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Column: Rosy fourth-quarter report dimming with perspective




Now that Labor Day is past, the season of hunting for voters is fully open.

In these weeks before the Nov. 4 election, while a few candidates discuss serious and important matters, like low voter participation in elections, most seeking office will fluff their plumage over their supposed contributions to Indiana’s economic well-being.

The prime evidence the happy partisans will put forward is Indiana’s high ranking in the latest data release from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis: Indiana ranked eighth in the nation in percentage growth of the state’s real gross domestic product for the last quarter of 2013.

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