Indianapolis Business Journal

SEPT. 27-OCT. 3, 2019

KAR Auction Services' roots in the physical car auction industry go back decades, but its leaders see a fateful fork in the road ahead. Greg Andrews reports that they're investing heavily in their digital business with the goal of becoming an industry leader in online auctions and in the use of data to strengthen and expand business relationships. Also in this week's issue, Mickey Shuey reports that the quasi-governmental agency that owns the city's major sports facilities is facing scrutiny from industry experts who say the group isn't properly insured for catastrophic events. And Samm Quinn explains how an administrator at a west-side high school is helping shape the characters of students by hosting barbershop sessions and cutting their hair.

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Voting machine firms may throw doors open to ethical hackers

But some ethical hackers worry the industry, which has historically prioritized making their machines easier for election administrators to use rather than making them as secure as possible, isn’t ready to make big changes. They fear the companies won’t work quickly enough to fix the bugs they discover and could use non-disclosure agreements to enforce silence about dangerous bugs that could compromise an election.

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Greg Ballard: Hoosier conservatives ready for renewable energy

A recent poll of Republican primary voters in Indiana confirms that Hoosier Republicans are mirroring the national trend of conservatives supporting renewable energy. This is good news for the renewable-energy industry, which employs 50% more people in Indiana than does the fossil-fuel sector.

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Sylvia Wulf: An Alaska senator puts Indiana jobs at risk

Using innovative land-based farming techniques, AquaBounty has developed safe, healthy and fast-growing salmon that require less feed and allow for more efficient shipping than do salmon grown through traditional farming, thus minimizing impacts on the environment and enabling us to offer fresher fish to American consumers.

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