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2 IU scientists study marijuana's impact on brain

The research is taking place as marijuana is gaining more acceptance in some parts of the nation, with pot now legalized for adult use in Colorado, Washington state, Alaska and Oregon.
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Obamacare brings boost to WellPoint

WellPoint’s stock price rose 53 percent from Sept. 30, 2013—the day before the Obamacare insurance exchanges started up—until Dec. 19, 2014, when the price closed at $127.95.
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2014 NEWSMAKER: Zeke Turner

Zeke Turner, CEO of Carmel-based Mainstreet, stepped up expansion after he beat back a legislative push by nursing home companies to place a moratorium on new construction.
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Lilly to sell heartworm line for Novartis deal approval

Eli Lilly and Co. wants to combine Novartis with its own animal health business, Elanco, to create the second-largest animal health company in the U.S.
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Indiana again ranks 41st in U.S. health survey

While the state was strong with regards to immunizations, infectious diseases and binge drinking, it still has work to do in physical activity, obesity, and air pollution.
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Conner Insurance to invest $1M, add up to 23 workers

The expansion at Keystone at the Crossing would nearly double the insurance brokerage firm's Indiana workforce to 49.
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Zimmer to pay Stryker $70M in surgical device fight

The award is actually less than a third of what Warsaw-based Zimmer was originally ordered to pay for infringing patents on a lavage device.
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Lilly reaches insulin development deal with Adocia

Eli Lilly and Co. could pay more than $570 million to French pharmaceutical company Adocia under an agreement to develop a fast-acting insulin that is in the early stages of clinical testing.
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Pence: HIP 2.0 timeline not as important as approval

The state and federal government have been in negotiations since the summer, but the governor said he remains confident that an agreement will be reached, even if it isn’t by his original deadline.
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Lilly bumps up dividend for first time since 2009

Shares of Eli Lilly and Co. were on the rise Tuesday morning, a day after the drugmaker announced its first dividend increase in more than five years.
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