Indianapolis Business Journal

NOVEMBER 18-24, 2013

In this week's issue, Scott Olson reveals that the new owner of the Illinois Building is stirring conversation about an upscale hotel in the downtown landmark. Also in this issue, Dan Human checks in with the Indiana entrepreneur who famously rejected a $200,000 offer from Mark Cuban on "Shark Tank." And in A&E, Lou Harry essays the biennial contemporary exhibit at the Eiteljorg.

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City designs new strategy to combat panhandling

A bipartisan group of city-county councilors is considering an ordinance that would increase panhandling restrictions, including barring panhandling and street performances within 50 feet of any area where any financial transaction is made.

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Future murky for Carmel’s 2-story development rule

City leaders are embroiled in a debate over the future of Range Line Road, through the heart of Carmel’s redeveloped downtown. Special density zoning rules are intended to create a consistent look and keep residents from bearing the brunt of the city’s significant infrastructure investment. The question is whether it’s working.

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Study: IU, Purdue rank best in return on investment

Big budgets used to rule in college rankings. But that could be changing. A new report from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education is the latest effort among several nationally to score universities on their bang for the buck.

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Growing central Indiana suburbs mull class status

When Fishers becomes Hamilton County’s newest city in 2015, it also will be the first of Indianapolis’ northern suburbs to achieve “second-class” status. Others—including suburban standouts Carmel and Noblesville—qualify for an upgrade because of their growth but have not made the leap. Yet.

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EDITORIAL: Pence should explain stance

Mike Pence officially began running for governor in May 2011 and has occupied the office since January, yet Hoosiers still don’t know why he doesn’t want tax subsidies to help people buy private insurance. It’s time he made the reason clear.

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KENNEDY: Coats’ religion is no defense

Americans have been using religion to argue for and against laws since the country was founded. Proponents and opponents of slavery both pointed to Bible verses justifying their positions. Opponents of equal rights for women claimed suffrage violated God’s law.

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Hicks: News media often misread rotten job numbers

At first blush, 200,000 new jobs noted in the latest jobs report would be welcomed news, as it is almost half the number of jobs we need each month to return labor markets to normalcy by the end of the decade. Alas, the Department of Labor publishes much more detailed data, and in that lurk dark shadows of a still-stagnant economy.

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Benner will be missed

Dang! I just read the [Nov. 11] IBJ, as I have done every Monday since forever (always reading Benner’s column first).

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