Banking & Finance

Tech deal escalates battle of titans

October 26, 2013
Dan Human
The CEOs and of four cloud marketing companies--two national and two local--might make Indianapolis into a bridge between two feuding Silicon Valley giants. Or put the city in the middle of an aggressive arms race in one of the tech industry’s hottest markets—cloud marketing.
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Fair bankruptcy judge issues $33M verdict against Dan Laikin

October 25, 2013
Greg Andrews
The case stems from a line of credit the Indianapolis businessman received from Tim Durham's Fair Finance Co. Attorneys for the failed company said Laikin amassed tens of millions of dollars in debt he never repaid.
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S&P 500 closes week at another all-time high

October 25, 2013
Associated Press
Strong third-quarter results from technology companies drove investors into stocks on Friday, giving the market its third straight weekly gain.
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State pension board postpones decision on annuities

October 25, 2013
 The Statehouse File
Indiana pension officials say they want more information from lawmakers before they consider abandoning a plan to privatize one part of a retirement plan for teachers and public employees.
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First Internet profit falls on rising interest rates

October 25, 2013
Chris O'Malley
Shares of the Indianapolis-based bank took a nosedive during trading Friday morning after it reported its third-quarter earnings.
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Lawmakers ask pension board to keep annuity plan in-house

October 21, 2013
 The Statehouse File
A legislative commission recommended Monday that pension officials scrap a proposal to privatize one part of the state retirement benefit system.
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Cyber bandits are finding new ways into bank vaultsRestricted Content

October 19, 2013
Chris O'Malley
Corporate account takeovers are high stakes for heists.
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REED: Indiana's bank, thrift stocks fully recoveredRestricted Content

October 19, 2013
John Reed
Most remember well the financial crisis that led to the Great Recession. The problems were complex and big, and there were many villains and many more victims.
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Simon’s 20-year run has made investors a bundle

October 19, 2013
Greg Andrews
Simon Property Group now is the largest real estate company in the world and has a stock market value of $59 billion. That’s $6 billion more than Eli Lilly and Co., not that Simon's hypercompetitive CEO, David Simon, has noticed.
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Parade of settlements continues for local securities firmsRestricted Content

October 19, 2013
Chris O'Malley
A third securities firm in the region has been slapped with sanctions by federal regulators.
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S&P 500 pushes further into record territory

October 18, 2013
Associated Press
General Electric, Morgan Stanley and Google all rose after reporting higher earnings than financial analysts were expecting. Google topped $1,000 a share for the first time.
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Indiana-based Springleaf's shares rise after $336M IPO

October 16, 2013
Associated Press
Springleaf Holdings Inc. provides non-prime consumer loans through a network of 834 offices and online.
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Training firm Adayana seeks bankruptcy protection

October 16, 2013
Jeff Newman, Bloomberg News
Indianapolis-based training firm Adayana Inc. said it sought Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization this week after two years of unsuccessfully trying to restructure its debts out of court.
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Investment pool head seeks GOP state treasurer nod

October 15, 2013
Associated Press
TrustINdiana investment pool director Kelly Mitchell emailed GOP county chairs over the weekend to announce she's running for the office.
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Poll: Half of older workers delay retirement plans

October 14, 2013
Associated Press
Some 82 percent of working Americans over 50 say it is at least somewhat likely they will work for pay in retirement, according to a poll released Monday.
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After stock zooms up, Internet bank aims higherRestricted Content

October 12, 2013
Greg Andrews
Shares of First Internet Bancorp have more than doubled since December, when founder and CEO David Becker boosted the visibility of the stock by announcing it was shifting from the over-the-counter market to NASDAQ.
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Lilly stock shrugs off analyst downgrade

October 11, 2013
Associated Press
The drugmaker has become too reliant on its remaining pipeline of drugs under development for growth as it deals with patent expirations to big sellers and drug-development setbacks, a Jefferies analyst wrote.
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Stonegate snares less than expected in IPO

October 10, 2013
 IBJ Staff
The Indianapolis firm debuted Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange at $16 per share, well below the anticipated range of $20 to $22. In total, Stonegate's 7.1 million shares garnered $114 million.
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Obama to nominate Yellen as Bernanke successor

October 8, 2013
Associated Press
President Barack Obama will nominate Federal Reserve vice chair Janet Yellen to succeed Ben Bernanke as chairman of the nation's central bank, the White House said Tuesday. Yellen would be the first woman to head the powerful Fed.
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Stonegate expects to raise up to $156M in IPO

October 8, 2013
Chris O'Malley
The Indianapolis mortgage originator will debut Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange, the first local firm to go public since ExactTarget in 2012.
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Moody's lowers Citizens' credit ratings on $2.6B in bonds

October 8, 2013
Dan Human
The credit rating service has stuck with a “stable” outlook for Citizens’ ability to repay its debts. But an Oct. 3 report cites concerns across all the operations at the Indianapolis-based utility.
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Stocks fall as government shutdown hits new week

October 7, 2013
Associated Press
Until now, the stock market has mostly moved sideways since the shutdown began at the start of the month, indicating that investors still expect lawmakers to come up with a deal.
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Families hoard cash five years after financial crisis

October 6, 2013
Associated Press
One of the biggest drags on the economic recovery is fear. Households are hoarding cash, spending cautiously, avoiding debt, and shifting investments into low-yield (but potentially safer) holdings. When done on a global scale, such prudent moves can starve the economy.
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Butler students learn by investing $1.2M from endowmentRestricted Content

October 5, 2013
Chris O'Malley
Butler’s 5-year-old, student-managed investment fund is believed to be the single largest such fund among colleges in Indiana. That big pot of money brings pressure on students.
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Indiana bank cutting 80 workers after merger

October 4, 2013
Associated Press
Citizens Financial Bank president Daryl Pomranke said all the layoffs will be of employees in support roles such as operations and technology
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