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IU: Indiana economy turned in March

The Indiana economy turned up in March, but the recovery has been slow and dogged. That’s the picture painted by a new
monthly index unveiled Wednesday by the Indiana Business Research Center within the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

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Purdue prof: ‘Clunkers’ could stall retail sales

The federal ‘Cash for Clunkers’ program has opened a floodgate of car sales that President Obama says is a much-needed
boost for the economy. But retailers may feel the negative effects of America’s collective investment in new cars, predicts
a Purdue Retail Institute researcher.

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Central Indiana could lead economic recovery

Every day, we get more bad economic news. While I’m not smart enough to know when the global economy will rebound or how strong
the rebound will be, I do believe central Indiana and the Midwest are well-positioned to lead the recovery.

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Youth program may promote sense of purpose

Though I’m an economist, and not much skilled at matters of the heart, it seems to me there’s something amiss in today’s national psyche. There’s no real sense of purpose or unity. For those of us old enough to have had very close relatives who lived through the Great Depression, today just feels different from […]

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