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Why Indy seems slow to ban smoking

October 6, 2009
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If Indianapolis is considered a model on fronts ranging from downtown revitalization to fiscal responsibility, why is it so late to ban smoking? George Geib, who has been observing Indianapolis as a Butler University historian for 45 years, thinks the reluctance can be traced to immigration patterns.
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Rolls-Royce and health care reform

October 5, 2009
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Rolls-Royce, the British jet engine maker, isn't taking a position on health care reform, but let's drag them into it, anyway, because Rolls-Royce's business model might interest the crowd advocating for reform via market forces.
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Noblesville sacks economic development director

October 2, 2009
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Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear has fired the city's economic development director, Kevin Kelly, after Kelly had been on the job for about two years.

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Surprise: Moms not opting out of jobs

October 1, 2009
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Census researchers have debunked the common perception that rising numbers of the most accomplished mothers in the work place are opting out for full-time family life.
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Indy housing market getting some traction

September 30, 2009
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The grueling years of the housing downturn in the Indianapolis area appear to be over, a real estate veteran says, but a full recovery is one to two years away.
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Another view of Indiana manufacturing

September 29, 2009
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A Milken Institute study shows Indiana isn't the only state writhing with angst about the future of manufacturing. The study frames Indiana in a somewhat positive light.
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The impact of divorce on business

September 25, 2009
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Researchers have long known that divorce affects work place performance, but a human resource professional has learned that a gentle response results in loyalty and happy customers.
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New denomination headquartered in Indy?

September 24, 2009
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If a new denomination results from a vote to allow gay clergy in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Indianapolis might be at the top of the list for its headquarters.
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Second thoughts on alternative energy

September 23, 2009
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A future rich in biofuels, solar and wind energy would consume a lot of land, a study says.
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Will Miller's burden at Irwin Financial

September 16, 2009
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Will Miller, the fifth generation to run Irwin Financial Corp., is in danger of being the scion at the helm as the family business hits the wall.
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A beachhead in Warsaw

September 16, 2009
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The launch of the orthopedics not-for-profit OrthoWorx is quite an accomplishment in Warsaw, where some of the world's biggest companies fight tooth-and-nail.
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You are green: Now what?

September 15, 2009
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IBJ Daily readers are keenly interested in environmental issues, if a poll conducted by IBJ in conjunction with Walker Information is any indication.
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Lilly as an employment destination

September 14, 2009
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Eli Lilly and Co. has experienced a string of setbacks in recent years. Is it still a good place to work?
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On the hook for bariatric surgery

September 11, 2009
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An Indiana Court of Appeals ruling favoring an obese employee is likely to make employers think twice about hiring overweight people.

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Recession likely over in Indiana

September 10, 2009
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More evidence arrived yesterday that the recession in Indiana has finally bottomed. But little of that evidence suggests a quick recovery.
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Assessing downtown cleanliness

September 9, 2009
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Indianapolis' downtown has its strengths. But what are those smells?

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(Un)believable App Store reviews

September 8, 2009
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Apple's problems with anonymous comments at its App Store revives an old debate.
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Forecast: Indy to recover in 2012

September 3, 2009
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IHS Global Insight this week predicted the Indianapolis metro area will not recover jobs lost in the recession until 2012.
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IU shines in entrepreneurship

September 1, 2009
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Entrepreneurship has become one of the hottest areas of academic research in business schools. And, by at least one measure, Indiana University churns out the papers as well as any institution in the world.
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Lumina chair Mutz preps for a W downturn

August 31, 2009
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John Mutz, former lieutenant governor and chairman of the Lumina Foundation, is digging in for extended hard times.
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Unvaccinated docs, nurses

August 26, 2009
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How would you feel if the doctor or nurse in charge of your health wasn’t vaccinated for swine flu?
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Green light for local IPOs?

August 25, 2009
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If nothing else, you have to admire the patience shown by ExactTarget and Aprimo, two of the area's hottest tech companies, as they await better conditions to launch their initial public offerings.
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Indiana's shot at Harley-Davidson

August 24, 2009
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Who would have thought Indiana ever stood a chance of cranking out Harley-Davidsons alongside Chevy pickups, GE refrigerators and recycled steel? Until news broke earlier this month that officials from the Milwaukee company toured sites in Shelbyville, not many.
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Chrysler sticks it to Kokomo

August 21, 2009
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Officials in Kokomo and Howard County are in a tough spot. The “new” Chrysler created after its bankruptcy sale to Fiat contends it‘s no longer on the hook for $12.9 million it owes various local taxing bodies this year and $12.3 million it will owe next year.

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Community Health hires a maverick

August 21, 2009
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Today’s announcement that Community Health Network named Tony Lennen to head its Community Hospital South was a bit of an eye-opener.

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  1. How can any company that has the cash and other assets be allowed to simply foreclose and not pay the debt? Simon, pay the debt and sell the property yourself. Don't just stiff the bank with the loan and require them to find a buyer.

  2. If you only knew....

  3. The proposal is structured in such a way that a private company (who has competitors in the marketplace) has struck a deal to get "financing" through utility ratepayers via IPL. Competitors to BlueIndy are at disadvantage now. The story isn't "how green can we be" but how creative "financing" through captive ratepayers benefits a company whose proposal should sink or float in the competitive marketplace without customer funding. If it was a great idea there would be financing available. IBJ needs to be doing a story on the utility ratemaking piece of this (which is pretty complicated) but instead it suggests that folks are whining about paying for being green.

  4. The facts contained in your post make your position so much more credible than those based on sheer emotion. Thanks for enlightening us.

  5. Please consider a couple of economic realities: First, retail is more consolidated now than it was when malls like this were built. There used to be many department stores. Now, in essence, there is one--Macy's. Right off, you've eliminated the need for multiple anchor stores in malls. And in-line retailers have consolidated or folded or have stopped building new stores because so much of their business is now online. The Limited, for example, Next, malls are closing all over the country, even some of the former gems are now derelict.Times change. And finally, as the income level of any particular area declines, so do the retail offerings. Sad, but true.

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