Jeff Swiatek, Indianapolis Star

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Indianapolis, IN, United States

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Past articles by Jeff:

From the archive: Marsh CEO spent lavishly, trial reveals

In 2013, Don Marsh, the former CEO of the Marsh Supermarkets chain, was ordered to repay $2.2 million to the company for his overspending. → Read More

Monarch Beverage wages liquor law fight

Beer and wine distributor goes to court to try to add hard liquor to its trucks → Read More

Wine & Canvas Indy store files bankruptcy

Jury verdict against it prompts Chapter 11 filing, attorney says → Read More

5 Eli Lilly drug flops

You probably don't remember Oraflex or inhaled insulin. For good reason. They're among the failures, the flame-outs, the busts at Eli Lilly and Co. Failure's the norm in the risky world of drug development and Lilly, like every other drugmaker, has had some doozies. Promising compounds headed for pharmaceutical glory. Newcomers bound for blockbuster status. Then: Oops. Tests show the drug can't… → Read More

10 all-time greatest Eli Lilly drugs

The world's first insulin. The earliest polio vaccine. A pill that changed the way depression is treated. Eli Lilly and Co. has relied on fewer than a dozen wildly successful products to drive much of its profits and revenue over the decades. Call them the Lilly all-stars. The molecules that paid the salaries, furnished the lab benches, kept the lights on for much of Lilly's 139-year history.… → Read More

Honeysuckle’s here to stay, so let’s just embrace it

The invasive bush likes Indiana too much, so we might as well accept it. Hoosier Honeysuckle Festival anyone? → Read More

FDA approves new insulin from Lilly, partner

Basaglar is similar to Lantus, a popular long-lasting insulin, and could be a big seller. → Read More

747 with new Rolls-Royce engine to buzz Downtown Indy

Rolls-Royce is testing Boeing 747 equipped with advanced engine → Read More

Richard D. Walton, retired prize-winning Indianapolis Star reporter, dies at 62

Walton, who was much beloved for his passion for reporting, kindness and humor, spent his career covering his hometown, from petty crime to the Indiana legislature and hospital care to plane crashes. → Read More

Anthem shareholders OK Cigna deal

$54 billion purchase gains 99 percent approval from insurers' shareholders. → Read More

Indiana businesses join in LGBT campaign

Coalition will lobby state legislature for LGBT protections. → Read More

Dow Agro to sell legacy herbicide brands

Treflan is among the products being sold to Arizona-based Gowan Co. → Read More

New Eli Lilly cancer drug approved by FDA

Biologic drug is aimed at countering hard-to-treat lung cancer → Read More

3 Indiana companies ace LGBT equality test

Human Rights Campaign index judges company non-discrimination policies and public commitment on LGBT equality. → Read More

510-worker plant coming to Anderson

Japanese manufacturer NTN will build $87M auto parts plant → Read More

Manhole lockdown: IPL secures its manhole covers

It took prodding by regulators and some public shaming, but Indianapolis Power & Light has achieved a safety first. The electric company said Monday it has become the first U.S. utility to install locking covers on all of its downtown manholes. The Swiveloc covers, installed on 1,214 of its manholes Downtown, should prevent the metal lids from becoming dangerous flying discs if more explosions… → Read More

Indy legal startup lands $1.2M

Indianapolis startups, Acceleprise Technology Accelerator → Read More

More slow growth in 2016, say IU economists

Get used to the post-recession economic slog. The sluggish economic recovery of 2011-15 figures to stick around for yet another year, though Indiana should find itself in the rare position of outperforming the nation, say Indiana University economists. The annual IU Kelley School of Business forecast sees scant hope for a pickup in economic activity in 2016 much beyond the modest 2 percent… → Read More

Liberty Fund building $22M headquarters in Carmel

New offices on U.S. 31 will include a library focused on books about liberty → Read More

Cummins could slash up to 500 jobs in Indiana

Weakening sales of engines and power generators worldwide blamed for cuts of about 4 percent of its global workforce by the end of the year. → Read More