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December 8, 2016

 

Map of internet coverage in Bloomington compared to Urbana-Champaign, IL.

Bloomington Mayor And Axia Partner For Internet Infrastructure

Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton and Axia CEO Art Price announced their intentions to bring gigabit-speed broadband service to the city.

December 7, 2016

 

The Four Winds South Bend tribal casino will open in early 2018. (Courtesy: Pokagon Band)

Pokagon Tribe Begins South Bend Casino Construction

The South Bend casino’s dining, shops and slot machine areas will employ 1,200 people, and create 700 construction jobs.

December 6, 2016

 

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State Board Of Animal Health Examining Cow Death Linked To Anthrax

The animal may have been infected through the consumption of contaminated hay or grass or by being bit by flies who carry the bacteria’s spores.

December 6, 2016

 

Union workers rally outside of the Indianapolis Carrier plant.

Investment For Automation At Carrier Will Mean Fewer Jobs

United Technologies chief executive Greg Hayes says a $16 million investment to limit outsourcing will increase automation, meaning "there will be fewer jobs."

December 6, 2016

 

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Gamers Convention To Stay In Indianapolis Through 2021

Gen Con organizers threatened to leave the city in 2015 amid a national uproar over the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

December 5, 2016

 

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Ball State Economic Forecast Predicts Slow Indiana Growth For 2017

State officials tout Indiana’s healthy manufacturing sector, but despite record manufacturing in 2015, automation has taken over many manufacturing jobs.

December 2, 2016

 

Most on the roads task force concur – Indiana needs to raise its fuel taxes for the first time since 2003.

Roads Task Force Members Rethinking Possible Gas Tax Hike

Many believe part of that plan should include regular, automatic increases, based on something like inflation or the consumer price index.

December 2, 2016

 

In addition to the research funding, the Cures Act would speed up FDA approval for new medical devices and pharmaceuticals.

Far-reaching 21st Century Cures Could Send Ripples Through Indiana

The 21st Century Cures Act was approved by a wide majority in the House Wednesday.

December 2, 2016

 

The news of layoffs follows last month’s announcement concerning the failure a promising Alzheimer’s drug.

Lilly Plans Layoffs Following Alzheimer’s Drug Failure

Lilly will be trimming workers in its biomedicines sales force starting in 2017.

December 1, 2016

 

Indianapolis-based Carrier is owned by United Technologies.

Trump Unveils Details Behind Carrier Jobs Deal

The manufacturer announced they would keep more than 1,000 jobs from going to Mexico after a deal with President-elect Donald Trump.

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