Indianapolis Business Journal

DECEMBER 5-11, 2016

Are the state’s workforce development programs a muddled, bureaucratic mess in need of reform? Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma thinks so, and he’s made streamlining the vital but wasteful system a top priority this session, Hayleigh Colombo reports. Also in this week’s issue, Greg Andrews recounts the scene at Eli Lilly and Co. just before Thanksgiving when employees learned that a highly anticipated Alzheimer’s drug had failed its final stage trial—and details Lilly’s next offensive against the disease. And in A&E Etc., Lou Harry reviews the Asian-inspired cuisine at Longbranch.

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At Eli Lilly, tears, heartbreak and renewed determination

Eli Lilly and Co. employees knew the Alzheimer's treatment solanezumab was not a sure bet. But that didn’t make the pain any less acute after the company announced the drug had failed to demonstrate effectiveness during a 2,100-patient Phase 3 clinical trial.

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Fair Finance CFO seeks reduction of sentence

Rick D. Snow—who was convicted in 2012 of helping Tim Durham and Jim Cochran loot Fair Finance Co. but didn’t raid the company’s coffers himself—is seeking to get his 10-year sentence reduced.

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KENNEDY: Time to determine what’s next

The electoral map is not—as often described—cosmopolitan “elitist” coasts against the “heartland.” It’s a nationwide series of blue islands in seas of red—urban centers surrounded by suburban, exurban and rural precincts.

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FIDDIAN-GREEN: Vaping is not a proven way to stop smoking

A serious dialogue about curbing smoking in the Hoosier state should start with the most promising solutions. And as rigorous research studies and other states’ experiences have shown, there are far more powerful tools than e-cigarettes at our disposal.

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LETTER: Unions would force pay up

If the hospitality and convention industry workforce were allowed to unionize and negotiate for a decent standard of living, then we would most certainly see poverty rates decrease.

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