Indianapolis Business Journal

APRIL 4-10, 2011

This week, check out the latest installment of "Testing Reform," IBJ's special series on charter schools, which in this issue looks at the controversery over judging their performance. Also from our front page, read a behind-the-scenes look at the city's decision to grant big tax breaks to Rolls Royce Corp., fearing the manufacturer might pull thousands of jobs out of the area. And in Focus, learn how autoparts supplier Gestamp is trying to crash the casket-making industry dominated by Batesville's Hillenbrand Industries.

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Tax breaks for Rolls-Royce hinge on investment, not jobs

City officials’ fear that Rolls-Royce Corp. might pull thousands of jobs out of Indianapolis drove the negotiations that culminated last month with the company’s committing to move 2,500 of its local office employees to the south side of downtown.

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Call center orders boost Interactive Intelligence shares

Shares of the call center software firm Interactive Intelligence have nearly tripled, to around $38 from a 52-week low of $14, last August, thanks to a string of larger orders, and to its anticipation of the rise of “communications as a service,” or CaaS.

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MAURER: An opportunity to help the homeless

There is much work to be done. The Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention, an umbrella homeless advocacy organization, estimates that 4,500 to 7,500 individuals in Marion County experienced homelessness in 2010.

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Drilling is energy key

The [March 28] energy article by [Bruce] Hetrick proposes a Hollywood piece of fiction as a modern-day parable of undeniable truth.

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WellPoint gets vote of confidence

Health reform will make health insurance a less-profitable business, but WellPoint Inc. got a vote of confidence from bond analysts because health-reform rules have turned out milder than expected and WellPoint’s financial performance has been particularly strong as the economy recovers.

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Zimmer goes on offensive against lawyers

The Warsaw-based maker of orthopedic implants has filed suit to stop a Detroit-area law firm from making allegedly false claims and using its trademarks on websites designed to attract plaintiffs to sue Zimmer over one of its knee-replacement implants called NexGen.

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