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SEC accuses local firm of bilking investors out of $1.7M

September 26, 2012
Scott Olson
The SEC’s complaint accuses three people of committing securities fraud by spending investor funds on luxury automobiles, a motorcycle, a 30-foot boat, college tuition, home renovations, a wedding and a honeymoon in St. Lucia.
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Startup aims to take business cards into digital ageRestricted Content

September 22, 2012
Andrea Muirragui Davis
Indianapolis entrepreneur Nick Carter thinks he’s found a way to eliminate the “black hole” of marketing data: smart business cards that track how recipients use them.
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Analysis: In a crummy economy, why are stocks rising?

September 15, 2012
Associated Press
Economic growth is pitiful. So why are the major stock indexes just a few percentage points shy of an all-time record? Start with two words: Ben Bernanke.
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VISKANTA: Big trends emerge from the lost decade for stocksRestricted Content

September 15, 2012
Tadas Viskanta / Special to IBJ
Investors are trying to get more bang for their buck and are unwilling to rely on the Wall Street firms, many of which helped bring the global economy to its knees just a few short years ago, for their investment needs.
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COHEN: Good reason to keep gold in diversified portfoliosRestricted Content

September 15, 2012
Jeff Cohen / Special to IBJ
Metal is hedge against printing money, weakening currencies.
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Allison Transmission struggling to rev up investorsRestricted Content

September 15, 2012
Greg Andrews
After the stock in the manufacturer of commercial transmissions bottomed at $15.82 in June, some investors began sniffing a bargain.
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Stocks open higher day after Federal Reserve move

September 14, 2012
Associated Press
Stocks opened higher Friday, on track to record one of their best weeks since June, after the Federal Reserve stepped in again to help the disappointing economic recovery.
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WellPoint plans debt offerings to fund Amerigroup acquisition

September 5, 2012
Bloomberg News
Indianapolis-based WellPoint Inc., the second-biggest U.S. health insurer, is planning a four-part debt offering to help fund its $4.9 billion acquisition of Amerigroup Corp, the insurer said Wednesday.
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Emmis vote strips preferred shareholders of dividends

September 4, 2012
Scott Olson
The Tuesday vote by shareholders to wipe out $34 million in unpaid dividends to preferred shareholders follows a judge's Friday decision to deny a request by the preferred shareholders to prevent a vote on the proposal.
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Judge gives Emmis OK to hold shareholder vote

August 31, 2012
Scott Olson
A federal judge on Friday gave Emmis Communications Corp. the green light to proceed with a shareholder vote that could wipe out $34 million in unpaid preferred shareholder dividends.
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Former Durham exec ordered to pay $30,000

August 22, 2012
Scott Olson
Former Obsidian Enterprises Inc. President Terry Whitesell will pay the amount as part of a settlement agreement. A bankruptcy trustee representing investors of Fair Finance Co., owned by convicted financier Tim Durham, had sought more than $225,000 from Whitesell.
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Indiana pensions hit as economic doldrums continue

August 14, 2012
Associated Press
Indiana pension funds took a temporary hit last year and may not rebound as much as public workers would like, based on long-term economic trends outlined for lawmakers Tuesday.
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Angie’s List shares plunge to record low after lockup ends

August 14, 2012
Bloomberg News
Shares in Indianapolis-based Angie’s List Inc., the consumer-review website company, plunged to a record low after a ban was lifted on stock sales by some of the company’s biggest investors.
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Indiana pension system is country's most conservativeRestricted Content

August 11, 2012
The Indiana Public Retirement System has cut its assumed rate of return from 7 percent to 6.75 percent, becoming the first large pension system in the country to go below 7 percent.
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KIM: Beware conflicts of interest when seeking financial helpRestricted Content

August 4, 2012
Mickey Kim
There is no such thing as unbiased advice, and conflicts of interest are not automatically bad. However, it’s up to you to take steps to protect yourself from becoming “skinned” in this jungle.
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Web startup aims to connect private businesses, investors

July 28, 2012
Andrea Muirragui Davis
Private firms that need to raise relatively modest amounts of capital have a hard time finding money. Now three Indianapolis entrepreneurs think they have the answer: crowdfunding. Individuals make small investments that are aggregated to fund a business. Indianapolis-based Localstake wants to be the matchmaker.
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State pensions' strategy shift causes manager fees to riseRestricted Content

July 28, 2012
Kathleen McLaughlin
The $25.3 billion Indiana Public Retirement System is in the midst of hiring managers to carry out a strategy where more money will be in hedge funds, private equity and real estate than stocks.
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Judge rejects Fair Finance attorneys' fee request

July 26, 2012
Scott Olson
The compensation plan submitted by Cleveland-based Baker & Hostetler LLP could have netted the law firm $32.5 million if it recovered the entire $200 million or more owed to investors of Fair Finance, which was owned by convicted Indianapolis financier Tim Durham.
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WellPoint shares sink after profit misses analyst estimates

July 25, 2012
Bloomberg News
WellPoint Inc. stock fell more than 12 percent Wednesday after the insurer's quarterly earnings missed analyst estimates and it trimmed its full-year forecast.
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Lilly's quarterly profit falls, but tops analyst expectations

July 25, 2012
Bloomberg News
Eli Lilly and Co. reported second-quarter profit that fell less than analysts had expected. The company raised its outlook for the rest of the year.
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Simon boosts dividend, outlook after strong second quarter

July 24, 2012
 IBJ Staff and Bloomberg News
The Indianapolis-based mall giant is benefitting from robust demand for space from retailers in the United States. It's also ratcheting up growth by investing overseas.
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Venture funding falls 12 percent in second quarter

July 20, 2012
Associated Press
Funding for U.S. startups fell 12 percent in the second quarter as venture capitalists poured less money into fewer deals than a year earlier. But the number of companies getting funded in the earliest stages of development reached the highest level in more than a decade.
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Regional investing conference heavy on Indiana banksRestricted Content

July 14, 2012
Event organizers say Wall Street isn't the only place to drum up interest in stocks.
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Hauke receiver files suit against his former accounting firm

July 9, 2012
Scott Olson
The lawsuit accuses convicted money manager Keenan Hauke's former accounting firm of negligence for failing to monitor Hauke's bank accounts, enabling him to use investor funds for his personal use. Hauke was sentenced in March to 10 years in prison.
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Indiana to hold securities brokers more accountable

June 29, 2012
Associated Press
Secretary of State Connie Lawson said the new provisions will help her office provide better protection to investors.
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  1. why oh why does this state continue to elect these people....do you wonder how much was graft out of the 3.8 billion?

  2. i too think this is a great idea. I think the vision and need is there as well. But also agree with Wendy that there may be better location in our city to fulfill this vision and help grow the sports of hockey and figure skating in Indy. Also to help further develop other parts of the city that seem often forgotten. Any of the other 6 townships out side of the three northernmost could benefit greatly from a facility and a vision like this. For a vision that sounds philanthropic, the location is appears more about the money. Would really like to see it elsewhere, but still wish the development the best of luck, as we can always use more ice in the city. As for the Ice growth when they return, if schedules can be coordinated with the Fuel, what could be better than to have high level hockey available to go see every weekend of the season? Good luck with the development and the return of the Ice.

  3. How many parking spaces do they have at Ironworks? Will residents have reserved spaces or will they have to troll for a space among the people that are there at Ruth Chris & Sangiovese?

  4. You do not get speeding ticket first time you speed and this is not first time Mr.Page has speed. One act should not define a man and this one act won't. He got off with a slap on the wrist. I agree with judge no person was injured by his actions. The state was robbed of money by paying too much rent for a building and that money could have been used for social services. The Page family maybe "generous" with their money but for most part all of it is dirty money that he obtained for sources that are not on the upright. Page is the kind of lawyer that gives lawyers a bad name. He paid off this judge like he has many other tine and walked away. Does he still have his license. I believe so. Hire him to get you confiscated drug money back. He will. It will cost you.

  5. I remain amazed at the level of expertise of the average Internet Television Executive. Obviously they have all the answers and know the business inside and out.

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