February 20, 2021
Ball State economists Steve Horwitz and Michael Hicks weigh in on the economic impact of the NCAA's decision to allow March Madness fan capacity at 25 percent for the tournament in Indianapolis.
January 3, 2021
You may remember Stupid Human Tricks, the bit David Letterman had on his TV show in which people displayed largely useless skills. (Former Pacers coach Frank Vogel knows.) Letterman has brought that sensibility to football, with the help of Indianapolis Colts legend Peyton Manning. The certain Hall of Fame quarterback joined Indy-native Letterman at Ball State -- Letterman's alma mater -- for an episode of "Peyton's Places" on ESPN+.
December 14, 2020
More than 325,000 Hoosiers will lose unemployment benefits as the CARES Act expires on Dec. 26, said Michael Hicks, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State. He said it will be the worst one-month shock to personal income in state history, coming at a likely peak of the Coronavirus outbreak.
December 4, 2020
"Consumer spending is down. Businesses are saying 'I'm closing.' The disease rate is up. People didn't shop on Black Friday," said Michael Hicks, an economics professor at Ball State University, referring to the decrease in sales on the biggest shopping day of the year.
October 22, 2020
Indianapolis native and Ball State graduate Jason Whitlock was at the White House Wednesday for a sit-down interview with the president. The interview aired on Outkick.com, a newly launched website.
October 21, 2020
Story quotes Chad Kinsella, a political science professor, about the candidates in the congressional race.
October 20, 2020
Indiana icons Peyton Manning and David Letterman spent Tuesday on the campus of Letterman's alma mater.
September 19, 2020
Last month, in an effort to humanize the former Central State patients, the museum, with help from Ball State University archaeologists, set out to delineate the cemetery’s boundaries and identify what patients — and how many of them — are buried there.
July 28, 2020
Usually, going back to school means buying new notebooks, fresh pencils, perhaps replacing an old backpack. But this year, it also might entail getting your kid a new reusable cloth mask or two.
July 25, 2020
The trip had been in the making for four or five years. Twelve students and three instructors from Ball State’s Sports Link program would work in partnership with Cardiff Metropolitan University’s sports broadcast program to put together a documentary featuring Welsh athletes — runners, rugby players, cricketers and so on. When Cardiff wanted to start its program, it was the only one of its kind in the United Kingdom, so Joe Towns, its director, reached out to Chris Taylor, his counterpart at Ball State, which offers the only four-year sports production track in the US.
June 18, 2020
Office workers in Indiana can now go back to working at a desk that doesn't double as a kitchen table.
April 28, 2020
The city of Indianapolis and its tourism industry are bracing for budget shortfalls stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, an unknown economic impact that has already prompted a multimillion dollar budget cut for the city's marketing agency and hiring freezes elsewhere.
April 24, 2020
Another 75,483 workers applied for unemployment insurance benefits in Indiana due to the coronavirus pandemic, bringing the number of new claims filed over five weeks to more than 515,000.
April 17, 2020
Nearly 120,000 more Indiana workers filed initial claims for unemployment insurance benefits last week.
April 15, 2020
Gov. Eric Holcomb will have tough decisions to make about cuts to state spending, and likely soon, as tax revenues continue to decline amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to state finance experts.
April 7, 2020
Even after fears of the novel coronavirus subside, restaurants reopen and people start traveling again, cities will be dealing with the consequences of an economic collapse caused by COVID-19.
April 7, 2020
Elkhart is one of the most famous small cities in Indiana for a bad reason: It has a volatile economy that ebbs and flows depending on how many people are buying recreational vehicles at any given time.
March 25, 2020
The controversial statements Dan Dakich made on his radio show last week, calling a high school player a "methhead" and saying Scottsburg was a city filled with "meth and AIDS and needles" were intolerant to some listeners and residents of Scottsburg.
March 19, 2020
Indiana's 5th Congressional District election was supposed to be one of the most-watched elections in the state with the news of U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks' retirement in a district that has a chance of flipping blue.
February 19, 2020
A project proposing to burn or harvest thousands of acres in the Hoosier National Forest is facing opposition from local government officials and environmentalists concerned it could contaminate the sole source of drinking water for more than 140,000 people
February 5, 2020
The call came that Ball State University professor Nick Elam had been waiting for. His clockless basketball vision — born amid the ruckus of college buddies watching March Madness — was getting ready to play out on basketball's biggest stage.
January 24, 2020
As the show wound down that Monday evening, The Elect band's "Goodnight" playing as it did at the close of every show, Derek Schultz laid out what was in store for Indianapolis sports fans on WNDE's "Query & Schultz" the next day.
December 10, 2019
Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg's campaign would pay for $5.7 trillion in total spending he has propose largely through a capital gains tax on the top 1% of all earners and through eliminating President Donald Trump's tax cuts.
November 12, 2019
President Donald Trump remains popular in Indiana, and especially among fellow Republicans. In fact, despite an ongoing impeachment inquiry and investigation into administration, he is more popular among Hoosiers now than he was 2 years ago. That is one of the main findings in the annual Old National Bank/Ball State University 2019 Hoosier Survey released Tuesday.
November 5, 2019
The final 28 competitors on this season of “The Voice” include two singers with Indiana ties.