Indianapolis Business Journal

MARCH 22-28, 2010

This week, reporter Cory Schouten continues his in-depth examination of real estate deals involving Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi, who has attracted the attention of the FBI for his relationship with embattled financier Tim Durham. In Focus, check out how Indiana's 750 food processors and distributors are ramping up safety precautions to prevent illnesses and expensive product recalls. And in A&E, etc., Arts Editor Lou Harry presents a passionate defense of musical theater legends Rogers & Hammerstein, responsible for two classic shows currently under revival in Indianapolis.

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City, NCAA forge 30-year event pact

It started as a meeting seven years ago between the NCAA, city and state officials, representatives of the Indiana
Sports Corp. and a few others. The result was an agreement
assuring Indianapolis hosts a major NCAA event every year between now and 2039.

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Trucking firms shift gears to weather long downturn

Logistics companies have found the last few years an unparalleled challenge. If it wasn’t higher fuel prices, it was softening
business in key sectors, such as the automotive industry. Fewer goods to move created overcapacity and softened rates.

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Big guns behind Allos Ventures tech fund

The region’s blossoming technology sector is about to get another shot of financial fertilizer. The newly formed Allos
Ventures has raised $20 million from investors and plans to focus on early-stage tech companies.

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Year delay in unemployment tax hike won’t satisfy Uncle Sam

Hoosier legislators are crowing about the deal they just brokered to delay a $400 million state tax hike meant to shore up
Indiana’s bankrupt Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund. Here’s what they’re not touting: the mandatory federal tax increases
every single business in Indiana now faces the next three years.

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MAURER: Doctor turned author is worth a read

Dr. Douglas P. Zipes, retired director of the Krannert Institute of Cardiology at Indiana University School of Medicine,
has devoted his last couple of years to scaring us half to death with his new novel, “The Black Widows.”

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MARCUS: Lower business taxes don’t stimulate hiring

A job is the
foundation of self-esteem, the linchpin for connecting to the community, the instrument by and through which the individual
connects with the greater international marketplace and derives the income that provides security for the family.

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