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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

November 8, 2017

 

Eli Lilly

2,300 Lilly Workers, Many In Indiana, Take Buyouts Amid Downsizing

Lilly said in September it would aim to save $500 million by cutting 3,500 jobs out of its more than 41,000 worldwide.

November 7, 2017

 

Robots assemble a vehicle at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana in Princeton.

Trump Leans On Japanese Auto Cos., Even As U.S.-Made Exports Rise

Indiana is home to more Japanese investment overall than any other state, and it gets more money from Japan than from any other country.

November 3, 2017

 

Analysts differ on whether proposed tax cuts will provide a net benefit to workers at Indiana factories and other businesses. (Annie Ropeik/IPB News)

Will The GOP’s Tax Cuts Trickle Down To Hoosier Workers?

Some say the corporate tax cut will spur investment, while others argue individual cuts don't offset the plan's impact on the safety net for lower earners.

November 1, 2017

 

Soybean harvest

Farmers Adjust To New Climate Norms Amid Long, Tricky Harvest

The unpredictable fall weather is delaying fall harvests.

October 27, 2017

 

Gov. Eric Holcomb

Holcomb Heads To India On Trade Mission

Gov. Eric Holcomb left for a week-long trade mission to India Friday.

October 26, 2017

 

Indiana reportedly won’t be the location of a new Toyota-Mazda plant slated for construction in the U.S. in the next few years.

Report: Indiana Ruled Out For $1.6B Toyota-Mazda Factory

Indiana reportedly won’t be the location of a new Toyota-Mazda plant slated for construction in the U.S. in the next few years.

October 24, 2017

 

A Mann family farmer dumps freshly harvested corn kernels from a hopper truck into underground conveyor belts that feed storage bins at White Oak Farms in Cloverdale.

Hoosier Farmers Toil As Corn Harvest Drags On

Indiana grain farmers are hustling to keep up with harvest as fall progresses.

October 20, 2017

 

Factory workers at a Hillary Clinton campaign stop.

Workers’ Compensation Rates Likely To Keep Dropping In 2018

Officials say the nearly 13 percent drop in their benchmark rate for insurers is due to fewer workers' comp claims and on-the-job injuries.

October 12, 2017

 

A crop of browned soybeans await harvest in a White County field in early October. A white house and a grain silo are in the distance.

Months Of Wonky Weather Could Delay Indiana’s Harvest

The state's soybean crop is 42 percent harvested as of this week, about the same as average. But the corn crop lags at just 24 percent.

October 11, 2017

 

A round white sign affixed to a brick wall has the orange Airbnb logo and reads

On Airbnb Issue, Lawmakers Weigh Tricky Property Rights Balance

State lawmakers Wednesday heard a lot of support and a few fears about the local impacts of short-term housing rentals through platforms such as Airbnb.

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