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OPINION:Looking back at 10 years of this column (and ahead to the next 10)
I am often shocked at what now passes as acceptable in online posts
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Toxic priorities: 39 locations in Indiana among EPA's top 'Superfund' cleanup sites
Cleanups costs often exceed the coffers of even some of the state’s most profitable businesses
Monday, August 13, 2018
Home inventory low and prices high, as Kokomo development continues upswing
Real estate agents like 'frenzied, starving fish' in hyper-competitive market
Friday, August 10, 2018
As the U.S. imposed tariffs ramp up, they may have unintended consequences
Potential rising cost for homebuilders and government
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Study: Indiana lags country in small business activity
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
OPINION: Midwest must save middle class neighborhoods
For cities that neglect these places, the future prospects are nothing but dismal
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
OPINON: A second look at Indiana's manufacturing
Eye on the pie
Monday, August 6, 2018
Clark, Floyd counties in top 20 for opioid cost, says IBRC report
County leaders differ on how money should be invested in the epidemic
Sunday, August 5, 2018
A STEEP COST: Opioid usage, abuse costs Indiana $43.3 billion -- $11 million daily
Number of workers dying from opioid overdoses and of misusers losing or being unable to find jobs resulted in a $2.6 billion gross state product loss in 2016, report says
Saturday, August 4, 2018
COMMENTARY: Knee-deep in details: A peek at Southern Indiana's economic innovation
Data from Innovation 2.0 can be used to understand a county's weaknesses, strengths and potentia
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Lower crop yields one of many climate change effects for Indiana farmers
Warmer overnight temperatures already have contributed to reduced corn yields over the last decade in state, Purdue report says
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
OPINION: Hoosier manufacturing far from dead
Eye on the pie
Monday, July 30, 2018
OPINION: Tasks can be automated, but not skills
Productivity growth, whether through automation, plant design or better-skilled workers doesn’t kill jobs; it eliminates tasks
Monday, July 30, 2018
Consumer economy in crosshairs if trade war continues, BSU economist Mike Hicks warns
“The tampering of a supply chain that involves 15 percent of the economy is sufficient for us to slip into recession,” he says
Sunday, July 29, 2018
COMMENTARY: Another slow, steady year for the Indiana state budget
The forecast for fiscal 2019, though, is for a shortfall
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Muncie, a once-industrial city, highly dependent upon government payments to stay afloat
Two largest employers, hospital and university, get a lot of public funding as do large number of residents
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Hoosier farmers, economists react to President Trump's $12 billion bailout
‘No good end to the road’ president is currently on, says one
Thursday, July 26, 2018
South Bend-area farmers happy for part of $12 billion in support in tariff battle with China
Wyatt  farmer estimated that he already had lost about $23,000 on the value of the corn and soybeans he plants on 700 acres
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
OPINION: Small business owners know all about worsening effect of tariffs
Roofer and small-town insurance agent know a lot more about the complexities and risks of tariffs and trade than do the president and his economic staff
Monday, July 23, 2018
More Lafayette businesses speak out against tariffs
Monday, July 23, 2018
OPINION: The terrible truth of tariffs
Eye on the pie
Monday, July 23, 2018
Trump tariffs affecting businesses in Madison County
But not all are finding them to their disadvantage
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Hoosier farmers starting to feel effects of trade war with China
“It doesn’t seem like a good strategy,”  says Dale grain and beef cattle farmer as he sees prices drop
Friday, July 20, 2018
EDITORIAL: Fiscally sound Hoosier state must face low quality-of-place issues
Friday, July 20, 2018
EDITORIAL: Hammond shows the way in urban core
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Indiana records $100 million annual surplus, budget reserve nearly $1.8 billion
Monday, July 16, 2018
OPINION: The limits of macroeconomics
Forecasting recessions is far murkier than forecasting the weather
Monday, July 16, 2018






Editor, John C. DePrez Jr.; Executive Editor, Carol Rogers; Publishers: IBRC and IAR


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