Robot Tech Leaves Room For Imagination

A Purdue mechanical engineering professor hopes his robot toolkit can help inspire the next-generation work force. Karthik Ramani says children can work through issues and "learn by failure," since the HandiMate toy can be customized.

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Commissions OK Zimmer, Biomet Deal

Commissions OK Zimmer, Biomet Deal

Zimmer Holdings Inc.'s (NYSE: ZMH) $13.4 billion deal to buy Biomet Inc. is closer to completion. The acquisition has received preliminary clearance from the European Commission and approval from the Japan Fair Trade Commission. The company expect...


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Logansport Power Plant Plans Halted

An $800 million plan for a power plant in Logansport has apparently fallen through. Our partners at WLFI-TV in Lafayette report the city did not receive an initial payment of $1.75 million due Tuesday from developer Logansport Energy Group.

[UPDATED] Simon Pulls Macerich Offer

Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group Inc. says it has withdrawn its offer to acquire California competitor The Macerich Co. (NYSE: MAC). Simon earlier this month made a final offer of $23.2 billion, but alleges the Macerich Board of Directors ...

Department of Ed Issues 'Caution Lights'

Six colleges in Indiana have been placed under increased federal scrutiny. In a blog post, U.S. Department of Education Under Secretary Ted Mitchell says a school can be placed on the list for "a number of financial or federal compliance issues."

Purple Aces Advance to CIT Championship

The University of Evansville's men's basketball team is heading to the finals of a postseason tournament. The Purple Aces will face Northern Arizona University Thursday in the championship game of the tournament.


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Grow Your Business: Up-Selling - One Thing Leads to Another

Actress Jessica Alba, one of the founders of The Honest Co., is enamored with their approach to selling non-toxic household and baby products. So much so, her six-year-old company was scheduled to hit $150 million in revenue for 2014. Alba's selling model has an e-commerce foundation, but it utilizes several key approaches, including up-selling.

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