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Tag Heuer plans major IndyCar-centric marketing campaign

Anthony Schoettle
August 7, 2014
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As part of its sponsorship deal with the IndyCar Series, Tag Heuer will get naming rights to the Pit Stop Challenge held in conjunction with the Indianapolis 500, will have signage and displays at the IMS and will market an Indy 500 special edition watch.
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Sahm's to take over Snooty Fox building in Nora

Scott Olson
August 7, 2014
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The Indianapolis-based restaurant chain is set to occupy the building in Nora that's been vacant since the Snooty Fox closed in 2011 after a 29-year run at the location.
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George injury will cost Pacers plenty of money

Anthony Schoettle
August 6, 2014
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If rising star Paul George is lost for the entire 2014-2015 season, his absence will likely trigger an eight-figure loss for the Indiana Pacers.
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Plum's Upper Room closes; Salty Cowboy opens

Andrea Muirragui Davis
August 6, 2014
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Plum's Upper Room owner Jayne Nolting closed the restaurant on Zionsville’s Main Street this week, posting a farewell note to friends and patrons on the door. Plus: new Tex-Mex.
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First piece of Central State redevelopment nearly finished

Scott Olson
August 5, 2014
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Local developer Reverie Estates is converting the administration building, now known as the Central State Mansion, into 67 dormitory-type rooms for student housing and welcomed its first tenant late last month.
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State Road 37 overhaul plan inches forward

Andrea Muirragui Davis
August 5, 2014
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The facts aren’t in dispute: Congestion on State Road 37 in Hamilton County must be addressed before development along the commercial corridor turns it into a parking lot. But easing rush-hour backups along the highway won’t be cheap or easy.
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Small employers dumping plans faster than expected, WellPoint says

J.K. Wall
August 4, 2014
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WellPoint saw 218,000 members of its health plans disappear because their employers ended their group plans. Other insurers, however, say small employers are ending their plans more slowly than expected.
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Review: 'The Tempest' at White River State Park

Lou Harry
August 3, 2014
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The show proper began, I’m sure I wasn’t the only one in the sizable crowd bracing for sound problems…and relieved when none occurred. In fact, the sound was impeccable.
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  1. You are correct that Obamacare requires health insurance policies to include richer benefits and protects patients who get sick. That's what I was getting at when I wrote above, "That’s because Obamacare required insurers to take all customers, regardless of their health status, and also established a floor on how skimpy the benefits paid for by health plans could be." I think it's vital to know exactly how much the essential health benefits are costing over previous policies. Unless we know the cost of the law, we can't do a cost-benefit analysis. Taxes were raised in order to offset a 31% rise in health insurance premiums, an increase that paid for richer benefits. Are those richer benefits worth that much or not? That's the question we need to answer. This study at least gets us started on doing so.

  2. *5 employees per floor. Either way its ridiculous.

  3. Jim, thanks for always ready my stuff and providing thoughtful comments. I am sure that someone more familiar with research design and methods could take issue with Kowalski's study. I thought it was of considerable value, however, because so far we have been crediting Obamacare for all the gains in coverage and all price increases, neither of which is entirely fair. This is at least a rigorous attempt to sort things out. Maybe a quixotic attempt, but it's one of the first ones I've seen try to do it in a sophisticated way.

  4. In addition to rewriting history, the paper (or at least your summary of it) ignores that Obamacare policies now must provide "essential health benefits". Maybe Mr Wall has always been insured in a group plan but even group plans had holes you could drive a truck through, like the Colts defensive line last night. Individual plans were even worse. So, when you come up with a study that factors that in, let me know, otherwise the numbers are garbage.

  5. You guys are absolutely right: Cummins should build a massive 80-story high rise, and give each employee 5 floors. Or, I suppose they could always rent out the top floors if they wanted, since downtown office space is bursting at the seams (http://www.ibj.com/article?articleId=49481).

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