Indianapolis Business Journal

JULY 25-31, 2016

The battle for Indiana’s open U.S. Senate seat could become the most expensive general election race in the state’s history, political observers say—but only if republican Todd Young proves he can compete with Democrat Evan Bayh. IBJ’s political team explains that the result of the race could determine control of the Senate, and thus could attract national resources. Also in this week’s issue, John Russell explains how the choice of a business lawyer as the new CEO of IPL signals a change in approach at the utility. And in Focus, Anthony Schoettle details how hoteliers are coping with new rules for overtime.

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Golf sees surge in youth teams

An innovative and fast-growing golf league for children ages 7 to 13 is giving the industry hope that the sport is finally ready to emerge from the rough.

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Top StoriesBack to Top

Pence speech aimed at GOP unity overshadowed by Cruz

Vice presidential nominee Mike Pence was chosen by Donald Trump to unify conservatives behind the Republican ticket only to see his well-received speech overshadowed by Ted Cruz getting booed off the convention stage for his refusal to endorse the nominee.

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FocusBack to Top


Hospitality industry braces for new overtime rules

While the new law applies to all employers, it could hit the hospitality sector harder than most. The hotel industry is one that relies heavily on modestly paid middle managers, who are exempt from overtime, to pick up the slack—and extra hours—when called upon.

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OpinionBack to Top

Mayors can help improve talent pipeline

The problem is that too few students who enroll in postsecondary programs complete them, and too many graduate with skills that don’t mesh with the needs of employers. The result is high unemployment and underemployment among recent college graduates.

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Sewer increases inevitable

As with nearly all issues pertaining to building and maintaining a civilized society, the question is one of “pay now” or “pay later.” We don’t get to “not pay.”

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In BriefBack to Top


Feds sue Anthem, Cigna to block $48B merger

The U.S. Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit against Indy-based Anthem Inc. and Cigna Corp. on Thursday. In recent years, the department has shown an increasing willingness to go to court to block deals it believes could stifle competition.

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