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Indianapolis Business Journal - February 27 - March 5, 2017

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Front Page

Riverview embraces health care free-for-all

The county-owned hospital system has more than $100 million in ongoing projects, making it one of the biggest eras of growth in the history of Riverview, which opened its Noblesville hospital in 1951.

Back to square one for 20-story AT&T tower

The owner of the mostly vacant AT&T building downtown has scrapped its plans to redevelop the 20-story tower and is putting it on the market without an asking price.

College endowments suffer 'lost decade'

Officials overseeing endowments at some of Indiana’s colleges and universities have cut back on spending, or are considering doing so, after struggling to grow their funds over the past decade.


Top Stories

Changes to boost NFL Combine’s local impact

Visit Indy projects the launch of the Combine’s first fan activity zone will increase the 30-year-old event’s economic impact 25 percent, to a total of some $10 million.

Anthem’s loveless marriage heads toward predictable end

Doubters about the $48 billion Anthem-Cigna merger have been in abundance from the start—both on antitrust grounds and on concerns over cultural fit.

E-commerce service firm ready for next step

Viral Launch is going viral, at least as measured by its fast-growing client roster.

Committee endorses transit tax hike, sends plan to full council

The City-County Council committee vote came after Mayor Joe Hogsett’s top adviser urged members to say yes—the first time the mayor’s office had expressed an opinion publicly about whether the tax increase should pass.


Focus

Purdue helping lead quest to build better roads

While roads are still made from time-tested 20th-century staples such as concrete and asphalt, the formulas used to mix them and the techniques used to lay them down are very 21st century.

Airport examines retailer shuffle, redesigned plaza, artificial grass

Officials are mulling designs for revamping sections of the Indianapolis International Airport, with an emphasis on a more natural feel, clearer signage and moving stores closer to the gates.

Owner of historic 14 West building asking nearly $6M for top two floors

The 8,500-square-foot residential space features a private elevator that will provide access to Red the Steakhouse, which is expected to open on the ground level in April, in addition to several other amenities.

Purdue Polytechnic project hits snag on city's east side

The planned high school for STEM studies announced with fanfare last year that it would move into the P.R. Mallory factory site, but leaders encountered a financial hurdle and now are keeping their options open.


A&E, etc.

LOPRESTI: Delta was last small high school to experience single-class magic

A class championship won in 2002 doesn't quite measure up to 1997's runner-up finish.

DINING: Noble Roman’s redo includes craft pizza and local beer

I can't recall ever paying this much attention to a Noble Roman's pizza. That says something about the success of the makeover.

LOU'S VIEWS: Student work shines, challenges at Art Center

The Student Invitational includes work from the Herron School of Art, Notre Dame, and more.


Opinion

EDITORIAL: Airport overhaul seems like overkill

At the top of the list of questionable proposed changes is the idea of subdividing Civic Plaza, which connects ticketing and gate areas, into smaller zones.

MAURER: Headlines you may read some day

These were meant to be funny, but one of them, miraculously, came true.

FAENZI: Before the Muslims, there were the Italians

The internment of Italian and Japanese during World War II is considered by most people today a stain on our history—a case where fear became blind fear.

KENNEDY: We don’t need no stinkin’ democracy

Safe legislative districts breed voter apathy and reduce political participation. What is the incentive to volunteer or vote when it obviously won’t matter?

FEIGENBAUM: Deadlines, rules dictate how policy is debated, settled

Pay attention to process as action in the General Assembly approaches the midway point of the session, where legislation approved by one chamber moves across the rotunda for consideration by the other.

KIM: Dow milestones get headlines but don't reflect overall market

The DJIA is the default, shorthand answer to the question, “What did the market do today?”

BOHANON & STYRING: Licensing people who braid hair is nonsense

Our Legislature is debating whether to remove the requirement that hair braiders obtain a cosmetology license to practice their craft.

Creating quality crossroads of America

LETTER: Rethink characterization of Trump’s travel ban

I see that you have succumbed to the overused—by the media—phrase of “predominantly Muslim countries” when reporting on the Trump travel ban


In Brief

Tech company Levementum plans local expansion, new jobs

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb and Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett are expected to join Levementum executives Wednesday afternoon for an economic development announcement.

Fishers plans state's first internet-of-things laboratory

The co-working space is expected to bring together and nurture various players in the growing IoT sector to allow for innovation and collaboration.

Area home builders continue to see rising demand

Area home builders saw demand for new homes jump for the 14th straight month in January, the Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis said.


Records

Records for Feb. 27-March 5, 2017

Here are the records listings for Feb. 27-March 6, 2017.

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