Indianapolis Business Journal


In this week's issue, Anthony Schoettle explores whether the lack of a five-star hotel in Indianapolis hampers the city's chances of landing another Super Bowl. Dan Human profiles five up-and-coming tech firms that could be attractive acquisition targets. Chris O'Malley explains why TV's syndicated "Family Feud" is devoting an inordinate amount of airtime to Hoosier contestants. And in A&E, Lou Harry cases the new Studio Movie Grill for its cinematic bona fides and family-friendly eats.

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Health law fuels modest rise in costs

It’s long been known that Obamacare would make health benefits more expensive for most employers. Now, it’s finally becoming clearer by how much: about 9 percent, on average, according to a series of actuarial studies.

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Tech deal escalates battle of titans

The CEOs and of four cloud marketing companies–two national and two local–might make Indianapolis into a bridge between two feuding Silicon Valley giants. Or put the city in the middle of an aggressive arms race in one of the tech industry’s hottest markets—cloud marketing.

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Carmel firm’s bird feeders perched in 2,700 Walmarts

Sisters Jan Long and Chris Mowery had little more than an idea in 1995 when they trekked to Kmart’s corporate headquarters to pitch a product they thought had potential: a recyclable bird feeder their father had designed to promote his plastics business. They left with their first big contract.

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PROXY CORNER: Shoe Carnival Inc.

Evansville-based Shoe Carnival Inc. operates 367 shoe stores in 32 states and Puerto Rico, in addition to selling through its website,

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MADDOX: Five years later, little progress made

For many, the bankruptcy filing of Lehman Brothers in September 2008 was the formal commencement of the Great Recession. Within days, we learned that American International Group and Merrill Lynch would be next in line.

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RUSTHOVEN: Coats is GOP voice of sanity

In 1957, then-Sen. John Kennedy published “Profiles in Courage,” chronicling stories of senators who (in Kennedy’s rendition) risked careers to do the right thing in the face of political pressure. Eleanor Roosevelt, who thought JFK more a show horse than a work horse, remarked that Kennedy himself needed “less profile and more courage.”

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Hicks: Odds of Affordable Care Act failure keep rising

It is far too early to call the rollout of the Affordable Care Act a failure; most new programs have rocky starts. But this one has most of the signs of inevitable failure. If the situation doesn’t remedy itself quickly, the complete redo of the law will be hastened considerably.

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Asians help economies

Your [Oct. 14] editorial encouraging Asian immigration was spot-on. I have been saying for years that the United States, and Indianapolis in particular, should encourage Asians to migrate here.

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Manage aging process

Thank you for including the [Oct. 7] article on the Global AgeWatch Index and the need for societies to better prepare for the impact of an aging population.

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