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Census surprises

January 4, 2010
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An Indiana University demographer outlines predictions on Latinos, homeownership and populations of unincorporated areas.
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Future of the estate tax

December 31, 2009
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Debating how Congress should respond to the limbo it imposed.
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Real estate commissions

December 30, 2009
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Realtor incomes went down this year despite a miniscule increase in commission rates.
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'Most accurate' forecaster predicts surge

December 28, 2009
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A rising stock market will prompt consumers to start spending again, says Barclays economist Dean Maki.
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Falcone mourning Saab

December 18, 2009
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Former dealer saw the end coming, but says customers are following him to Volkswagen and Subaru.
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Bailing out big spenders

December 17, 2009
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Obama is going wobbling on forcing fiscal responsibility on states, and Hoosiers might get stuck with the bill.
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Even Bentley sales are down

December 16, 2009
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A Zionsville dealer says the economy is influencing its wealthy buyers, but things would be worse under Rolls-Royce.
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Lilly Endowment's two-fer

December 15, 2009
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Its education focus just might make the endowment more of a jobs engine than the Indiana Economic Development Corp.
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'Taxing' not-for-profit property

December 14, 2009
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Some Indiana mayors, desperate for revenue, think it's time for "payments-in-lieu-of-taxes."
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Lights out (crime up?) in Muncie

December 11, 2009
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Muncie plans to turn out most of its street lights to keep from going broke. But what about the social consequences?
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Overrun with Chihuahuas

December 10, 2009
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The Bay Area has zillions of the tiny dogs. But Indianapolis isn't part of the airlift strategy.
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Assessing Ballard's new rules

December 9, 2009
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Do the mayor's lobbying restrictions go far enough?
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Keeping wage figures secret

December 8, 2009
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IBJ isn't the only news organization wondering whether the Indiana Economic Development Corp. is getting good bang for the buck.
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Marsh, then and now

December 7, 2009
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Now that Marsh Supermarkets is being run like a real business, has the shopping experience changed?
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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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Carp, shipping and a lawsuit

December 3, 2009
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A lawsuit aimed at stopping invasive carp from reaching Lake Michigan could bring some forms of shipping to a grinding halt.
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Rich flocking to real estate

November 30, 2009
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A survey shows wealthy investors are targeting real estate. But what about Indianapolis?
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Don't confuse Toyota for GM

November 25, 2009
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Toyota isn't about to grow complacent like GM did in the '60s, an analyst says.
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Mad about work? Let it out

November 24, 2009
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If you're angry about unfair treatment at work, and don't let it out, you're much more likely to have a heart attack, a new study shows.
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Bank slogan gets acid test

November 23, 2009
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The banking crisis isn't the only reason to rethink the ubiquitous "We care" theme.
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Messer: Palin could 'win' Indiana

November 20, 2009
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Former state representative and lobbyist Luke Messer thinks Sarah Palin could carry Indiana in a presidential primary.
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Lilly snags talent kudos

November 19, 2009
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Fortune magazine ranked the drug company among the best in the world for managing talent.
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Analyst: No trucking U-turn till late 2010

November 18, 2009
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FTR Associates analyst Jon Starks says truck manufacturers won't feel an improved economy until at least late 2010.
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Bob & Tom's durability

November 17, 2009
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How long can Tom Griswold and Bob Kevoian keep their act fresh?
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Daniels and entrepreneurship

November 16, 2009
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Does Gov. Mitch Daniels' economic development strategy emphasize job attraction at the expense of entrepreneurship?
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  1. I am also a "vet" of several Cirque shows and this one left me flat. It didn't have the amount of acrobatic stunts as the others that I have seen. I am still glad that I went to it and look forward to the next one but I put Varekai as my least favorite.

  2. Looking at the two companies - in spite of their relative size to one another -- Ricker's image is (by all accounts) pretty solid and reputable. Their locations are clean, employees are friendly and the products they offer are reasonably priced. By contrast, BP locations are all over the place and their reputation is poor, especially when you consider this is the same "company" whose disastrous oil spill and their response was nothing short of irresponsible should tell you a lot. The fact you also have people who are experienced in franchising saying their system/strategy is flawed is a good indication that another "spill" has occurred and it's the AM-PM/Ricker's customers/company that are having to deal with it.

  3. Daniel Lilly - Glad to hear about your points and miles. Enjoy Wisconsin and Illinois. You don't care one whit about financial discipline, which is why you will blast the "GOP". Classic liberalism.

  4. Isn't the real reason the terrain? The planners under-estimated the undulating terrain, sink holes, karst features, etc. This portion of the route was flawed from the beginning.

  5. You thought no Indy was bad, how's no fans working out for you? THe IRl No direct competition and still no fans. Hey George Family, spend another billion dollars, that will fix it.

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