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City considers using one-time burst of tax revenue to reduce deficit 9:49 PM

Hayleigh Colombo
Most of the special disbursement has to be spent on transportation funding, but the city can decide what to do with 25 percent of its $53 million distribution.

Washington Post says reporter barred from entering Pence event 9:28 PM

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A Wisconsin law enforcement official said Thursday he doesn't know why a Washington Post reporter was kicked out of a Wednesday night campaign rally near Milwaukee for Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence.

U.S. to speed oil, gas permits amid sharp drop in applications 9:14 PM

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Low energy prices have curtailed domestic energy exploration, driving down revenue. Permit applications for oil and gas drilling were projected to be down 40 percent versus their historical average amid an ongoing price slump.

As Circle Centre turns 20, declining performance, anchor woes spur worry

Sales per square foot are down, the building itself is aging, and persuading the lone anchor, Carson Pirie Scott, to stay another three years required generous incentives.

Warnings about broker's tactics went unheeded

Several state employees openly questioned how John Bales' real estate brokerage did business long before the FBI launched an investigation that led to his indictment.
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Last Updated Fri., July 29, 2016 - 2:50 AM

Washington Post says reporter barred from entering Pence event 9:28 PM

A Wisconsin law enforcement official said Thursday he doesn't know why a Washington Post reporter was kicked out of a Wednesday night campaign rally near Milwaukee for Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence.

U.S. to speed oil, gas permits amid sharp drop in applications 9:14 PM

Low energy prices have curtailed domestic energy exploration, driving down revenue. Permit applications for oil and gas drilling were projected to be down 40 percent versus their historical average amid an ongoing price slump.

Amazon's already-large distribution empire keeps expanding 8:25 PM

Online shoppers want their packages—now. And Amazon is spending billions of dollars to make sure that happens by beefing up its distribution network.

Pence campaigns in Wisconsin to woo wary Republicans

Donald Trump hopes that his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, will prove to be a secret weapon when he comes to important swing state.

Anthem prepping for hardball fight with feds over Cigna deal

The Indianapolis-based health insurer said its participation in the government's health insurance exchanges—a sore subject for the Obama administration that is trying to stop the acquisition—may be at stake.

Carrier, union agree to severance deal for 1,400 workers

Carrier Corp. and United Steelworkers Local 1999 have agreed on a severance package for 1,400 employees who will be displaced when the company moves operations from Indianapolis to Mexico.

Fed keeps rates steady but sees less risk to U.S. economy

The central bank gave no hint of when it might resume the rate hikes it began in December, when it raised its benchmark rate from a record low.

As Fed ends meeting, few expect much clarity on next hike

The Fed is expected to issue a statement that acknowledges the strengthening economy without providing much explanation about when the next rate hike might occur.

Retailer Target leaving IndyCar after 27 seasons as sponsor

Target Corp. will leave IndyCar at the end of this season after 27 years with Chip Ganassi Racing that included 11 championships and four Indianapolis 500 victories.

$15 billion Volkswagen emissions deal clears first hurdle

A nearly $15 billion settlement over Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal cleared a key hurdle Tuesday, with a federal judge giving preliminary approval to the deal that includes an option for owners to have the carmaker buy back their vehicles.

Survey: American consumers' confidence remains steady

The Conference Board said Tuesday that its view of today's economy rose to the highest level since September, but its outlook for the next six months slipped.

Trump running mate Pence to campaign in Wisconsin

Donald Trump's running mate Mike Pence is expected to make his first solo campaign stop as the Republican vice presidential nominee in southeast Wisconsin on Wednesday night.

NFL clears Peyton Manning of doping allegations

The NFL says it found no credible evidence that Peyton Manning was provided with HGH or other prohibited substances from an Indianapolis clinic as alleged in a documentary by Al-Jazeera America last fall.

Tony George elevated to chairman of board of Hulman & Co.

IndyCar founder Tony George has been named the chairman of the board of Hulman & Co., the family firm that owns Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the IndyCar series.

Holcomb suggests to committee he alone has Pence's financial backing

Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb has told the GOP officials who will choose the party's gubernatorial candidate that only he has a commitment from Gov. Mike Pence to use his $7 million campaign fund.

WNBA backtracks on fines for Fever, other teams that wore black warmups

After being roundly criticized for the penalties, the league is withdrawing its fines for teams and players who showed support for citizens and police involved in recent shootings by wearing black warmup shirts.

Clinton chooses Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate

In bringing aboard Kaine, Hillary Clinton adds a legislator with past experience as a governor and mayor to the Democratic ticket. And he's a centrist from a crucial battleground state.

NCAA to survey potential host cities on discrimination laws

The survey is an additional step under a new NCAA requirement for event hosts to provide a safe and discrimination-free environment for all athletes.

Pence endorses Holcomb as next GOP nominee for governor

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, now Donald Trump's vice presidential running mate, said Friday that he believes Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb is "one of the best prepared individuals in recent memory" to replace him in the Statehouse.

Indiana Democrats set to confirm Bayh as Senate candidate

The Democratic state committee is set to vote during a private meeting Friday evening on selecting Evan Bayh to replace former U.S. Rep. Baron Hill as the nominee for the seat now held by Republican Sen. Dan Coats, who is retiring.

WNBA fines Indiana Fever, 2 other teams for social statements

The league has dinged the New York Liberty, Phoenix Mercury and Indiana Fever and their players for wearing black warm up shirts in the wake of recent shootings by and against police officers.

Insurance commissioner says she has no conflict in merger

Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Katharine Wade contends she has no conflict of interest that would prevent her from overseeing a proposed merger between Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. and Bloomfield, Connecticut-based Cigna Corp.

Judge allows Peabody Energy to pay property taxes

The decision in federal court in St. Louis should help end uncertainty for communities in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming and Indiana.

Pence's record more complicated than campaign claims

While many of the claims Donald Trump makes about his running mate are technically true, the context of the claims shows a more complicated picture of Indiana's economic picture under Gov. Mike Pence.

Wind farm foes look for ways to keep them from their neighborhoods

Most people like the idea of the economic boost and green energy touted by wind farms—they just don't want the turbines near enough to disturb their view of the countryside.

Voucher supporters, foes disagree on financial impact

A new report says Indiana's school voucher program ran up a $53.2 million deficit, but backers of the program say it actually represents a net savings to taxpayers.

Pence seeks to reassure conservatives about Trump

Gov. Mike Pence told a powerful conservative lobbying group on Tuesday "that Donald Trump will be a great president of the United States of America because his heart beats with the heart of the American people."

Gregg gets $500K from Democratic governors group

It's a significant windfall for Indiana gubernatorial candidate John Gregg, who built on his sizable lead in campaign funds over possible GOP candidates.

GOP lobbying to succeed Pence shifts to Cleveland convention

Indiana's delegates to the Republican National Convention will be celebrating Mike Pence's selection as Donald Trump's running mate while also pondering who'll take his place as the GOP candidate for governor.

Pence returns home after 'pretty overwhelming' trip

Now officially part of Donald Trump's presidential ticket, Mike Pence returned home in a private jet Saturday to be greeted by a cheering crowd and the theme music from the movie "Air Force One" blaring over loudspeakers.

Trump introduces Pence as 'my partner in this campaign'

In their first joint appearance, Donald Trump tried to draw a sharp contrast between Mike Pence, a soft-spoken conservative, and Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential candidate.

No charges to be filed against Indiana beer distributor

A special prosecutor says he has found no evidence that one of Indiana's largest beer distributors improperly funneled more than $1.5 million in campaign contributions.

Chicago's new older smoking age could increase Indiana sales

Chicago's move to raise the minimum age to purchase cigarettes to 21 could increase smoke shop sales in northwestern Indiana, experts said.

Trump, Pence haven't always agreed on key social, economic policies

Over the past two decades, Trump has disagreed with his vice-presidential pick on plenty of political issues, including immigration policy, entitlement programs and trade.

Brady to drop appeal, serve 4-game 'Deflategate' suspension

Tom Brady said on Friday he will stop fighting his suspension for "Deflategate," a scandal that tarnished the reputation of one of the sport's best players and tested the authority of National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Trump confirms Pence officially his choice for vice president

Donald Trump has offered Indiana Gov. Mike Pence the job of vice president, he said in a Twitter message Friday morning, confirming various media reports that began rising Thursday.

Planned Parenthood closing 6 Indiana health centers

Among the closures will be Planned Parenthood centers in Fishers and Avon.

Trump on verge of choosing his running mate

A public announcement isn't scheduled until Friday morning, but finalists for the vice presidential slot have been told to expect a decision as early as Thursday afternoon. Donald Trump is leaning toward Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, CNN reported Thursday.

Court ruling opens GM to billions in death, injury claims

A federal appeals court ruling that General Motors can't use its 2009 bankruptcy to fend off lawsuits over faulty and dangerous ignition switches exposes the automaker to billions in additional liabilities, according to legal experts.

UPDATE: Trump family visits with Pence, other VP hopefuls in Indy

Donald Trump and family members visited Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and other vice presidential candidates in Indianapolis on Wednesday. Trump posted on Twitter that he would reveal his choice at 11 a.m. Friday.

New peak for U.S. health care spending: $10,345 per person

The report from number crunchers at the Department of Health and Human Services projects that health care spending will grow at a faster rate than the national economy over the coming decade.

Tom Brady's 'Deflategate' appeal rejected by federal court

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's last best chance to avoid serving a four-game "Deflategate" suspension to start the new season was flatly rejected Wednesday by an appeals court.

Indiana high court rejects rehearing in lawmaker emails case

The Indiana Supreme Court has declined to rehear a case that sought to force lawmakers to release their email correspondence with lobbying groups and businesses.

Democrats working to compete in red state Senate contests

Election developments in Indiana and Kansas stand as the latest examples of Democratic attempts to mount competitive races on Republican-friendly terrain, as they try to capitalize on turmoil around Donald Trump's presidential candidacy.

Highway project outside Indianapolis nearly over as another begins

Transportation officials say a highway construction project south of Indianapolis is winding down just as another massive project north of the city is beginning.

Former Angie's List CEO seeks to 'Draft Mitch' for governor

The head of former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels' successful 2004 campaign has begun an effort to draft him to again seek the office if Donald Trump selects Gov. Mike Pence to be his running mate.

Dow Jones industrials close at a record high

The stock market hit another milestone as the Dow Jones industrial average closed at a record high on Tuesday, a day after the Standard & Poor's 500 index hit its own milestone.

Pence's unflappability could help Trump stay cool

Where the brash billionaire is impulsive, Pence is cool-headed. Where Trump makes conservatives suspicious, Pence has credibility. And where Trump struggles to draw evangelical Christians, Pence is well-regarded by them.

Pence: I'll campaign for Trump anywhere, anytime

The billionaire businessman is expected to name his vice presidential pick in the coming days and the campaign appearances with Gov. Mike Pence would be the latest in a series of joint appearances Donald Trump has held with vice presidential prospects.

Work set to start on $50M Indiana onshore casino

The Tropicana Evansville casino says it will break ground next week on a $50 million facility that will be the first of Indiana's riverboat casinos to move to an onshore site.

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Shows gone by: Thoughts on 'Equus,' 'The Winter's Tale' and Songbook Academy finals

Just because a show has closed, doesn't mean it's not worth writing about.

Retail, residential projects to continue East 16th Street surge

The operators of Tinker Street plan to open a Mexican restaurant along the revitalized corridor, while Hotel Tango Whiskey readies to expand operations there. Also, two more residential developments are in the works.

Speedway boss vows to make changes to revive Brickyard 400

As sponsors and fans grow antsy, Indianapolis Motor Speedway and NASCAR officials are looking at a number of changes to next year’s Brickyard 400. Some of them could be dramatic.

Roundup: Wine and small plates restaurant coming to Carmel; Flamme Burger plans second location

Stomping Barley is expected to open near the corner of 146th Street and River Road before the end of the year.

Analysts squirm in trying to predict the Anthem-Cigna deal

Wall Street analysts are supposed to be experts in handicapping a company's future. But, in the case of this deal, plenty of experts are still uncertain, and not afraid to say so.

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LOU'S VIEWS: Strange but rewarding trip at Phoenix

An unconventional play about an unconventional scientist, "Acid Dolphin Experiment" ventures into the mind of Dr. John C. Lilly.

Marketing initiative Film Indy hires first commissioner

Teresa Sabatine's role will be to position Indianapolis as a production-friendly city for TV commercials, TV shows, corporate training videos and movies.

Shows gone by: Thoughts on 'Equus,' 'The Winter's Tale' and Songbook Academy finals

Just because a show has closed, doesn't mean it's not worth writing about.

Priority list includes a jazzy live talk show, a ballet showcase, more

Also, a stellar duo stops in at the Cabaret.

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