Indianapolis Business Journal

APRIL 19-25, 2019

In this week’s issue, Lindsey Erdody reveals that the city’s Capital Improvement Board, which owns downtown’s major sports and convention facilities, is facing a major crisis. If state lawmakers don’t approve legislation before them that will help pay for renovations to Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the CIB is headed for insolvency. Even if two key bills are passed, the CIB still faces some very lean years. Also in this week’s issue, John Russell explains how Eli Lilly and Co. is pushing hard and spending large sums to become a major player in the cancer drug business. And Susan Orr checks out the new Needler’s Fresh Market grocery downtown, which the firm is using as a prototype of sorts for future growth.

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Buttigieg goes from cordial to critical of Pence on campaign

On the campaign trail, Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg blasts Vice President Mike Pence’s cultural and religious conservatism. But as the mayor of Indiana’s fourth largest city, his tone toward the state’s Republican former governor was more muted.

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Luxury titans lead expensive effort to restore Notre Dame

France’s luxury-goods tycoons are among the country’s wealthiest individuals and companies to pledge at least 600 million euros ($678 million) to help in the reconstruction of Notre Dame Cathedral a day after the Paris landmark was ravaged by fire. Kicking off a wave of donations in response to a call from President Emmanuel Macron for a fund-raising […]

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Letter: Initiatives take aim at opportunity gap

I offer my enthusiastic support of IBJ’s recent editorial [Community needs to act on income inequality problems, March 29], which addresses data released this month by the Brookings Institution about the gap between those who are thriving in central Indiana and those who aren’t. Like IBJ, the Marian University community—board, administration, faculty, staff and students—finds […]

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