aren’t required to feed the meter so you get free on street parking while using them. I was told this system was put in place on a market basis without subsidies – and that the vendor actually pays the city for the use of the meters." http://www.urbanophile.com/2014/05/26/checking-in-on-columbus/

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