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Samantha Horton

Reporter, IPBS News

Recent Posts by Samantha Horton

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September 13, 2019

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Commercial Trucking, Vehicle Conference Highlights Automation Technology

Commercial Trucking, Vehicle Conference Highlights Automation Technology

The Society of Automotive Engineers hosted its annual commercial vehicle technology conference Thursday for the first time in Indiana.

September 12, 2019

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Interim Study Committee Discusses Farmland Preservation

Interim Study Committee Discusses Farmland Preservation

Indiana lawmakers continue to talk about the state’s involvement in farmland preservation. The complex issue comes at a time when farmers are struggling.

September 10, 2019

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Autonomous Delivery Robots Arrive At Purdue

Autonomous Delivery Robots Arrive At Purdue

Starship Technologies is boldly going where no other company has gone in Indiana with new delivery robots at Purdue University.

September 9, 2019

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A Volatile Ag Economy Barometer Sees Largest Month-To-Month Drop

A Volatile Ag Economy Barometer Sees Largest Month-To-Month Drop

The Ag Economy Barometer saw the largest single-month drop since it was created in 2016.

September 3, 2019

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Despite High Manufacturing Score, Economist Warns Trade War May Trigger Downturn

Despite High Manufacturing Score, Economist Warns Trade War May Trigger Downturn

Indiana continues to show success in areas including global reach and tax climate where other states are struggling. However, economists warn the state’s success could have a down side with the ongoing trade war.

August 25, 2019

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U.S. Steel Announces Idling Of East Chicago Tin Mill, Laying Off Around 150 Workers

U.S. Steel Announces Idling Of East Chicago Tin Mill, Laying Off Around 150 Workers

U.S. Steel announced Friday the company will idle its East Chicago Tin mill where an estimated 150 workers could face layoffs.

August 21, 2019

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Bayer, Elanco Animal Health Reach $7.6 Billion Agreement

Bayer, Elanco Animal Health Reach $7.6 Billion Agreement

The acquisition would expand Elanco’s business in the cattle industry and the growing companion animal market.

August 15, 2019

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USAID Awards Purdue University $10 Million To Address Foodborne Illnesses

USAID Awards Purdue University $10 Million To Address Foodborne Illnesses

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has tapped Purdue University to join its efforts in reducing foodborne illnesses and hunger in five developing countries.

August 13, 2019

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Uncertainty Still Looms Over Crop Yields With New USDA Forecast

Uncertainty Still Looms Over Crop Yields With New USDA Forecast

The U.S. Department of Agriculture released updated numbers Monday showing farmers planted more acres this spring than many private analysts expected.

August 9, 2019

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Elder Financial Abuse, Identity Theft Continues To Rise

Elder Financial Abuse, Identity Theft Continues To Rise

About 5 million cases of elder abuse are reported every year, most of them involving financial scams and identity theft. According to federal data, seniors in the U.S. lose billions of dollars each year.

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