Indianapolis Business Journal

SEPT. 30-OCT. 6, 2013

Boomers are ready to sell the suburban homes where they raised their kids and buy more modest abodes, but are hitting a disconnect in the housing market: Many of today's young families don't want to live in a subdivision or can't afford what the boomers are asking. IBJ's Norm Heikens documents their struggles. Also this week, we present IBJ's annual Meeting & Event Planners Guide, including stories about the growing influence of youth sports on tourism and the challenge of filling Indy's new convention center. And in A&E, Lou Harry checks out IRT's production of "The Crucible," which casts off the shackles of allegory and finds its power in the characters' complexity.

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EDITORIAL: Amtrak talks need to succeed

Better late than never. Less than a week before federal funding was set to end for the Hoosier State Amtrak route, which offers the only passenger train service four days a week from here to Chicago, state officials have finally begun discussing with Amtrak how to replace the annual $3 million subsidy.

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Kim: Twitter using JOBS Act to alter IPO playbook

The Sept. 12 tweet read, “We’ve confidentially submitted an S-1 to the SEC for a planned IPO. This Tweet does not constitute an offer of any securities for sale.” Twitter thus made a very public announcement that it had made a private filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In 140 characters or fewer, Twitter instantly […]

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Hicks: We’ll spend more and more on health care

Like most Americans, I am confused by the ACA. I don’t have a spare couple of months to read it in its entirety, but am certain there are things about it I will like and some I will detest. On balance, though, it is increasingly clear that it will require Herculean fixes.

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Radio thrives on local

As someone who has worked at or with radio stations in Indianapolis as well as mid-sized and smaller markets across the state, I agree with most of the points regarding the strong local strategy in use today by the successful broadcasters in those markets [Sept. 2].

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Rusthoven pegged Obama

I enjoyed Peter Rusthoven’s [Sept. 16] column “A president out of his league,” as it nicely characterized both the missteps and blatant lies coming from the Obama administration’s Keystone Cops handling of the crisis in Syria.

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PROXY CORNER: KAR Auction Services Inc.

KAR Auction Services Inc., 13085 Hamilton Crossing Blvd., Carmel 46032, is the holding company for ADESA Inc., which operates used-vehicle auctions at 67 locations; Insurance Auto Auctions Inc., which operates salvage auctions at 163 locations; and Automotive Finance Corp., which provides floorplan financing at 104 locations.

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