Avoiding Accidental Franchise Pitfalls
Most people think they know a “franchise” when they see one—McDonald’s, Subway, 7-Eleven, Anytime Fitness, to name a few. However, there are some franchise relationships that are not so obvious. Many business relationships, including those in manufacturing and distribution, could easily become “accidental” franchises if companies are not careful.
Lieutenant Governor Candidates to Debate Ag Issues
Hoosier voters have the opportunity today to hear lieutenant gubernatorial candidates weigh in on the state of agriculture. Republican Suzanne Crouch and Democrat Christina Hale will debate Tuesday afternoon at the Indiana State Fair.
UTC: Mexico Move Long-Term Necessity
Senator Dan Coats (R-IN) says United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) leaders have told him that the move of manufacturing operations from Indianapolis and Huntington to Mexico is a result of "burdensome federal regulations" and a high corporate tax rate. In a statement, Coats says the 2,100 affected workers "deserve better than the treatment they received."