Indianapolis Business Journal

MARCH 17-23, 2014

In this week's issue, Chris O'Malley provides a rare window into a fight between Toyota dealers in the Indianapolis area. Ed Martin Toyota has been given the green light to move from Anderson to Fishers, which has set horns blaring at nearby Butler Toyota (as well as at two other Indy dealers). Also, Greg Andrews examines the decline of Washington Square Mall, an unusual dud in the Simon Property Group portfolio. And in A&E, Lou Harry pays a visit to Rockstone Pizzeria & Pub in Fishers, which lives up to its name.

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Timing looks right for Biomet IPO

After private equity firms paid $11.4 billion for Biomet Inc. just months before the onset of a prolonged downturn, they are now trying to take the company public when U.S. consumer sentiment is on the upswing.

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GUY: Don’t run education like a business

Disagreements about education reform result from conflicting models: the business model and the social model. Governors such as Daniels and Pence, reflecting their backgrounds and support structures, tend toward the business model. Superintendent Ritz, with almost 35 years as a teacher/communications coordinator in elementary schools, is more aligned with the social model.

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Think twice before deregulating utilities

For decades, our state has enjoyed low, stable electricity prices due in large measure to using Indiana’s abundant natural resource—coal. However, federal environmental mandates have eroded that advantage as our electric utilities have had to make expensive investments to comply with stricter rules.

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Rokita takes on FAA medical rule

General aviation pilots abhor the Federal Aviation Authority’s third-class medical certificate, which requires them to get a physical from an FAA-approved doctor every two years, but the industry has yet to take down that bureaucratic hurdle.

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