Technology, business and finance reporter and author of the #IBJtech newsletter

Orr joined IBJ in 2016. She’s been a reporter since 1995 and has worked at four newspapers in three states. Before moving to Indianapolis, she wrote for the Courier & Press in Evansville. When she’s not working, she enjoys cooking, travel and spending way too much time on Twitter.

Quick facts:

Go-to coffee order: Basic coffee with cream

Best book: “An American Tragedy” by Hoosier author Theodore Dreiser is a favorite. “I’d argue it’s THE Great American Novel,” she said.

Most used tech gadget: iPhone


Deadline looms on estate-tax option

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which passed in 2017, temporarily doubled the estate-tax exemption starting in 2018. But the estate-tax provision of the TC&JA is scheduled to sunset at the end of 2025.

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Loan delinquency rates on the rise

Increasing numbers of borrowers are falling behind on their credit-card and auto-loan payments, but banking and economic experts say this is not necessarily a sign of economic troubles ahead.

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Carmel financial firm’s CEO jailed on alcohol-related charges

ReJoyce Financial CEO Alexander Joyce, who is known locally for his financial planning infomercials, is serving time in Hamilton County Jail for a probation violation related to charges of driving while intoxicated. His firm is operating as usual in his absence, according to his attorney and and business associates.

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