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Fire destroys auto sales business

Indianapolis Fire Department responded to a fire about 3:30 a.m. Sept. 23, 2917, at an auto sales business in the 1300 block of West Troy Avenue. (WISH Photo/Sterling Hicks) INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - A fire early Saturday destroyed a business on the city's southwest side. Crews responded about 3:30 a.

WISH-TV - 2017-09-23 09:48:14

The warmest start to Fall in Indianapolis history

Our hot streak has continued and Saturday was our third 90-degree day in a row. The warmest start to Fall in Indianapolis history will continue as more 90-degree heat is likely on Sunday. Hurricane Maria is still a very powerful storm and is moving toward the United Sates but is not expected to stri

CBS4INDY.COM - 2017-09-23 22:51:07

Saturday morning fire destroys south west side business

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - An early morning fire Saturday on the south west side has destroyed and auto service business and damaged a nearby home. Indianapolis firefighters were dispatched to the intersection of Troy and Chase just before 3:30 a.m. for a reported building fire. They arrived and found KW

WTHR - 2017-09-23 11:17:27

A dozen downtown restaurants claim steaks as their specialty

(Photo courtesy of CharBlue Steak & Seafood) Red meat lovers visiting the Circle City-and the people who live here-don't have to go far to find a great steak. A dozen restaurants in the mile square downtown feature red meat as their specialties. Whether you prefer Prime beef, Black Angus or Wagyu,

IBJ.COM - 2017-09-23 07:00:00

VP Pence calls on Sen. Donnelly to vote 'yes' to tax cut

With a desire to cut taxes by the end of the year, Vice President Mike Pence came back home again to Indiana Friday for his first of three expected trips in the next month - but this time he targeted Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly. "Sen. Donnelly, we need your help too," Pence said at the Wylam Center

NUVO.NET - 2017-09-23 12:42:00

KIM: Betting against Buffett is a costly proposition

While the "active" (i.e. picking individual stocks) vs. "passive" (i.e. index investing) management debate has reached a fever pitch recently, a passionate conversation has been ongoing for well over a decade. Warren Buffett's annual letters to shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway are legendary for e

IBJ.COM - 2017-09-23 07:00:00

Meeting planners are increasingly mixing glitz, glam and tech

Conventions and meetings are more similar these days to concerts and stage shows, like this event set up for a Connections conference at the Indiana Convention Center. (Photo courtesy of Visit Indy) Some days, it's difficult to tell if Karin Davidson works in trade shows or Hollywood. As director o

IBJ.COM - 2017-09-23 07:00:00

Manufacturers push lawmakers to address coming workforce shortage

Over the next five to 10 years the state's manufacturing companies are expected to lose between a quarter and half of their workforce, which is why the Indiana Manufacturers Association wants lawmakers to take action now. Brian Burton, president and CEO of the IMA, joined with representatives of man

NUVO.NET - 2017-09-23 12:00:00

New investor in IBJ Corp. says he'll start by listening

Feltman co-owned Home Health Depot before selling it this summer. He has also practiced law and headed state economic development efforts. (IBJ file photo) Nathan Feltman won't be mimicking reporters when the new part-owner of IBJ Corp. takes copious notes as he makes rounds at the company's downtow

IBJ.COM - 2017-09-23 07:00:00

Hoosier firms helping NASA chase lofty goal to send astronauts to Mars

NASA officials visited Imagineering Finishing Technologies' Indianapolis facilities at 2719 N. Emerson Ave. on Sept. 19 to thank the supplier for its work on the Journey to Mars program. (IBJ photo/Eric Learned) In its quest to send people to Mars, NASA's road to the Red Planet passes straight throu

IBJ.COM - 2017-09-23 07:00:00

Keystone poised to buy AT&T tower that vexed current owner

The building, a block north of Monument Circle, is across Meridian Street from Salesforce Tower. (IBJ file photo) Local developer Keystone Group is nearing a deal to buy the 20-story AT&T building just north of Monument Circle and is considering a range of possibilities for the half-million-square-f

IBJ.COM - 2017-09-23 07:00:00

Ex-American Senior Communities CFO who avoided indictment blasted in new lawsuit

Tim Durham probably could not have pulled off his massive Fair Finance fraud were it not for his pliable chief financial officer, Rick Snow, who acquiesced to accounting shenanigans and other maneuvers that helped Durham line his pockets. At Snow's 2012 trial, which resulted in five felony convicti

IBJ.COM - 2017-09-23 07:00:00

EDITORIAL: Cook dealmaking puts community first

It's impressive that in just 13 years Bloomington-based Cook Group built the biopharmaceutical manufacturer Cook Pharmica from nothing into a company with $167 million in revenue and such promise that a publicly traded suitor was willing to buy it for nearly $1 billion. But it's equally impressive

IBJ.COM - 2017-09-23 07:00:00

LETTER: Zoning editorial off base

An IBJ editorial suggested that zoning-or lack thereof-is a contributing factor to flooding and other environmental concerns and that zoning regulations in Indiana should be strengthened as a result [Zoning rules have their place, Sept. 4]. The editor's premise is based on the misunderstanding of w

IBJ.COM - 2017-09-23 07:00:00

BRENNER: Our connectedness could help lure HQ2

As buzz about a second Amazon headquarters quickly spread across the nation, Indianapolis rightfully rose to the top as a likely location. This area has so many obvious qualifications: existing Amazon operations, central location, unmatched logistics capabilities, international airport, great workfo

IBJ.COM - 2017-09-23 07:00:00

CULP: Diversity leads to better business decisions

Diversity in the workplace has been an increasingly popular topic, intensified most recently by the Google "diversity memo." While I have never worked in Google's industry, I have spent nearly 20 years working in economic development: first in the public sector, then in commercial real estate, and n

IBJ.COM - 2017-09-23 07:00:00

BOHANON & STYRING: Yes, there is such a thing as a free market

Here is a criticism we cheerleaders for market capitalism hear all the time: "Free markets don't exist." Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich writes: "Few ideas have poisoned the minds of more people than the notion there is a 'free market' somewhere in the universe into which government intrudes."

IBJ.COM - 2017-09-23 07:00:00

KENLEY: Feds should follow Indiana's fiscal example

Over the past dozen years, Indiana has simplified and reduced its tax burden on individuals and businesses with the intent of creating a better business environment and a better job environment for Hoosiers. We found in the mini-recession of the early 2000s that Indiana had a tired, stagnant economy

IBJ.COM - 2017-09-23 07:00:00

Firms find gold helping vendors sell on Amazon

Amazon has become such a colossal retail force that scores of companies have formed specifically to support Amazon vendors. And some of those firms are based in Indiana. The state is home to at least five companies that specialize in helping Amazon sellers run and grow their businesses. One serves

IBJ.COM - 2017-09-23 07:00:00

Wedding planner: Ideas culled from social media make events more interesting

Wedding planner Sarah Agee often posts photos from previous weddings to social media to help clients get a better idea what they might want. (Photos courtesy of SB Childs Photography) Zionsville resident Sarah Agee launched her wedding-planning business, Plum & Poppy Weddings and Events, about five

IBJ.COM - 2017-09-23 07:00:00