Indianapolis Business Journal

APRIL 15-21, 2013

This week, learn about how food-truck operators are struggling to migrate to communities north of Marion County like Zionsville and Fishers, as different cities and towns pose an array of permits and regulations for doing business. Lou Harry kicks of IBJ's expanding arts coverage with a sneak peek at Butler University's new $15 million theater, and then his take on the Indianapolis Museum of Art's exhibit featuring the emotionally direct works of Ai Weiwei. And in Focus, Scott Olson testifies the free fall in admissions to state law schools as prospective students weigh heavy debt versus light job prospects.

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Digital marketers try to cut through clutter

Element Three is among dozens of ad/marketing firms in the city that put digital marketing—in a dizzying array of formats and specialties—front-and-center. Often led by “millennial” types in their 20s and 30s to whom things like social media are second nature, they’re giving ensconced agencies a run for their money.

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Race for Cure sign-ups lagging last year’s slow pace

Participation in Indianapolis’ massive annual Race for the Cure fundraising event took a hit last year as controversy swirled around policies at the national Susan G. Komen organization. This year, Mother Nature is getting the blame. “The biggest factor has been the weather,” said Dana Curish, executive director of the Central Indiana Affiliate of Susan […]

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FEIGENBAUM: GOP stranglehold hasn’t squelched debate

For a Legislature dominated by a Republican super-majority and with a Republican governor doing more now than just watching from the cheap seats, you should be surprised by the uncertainty over the shape—and even the fate—of several significant bills this late in the process.

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UPDIKE: A millennial view of transit

It has been a discouraging year in local politics. Several baby boomers have apologized to me for the state of affairs they are handing over to my generation, and each conversation has made clear the deep and fundamental issues Indiana’s next leaders will face.

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Hicks: Bourgeois dignity and the modern world

A most remarkable book, “Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can’t Explain the Modern World,”, says all the explanations of the explosion of economic growth that occurred about 300 years ago are inadequate.

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Mahern got it wrong

The [April 1] Forefront column by Louis Mahern discussed a zoning case in the Fletcher Place Neighborhood “called down” by City-County Councilor Jeff Miller. Mahern’s column incorrectly assumes that neighborhood opposition to the project relates to its affordable housing aspect.

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Indiana pension shifts to international bonds

The Indiana Public Retirement System recently issued a request for proposals from international fixed-income managers and received 16 responses by the April 5 deadline. The $27.1 billion retirement system will hire two managers to oversee $900 million.

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Clinic, wellness pay off for OneAmerica

Even as employers embrace workplace wellness and on-site clinics more than ever, there is still a healthy bit of skepticism about whether they actually pay off. But OneAmerica Financial Partners Inc. credits its clinic and wellness program for the lion’s share of a 15-percent reduction in its per-employee costs for health care.

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