Indianapolis Business Journal

FEBRUARY 8-14, 2010

This week, see what lofty goal Scale Computing's CEO has set for the upstart tech firm and find out how a new city program is trying to help ex-offenders land jobs. Also, columnist Ed Feigenbaum takes a look at what's on tap for the second half of the legislative session, and Lou Harry takes readers on an A&E road trip to Cincinnati and Muncie.

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Steak n Shake changing its name, moving HQ to Texas

Indianapolis is on the verge of losing one of its most prominent public companies. The Steak n Shake Co. is planning to
change its name to Biglari Holdings Inc. and move its headquarters to San Antonio. The Steak n Shake restaurant chain would retain a presence in Indianapolis.

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Demand for smart-phone applications spawns opportunities

Smart-phone fever is heating up the climate for innovation in the local tech community, as firms new and old try to cash
in on the demand for applications that can be used on the iPhone, BlackBerry and other gadgets from the likes of Palm and

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WellPoint: More employers involved in provider talks

Employer activism is on the rise when it comes to keeping hospitals honest in their negotiations with health insurers.
Executives at Indianapolis-based WellPoint say more employers are airing their displeasure when hospital
systems ask for double-digit reimbursement increases.

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Key business issues clear mid-session hurdle

The first half of a short session will close Wednesday, meaning bills must have passed out of either the House or Senate to
stay alive. Legislation regarding unemployment taxes and township-government reform easily met that deadline.

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Billboard decision was defiant

[In the Jan. 4 issue], IBJ covered the State Fair board’s decision to permit a digital billboard at the
Fairgrounds on Fall Creek Parkway. One of the opening lines, “Take that, Indianapolis” in the article was apt.

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