News & Analysis

Flurry of fitness chains takes aim at Indianapolis

At least five companies are scouting locations for dozens of new health clubs in a blitz that could help the city shed its reputation for high rates of obesity. The fitness club business is booming nationwide, and several chains are betting Hoosiers are among those looking for more convenient opportunities to get in shape.
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IMS Productions joins Web video network

IMS Productions, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's video production arm, has agreed to be one of the primary content providers for The Venice Project, a collaboration of big-name Internet entrepreneurs intent on shaking up the television industry by launching a 30-plus-channel, TV-like network online.
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Charities struggle to cultivate donors

Attracting people under 40 with money to give is one of the latest challenges faced by not-for-profit organizations. As fund-raisers look toward cultivating the next generation of supporters, they see a younger generation that appears less inclined to do so.
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Three-decade landfill battle rages on

World War II could have been fought seven times over since Ralph Reed and sons first tried to build Mallard Lake Landfill outside of Anderson. The Reeds' dream of big cash from trash has upset hundreds of residents in subdivision-dotted fields since the family asked Madison County to rezone their 254-acre farm in the 1970s.
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Angie's List explores rating doctors

Angie's List is preparing to bring its patented dose of consumer empowerment to your local doctor's office. The Web-based rating service--which started 2007 by expanding into 30 more cities--hopes to launch a pilot program in Indianapolis that rates doctors, insurers and others in the health care business.
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