Indianapolis Business Journal

OCTOBER 8-14, 2012

This week, find out how city leaders are making sure expanding Indianapolis' downtown TIF district will mean more jobs for residents. And see what IndyCar officials think about the series' future. In Focus, read about a new vision for local waterways. And in A&E, Lou Harry weighs in on the Phoenix Theatre's past, present and future.

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Resurgent Pacers see lift in ticket sales

The Indiana Pacers continued scoring long after last season ended in the second round of the NBA playoffs. The Pacers sales staff hit high-water marks during the off-season that the franchise hasn’t seen in five years. And with almost four weeks until the regular-season home opener Nov. 3, the Pacers are shooting for more.

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KENNEDY: Phoenix stays true to its mission

In this space, I’ve referenced studies confirming the “instrumental” value of the arts—especially economic growth and better academic performance. A new study from Rand argues for greater recognition of the intrinsic benefits as well: growth in individual capacities such as empathy for other peoples and cultures, enhanced powers of observation, and fuller understanding of the world in which we live.

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Article overlooked part-time MBAs

A [Sept. 10] article cited evidence of a drop in MBA applications as part of a nationwide trend among prominent business schools. While the article specifically names decreases in applications to highly regarded MBA programs at Indiana University and Purdue University, it overlooks the significant growth within part-time MBA programs like the one offered here at the IU Kelley School of Business in downtown Indianapolis.

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Vote for change

The recession was not caused by George W. Bush. It was caused by liberal sub-prime mortgage practices at financial institutions, backed by government-sponsored Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac since 1993. The independent Federal Reserve System saved the banks, but in addition to foreclosures, millions of home values are now worth less than the mortgages owed.

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Sledge’s exit will keep IU program mostly intact

The departure of Dr. George Sledge likely will sap the breast cancer research program at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center of about $500,000 in annual funding. But the program Sledge built over the past three decades mostly will remain intact.

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