Indianapolis Business Journal

MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2013

This week, get an indepth look at new WellPoint CEO Joe Swedish, as the longtime hospital executive takes control of the nation's second-largest health insurer and tries to figure out how to compete under the new rules of Obamacare. In Focus, meet two across-the-street neighbors in Meridian-Kessler who both ended up on a Forbes list for top names in their industry. And in A&E, Lou Harry takes notes on parenting from Indiana-born comedian Jim Gaffigan.

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FDIC sues executives over Irwin failure

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has filed suit against four former officers of defunct Irwin Financial Corp. banks, alleging they “closed their eyes to known risks” in approving loans that contributed to the banks’ 2009 takeover by regulators.

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$225M Westfield project in works

Developer Steve Henke’s vision for Grand Park Village is grand: a 20-acre lake surrounded by an East Coast-style boardwalk lined with restaurants and shops. He sees a carousel at one end of the lake and a Ferris wheel at the other—with a beach, mini marina and watering hole in between.

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New WellPoint CEO Joe Swedish thrives on complexity

Joe Swedish, a career hospital executive, is now two months into his job at the helm of Indianapolis-based WellPoint, the nation’s second-largest health insurer. In his first interview since starting work, Swedish indicated he’s taking his time to learn the people and the culture of the vast organization he now leads.

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High-profile developer chases Indy debut

Cleveland-based Forest City Enterprises Inc., developer of the 76-story New York by Gehry in New York City, is teaming with Keystone Group in its bid to redevelop a prime piece of downtown real estate where Market Square Arena once stood.

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Indy startup sees green in cheaper 3D printing

Launched in January, 3D Parts Manufacturing joined a recent surge in rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing operations known as 3D printers. Rather than screwing and gluing parts together, operators plug digital designs into machines that shape plastic and metal powders from the bottom up, one microscopic level at a time.

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Hicks: International trade is the exact opposite of war

Among economists of all stripes, it is well understood that international trade increases wealth, reduces poverty and generally makes everyone better off in the long run. The only real question is whether the total economic benefits are immediately realized or take just a few years to mature.

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