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Herb Simon purchases Kirkus book review journal

In a move not necessarily stranger than fiction, Herb Simon has bought Kirkus Reviews, the venerable journal of prepublication
book reviews. The owner of the Indiana Pacers co-owns an independent bookstore in California and is described as a voracious
reader.

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Steak n Shake changing its name, moving HQ to Texas

Indianapolis is on the verge of losing one of its most prominent public companies. The Steak n Shake Co. is planning to
change its name to Biglari Holdings Inc. and move its headquarters to San Antonio. The Steak n Shake restaurant chain would retain a presence in Indianapolis.

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Dow AgroSciences names new CEO

Indianapolis-based Dow AgroSciences LLC will have a new CEO after its parent organization moves Jerome Peribere into a new
position, the company announced today. Antonio Galindez, 54, vice president of Dow AgroSciences’ crops business, will step
into the top job.

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VIEWPOINT: Discuss CEO pay in the open

While transparency is a stated goal of many corporations, deliberations regarding distribution of shareholder property
to executives are not subject to light of day or to review. Instead, decision-making is camouflaged by
thousands of words that appear substantial but disclose little.

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VIEWPOINT: CEOs, do you deserve your salaries?

An exaggerated share of the nation’s wealth is paid to CEOs of public companies, their minions and directors, through agreements
made inside boardrooms, by highly compensated individuals who commit shareholders’ money and are not subject to effective
oversight.

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