Indianapolis Business Journal

JULY 9-15, 2012

This week, read about Bob Laikin's wild ride at the helm of BrightPoint Inc. and find out why the clock is ticking for Max Siegel, the new head of USA Track & Field. In Focus, meet Fairbanks CEO Helene Cross, who is retiring after an impressive run at the addiction treatment center. And in A&E, see what Lou Harry thought of "The Amazing Spider-Man."

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IPL pulling plug on renewable-energy effort

Indianapolis Power & Light says beginning next March it will stop offering to buy electricity from customers who generate it from renewable sources—a blow to advocates of wind, solar and other clean forms of energy.

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Renewing democracy

I was heartened to see John Mutz’s [June 16 Forefront column] about Parker Palmer’s newest book, “Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit.”

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Law selectively enforced

Peter Rusthoven [June 25] correctly criticized President Obama’s decision to invade the province of Congress by taking steps to effectively enact the Dream Act through omission.

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‘Ethics’ in perspective

In his rambling essay on everyday ethics, Bruce Hetrick [June 25] introduces us to David Brower, a “leading environmentalist” with a “penchant for expressing bold ideas in blunt terms.”

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Rogers stays in charge at Duke Energy after CEO resigns

Duke Energy Corp. on Tuesday unexpectedly announced the resignation of Bill Johnson, previously named to be the CEO after its $17.8 billion takeover of Progress Energy Inc. James Rogers has been named CEO of the merged companies effective immediately.

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PROXY CORNER: BrightPoint Inc.

Indianapolis-based BrightPoint Inc.provides worldwide distribution and integrated logistics services to the wireless communications industry. The company announced July 2 that it had agreed to be acquired by California-based Ingram Micro for $650 million in cash and the assumption of $190 million in debt.

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