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This weekend the Allen County Memorial Coliseum hosted 900 alpacas and their enthusiasts from around the country for the National Alpaca Show and Auction.

Annie E. Casey Foundation

Indiana is losing ground compared to other states when it comes to children’s overall well-being.  That’s according to new data from the Annie E Casey’s Foundation’s Kids Count report.  But the Indiana Youth Institute says the drop in rankings isn’t as bad as it sounds.

In the 2014 edition of Kids Count, Indiana ranked 27th in children’s overall well-being.  This year, that dropped to 32nd. 

Courtesy / Jennifer Ford

Christie’s in New York City is the largest fine arts auction house in the world.

Earlier this month it held its second annual symposium, bringing experts together to discuss various issues facing the art world.

This year, seven international speakers addressed a question: should art history include the study of arts markets and economics?

One of those speakers was Fort Wayne’s own Jennifer Ford, a corporate art consultant for Choice Designs.

Vera Bradley Inc.

Vera Bradley’s sales and profits continued to drop last year. The Fort Wayne-based retailer’s earnings were released Tuesday.

Vera Bradley reported net revenue of at about $500 million for fiscal year 2015– a more than two percent decline from the previous year. Store sales were down 20 percent, and shares fell to a record low.

The report comes one day after the company announced plans to close its New Haven factory which employs about 250 people, citing the increasing cost of domestic manufacturing.

The unemployment rate among young adults in Indiana is significantly higher than the state average and a Ball State economist says Hoosiers in that age group are still struggling to recover from the recession.