WEST LAFAYETTE — The 2019-20 Purdue Theatre Mainstage Season explores themes of women’s rights, American politics, spirituality, sexuality, romance, addiction, and more. The season features four mainstage productions —three written by woman-identifying playwrights, two Pulitzer Prize-winning…

LAFAYETTE — The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Lafayette-area residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease by participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Sunday, Sept. 29th at Subaru of Indiana Automotive in Lafayette. The funds raised from the Walk will support critically ne…

LAFAYETTE — The Lafayette Symphony kicks off their 2019-20 casual nightclub series at Carnahan Hall (2200 Elmwood Ave, Suite A6) on Thursday, September 12 with The B-Side: Track 1 — INDYKLEZ. The featured ensemble infuses Klezmer music with country, pop, and Broadway flavors.

LAFAYETTE — Pancakes with a purpose! Come support the Habitat for Humanity of Lafayette with a piping hot plate of pancakes and meet our nation’s first president.

WEST LAFAYETTE – Farmers have spent much of 2019 dealing with the challenges that come with an unprecedented wet spring, navigating fluctuating markets, learning about new production alternatives, and adapting to new technologies. These and other issues will be addressed on Sept. 5 at Purdue…

HAMMOND- Geoffrey Martin, 37, of Lafayette, Indiana, was charged in a criminal complaint with distribution of methamphetamine and with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of an elementary school, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

WEST LAFAYETTE — In late August, Guiding Eyes for the Blind celebrated its August 2019 class of guide dog teams. Each of this month’s graduates received customized training and was paired with an exceptionally trained guide dog, provided to them at no cost by the non-profit organization.

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WEST LAFAYETTE — Purdue was missing several key players and it showed in a 34-13 loss to TCU at Ross-Ade Stadium on Saturday night.

LAFAYETTE – The Lafayette Aviators have announced that 2019 Hitting Coach, Bailey Montgomery, has been promoted to Field Manager for the 2020 season. Bailey replaces Brent McNeil, who accepted…

HAMMOND- Geoffrey Martin, 37, of Lafayette, Indiana, was charged in a criminal complaint with distribution of methamphetamine and with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of an elementary school, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

WEST LAFAYETTE – A young entrepreneur who is commercializing a product that cuts down wine waste one bottle at a time is seeing growing interest across the country – both online and from wine tasting rooms.

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So there was President Trump in the Oval Office on Sept. 11, mocking his most recently departed National Security Adviser John Bolton as a “Mr. Tough Guy.”

A new historical marker was installed this weekend outside Gary's City Methodist Church, the towering Gothic Revival building downtown that's been disused since 1975 and has become a symbol of urban decay that's attracted photographers and urban explorers from all over the world.

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

WEST LAFAYETTE – Farmers have spent much of 2019 dealing with the challenges that come with an unprecedented wet spring, navigating fluctuating markets, learning about new production alternatives, and adapting to new technologies. These and other issues will be addressed on Sept. 5 at Purdue…

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Of the roughly 17 million Americans currently enrolled in college, 74 percent qualify as what we used to call "nontraditional" students:

  • One in five is 30 years or older.
  • About half don't rely on their parents for money.
  • One quarter are caring for a child.
  • 47 percent attend college part time at some point.
  • 25 percent took a year off between high school and college.
  • 44 percent have parents without a bachelor's degree.

In other words, if you're a college student today, there's a good chance you're not the Hollywood stereotype of an 18-year-old on your own for the first time. Still, whether it's your first year o...

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MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) today announced that its board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend of 66 cents per common share. The dividend is payable December 10, 2019, to shareholders of record at the close of business November 20, 2019. The 4th quarter dividend will be the Company's 209th consecutive dividend paid since October 1967 when the Company became publicly held.

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Few things are more satisfying than driving your brand-new car – until you realize that it lost value immediately after you left the dealership. Thanks to depreciation, it's possible for a car to lose over 20% of its starting value within the first year. According to CARFAX data, cars can lose over 10% of their value after the first month.

During the early stages of car ownership, it's easy for a car loan to be underwater – meaning that you owe more on the loan than the current value of the car. With a down payment of 20% or less, you're very likely to have an underwater period.

If all goes well, it's okay to be underwater. You'll continue to make payments and the car's value should overtake the remaining loan balance as the balance decreases. Early payments are mostly dedicated to interest and not principal – so it takes time to go from negative to positive equity. As long as you hold onto the car long enough, you should be fine.

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Can your checking account affect your credit score? It's possible, but only in certain circumstances that you should avoid.

Your credit score is calculated using information from your credit report, which is a history of all of your credit-based transactions. Checking accounts are funded by your deposits – there's no borrowing of money involved. Normal daily activities like writing checks and transferring funds aren't reported to credit reporting agencies and don't show up on your credit report.

When you open a new checking account, banks can ask for a hard credit pull as part of your evaluation. Hard credit pulls will cause a small temporary drop in your credit score. However, most banks use soft credit pulls that do not affect your credit score at all.

So how can checking account activity affect your credit score? Generally, there's only one way to damage your credit report with a checking account. You have to allow your checking account to be used fo...

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With the school season starting again, education is job number one for students and parents alike. A proper education includes an education in personal finance, and one of the best ways to start is to learn how to protect yourself against scams.

You can and should learn fast, too, because scams can become more common during the back-to-school buying season. Here are some practical suggestions on how to avoid credit and debit card fraudsters:

  • Only patronize known retailers.

  • Avoid jackpot online deals that offer items like $3,000 laptops for $400. These are often scams.

  • "Good PC hygiene" cannot be overstated for every handheld device, laptop, and phone. Anti-virus and anti-malware programs are key to staying safer online.

  • Avoid pooling or sharing credit card information in a dorm setting. There is no reason for students to share...

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Commonly known as ALS, the condition is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, and it is always fatal. The affected motor neurons deteriorate and the brain and spinal cord lose their ability to send signals to muscles, which begin to atrophy. As muscles lose nourishment, those affected lose their ability to speak, move, eat and breathe. The average life expectancy of those afflicted with ALS is two to five years, and there is no cure.

Project Fit America is a charity that works alongside educators to create opportunities for kids to stay active and healthy. It offers fitness grants and programs to help fund resources such as equipment, teacher training and curriculum. The goal is not only to get students involved physically, but also nurture an environment in which children enjoy living a healthy lifestyle. For the past five years at Homer-Center Elementary, in Homer City, Pennsylvania, that opportunity to stay active has been the Lub Dub Run Club.

Vaping has come of age in the most perfect of social conditions. Smoking cigarettes is falling out of favor socially and even among nicotine users, and is wholly rejected by many young people today. To get their fix they're turning to what is marketed as a cleaner and safer method of ingestion. Enticing flavors, edgy technology and social media are empowering the tobacco industry to ensnare a new generation with nicotine addiction
by way of vaping. And it’s working. In 2016, 43.8% of high schoolers in New York state tried vaping, more than double the total two years prior. This trend has Ontario County officials deeply concerned.

We’ve all experienced sticker shock. It’s one thing to gasp over the cost of a new dishwasher, but sticker shock for those who need to purchase medications for a chronic disease such as diabetes is a serious issue.

PULLMAN, Wash. - The secondary was sunk. The season was in ruins. The coach was outmatched. The story was all but written midway through the third quarter Saturday night at Martin Stadium, UCLA on its way to another low while getting blown out by a superior opponent. Then a gutty breed of Bruins materialized against No. 19 Washington State, forcing turnovers and scoring touchdowns, a blur of ...

LOS ANGELES_Shortly after embracing USC's most exhilarating victory of the season Friday night over Utah, the Coliseum was immediately beset with the murmurs of buyer's remorse. "Wait a minute. Does this mean Clay Helton isn't getting fired?" Admit it, Trojans fans. Many of you were thinking it, or your companions were feeling it, or the dude in the row above you was actually saying it. "Great ...

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Huawei Technologies Co.'s chief financial officer returns to a Vancouver courtroom Monday to fight extradition as Canadian voters deliberate who's best suited to helm an unprecedented confrontation with China over her plight. Meng Wanzhou's arrest has plunged Canada's relationship with its second-biggest trading partner into its darkest period since establishing ...

PROVO, Utah - In a battle between No. 2 and No. 2, Aaron Fuller was No. 1. Washington's senior wide receiver won that particular battle with 3:50 remaining in the first quarter of a 45-19 win on Saturday, in the diamond-shaped "U" in the middle of the end zone. On second-and-10 from the BYU 17-yard line, junior quarterback Jacob Eason took a shotgun snap, faked a hand-off and fit a fastball ...