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Bloomington officials narrowly OK I-69 extension

March 9, 2012
Associated Press
A Bloomington planning panel voted narrowly Friday to back off its opposition to a section of the Interstate 69 extension from Indianapolis to Evansville that would pass through Monroe County.
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Indiana legislators approve smoking restrictions

March 9, 2012
Associated Press
The Indiana Senate has narrowly approved a statewide smoking ban proposal, sending it to the governor for his expected signature into law. The ban exempts Indiana's bars, casinos and private clubs such as veterans and fraternal organizations.
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Economy adds 227,000 jobs, jobless rate unchanged

March 9, 2012
Associated Press
U.S. employers added 227,000 jobs in February to complete three of the best months of hiring since the recession ended.
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Indiana House approves statewide smoking-ban bill

March 8, 2012
Associated Press
The Indiana House voted Thursday night to approve a statewide smoking ban bill, setting up a vote Friday in the state Senate on whether the restrictions will be on their way to becoming law.
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Still no decisions on Indiana smoking, police-entry bills

March 7, 2012
Associated Press
Legislators finished work Wednesday without an agreement yet on just how comprehensive a statewide smoking ban they might adopt and without the support of a major police group for a proposal laying out when residents might be legally justified in using force against police officers.
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Air Force proposes cutting 152 jobs in Fort Wayne

March 7, 2012
Associated Press
The Air Force is proposing to eliminate 152 jobs at the Indiana Air National Guard base in Fort Wayne as part of its plan to replace A-10 fighter jets there with reconnaissance aircraft.
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Anderson eyes improvements to I-69 corridors

March 7, 2012
Associated Press
Improvements to two major corridors from Interstate 69 to downtown Anderson, reconfigurations of complicated interchanges, and changing one-way streets to two-way streets are among Mayor Kevin Smith's goals.
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Little Nashville Opry manager charged with arson

March 6, 2012
Associated Press
The manager of a concert hall that hosted some of country music's top acts was arrested on an arson charge Tuesday in connection with the September 2009 blaze that destroyed the hall, authorities said.
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Indiana tax revenues concern Senate budget leader

March 6, 2012
Associated Press
The Indiana Senate's budget leader says a two-month shortfall in state tax revenues won't threaten plans for directing more money toward full-day kindergarten programs and victims of the state fair stage collapse.
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It's official: Colts to release 4-time MVP Manning

March 6, 2012
 IBJ Staff and Associated Press
In announcing the release of quarterback Peyton Manning on Wednesday, a tearful Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay explained "circumstances were too difficult to overcome.” Beginning his departure from the Colts, the future Hall-of-Famer told Indianapolis, "I truly have enjoyed being your quarterback."
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Green movement a boon for Cummins Emissions

March 6, 2012
Associated Press
Cummins Emissions Solutions, which celebrated its 10-year anniversary last week, began with 11 employees within the Indiana-based company's filtration business. Today, the emissions group employs 1,400 people around the world, including 400 in Columbus.
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Talks continue on Indiana tax, spending plans

March 6, 2012
Associated Press
Indiana lawmakers are working toward final agreement on several tax and spending issues in the last days of this year's legislative session.
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Tornado damage could spell the end of tiny towns

March 5, 2012
Associated Press
Nearly every home in Marysville was destroyed or so badly damaged it will probably have to be torn down — a realization that raised an emotional question for people still gathering belongings from the debris: Is it worth rebuilding a place that has so little?
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Indiana tax collections below target for 2nd month

March 5, 2012
Associated Press
Figures released Monday by the State Budget Agency show tax revenues for February came in less than expected by nearly $29 million, or about 4 percent. That follows a shortfall of about 3.5 percent for January.
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Talks start on Indiana smoking-ban compromise

March 5, 2012
Associated Press
Legislators began negotiations Monday toward a compromise on proposed statewide smoking restrictions, with a leading supporter of a comprehensive ban saying the bill shouldn't prevent cities and counties from adopting tougher ordinances.
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Ohio River bridge plan calls for tolls on 3 spans

March 5, 2012
Associated Press
The governors of Indiana and Kentucky on Monday agreed to use tolls to pay for two new Ohio River bridges and a revamped Interstate 65 bridge over the river, all in the Louisville metropolitan area.
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Indiana retailers face penalties over 'bath salts'

March 5, 2012
Associated Press
The Indiana House has given final legislative approval to a proposal toughening state laws that prohibit businesses from selling synthetic stimulants nicknamed "bath salts" or other drugs that mimic marijuana.
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New Orleans case puts scrutiny on NFL bounty pay

March 4, 2012
Associated Press
For those in the National Football League, news that the New Orleans Saints offered bounties for knocking out or injuring opposing players sounded more like the long-accepted cost of doing business in a brutal sport, a dirty little secret that everyone kept on the down low.
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Bill for alcohol amnesty law goes to governor

March 2, 2012
Associated Press
Legislators have approved changing Indiana law to shield people from arrest on alcohol charges if they seek out medical help for someone who is intoxicated.
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Indiana county OKs project for 80 wind turbines

March 2, 2012
Associated Press
Charlottesville, Va.-based Apex plans to install the wind turbines in southern Wells County, about 100 miles northeast of Indianapolis.
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Fight over tuition for immigrants derails bill

March 1, 2012
Associated Press
Indiana senators fearing a backlash from conservatives scuttled an expansive education proposal this week after it was amended to grant in-state tuition to illegal immigrants already enrolled in state schools.
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Wallace ends Indiana governor bid after ballot denial

March 1, 2012
Associated Press
Indianapolis businessman Jim Wallace has ended his longshot bid for the Republican nomination for governor after being denied a spot on the ballot.
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Bill requiring stage inspections heads to governor

March 1, 2012
Associated Press
The Indiana Senate voted 41-5 Thursday in favor of the bill giving the state Fire Prevention and Building Safety Commission the power to regulate stages and other temporary structures.
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Kruse-owned company files for bankruptcy

March 1, 2012
Associated Press
A northeast Indiana classic car dealership owned by former auction house owner Dean Kruse and his wife has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
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CNO Financial approves $100M stock buyback

March 1, 2012
Associated Press
Carmel-based insurance holding company CNO Financial Group Inc. said Wednesday its board of directors approved the repurchase of up to $100 million in stock.
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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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