Indianapolis Business Journal

MARCH 19-25, 2012

This week, read about what the IndyCar Series is doing to drive up TV ratings and attendance and check out our recap of how business-related legislation fared in this year's General Assembly. In Focus,  see why hospitals are pushing preemptive care. And in Behind the News, Greg Andrews take a look at what the current market conditions may mean for local companies contemplating an IPO.

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Deal rekindles $45M downtown project

Former partners in Kosene & Kosene Development have settled a legal dispute that jeopardized redevelopment of the vacant former Bank One Operations Center downtown. Milhaus Development has until May 1 to begin construction.

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Next Purdue chief must cut costs but boost research

The successor to France Cordova, who is stepping down this summer when her contract expires, will have to tip-toe between two almost contradictory demands: Cut costs for students yet spend more to ramp up Purdue’s research enterprise.

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Mass transit backers regroup for next year

Despite years of intensive public and politician outreach, a transit bill died in the House Ways and Means Committee in late January by an 11-10 vote. Supporters plan education push, one-on-one meetings.

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IndyCar’s new big wheels steer series toward future

With the loss of two of its biggest stars after last season, the IndyCar Series faces a stiff challenge ramping up its television ratings, attendance and overall financial fortunes. Marc Koretzky is among the fresh faces driving series toward profitability.

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KLACIK: Now for a new round of big thinking

If we go about directing the energy and confidence gained during our super moment into an effort downsized by fear of failure, and constrained by limited resources, hampered by political partisanship, and burdened by intra-regional rivalries, and what-is-in-it-for-me agendas, then we will not fully realize the potential of this super moment.

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FEIGENBAUM: Lawmakers did much more than pass right to work

While some editorial writers suggest legislators accomplished little of consequence this session, and House Democrats lament lost opportunities to restore education funding and fix child services programs, we actually experienced a remarkably productive final four weeks.

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Wrong about vaccines

IBJ readers may be terribly misled by Anita Y. Woudenberg’s [March 5 Forefront] remarks about vaccines.

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Chu tells half-truth

I have grown tired of the half-truths sold to the public regarding how much of every taxpayer dollar goes into classrooms [Chu column, March 5 Forefront].

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Excess not-for-profits

Our hearts are big and our intentions are good, but few organizations have the capacity to run our programs with best practice outcomes.

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