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A native of Kentucky, Andrews has worked at Hoosier newspapers since graduating from Indiana University in 1987. He covered education at the Journal and Courier in Lafayette before joining IBJ in 1991. He later was a business reporter and the business editor of The Indianapolis Star. He’s been writing his Behind the News column for IBJ since rejoining the newspaper in 2000. Andrews and his wife, Kathleen, have a son in college and another living in Colorado. They live in the Nora area with their two dogs.

Articles

Finish Line’s British buyer starts to hit stride in U.S.

British retailer JD Sports Fashion has had the Midas touch elsewhere in the world. Now, two years after gaining a foothold in the United States by buying Indianapolis-based Finish Line Inc. for $558 million, it’s beginning to show the same winning ways in this country. “I think you would have to say it has been a […]

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Steak n Shake outlook goes from bad to much worse

Rating agencies, which already ranked Steak n Shake on the lowest rungs of their creditworthiness ladders, further sounded the alarm bells in recent weeks after Steak n Shake paid off some of its debt at a discount—something a lender never would agree to if it thought it was going to be paid in full.

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