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Top Mistakes Leaders Make

I read a fun article today in Golf Digest, The Top 40 Mistakes Golfers make. The list included: Wearing black socks with khakis; following a bad shot with a dumb one; and thinking a white belt makes you look hip! It was such a good list, I decided to make my own: The top mistakes leaders make. Let me warn you, my list is not …

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Shale Oil Could Pay for Smaller Carbon Footprint

WEST LAFAYETTE – Unanticipated economic benefits from the shale oil and gas boom could help offset the costs of substantially reducing the U.S.’s carbon footprint, Purdue agricultural economists say.

Wally Tyner and Farzad Taheripour estimate that shale technologies annually provide an extra $302 billion to the U.S. economy relative to 2007, a yearly “dividend” that could continue for at least the next two decades, Tyner …

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Indiana’s economy Is Picking Up Steam

Ball State economist Michael Hicks says Indiana’s economy is picking up steam as nearly 5,500 manufacturing jobs were added last month.

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development reported today that unemployment for July was at 5.9 percent, the same as the previous month. The nation’s unemployment rate is 6.2 percent. Indiana added nearly 10,000 private sector jobs.

“Despite a national slowdown in new car sales, …

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E-Day Nominations Open

Nominations are now invited for the Northwest ISBDC’s annual Entrepreneurial Excellence (E-Day) Awards.

The 23rd annual E-Day will celebrate entrepreneurs and champions in categories including Small Business Person of the year, Entrepreneurial Success Award, Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Minority Small Business Person of the Year, Small Business Advocate of the Year and Women in Business Champion of the Year.

Nomination packets and a …

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Indiana’s Economic Future May Depend Its Workforce

Indiana’s economic future could hinge on how the state better educates its workforce to take advantage of opportunities in the fast-growing sectors of technologically advanced manufacturing, biosciences, emerging media, and information technology and logistics, says a new study from Ball State University.…

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Hoosier Groups Applaud Plans To Curb Carbon Pollution

INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosier faith leaders and health advocates today applauded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for issuing a proposal for the first-ever national protections from dangerous carbon pollution from existing power plants. These new standards, which are part of the President’s Climate Action Plan, will clean up the industries that create the lion’s share of carbon pollution in our country. The new protections will also …

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NC Diabetes ‘Epidemic’ Costs Billions

RALEIGH – Diabetes rates in North Carolina have nearly doubled in 20 years, reflecting a rapidly growing “epidemic” that costs billions of dollars in medical spending and a less efficient workforce, a new report from Harvard University says.

Diabetes is now the seventh-leading cause of death in the state, where the disease is far more prevalent than in the U.S. overall, the report says. And …

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Achieving & Succeeding

Purdue Calumet graduate could have felt sorry for himself; instead, he chose to succeed

HAMMOND — As Matt Wesley sees it, he had two choices: “I could sit home and sulk, or I could be out there experiencing the world.”

He has chosen the latter.

In fact, earlier this month, the 24-year-old, St. John resident graduated from Purdue University Calumet, where he was an …

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Historian Revisits Origins of Memorial Day

WEST LAFAYETTE — Many may not know the holiday weekend that marks the start of summer by paying respects to veterans and remembering loved ones began when white Southern women took a leadership role in honoring their Civil War veterans, says a Purdue University historian.

“After the Civil War, southern men would have appeared treasonous if they had organized memorials to honor their fallen, so …

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MERS Update from Community Hospital

The first patient in the U.S. diagnosed with Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), was released from Community Hospital in Munster, Indiana, on Friday, May 9. Multiple tests conducted by the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were negative for the presence of the MERS-CoV infection in this patient. Health officials have released the patient from isolation and …

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