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Annie Ropeik

Annie covers economy and business in Indiana from a home base of West Lafayette's WBAA. She has lived and reported on either side of the country (from Alaska's Aleutian Islands to Cape Cod, Boston and Delaware), but this is her first adventure in the middle of it. Originally from Silver Spring, Md., Annie graduated from Boston University with a degree in classics and philosophy. She has a Hoosier mother, performs a mean car concert and enjoys the rule of threes.

Recent Posts by Annie Ropeik

September 25, 2017

 

Steelworkers

Steelworkers Ask Congress For Action On Trade Investigation

Workers from Indiana and around the country talked with federal representatives last week about the effect of excess Chinese steel imports on national security.

September 22, 2017

 

business community

Indiana Execs Say Corporate Tax Cuts Would Benefit Workers, Too

Indiana’s business community is waiting to see how federal tax reform plans, set for release next week, might impact their companies and workers.

September 21, 2017

 

Indiana Manufacturers Association president Brian Burton laid out the industry's 2018 legislative priorities alongside Hoosier factory executives at the Statehouse Thursday.

Manufacturers Redouble Workforce Reform Goals For 2018 Legislature

The state's top business sector says 2017 reforms didn't go far enough to realign existing workforce spending and create incentives to attract new workers.

September 21, 2017

 

workers

Feds Close Extension On Temporary Non-Farm Visa Petitions

Indiana brings in hundreds of these workers a year and makes up about one percent of the program nationwide.

September 13, 2017

 

Lawmakers weren't happy at what they felt was missing Tuesday from an update on Indiana's unemployment insurance program.

Lawmakers Want More Data, Enforcement On Employer Benefits Fraud

At a study committee on the issues, regulators said the state may be missing millions in revenue because of fraud – but couldn't say how much they've recouped.

September 11, 2017

 

honda

State Trade Mission Heads To Japan, Indiana’s Top Foreign Investor

The Asian nation backs more business in Indiana than in any other state – especially in the automotive sector, at Honda, Toyota, Subaru and their suppliers.

September 8, 2017

 

Amazon's Seattle headquarters occupies 8.1 million square feet of space. The company says its next HQ could cover nearly the same area by the time it's fully built out.

Indy Would Be ‘A Longshot’ In Bid To House Massive New Amazon HQ

Indianapolis could meet Amazon's real estate, infrastructure and demographic criteria, analysts say, but will have trouble with the workforce requirements.

September 6, 2017

 

Eric Holcomb in front of the Indiana Flag

Holcomb Ducks Questions About Trump’s Move To End DACA

Holcomb is ducking questions about whether he supports Trump's decision to phase out a program protecting immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

September 5, 2017

 

An agricultural researcher works at Dow AgroSciences in Indianapolis.

Dow, DuPont Complete $130B Merger, Setting Up Indiana Job Shifts

In the next 18 months, the newly created DowDuPont will split into three businesses – for material sciences, specialty products and agricultural chemicals.

September 5, 2017

 

amazon

Indiana’s Online Sales Tax Fight Could Fizzle Without Federal Help

The state's battle to collect online sales tax from non-resident businesses will more likely play out in Congress than in the courts, says one economist.

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