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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. The east side does have potential...and I have always thought Washington Scare should become an outlet mall. Anyone remember how popular Eastgate was? Well, Indy has no outlet malls, we have to go to Edinburgh for the deep discounts and I don't understand why. Jim is right. We need a few good eastsiders interested in actually making some noise and trying to change the commerce, culture and stereotypes of the East side. Irvington is very progressive and making great strides, why can't the far east side ride on their coat tails to make some changes?

  2. Boston.com has an article from 2010 where they talk about how Interactions moved to Massachusetts in the year prior. http://www.boston.com/business/technology/innoeco/2010/07/interactions_banks_63_million.html The article includes a link back to that Inside Indiana Business press release I linked to earlier, snarkily noting, "Guess this 2006 plan to create 200-plus new jobs in Indiana didn't exactly work out."

  3. I live on the east side and I have read all your comments. a local paper just did an article on Washington square mall with just as many comments and concerns. I am not sure if they are still around, but there was an east side coalition with good intentions to do good things on the east side. And there is a facebook post that called my eastside indy with many old members of the eastside who voice concerns about the east side of the city. We need to come together and not just complain and moan, but come up with actual concrete solutions, because what Dal said is very very true- the eastside could be a goldmine in the right hands. But if anyone is going damn, and change things, it is us eastside residents

  4. Please go back re-read your economics text book and the fine print on the February 2014 CBO report. A minimum wage increase has never resulted in a net job loss...

  5. The GOP at the Statehouse is more interested in PR to keep their majority, than using it to get anything good actually done. The State continues its downward spiral.

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