Health care, plastics, other fundamental consumer needs kept some companies on upswings.
Indiana University's new basketball training complex will be named after billionaire entrepreneur Bill Cook and his wife.
IU athletic director Fred Glass says the Cooks gave $15 million—the single largest gift in IU athletics history—toward
the nearly $20 million basketball training center.
The health care overhaul bill produced by House Democrats would impose an array of new taxes, fees and government mandates
on major players in the health industry, including drug companies and big medical-device makers headquartered in Indiana.
Bloomington-based Cook Group Inc. might have to cut as many as 1,000 local jobs if Congress enacts a tax on medical devices
to pay for health care reform, company founder Bill Cook said in an interview.
The health reform bill sponsored by U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., would help pay for expanded health insurance coverage
by levying fees of $13 billion a year on the health care industry. The fees would deliver a hefty bill to just
about all of Indiana’s major health care companies. But how they’re reacting to the fees is all over the map.
Cook Medical has split its interventional devices business into two units, pulling its lesser known cancer products out from under the shadow of its heart products.