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Your unemployment rate

November 12, 2009
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Unemployment is hitting various demographic groups quite differently.
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Is China a 'paper dragon'?

November 11, 2009
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For various reasons, more experts are doubting China's underlying strength.
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Holding steady on Wawasee

November 10, 2009
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Lake Wawasee, the popular northern Indiana getaway for some of the wealthiest people in the Indianapolis area, is doing fairly well despite the real estate bust.
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Layoff euphemisms

November 9, 2009
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Corporations simply don't like direct language, a Butler University professor says.
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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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Steak n Shake and the new NEA chief

November 5, 2009
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Should Biglari take Landesman's remarks as praise where he can get it, or consider them an insult?
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Rating prestigious ZIP codes

November 4, 2009
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A top-selling real estate agent pegs 46032 in Carmel and 46240 in Indianapolis as tops.
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Saturn's loss, Byrider's gain

November 3, 2009
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J.D. Byrider, the Indianapolis chain of used-car lots, is courting Saturn dealers to come into the fold as Byrider franchisees.
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Expert: Wishard referendum will pass

November 2, 2009
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IUPUI political scientist Bill Blomquist predicts the Wishard hospital referendum will pass by a "comfortable" margin.

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Marketing a former nerve gas site

October 29, 2009
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Will it be harder to attract businesses to the Newport Chemical Depot than to sell a house where a grisly murder took place?
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Has Bayh's moment arrived?

October 28, 2009
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Fiscal responsibility could be the mettle Sen. Evan Bayh needs to land in a higher office.

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Bicyclists and traffic laws

October 27, 2009
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As more bicyclists take to the streets in Indianapolis, is safety a greater concern?
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Should Indiana take Gates' money?

October 26, 2009
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Indiana wants to apply for controversial funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to seek federal education grants.
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Cutting corners on the I-69 extension

October 23, 2009
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Gov. Mitch Daniels is raising eyebrows in the Evansville area for ramrodding a section of the Interstate 69 extension ahead of schedule by a whopping three years.
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The right mix of work and vacation

October 22, 2009
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Americans have long desired the comparatively lavish vacations enjoyed by peers in other industrialized countries, but the higher productivity of the U.S. economy is the trade-off.
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Drugs in our water

October 21, 2009
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Researchers are finding a host of pharmaceutical residues in tributaries to the White River, from which Indianapolis and other cities draw drinking water.
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A harrowing tale of decline

October 20, 2009
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Telling a story about a company and a union that both feared the future, and fought to a bitter draw.
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Afraid to die

October 19, 2009
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Fear of death may be causing Americans to expect too much from our medical system when it comes to prolonging the lives of the old and infirm.
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Another year of bank migration?

October 16, 2009
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More than a year a year after the financial crisis began, businesses are still looking for new bank relationships.
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Assessing the stimulus in Indiana

October 15, 2009
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The preliminary numbers are out on the effect of the $787 billion federal stimulus on Indiana.
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Taking Ostrom to Indiana forests

October 13, 2009
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How rich that Elinor Ostrom, the Indiana University professor who won a Nobel prize for economics yesterday, got her nails dirty researching how people in pockets of forests in undeveloped nations allocate their natural resources.
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Organizing armies of volunteers

October 10, 2009
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A company has started to organize logistics for trade associations and other groups that gather for conventions in Indianapolis and want to "give back" to the city while they're here.
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Federal workers dodging layoffs

October 9, 2009
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One of the best places to have waited out this recession was in federal government. Federal workers have pretty much gotten a bye on pink slips at a time private sector employees have taken it on the chin.
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Steady as he goes at Purdue's Krannert School

October 8, 2009
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As Rick Cosier's tenure as dean of Purdue University's MBA program nears an end, expect the program to continue turning out top "Quant Jock" operations managers--people who relentlessly figure out how to manufacture things better and cheaper.

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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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  1. In reality, Lilly is maintaining profit by cutting costs such as Indiana/US citizen IT workers by a significant amount with their Tata Indian consulting connection, increasing Indian H1B's at Lillys Indiana locations significantly and offshoring to India high paying Indiana jobs to cut costs and increase profit at the expense of U.S. workers.

  2. I think perhaps there is legal precedence here in that the laws were intended for family farms, not pig processing plants on a huge scale. There has to be a way to squash this judges judgment and overrule her dumb judgement. Perhaps she should be required to live in one of those neighbors houses for a month next to the farm to see how she likes it. She is there to protect the people, not the corporations.

  3. http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/engineer/facts/03-111.htm Corporate farms are not farms, they are indeed factories on a huge scale. The amount of waste and unhealthy smells are environmentally unsafe. If they want to do this, they should be forced to buy a boundary around their farm at a premium price to the homeowners and landowners that have to eat, sleep, and live in a cesspool of pig smells. Imagine living in a house that smells like a restroom all the time. Does the state really believe they should take the side of these corporate farms and not protect Indiana citizens. Perhaps justifiable they should force all the management of the farms to live on the farm itself and not live probably far away from there. Would be interesting to investigate the housing locations of those working at and managing the corporate farms.

  4. downtown in the same area as O'malia's. 350 E New York. Not sure that another one could survive. I agree a Target is needed d'town. Downtown Philly even had a 3 story Kmart for its downtown residents.

  5. Indy-area residents... most of you have no idea how AMAZING Aurelio's is. South of Chicago was a cool pizza place... but it pales in comparison to the heavenly thin crust Aurelio's pizza. Their deep dish is pretty good too. My waistline is expanding just thinking about this!

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