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Samantha Horton

Business Reporter

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May 16, 2019

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Indiana Chamber Says Chinese Tariffs Could Be 'Devastating' For Hoosier Businesses

Indiana Chamber Says Chinese Tariffs Could Be 'Devastating' For Hoosier Businesses

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce says the state exports more than $1 billion in goods to China annually and the damage to Indiana businesses from higher tariffs could be “devastating.”

May 14, 2019

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Indianapolis Tech Company MetaCX Announces Expansion

Indianapolis Tech Company MetaCX Announces Expansion

MetaCX plans to invest more than $1 million to expand, including leasing office space in the Salesforce Tower on Monument Circle.

May 14, 2019

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Consumers Can Expect Rise In Prices From Increased Tariffs On Chinese Goods

Consumers Can Expect Rise In Prices From Increased Tariffs On Chinese Goods

The increased tariffs could soon make toilet paper, light fixtures, computers and furniture, more expensive. If no deal is reached with China, the president also threatens another wave of tariffs that would cover almost all other goods including clothing and shoes.

May 13, 2019

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Farmers' Economic Optimism Drops In Latest Survey

Farmers' Economic Optimism Drops In Latest Survey

Farmers' confidence in the economy tumbled last month, according to the latest Ag Economy Barometer reading. The April survey had the fourth largest sentiment index drop since it began in 2015.

May 13, 2019

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U.S. Businesses, Farmers Warn Increase In Tariffs Will Hurt Them And Consumers

U.S. Businesses, Farmers Warn Increase In Tariffs Will Hurt Them And Consumers

A coalition of retailers and farmers says Indiana could lose up to 15,000 jobs if the additional tariffs go into effect for one to three years.

May 10, 2019

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U.S. Businesses, Farmers Warn Increase In Tariffs Will Hurt Them And Consumers

U.S. Businesses, Farmers Warn Increase In Tariffs Will Hurt Them And Consumers

President Donald Trump boosted tariffs Friday on Chinese imports from 10 to 25 percent. As trade talks continue, U.S. businesses warn the increase will hurt them and consumers.

May 8, 2019

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Saab Plans Air Force Jet Facility Near Purdue Campus

Saab Plans Air Force Jet Facility Near Purdue Campus

Swedish manufacturer Saab says it will open an Indiana manufacturing site as part of its production of a new Air Force training jet.

May 6, 2019

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Report: Expanding Carbon Sequestration Too Much Could Cause Sharp Rise In Food Prices

Report: Expanding Carbon Sequestration Too Much Could Cause Sharp Rise In Food Prices

Research shows expanding forested land is a relatively cheap and efficient way to reduce the impact of carbon emissions on the climate.

April 29, 2019

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NRA Infighting, Organizational Issues Come To A Head At Annual Convention

NRA Infighting, Organizational Issues Come To A Head At Annual Convention

Infighting between two top National Rifle Association leaders took center stage Saturday at the organization's membership meeting in Indianapolis.

April 25, 2019

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Hemp Regulation Bill Goes To The Governor

Hemp Regulation Bill Goes To The Governor

Lawmakers in both chambers passed legislation Wednesday that would allow Indiana to regulate the growth and sale of hemp.

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