New space race grips Purdue

A deluge of funding has flowed into space research—fueled in part by the emergence of well-heeled companies have built gigantic rockets that are not only state of the art but also vastly cheaper to launch than previous models.

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Small Hoosier firms go global

Not putting all of your economic eggs in one basket has always been sound advice, and over the past couple of decades, U.S. businesses have—slowly—started to apply it. In the 1950s, U.S. exports constituted only 5% of gross domestic product. Today they’re 14%—a record high that’s still rising. Yet the rate is still far below a country like Germany, where exports account for roughly 50% of GDP.

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