Indianapolis Business Journal

JUNE 16-22, 2014

Where there's smoke, there's fire, and where there's scorching e-mail, there's Christine Scales. IBJ's Kathleen McLaughlin profiles the firebrand second-term city-county councilor, who is testing the limits of political independence and the patience of both parties. Also in this issue, J.K. Wall examines the struggles of autism therapists and other care providers after the state's largest health insurer cut payments and took a harder line on paying for therapy for school-age children. And in A&E Etc., Lou Harry reviews new downtown eatery Plow & Anchor, which occupies a snakebitten location.

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MCL stays fresh as cafeteria rivals slide into decline

The company that Charles O. McGaughey and his partner, George Laughner, started in 1950 has outlived thousands of Indiana restaurants—chains and mom-and-pops alike—and remained profitable through the changing tastes and trends of seven decades.

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Sale ends 83-year run for Indy’s Harlan Laboratories

Whether the merger of the former rivals is good for Indianapolis will play out in the coming months. Huntingdon has 1,200 employees, most of them in the United Kingdom and Princeton, N.J. Harlan has about 2,300 employees worldwide, including 300 locally.

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Wellfount takes $16M and runs with it

The long-term-care pharmacy company, which puts Redbox-style vending machines in nursing homes, thinks a fresh infusion of cash will allow it to double revenue this year and become self-sustaining.

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MADDOX: Bells toll for Indiana primary elections

It’s time to get rid of primary elections in Indiana. Just because we’ve been using them for every race from dog catcher up to president is not good enough to keep incurring these unnecessary costs while disengaging our voters.

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Hicks: Subsidizing filmmaking is a losing proposition

Without even touching upon the fairness of Indiana taxpayers subsidizing Hollywood studios, film tax credits are of dubious value. The jobs they generate are transient, often low-paying and unlikely to meet the simplest benefit-cost calculus.

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