Annie Ropeik

Annie Ropeik

Public radio journalist

I report and produce stories on economics and business for NPR member stations and national shows.

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Carrier Got Cut A Deal, But Can Other Companies Expect The Same?

The deal hinged on $7 million in state tax credits — some of which came from a rarely used fund for job retention. And now it has manufacturers wondering what the deal might mean for them.

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Questions Linger For Public Housing Residents Who Lived At A Superfund Site

Former residents of a public housing complex in Northwest Indiana still face contamination threats, a year after they learned they'd have to move due to high levels of lead in their soil.

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Immigration Executive Order Causes Anxiety In VP Mike Pence's Hometown

Manufacturers and residents in Columbus, Ind., depend on open borders to move both products and people.

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TWO-WAY: Hundreds Of Carrier Factory Jobs To Move To Mexico

In Indianapolis, hundreds of Carrier factory jobs are moving to Mexico. That's the furnace plant where, in December, President Trump said he made a deal to save some other jobs.

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Small Indiana Nonprofit Falls Victim To Ransom Cyberattack

Everything was missing. Client files, financial data — all gone one Wednesday morning from the servers of Cancer Services of East Central Indiana.

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Trump Strikes Deal With Carrier To Keep Jobs In U.S.

Now, there is great interest in how Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence persuaded the company to reverse its decision.

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Trump Blasts Union Leader Who Criticized Carrier Deal

Donald Trump used his Twitter account to lash out at Chuck Jones, the union official in Indiana who said Trump lied about the Carrier deal. Jones thinks Trump took credit for saving some jobs that were never at risk.

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Shell Gets Interior Department's Okay To Drill Off Alaska's Arctic Shore

Conditions include plans to protect animal species and to prevent oil spills.

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The Scallop Scoop: Survey Forecasts A Banner Year In Atlantic

Federal fisheries researchers says their survey found about 10 billion scallops in waters off Delaware and southern New Jersey. They're predicting a boom for the nation's most valuable fishery.

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3 Grown-Up Books For The Hogwarts Grad

The decades-long series rolls the credits this Friday, so it's time for fans to plan for the future.