Indianapolis Business Journal

JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2012

This week, find out how the city's tax-increment financing districts are faring and read about a local image consultant who helps clients meld their personal and professional styles. In At-Home Quarterly, see what local real estate agents are doing to stay relevant. And in A&E, Lou Harry shares his thoughts on Chicago as a theater town.

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Outlook improves for Fair Finance investors

A New York firm is contacting Fair Finance Co. investors seeking to purchase their bankruptcy claims—a sign of growing optimism that investors in the defunct business will secure a sizable recovery.

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TIF study highlights district shortfalls

The tax-increment finance district created around the former United Airlines maintenance hub at Indianapolis International Airport doesn’t generate enough revenue to meet its annual debt payment. Neither do several other area TIF districts.

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OpinionBack to Top

Kennedy wrong on jobs

Sheila Suess Kennedy suggested [June 4] that job creation and the wages of working Hoosiers drastically trail the national average. Here are the facts:

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Deal with the scofflaws

After reading Greg Morris’ [June 18] commentary “Cyclists, do your part to share the road,” I had an epiphany—a way for the city to make money and a way to save money.

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Lugar’s age was issue

Peter Rusthoven [May 28] forgot one important reason why people did not vote for Dick Lugar and it has nothing to do with tea.

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Funds help launch Carmel arts center

The Center for the Performing Arts just finished a monumental season of programming. Well over 100,000 guests visited, making the center and its Palladium concert hall one of the region’s most visible destinations.

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State manufacturing heading for slowdown, expert says

Hicks Report_watch videoAn economist at Ball State University warned of another recession at Conexus Indiana's annual state of manufacturing and logistics report Tuesday morning. Both sectors, however, contribute strongly to the state's economy and earned "A" grades in the latest report.

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Report: Charitable donations ticked up in 2011

Charitable giving grew 4 percent nationally in 2011, but the increase was less than 1 percent after adjusting for inflation, according to a report released Tuesday by the Giving USA Foundation and The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.

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PROXY CORNER: Vera Bradley Inc.

Vera Bradley Inc., 2208 Production Road, Fort Wayne, Ind., 46808, sells handbags, accessories, paper-and-gift items and travel items through 55 retail stores, nine outlet stores, 3,300 specialty stores and through

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