WEST LAFAYETTE – “Like oil and water” doesn’t apply just to personal relationships that aren’t working. It also applies to the challenges scientists face when combining spices and other products that conventionally do not mix well in producing improved drugs, foods and cosmetics.

WEST LAFAYETTE – The Indiana Horticultural Conference and Expo will feature more than 150 education sessions, a trade show and networking events for fruit, wine, vegetable, hemp and other growers on Feb. 11-13. Experts from Purdue University, Ohio, Michigan, Iowa and as far away as Californi…

LAFAYETTE — The Lafayette Symphony Orchestra brings the sounds of the 1960’s to the Long Center stage with their Peace, Love, & Classical concert on Saturday, November 16 at 7:30 PM. The orchestra, led by Maestro Nick Palmer, will perform songs by iconic artists (The Beatles, The Doors),…

The Tippecanoe Arts Federation is currently seeking artists for public art opportunities as part of the WHIN Walls project. WHIN Walls is a program funded by the Wabash Heartland Innovation Network’s Regional Cultivation Fund to increase community and regional vitality within the WHIN servic…

WEST LAFAYETTE – The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine will host a calving school for beef and dairy producers on Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Lynn Hall, 625 Harrison St., West Lafayette. Land O’Lakes sponsors the school, at which producers will learn herd management pr…

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LAFAYETTE — Local winter accessories company French Knot has partnered with the Division of Consumer Science at Purdue University to offer an award and opportunity for students to gain a hands-on experience in the fashion industry. French Knot is a fashion knitwear company that designs hats,…

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CARMEL, Ind., Nov. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Merchants Bancorp ("Merchants") (Nasdaq: MBIN), parent company and registered bank holding company of Merchants Bank of Indiana ("Merchants Bank"), today announced that its Board of Directors declared the following quarterly cash dividends for the fourth quarter of 2019, in each case to shareholders of record on December 13, 2019, payable on January 2, 2020:

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INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced plans to invest $400 million in its manufacturing facilities at its Lilly Technology Center campus in Indianapolis. The plans are driven by increasing demand for Lilly's current medicines, and they provide additional manufacturing capacity for future medicines coming from Lilly's pipeline. These new investments will create approximately 100 new highly skilled jobs at the company.

The 2019 legislative session kicked-off earlier this month, and lawmakers are already working to address issues affecting Hoosiers across the state.

WEST LAFAYETTE – The Indiana Horticultural Conference and Expo will feature more than 150 education sessions, a trade show and networking events for fruit, wine, vegetable, hemp and other growers on Feb. 11-13. Experts from Purdue University, Ohio, Michigan, Iowa and as far away as Californi…

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Airline fees are pervasive these days. Baggage fees are particularly obnoxious, because passengers are increasingly forced to check in bags thanks to the shrinking amount of carry-on space. We do not know where the space is going, but we are pretty sure it is not for extra legroom. Some airlines even charge for carry-on bags!

Even with the pressure on airlines to raise fees, there are still ways to check in bags for free within the airlines' rules – as well as a few ways that could work if you are willing to ask and negotiate.

  1. Fly Specific Carriers – Among larger domestic airlines, Southwest still allows passengers to check in two bags for free. The smaller Cape Air still allows free carry-on and gate-checked bags on its Cessna 402C, Tecnam Traveller, and Britten-Norman 2 airplanes, plus your first checked bag on its Cessna 208A airplanes for domestic flights. Southwest in particular has made complimentary checked bags an effective market...

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Have you ever had a credit or debit card transaction declined for insufficient funds when you thought you had money in your account? You may have a credit or debit card "hold," reserving funds that you haven't spent.

Merchants and service providers set a credit or debit hold on a purchase when the total isn't known at the time the card is run, and the item or service can't be reasonably returned (for example, a tank of gas or a hotel stay). Holds are a cushion to cover possible final purchase amounts.

Consider pay-at-the-pump gas stations. When you swipe your card, the merchant can't know if you're filling a tank or just topping off – or how much gas your car holds. You may only have enough available credit for a few gallons but could fill the tank once the card is approved.

With a credit hold, station owners temporarily reserve enough of your credit limit to cover whatever the merchant designates as a limit – which may be far more than a full tank cost...

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You want to throw a holiday party but simply cannot afford to spend big bucks in the process. The holidays are full of expenses already without dropping hundreds or even thousands of dollars on festivities. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to cut down on holiday party costs and still create a great atmosphere. Consider these suggestions to help you party on a budget.

  • Invitations – Keep the invitations as simple as the circumstances will allow. What is appropriate depends on whom you are inviting. If you are throwing an informal party, make your own simple and whimsical paper invitations, or simply save on paper and postage and go completely paperless. If appropriate, consider invitations via e-mail or social media.

    If paper invitations are a must, consider alternatives such as a postcard that costs less to mail. At the very least, look for sales and clearances on fancier stationery. If you want more credit, check out our list of <...

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Thanksgiving is a time to relax and enjoy a nice dinner with your loved ones. You don’t want to spend it stressing over the Thanksgiving budget; you want to spend it having an enjoyable day with friends and relatives, and relaxing on the couch with a tryptophan-induced nap.

Try these tips to save dollars on your holiday spread and avoid worrying about holiday budgeting woes.

  1. Host a Potluck – Split the mealtime burden up by making Thanksgiving a potluck dinner. Not only will this distribute the economic burden among the Thanksgiving table, it offers a chance for new and interesting side dishes and desserts. You may end up with some tasty variations that become new family traditions.

    You may want to coordinate the dishes with all of the expected guests so you don’t end up with 15 desserts a...

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Hackers are like any other type of thief. They look for easy targets and take advantage of them. Are you an easy target in the eyes of identity thieves?

Let's assume that you've taken basic prevention steps, like using anti-virus software and securing your router to prevent hackers from getting directly into your system. Have you considered these other five ways to keep personal and account information safe?

1. Use Strong Passwords – Surely, you've moved past "password" or "12345678." The best passwords contain upper and lower case letters, numbers, and symbols – but how do you remember them?

Try inserting characters in regular patterns into names you'll remember. For example, if your dog's name is Rex, try "R!e@x#1$". See the pattern? Check your computer keyboard.

To make it easier, use the same basic pattern but add an identifier in front ...

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On the list of what frightens people the most, ranking right up there with spiders, snakes and heights are needles. In fact, the extreme fear of medical procedures involving needles is a valid phobia with an ominous name: trypanophobia. Charyn Caruso, a phlebotomist for Grove City Medical Center, has worked with her share of patients who have suffered from the condition throughout her 20-year career.

Each year, hundreds of thousands suffer from cardiac arrest in the U.S. Anytime, anywhere, an emergency can strike, leaving many with little chance for life-saving personnel to make a difference. These numbers would be decreased dramatically if more people were CPR certified. Currently at Seneca Valley School District, students and staff are training to be ready for any dire situation thrown their way.

Trying to attain perfection, especially during the holidays, can leave a person financially stressed and spiritually depleted.

One recent evening, around 75 people gathered in a vast Sodo warehouse for an event that may have been the first of its kind in human history: a housewarming party for a funeral home where bodies would not be burned or buried, but laid in individual vessels to become clean, usable compost. It was an eclectic group (doctors, architects, funeral directors, state legislators, lawyers, investors), ...

"Dawn of X" has arrived at Marvel Comics, and the morning light has revealed the contours of a new world for the X-Men. Here's how it began: Back in July, superstar writer Jonathan Hickman launched two related, six-issue miniseries: "House of X," and "Powers of X." Despite starring the X-Men, both books were pronounced as if the "X" in each title was the Roman numeral 10. The reason for this ...

The lacebark elm met Old Man Winter's confrontation head-on and won and is now showing out in the Chattahoochee Valley area of West Georgia. While record cold took its toll by freezing leaves to the tree, these small elms are decorating neighborhoods with a soft, orange and yellow glow. The lacebark elm is known botanically as Ulmus parvifolia and is from China and Korea. This foreign beauty ...