Indianapolis Business Journal

MARCH 16-22, 2015

The IndyCar Series and USA Today have agreed to merge marketing, advertising and news coverage in a deal some observers describe as ethically worrisome. As Anthony Schoettle reports, USA Today will produce stories and special sections about IndyCar in exchange for preferred access to series bigwigs and potential advertisers. Also in this issue, Greg Andrews examines how Simon Property Group might proceed with its proposed $22.4 billion acquisition of Macerich Co. And in A&E Etc., Mike Lopresti looks back on great moments in Indy’s history of hosting the Final Four.

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Can Hc1 become the of health care?

Zionsville-based Hc1 is using its latest round of funding to expand from its roots—making software to help medical labs, pharmacies, physicians and hospital systems track the business relationships they have with one another—into a company that also helps those organizations interact directly with patients.

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Voluntary cleanup needs a higher gear

Are the owners of polluted properties using a state remediation program to duck responsibility for cleaning them up? It’s hard to reach any other conclusion when you consider that several local properties enrolled in the Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s VoluntaryRemediation Program have been in it for more than a decade. Property owners who participate […]

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FEIGENBAUM: Hard realities impose basic design of next Indiana budget

Now that the budget bill has crossed the rotunda, we suggested last week that the Senate Committee on Appropriations chairman, Luke Kenley, R-Noblesville, was likely to pare back some spending proposed by the typically less-frugal House. That will certainly be true, a circumstance made more likely—if not yet exigent—by recently released February state revenue numbers. […]

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IBJ spilled on its shirt

Lou Harry’s [March 9] wink-wink-nudge-nudge review of Twin Peaks isn’t a moral outrage. It’s not demeaning to women (who certainly don’t need a man’s help to defend themselves). It’s just laughable.

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