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CBER in the News: 2011 Archive

December 2011

State's economy still stuck in neutral
Indianapolis Business Journal – Indianapolis, Ind. – Dec. 24, 2011

Employers to take a hit
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis, Ind. – Dec. 22, 2011

Gas prices are likely to keep you fuming
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis, Ind. – Dec. 21, 2011

Indiana's Unemployment Rate Holds Steady
Indiana Public Media – Bloomington, Ind. – Dec. 20, 2011

County has a lot to offer tourists, but those good stories go untold
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis, Ind. – Dec. 15, 2011

Ball State Economist Questioning Online Sales Picture
WIBC 93.1 FM – Indianapolis, Ind. – Dec. 13, 2011

Spreading cheer downtown
The Ball State Daily News – Muncie, Ind. – Dec. 6, 2011

Fed must act now to boost economy, Evans says
Chicago Tribune – Chicago, Ill. – Dec. 5, 2011

Fed's Evans Says It's 'Imperative' to Escape Liquidity Trap
Bloomberg BusinessWeek – New York City, N.Y. – Dec. 5, 2011

Indiana Economic Forecast Predicts Growth Similar to 2011
Indiana Public Media – Bloomington, Ind. – Dec. 5, 2011

Forecast: Another Year of Slow Growth Coming
Inside Indiana Business – Indianapolis, Ind. – Dec. 5, 2011

Fed official's speech un-Occupied
The Star Press – Muncie, Ind. – Dec. 5, 2011

November 2011

Economists: European crisis could be bad for Indiana
The Herald Bulletin – Anderson, Ind. – Nov. 29, 2011

Sales tax is sore spot
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis, Ind. – Nov. 26, 2011

Report: Ind. Losing As Much As $114 Million From Online Sales
Governing.com – Washington, D.C. – Nov. 23, 2011

Study: State Losing $77M A Year On Online Purchases
WRTV ABC 6 – Indianapolis, Ind. – Nov. 22, 2011

Indiana's Unemployment Rate Rises To 9 Percent In October
Indiana Public Media – Bloomington, Ind. – Nov. 22, 2011

Ball State students work through Black Friday
The Ball State Daily News – Muncie, Ind. – Nov. 21, 2011

Black Friday backlash: Early openings a blessing and a curse
CNN Money – New York City, N.Y. – Nov. 18, 2011

Backlash from Early Black Friday Openings
WIBC 93.1 FM – Indianapolis, Ind. – Nov. 16, 2011

Analysis: The Puzzling Differences Between Michigan and Indiana in This Recession
Michigan Capitol Confidential – Lansing, Mich. – Nov. 15, 2011

NJAR® Reports Show Tax Caps and Consolidation Can Help Ease Property Tax Burden
Real Estate Rama - Edison, N.J. – Nov. 14, 2011

Federal Push For Online Sales Tax Looming
WIBC 93.1 FM – Indianapolis, Ind. – Nov. 13, 2011

A tale of two states
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis, Ind. – Nov. 13, 2011

Countdown to Black Friday
The Star Press – Muncie, Ind. – Nov. 5, 2011

October 2011

Muncie grocery price survey shows best bargains
The Star Press – Muncie, Ind. – Oct. 29, 2011

Ball State Economist Explains European Bailout
WIBC 93.1 FM – Indianapolis, Ind. – Oct. 28, 2011

US Misery Index at Highest Level in Decades
WIBC 93.1 FM – Indianapolis, Ind. – Oct. 24, 2011

September Unemployment Increases To 8.9 Percent
Indiana Public Media – Bloomington, Ind. – Oct. 21, 2011

Hicks: Unemployment Report Suggests 'Stable Recovery'
Inside Indiana Business – Indianapolis, Ind. – Oct. 21, 2011

Consumers are $inging the blues
New York Post – New York City, N.Y. – Oct. 16, 2011

NJAR reports show methods for property tax control
New Jersey News Room – Montclair, N.J. – Oct. 13, 2011

Recently released reports show how to decrease property taxes
North Jersey Media Group Inc. - Rutherford, N.J. – Oct. 12, 2011

Holiday Forecast Less Than Merry
Inside Indiana Business – Indianapolis, Ind. – Oct. 10, 2011

Two Experts Doubt Double-Dip
Inside Indiana Business – Indianapolis, Ind. – Oct. 7, 2011

Oil Prices Could Be Recession's Silver Lining
Inside Indiana Business – Indianapolis, Ind. – Oct. 6, 2011

Indiana 'In Good Spot' With Defense Contracts
Inside Indiana Business – Indianapolis, Ind. – Oct. 4, 2011

Economic Group Says Double-Dip Recession Is Coming
WIBC 93.1 FM – Indianapolis, Ind. – Oct. 3, 2011

September 2011

Gas Prices Lower Across America, Airlines Reap the Benefits
Peter Greenberg Worldwide – Sept. 27, 2011

National average gas price drops 12 cents
Ball State Daily News – Muncie, Ind. – Sept. 25, 2011

Hoosiers' income, ranked 36th in the US, fell for 3rd straight year
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis, Ind. – Sept. 23, 2011

Indiana's Average Household Income Drops Again
WIBC 93.1 FM – Indianapolis, Ind. - Sept. 23, 2011

Groups Claim National Economic Development Honors
Inside Indiana Business – Indianapolis, Ind. – Sept. 22, 2011

Ball State Economist Speaks on Obama's Debt Plan
WIBC 93.1 FM – Indianapolis, Ind. - Sept. 19, 2011

Is Obama plan good for state?
The Journal Gazette – Fort Wayne, Ind. – Sept. 19, 2011

Even when town mergers make sense, voters fight 
CNBC – New York City, N.Y. – Sept. 18, 2011

Fort Wayne recession recovery boosted by growing GDP, better mortgage equity
News-Sentinel – Fort Wayne, Ind. – Sept. 15, 2011

Local economist reviews President Obama's jobs plan
WXIN FOX 59 – Indianapolis, Ind. – Sept. 12, 2011

Nearby states also push gambling
The Boston Globe – Boston, Mass. – Sept. 12, 2011

August 2011

Angie's List plans public stock offering
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis, Ind. – Aug. 27, 2011

State in recession, report says; experts differ
The Journal Gazette – Fort Wayne, Ind. – Aug. 27, 2011

Before Jobs, Sam Walton and Bill Gates took exits
The Associated Press (via CanadianBusiness.com) – New York, N.Y. - Aug. 27, 2011

Indiana Department of Child Services announces new foster care reimbursement rates
News-Sentinel – Fort Wayne, Ind. – Aug. 23, 2011

Midwestern states stumble with foreclosures and job losses
Los Angeles Times – Los Angeles, Calif. – Aug. 23, 2011

Tuhey Pool still open, but reduced hours
The Star Press – Muncie, Ind. – Aug. 22, 2011

Help wanted
Herald Palladium – St. Joseph, Mich. – Aug. 21, 2011

State's jobless rate creeps to 8.5%
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis, Ind. – Aug. 20, 2011

State Sheds 12000 Jobs As Unemployment Rate Rises
WIBC 93.1 FM - Indianapolis, Ind. – Aug. 19, 2011

Shipper plans to expand
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis, Ind. – Aug. 17, 2011

Senior Housing Project to Create 140 Jobs
Inside Indiana Business – Indianapolis, Ind. – Aug. 12, 2011

Hicks: "No Precise Reason" For Market Swings (PDF article) - (Link to Video)
Inside Indiana Business – Indianapolis, Ind. – Aug. 12, 2011 

Linking students to a growth industry
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis, Ind. – Aug. 12, 2011

Economist Reacts to Stock Market Volatility
WIBC 93.1 FM - Indianapolis, Ind. – Aug. 11, 2011

Hard to take S&P seriously
The Journal Gazette – Fort Wayne, Ind. – Aug. 9, 2011

What Does the US Credit Rating Downgrade Mean?
WIBC 93.1 FM - Indianapolis, Ind. – Aug. 8, 2011

College Hoping to Help Boost Logistics Industry
Inside Indiana Business – Indianapolis, Ind. – Aug. 5, 2011

July 2011

Muncie manufacturing jobs peaked more than 40 years ago, a new Ball State study finds
The Star Press – Muncie, Ind. – July 31, 2011

Tuhey almost ready to reopen
The Star Press – Muncie, Ind. – July 25, 2011

June jobless rate ticks upward
The Journal Gazette – Fort Wayne, Ind. – July 23, 2011

Indiana's jobless rate rises to 8.3%
News-Sentinel – Fort Wayne, Ind. – July 23, 2011

Unemployment Linked to Gas Prices
WCSI 1010 AM – Columbus, Ind. – July 22, 2011

Indiana Jobless Rate Increases Slightly
WIBC 93.1 FM - Indianapolis, Ind. – July 22, 2011

Delaware County unemployment jumps a point
The Star Press – Muncie, Ind. – July 22, 2011

California's economy grade card: A to D
The O.C. Register – Santa Anna, Calif. – July 20, 2011

Talks focus on building on Evansville's strengths – and weaknesses
Evansville Courier & Press – Evansville, Ind. – July 20, 2011

Muncie's Tuhey Pool Opens July 27th
WIBC 93.1 FM – Indianapolis, Ind. – July 19, 2011

Tuhey Pool reopens July 27
The Star Press – Muncie, Ind. – July 19, 2011

Economy could hamper Indy's plans to redevelop 4 sites
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis, Ind. – July 19, 2011

Nimble exporters keep state in lead
Northern Nevada Business Weekly – Reno, Nev. – July 18, 2011

John Kostrzewa: New budget leaves RI at back of the pack in drive to create jobs, relieve tax burden
Providence Journal – Providence, R.I. – July 17, 2011

Ball State Report: Students Come to Indiana for College, but Will They Stay?
Indiana Chamber of Commerce (via ValpoLife.com) – Indianapolis, Ind. – July 15, 2011

Study: More College Students Choosing Indiana
Inside Indiana Business – Indianapolis, Ind. – July 15, 2011

Michigan's manufacturing report card: 'A' for health, 'D' for human capital
Business Review West Michigan – Ann Arbor, Mich. – July 14, 2011

More College Students Coming to Indiana
WIBC 93.1 FM – Indianapolis, Ind. – July 14, 2011

Arizona seeks durable jobs
Arizona Republic - Phoenix, Ariz. – July 10, 2011  

Bachmann has it right: Minimum wage kills jobs
Kearney Hub – Kearney, Neb. – July 5, 2011

Diversity in schools is hitting suburbs
The Herald Bulletin – Anderson, Ind. – July 3, 2011

When will commercial real estate come back?
The Star Press – Muncie, Ind. – July 2, 2011

Parker: Bachmann correct about reducing minimum wage
ScrippsNews – Washington, D.C. – July 1, 2011

June 2011

Study: “F” for Louisiana's Specialized Labor, Again
The Pelican Post – New Orleans, La. – June 28, 2011

Workshop at IUS highlights measuring economic impact
Courier-Journal – Louisville, Ky. – June 28, 2011

Businesses Regaining Expansion Confidence (Link to video)
Inside Indiana Business – Indianapolis, Ind. – June 27, 2011

Ball State University ranks Nevada tops in export adaptability
Las Vegas Business Press – Las Vegas, Nev. – June 27, 2011

Ohio One of Two States to Earn an "A" Grade in Manufacturing and Logistics
PR Newswire – Columbus, Ohio – June 22, 2011

Local unemployment rises
The Star Press – Muncie, Ind. – June 20, 2011

State's human capital 'remarkable'
Omaha World-Herald – Omaha, Neb. – June 15, 2011

Iowa gets mixed grades in economic report
Des Moines Register – Des Moines, Iowa – June 15, 2011

Study gives Utah a 'C' in manufacturing, but it's not all bad
Salt Lake Tribune – Salt Lake City, Utah – June 15, 2011

RI earns low marks on manufacturing and logistics report
Providence Business News – Providence, R.I. – June 14, 2011

Manufacturing survey gives Tennessee a 'B' grade
Chattanooga Times Free Press – Chattanooga, Tenn. – June 14, 2011

Colorado scores mixed grades in report on manufacturing, logistics
Denver Business Journal – Denver, Colo. – June 14, 2011

National study gives Virginia a D- in manufacturing
Virginia Business Magazine – Richmond, Va. – June 14, 2011

State manufacturing, logistics sectors score high marks
Indianapolis Business Journal – Indianapolis, Ind. – June 10, 2011

Indiana Tax Revenues Soar Despite Economic Downturn
WRTV ABC 6 – Indianapolis, Ind. – June 3, 2011

Expert: Illinois casinos would force closure of 1 or 2 in Indiana
NWI Post-Tribune – Merrillville, Ind. – June 2, 2011

New casinos in Illinois could sink boats in Indiana
Chicago Tribune – Chicago, Ill. – June 2, 2011

Chicago likely a winner, existing casinos losers in gambling expansion
Chicago Sun-Times – Chicago, Ill. – June 1, 2011

May 2011

Methodists, band students, cheerleaders aid economy
The Star Press – Muncie, Ind. - May 29, 2011

Water Cooler: China's fortunes may change
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis, Ind. - May 29, 2011

High water's economic impact uncertain
Daily Comet - Thibodaux, La. - May 26, 2011

Muncie's renter population nears that of homeowners
The Star Press – Muncie, Ind. - May 26, 2011

Catastrophe Economics (Link to video)
CNBC – New York, N.Y. - May 24, 2011

Maryland ranks 15th in exports
Frederick News Post – Frederick, Md. - May 24, 2011

Ohio ranks high in world trade market
Youngstown Vindicator – Youngstown, Ohio - May 22, 2011

Indiana's jobless rate falls to 8.2%
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis, Ind. - May 21, 2011

HAYDEN: Finding work is better, but it's still a job
Evening News and Tribune – Jeffersonville, Ind. - May 21, 2011

Delaware County unemployment rate continues to fall
The Star Press – Muncie, Ind. - May 20, 2011

The shipping news: Nevada as trade rival? Better look north instead
The Seattle Times – Seattle, Wash. - May 20, 2011

Economist predict gas price to reach $5
Ball State Daily News – Muncie, Ind. - May 19, 2011

New Jersey ranked 22nd in ability to adapt to global demand
North Jersey Media Group Inc. - Hackensack, N.J. - May 19, 2011

Mississippi River flooding affects economy
Memphis Business Journal – Memphis, Tenn. - May 19, 2011

Study: Kansas 35th for export adaptability
Wichita Business Journal – Wichita, Kan. - May 18, 2011

Flooding is yet to peak, but cost keeps rising
St. Petersburg Times – St. Petersburg, Fla. - May 18, 2011

Flooding Takes Vast Economic Toll, and It's Hardly Done
The New York Times – New York, N.Y. - May 17, 2011

Hicks: Economy Bouncing Back Faster
Inside Indiana Business - Indianapolis, Ind. - May 16, 2011

Indiana Economy Recovering Faster than Other States
WIBC 93.1 FM – Indianapolis, Ind. - May 16, 2011

One high-profile Muncie restaurant building has been filled, while two others remain vacant
The Star Press – Muncie, Ind. - May 15, 2011

Experts fear job growth may stall
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis, Ind. - May 14, 2011

Study: Memphis flood damages could reach $753M
Memphis Business Journal – Memphis, Tenn. - May 12, 2011

Pharmacy relocation means changes for busy intersection
The Star Press – Muncie, Ind. - May 12, 2011

Ball State Researchers Provide Flood Damage Estimates
Inside Indiana Business – Indianapolis, Ind. - May 12, 2011

Pain at the Pump
WPTA ABC 21 - Fort Wayne, Ind. - May 1, 2011

April 2011

Hicks: $5 Gas on the Horizon (Link to video)
Inside Indiana Business - Indianapolis, Ind. - April 29, 2011

Want to pay 40 cents a gallon less for your gasoline?
News Sentinel - Fort Wayne, Ind. - April 28, 2011

OUR VIEW: Lawmakers should leave gasoline tax alone
The Star Press - Muncie, Ind. - April 28, 2011

Village Rebound
Ball State Daily News - Muncie, Ind. - April 27, 2011

Some state lawmakers hope for gas-tax elimination
WTHR NBC 13 - Indianapolis, Ind. - April 26, 2011

Mark Bennett: Consumers stuck when it comes to dealing with increasing gas prices
The Tribune Star - Terre Haute, Ind. - April 24, 2011

April showers Indy with hires
Indianapolis Star - Indianapolis, Ind. - April 5, 2011

March 2011

Indiana's jobless rate is a sign of recovery
Indianapolis Star - Indianapolis, Ind. - March 26, 2011

Ball State professor lauds February revenue report
Ball State Daily News – Muncie, Ind. – March 15, 2011

Economist Estimates Impact if Super Bowl is Canceled
WIBC 93.1 FM – Indianapolis, Ind. – March 14, 2011

BSU Prof: Earthquake Shouldn't Affect World Economy
WIBC 93.1 FM – Indianapolis, Ind. – March 11, 2011

Manufacturing jobs starting to inch back
Journal and Courier – Lafayette, Ind. – March 6, 2011

Labor negotiations won't slow down Super Bowl work
Atlanta Journal Constitution – Atlanta, Ind. – March 4, 2011

Business Council: Democrats Wrong to Walk Out (PDF article)  -  (Link to video)
Inside Indiana Business – Indianapolis, Ind. – March 4, 2011

February 2011 

Arts, culture can fuel Muncie's economic future
The Star Press - Muncie, Ind. - Feb. 27, 2011

Here's How We Get to Energy Independence
CNBC.com - New York City, N.Y. - Feb. 25, 2011

Mideast unrest leads to gas spike
The News-Sentinel – Fort Wayne, Ind. – Feb. 23, 2011

Gasoline rises to $3.35 a gallon at Indianapolis-area stations
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis, Ind. – Feb. 22, 2011

Charlotte gas prices climb, with more to come
Charlotte Observer – Charlotte, N.C. – Feb. 22, 2011

Only 16 percent of Delaware County taxpayers pay more than $200
The Star Press – Muncie, Ind. – Feb. 20, 2011

Home building and residential growth in Yorktown went over a cliff
The Star Press – Muncie, Ind. – Feb. 20, 2011

Could Muncie's strike-torn union past haunt its future?
The Star Press – Muncie, Ind. – Feb. 13, 2011

Living at the poverty line – or even above – can be an insurmountable hurdle
The Star Press – Muncie, Ind. – Feb. 13, 2011

Muncie falls from 8th to 10th largest city; Delaware County slips from 12th to 14th 
The Star Press – Muncie, Ind. – Feb. 11, 2011

Ball State Study: Gas prices affect more than students' wallets
Ball State Daily News – Muncie, Ind. – Feb. 6, 2011

NFL lockout could prove costly to Indy economy
Deseret News – Salt Lake City, Utah – Feb. 4, 2011

Winter wallop blitzes local firms' bottom line
The Journal Gazette – Fort Wayne, Ind. – Feb. 3, 2011

Blizzards Blow Away Budgets
Nightly Business Report – Miami, Fla. – Feb. 2, 2011

Airlines, Utilities Take Worst Economic Hit From Winter Storm
WRTV ABC 6 – Indianapolis, Ind. – Feb. 2, 2011

BSU report: Storm to affect economy
Indianapolis Star - Indianapolis, Ind. - Feb. 1, 2011

Ball State's international student community enjoys friendly environment
Ball State Daily News - Muncie, Ind. - Feb. 1, 2011

January 2011

Diversity leads to low unemployment in Jay County
The Star Press - Muncie, Ind. - Jan. 31, 2011

Ball State University helps Muncie find new identity
The Star Press - Muncie, Ind. - Jan. 30, 2011

Ball State economist likes Obama's long-term views
The News-Sentinel - Fort Wayne, Ind. - Jan. 26, 2011

Pouring gas on an economic recovery
CNN Money – New York City, N.Y. – Jan. 21, 2011

BSU Study: $4 gas could slow economic recovery
WANE CBS 15 – Fort Wayne, Ind. – Jan. 20, 2011

$4 gas would increase Indiana unemployment, study says
Indianapolis Star (via Louisville Courier-Journal) – Indianapolis, Ind. – Jan. 19, 2011

Muncie's economic recovery in sight?
The Star Press – Muncie, Ind. – Jan. 16, 2011

EDITORIAL: Daniels on target on township reform
Indianapolis Business Journal – Indianapolis, Ind. – Jan. 15, 2011

Mitch Daniels to release state biennium budget
The Ball State Daily News – Muncie, Ind. – Jan. 12, 2011

Hicks: Economy Growing at Faster Rate
Inside Indiana Business - Indianapolis, Ind. – Jan. 7, 2011

Ball State Researchers See Economic Growth
WIBC 93.1 FM – Indianapolis, Ind. – Jan. 7, 2011

Charge Ahead and Pay Credit Bills Quickly
WIBC 93.1 FM – Indianapolis, Ind. – Jan. 1, 2011