Indianapolis Business Journal

JUNE 29-JULY 5, 2015

It’s hard to play in Big Business without running into big egos. Anthem Inc.’s proposed $47 million buyout of Cigna Corp. is a strong example of a deal that makes financial sense getting hung up by issues of executive ego and turf, J.K. Wall reports. Also in this issue, Lindsey Erdody details a possible solution to the traffic nightmare at Keystone and 96th Street. And in A&E Etc., Lou Harry reviews St. Joseph Brewery & Public House at 540 N. College Ave.

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Familiar culprit holds up Anthem-Cigna merger

Anthem Inc.’s proposed $47 billion buyout of Cigna Corp. is the latest example of corporate deals that get hung up over executive egos and turf battles. For example, Anthem CEO Joe Swedish wants to lead the merged firm, to the chagrin of Cigna’s CEO.

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Developer pins comeback on $11B project

Sidelined real estate developer Christopher P. White is hoping to make a triumphant return with an $11 billion—yes, $11 billion—proposal for the GM stamping plant site and areas surrounding it.

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Local startups’ aim: Remodel home-services industry

Angie’s List has long been considered the 800-pound gorilla in the home-services market, an industry estimated to be worth at least $400 billion annually. But three tech startups from its own back yard believe they can better connect consumers and service providers.

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Angie’s List lawsuit charges Amazon stole trade secrets

The federal lawsuit says Amazon took shortcuts in building a direct competitor to Angie's List by having employees sign up as members of the Indianapolis-based consumer reviews company and then illegally downloading lists of service providers and other information.

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Maurer’s faith in science misplaced

I read Michael Maurer’s columns occasionally when he pontificates about the age of the Earth, Noah and the foolishness of men walking with dinosaurs. His faith in science is amazing.

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