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The root of Indiana's myriad problems

November 22, 2010
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Longtime economist Morton Marcus says the objective truth is that Indiana is in decline. He also insists the solution is a change in the culture, not just job creation.
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Filling Fong's outsized shoes at Butler

November 8, 2010
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University trustees will ask the next president to continue building on The Butler Way.
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A private operator for Indy-Marion County library?

September 29, 2010
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A company that's taking over library systems draws fire from patrons and employees, but claims to cut costs.
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Mayors: Time to kick the unemployed in the keister

September 24, 2010
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Marion's Wayne Seybold and Greenfield's Brad DeReamer say too many people would rather collect unemployment than look for work.
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Where are all the salespeople?

September 22, 2010
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Sales, for decades one of the fastest-growing job categories, is now losing positions.
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Tip-offs for when CEOs lie

August 31, 2010
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A new study offers insights into when CEOs are fibbing. But those who benefit most from the revelations might be their handlers.
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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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How have state workers fared under performance pay? Good question.

August 13, 2010
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Inconsistencies make comparisons a heavy lift.
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Hyundai hole in Indiana

August 9, 2010
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The rising Korean industrial giant is building another plant in the U.S., but not in Indiana.
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Travails of the home worker

August 4, 2010
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They’re nabbed to run errands, pick up kids and other tasks by those who “go to work.” A report says they’re pushing back.
 
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Momentum builds to delay Social Security

July 16, 2010
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Politicians are beginning to tepidly make the case to head off disaster.
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Expert: The end to sedentary lifestyles is in sight

July 15, 2010
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Physical and mental problems tied to inactivity are pushing both government and the private sector to force changes, Bradford Woods chief says.
 
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An ode to utility workers

July 13, 2010
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They're some of the most stable people in the state, a new study shows.
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ArcelorMittal throws down gauntlet on gun law

July 1, 2010
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Steelmaker’s decision to forbid guns at work despite Indiana’s new statute will likely spark a lawsuit.
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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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Downstream problems with professionals

June 2, 2010
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Should engineers be required to spend time in repair shops, and architects with the lunch bucket crowd?
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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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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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Will Tony Bennett's school reforms hurt struggling students?

April 8, 2010
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A plan to get more parents interested in their children’s performance in school and reward good teachers might inadvertently strip resources from students who most need the help most.
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Carbon Motors, the anti carmaker

April 6, 2010
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The upstart cop car manufacturer is doing lots of things differently, including the way they track your car.
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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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Are branch-campus degrees as good?

April 1, 2010
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Debating whether stigmas should be attached to sheepskins from university outposts.
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A tip for getting into vet school

March 31, 2010
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Like cattle, hogs and other big farm animals? You’re now considered a diversity candidate.
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  1. With Pence running the ship good luck with a new government building on the site. He does everything on the cheap except unnecessary roads line a new beltway( like we need that). Things like state of the art office buildings and light rail will never be seen as an asset to these types. They don't get that these are the things that help a city prosper.

  2. Does the $100,000,000,000 include salaries for members of Congress?

  3. "But that doesn't change how the piece plays to most of the people who will see it." If it stands out so little during the day as you seem to suggest maybe most of the people who actually see it will be those present when it is dark enough to experience its full effects.

  4. That's the mentality of most retail marketers. In this case Leo was asked to build the brand. HHG then had a bad sales quarter and rather than stay the course, now want to go back to the schlock that Zimmerman provides (at a considerable cut in price.) And while HHG salesmen are, by far, the pushiest salesmen I have ever experienced, I believe they are NOT paid on commission. But that doesn't mean they aren't trained to be aggressive.

  5. The reason HHG's sales team hits you from the moment you walk through the door is the same reason car salesmen do the same thing: Commission. HHG's folks are paid by commission they and need to hit sales targets or get cut, while BB does not. The sales figures are aggressive, so turnover rate is high. Electronics are the largest commission earners along with non-needed warranties, service plans etc, known in the industry as 'cheese'. The wholesale base price is listed on the cryptic price tag in the string of numbers near the bar code. Know how to decipher it and you get things at cost, with little to no commission to the sales persons. Whether or not this is fair, is more of a moral question than a financial one.

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