• Cool summer sets expectations for a record harvest DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A mild summer across much of the nation's heartland has provided optimum growing conditions for the nation's corn and soybean crops. Pair that with high-yield seeds and other new farming technologies, and the U.S. is looking a

    August 8, 2014

  • Wealth Gap US Economy-6 [Duplicate] [Duplicate] Can Africa keep its economic winning streak alive? WASHINGTON (AP) — They export BMWs and birdseed and plenty in between. Their middle class is growing fast enough to draw the likes of Marriott and Wal-Mart. China, Europe, Japan and the United States are vying to build roads and power plants there. N

    August 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ball State research questions efficacy of tax incentives Recent Ball State research questions how effective local tax incentives are for economic development, but a local redevelopment official says it all depends on who’s making the incentive decisions.A policy brief published by Ball State University’s C

    August 5, 2014

  • Wal-Mart's website to personalize shopping NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart, in its latest bid to compete with nemesis, is rebuilding its website to further personalize the online shopping experience of each customer. Wal-Mart is rolling out a feature that will enable its website to show s

    August 4, 2014

  • BIZ-PT080314 Upgrades exteriorjpg.jpg Time for an upgrade: Trainer turns pet shop space into classrooms What once housed a downtown Logansport pet shop is now home to a job- and hobby-oriented training center with classes on everything from making lip balm to using computer-aided design programs.Upgrades Training Center opened just after the Cass Count

    August 3, 2014 4 Photos

  • BIZ BUZZ: Tyson sells of 3 out-of-state plants SPRINGDALE, Ark. — Tyson Foods last month announced it’s closing down three U.S. prepared foods plants in a move a company spokesman says won’t affect its pork processing plant in Logansport.The plants employ a total of 950 workers and have struggled

    August 3, 2014

  • Business news in brief, Aug. 3 Farm bill subjectof info meetingsFarm owners and operators are invited to attend one of four informative meetings on how the new Farm Bill will impact you and your operation. Dr. Chris Hurt, Professor of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University and

    August 3, 2014

  • Leadership class revamped, starting soon The Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Cass County Purdue Extension office to bring you a newly revamped Community Leadership Program.Our goal is to create a network of knowledgeable and committed leaders who are willing to step up to the pla

    August 3, 2014

  • Consumer Reports: 9 strategies for safer journey Travelers lay a lot of groundwork for summer vacations by researching locations, airfares and the best hotel deals, Consumer Reports notes. But planning how to stay healthy (and what to do if they get sick) usually isn’t part of their preparation. Co

    August 3, 2014

  • Rolling over lump-sum distribution could result in considerable growth DEAR BRUCE: I’m 58 years old with no set date for retirement. My former employer sent me a lump-sum distribution of $13,000. Should I ride with the amount until retirement or roll it over into an IRA? — WarrenDEAR WARREN: You haven’t mentioned if you

    August 3, 2014

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