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Purdue Expert on Ebola Transmission

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The idea of the Ebola virus becoming airborne is not far-fetched and its ability to enter cells that line the trachea and lungs has been shown under controlled laboratory conditions, a Purdue University virus expert says.

David Sanders, an associate professor of biological sciences who has studied the Zaire strain of Ebola virus that is responsible for the current outbreak …

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Education is Worth the Investment

There is no greater financial investment in one’s future than a college degree.

While this viewpoint has its critics, the reality is the value of a degree has never been greater.

Despite public questions about a degree’s worth, the pay gap between college graduates and those without a degree reached a high in 2013.

According to new data, based on an analysis of Labor Department …

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Indiana Must Recognize Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriages

WASHINGTON – U.S. District Court Judge Richard L. Young ruled in Bowling v. Pence that Indiana’s law prohibiting the recognition of same-sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions is unconstitutional. The decision was stayed, pending an appeal. Judge Young previously struck down the state’s marriage ban in a ruling on a case known as Baskin v. Bogan, which was consolidated with two other cases for …

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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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