Indianapolis Business Journal

JAN. 31-FEB. 6, 2010

This week, read about plans in the works for loop-de-loops for the hot wheels at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and get the lowdown on a new Indianapolis daily coupon site focused on food. In Focus, discover some parts of the city that need attention before the Super Bowl hordes arrive in 2012. And see what tech columnist Tim Altom has to say about all of Microsoft Word's questionable features.

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Mini Thin marketer slapped with suit

A Carmel man whose Mini Thin dietary supplement was sold through convenience stores nationwide before the government banned its active ingredient now faces allegations of bankruptcy fraud.

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Mattel may build Hot Wheels track at IMS

IndyCar Series and Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials are working on a deal with California-based Mattel Inc. to build a life-size Hot Wheels track in the Speedway’s infield in conjunction with the centennial running of the Indianapolis 500 this May.

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Firms put off paying, despite easing financial pressure

The trend toward small businesses’ delaying payments appears to have leveled off, but it’s still unclear how soon—or even whether—receivables will return to the 30 days that was standard for most businesses before the recession began in December 2007.

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Coupon site targets lunch-pail crowd

Robert Baer and Joel Curts spent five months and almost $15,000—mostly on programming their own coupon platform—to launch, a coupon site focused solely on dining.

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EDITORIAL: Let districts decide when to start classes

It isn’t difficult to understand why state Sen. Mike Delph wants to force school districts to start their academic years after Labor Day; what’s perplexing is why Delph would want to slap a restriction on districts at a time they need more freedom to manage their own affairs.

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We keep taxes low at our peril

As we have seen our already poor-quality educational system and libraries cut every year, while raising expectations—it is darkly ironic that the same politicians are making these contradictory decisions.

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Renn adds value

Congrats to IBJ for publishing the article, “Indianapolis must reinvent itself—again” by Aaron Renn [in the Jan. 10 Forefront].

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Volunteer today

Thank you for [Greg Morris’ Jan. 17 column]. Like a lot of adults, I’ve had “volunteer” on my to-do list for quite some time, and that time just never seems to come.

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NFP of NOTE: Trusted Mentors

Trusted Mentors uses the power of mentoring to help adults establish stable lives by reducing the chaos brought about by poverty, homelessness, under-employment, and the effects of incarceration.

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