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Biglari set to make big move on Cracker Barrel

December 9, 2011
Associated Press
Cracker Barrel will hold its annual shareholder meeting Dec. 20, and Sardar Biglari, who controls Indianapolis-based Steak n Shake, is seeking a seat on the company's board of directors.
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ExactTarget has remade itself since last IPO bidRestricted Content

December 3, 2011
Greg Andrews
Things change so fast in the technology world that the prospectus ExactTarget Inc. filed four years ago when it first sought to go public reads today almost like something from the floppy-disk era.
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Venture firm set to score on Angie's List, Groupon IPOs

November 17, 2011
Bloomberg News
Battery Ventures’ investments in Angie’s List Inc. and Groupon Inc. have produced more than $440 million in paper profit after the Internet-commerce companies sold shares to the public this month.
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Angie’s List stock surges after shares hit market

November 17, 2011
 IBJ Staff and Bloomberg News
Angie’s List Inc. shares rose as much as 44 percent in their trading debut Thursday after the company raised $114 million Wednesday in its initial public offering. The stock closed the trading day up more than 25 percent, at $16.26 per share, after rising as high as $18.75 early in the morning.
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Ugly end to historic October on Wall Street

November 1, 2011
Associated Press
Stocks had their best month in almost a decade, rising from their low point of the year in an almost uninterrupted four-week rally. But the finish sure was ugly.
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Stocks surge on European debt deal, GDP growth

October 27, 2011
Associated Press
The Dow Jones industrial average surged nearly 340 points Thursday after European leaders agreed on a deal to slash Greece's debt load and prevent the crisis there from engulfing larger countries like Italy.
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NASDAQ set to remove EnerDel parent from exchange

October 26, 2011
 IBJ Staff
New York-based Ener1 said in a filing Tuesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it would be suspended from the NASDAQ exchange starting Thursday due to non-compliance with filing requirements.
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Cracker Barrel battling to keep Biglari at bay

October 15, 2011
Greg Andrews
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. has rejected Biglari’s request that directors appoint him and business partner Phil Cooley to the board. It also has rolled out a “poison pill” plan that would deter outside investors from taking over the business without negotiating with the board first.
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Fear about world economy sends markets lower

September 22, 2011
Associated Press
Stocks opened sharply lower Thursday, extending a rout around the world. Indicators across the financial markets suggested investors were frightened that the global economy is in for a long slump.
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Dividend-paying investments becoming more attractiveRestricted Content

September 17, 2011
Scott Olson
Indianapolis-based Woodley Farra Manion Portfolio Management has rolled out an equity portfolio stacked with nothing but dividend-paying stocks that can provide a reliable source of income.
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EnerDel parent in danger of losing NASDAQ listing

September 12, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
The New York-based parent of EnerDel, which has almost 400 employees in the Indianapolis area, told investors Friday that it had received written notice of its failure to comply with NASDAQ's listing requirements.
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Stocks plunge as worries about Europe intensify

September 9, 2011
Associated Press
Stocks plunged Friday, erasing the week's gains, amid rising fears about fallout from Europe's debt crisis. Seeking safer investments, investors sent the yield on the 10-year Treasury note to the lowest level in five decades.
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Angie's List hopes investors see beyond the lossesRestricted Content

September 3, 2011
Greg Andrews
The company's IPO filing includes this sobering disclaimer: “We have incurred net losses since inception, and we expect to continue to incur net losses in the foreseeable future.”
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KIM: Predicting market’s swings is both futile and expensiveRestricted Content

September 3, 2011
Mickey Kim
Wouldn’t it be nice to be smart enough to sell at the top and nimble enough to buy back in at the bottom?
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Stocks plunge after U.S. hiring dries up

September 2, 2011
Associated Press
Stocks plunged Friday after a dismal report on the job market renewed fears of another recession.
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LEADING QUESTIONS: Investment guru on calming clients

September 2, 2011
Mason King
LQ_Bosway_watchvideoWhat does the CEO of City Securities Corp. say when shell-shocked investors want to sell? Does the recent market slide point to a return of 2008? Where are the opportunities? Michael Bosway has answers.
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UPDATE: Stocks plunge again on more economic fears

August 18, 2011
Associated Press
The U.S. and European economies are "dangerously close to recession," Morgan Stanley economists wrote in a report.
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Weak market could derail Allison's planned IPORestricted Content

August 13, 2011
Greg Andrews
Indianapolis-based Allison Transmission in March said it planned to raise $750 million through a public stock sale, but the economic outlook has darkened since then.
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SKARBECK: Market volatility should be seen as an opportunityRestricted Content

August 13, 2011
Ken Skarbeck
To a long-term, value-oriented investor, volatility should be viewed as opportunity. The crazy prices that are occasionally offered up by a roller-coaster market in periods of uncertainty allow for the purchase of undervalued securities.
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U.S. stocks open higher after positive retail report

August 12, 2011
Associated Press
A strong report on retail sales in July helped send U.S. stocks higher early Friday after a week of record-setting losses and gains on Wall Street.
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UPDATE: Stocks soar on small positive economic signs

August 11, 2011
Associated Press
Wall Street's wildest week since 2008 continued with another 500-plus point move for the Dow on Thursday.
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Dow drops more than 500 over economy concerns

August 10, 2011
Associated Press
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 519 points, or 4.6 percent, to close at 10,719.94 on Wednesday, wiping out the 429-point gain from Tuesday.
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Stocks plunge after market's opening

August 10, 2011
Associated Press
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 413 points, or 3.7 percent, to 10,827, in morning trading Wednesday. That erased nearly all of its 429-point gain from Tuesday, when the Federal Reserve pledged to keep its key interest rate at nearly zero into 2013.
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Late surge gives stocks largest advance in two years

August 9, 2011
Bloomberg News
U.S. stocks on Tuesday rallied after the Federal Reserve said it was prepared to use a range of tools to bolster the economy.
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Fed to keep interest rate near zero for 2 years

August 9, 2011
Associated Press
The Federal Reserve said Tuesday that it will likely keep interest rates at record lows for the next two years after acknowledging that the economy is weaker than it had thought and faces increasing risks.
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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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