Last UpdatedSUN., SEPTEMBER 21, 2014 - 8:47 AM

Skjodt plotting $25 million sports complexRestricted Content

Paul Skjodt, owner of the now-dormant Indiana Ice hockey team, has secured an option on 92 acres in a busy northwest-side corridor for a $25 million multi-use sports complex.More.

New Indiana Toll Road operator due amid bankruptcy08:35 am

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The debt-ridden private company running the Indiana Toll Road intends to transfer its operations to a new entity under a bankruptcy filing planned for Monday.More.

Manager of Cultural Trail plans HQ projectRestricted Content

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The not-for-profit that oversees the Indianapolis Cultural Trail and the Indiana Pacers Bikeshare program plans to shed its training wheels and renovate a former service station along the trail as its headquarters.More.

Hilbert-Menard legal brawl showing no sign of let-upRestricted Content

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A year and a half after John Menard ousted Steve and Tomisue Hilbert as the managers of the private equity firm they all started, attorneys for the two sides continue to fight bitterly for every tactical advantage in a dozen lawsuits between them.More.
SEPTEMBER 22-28, 2014

Skjodt plotting $25 million sports complexRestricted Content

Paul Skjodt, owner of the now-dormant Indiana Ice hockey team, has secured an option on 92 acres in a busy northwest-side corridor for a $25 million multi-use sports complex.More.

Hilbert-Menard legal brawl showing no sign of let-upRestricted Content

A year and a half after John Menard ousted Steve and Tomisue Hilbert as the managers of the private equity firm they all started, attorneys for the two sides continue to fight bitterly for every tactical advantage in a dozen lawsuits between them.More.

Startup prodigy Jaramillo started at age 7Restricted Content

Santiago Jaramillo is CEO of Bluebridge Digital LLC, which creates and manages apps primarily for not-for-profits, and it’s one of the first app companies to operate on a subscription model. But Jaramillo was his own boss well before mobile apps and smartphones even existed.More.

Traffic reporter, sales chief leave WISH ahead of CBS pullout

The loss of Julie Patterson and Julie Zoumbaris comes as Channel 8 prepares for life without its CBS affiliation and tries to make long-term deals with advertisers.More.

State Farm denied new trial on $14.5M defamation verdict

The $14.5 million defamation verdict awarded against State Farm in favor of a Fishers-based contractor who accused the insurer of defaming him remains in place after the Indiana Court of Appeals rejected the company's request for a new trial.More.

HOHMANN: Whatever happened to the fab 16 Tech?Restricted Content

Strong leadership is needed for the urban Indianapolis tech park to hit its high potential.More.

Carmel developer pitching $150M Midtown plan

Carmel-based Old Town Development LLC expects to file plans this week for a $150 million redevelopment project on 11 acres in the suburban community’s blighted Midtown area, between Carmel City Center and the Arts & Design District near the Monon Greenway.More.

Greenwood eyes more land for development along I-65

Though plans for a $22 million hotel and indoor sports complex seem in jeopardy, the city of Greenwood has other projects in the works along Interstate 65, including a new interchange and possibly an apartment development.More.

DINING: Washington Street staple rises again under new name

Javier's Hacienda takes over the spot formerly occupied by El Sol. And, yes, the donkey is still there.More.

EDITORIAL: Pre-K opposition smells politicalRestricted Content

Democrats are digging in on the wrong issue.More.

VIEWPOINT: Don’t delay Pence’s health planRestricted Content

As the chief executive officers of the four largest health systems in central Indiana, we understand the dire situation facing hundreds of thousands of Hoosiers who lack health insurance.More.

Hicks: Traditional economic development doesn't workRestricted Content

The cost of luring a firm to town has skyrocketed, while the benefits have plummeted. The United States has created more than 90 million net new jobs over the past 45 years, but fewer “attractable” jobs are available today than in 1969.More.

Council should pass Ballard preschool planRestricted Content

Those of us interested in reforming public education should urge support from the Democrats on the City-County Council for Mayor Ballard’s preschool funding plan that was delayed recently.More.

One Click prunes e-commerce sites, launches eyewear brandRestricted Content

One Click Ventures, known for its variety of e-commerce sites, recently launched a new website and sold off others as it strives to meet hiring goals tied to economic development incentives.More.

Indiana reports increase in 2013 workplace deaths

The Labor Department reports there were 123 worker deaths last year, up from 115 a year earlier but still the third-lowest number in the past 22 years.More.

Records - Sept. 22, 2014

Records listings from the Sept. 22, 2014, issue of IBJ.More.

Lean years loom for Capital Improvement BoardRestricted Content

The Capital Improvement Board is headed for lean years, but it’s not for a lack of resources. The entity that oversees downtown convention and sports venues faces payment of two big debts.More.

Manager of Cultural Trail plans HQ projectRestricted Content

The not-for-profit that oversees the Indianapolis Cultural Trail and the Indiana Pacers Bikeshare program plans to shed its training wheels and renovate a former service station along the trail as its headquarters.More.

Accolades all around as Allison owners exitRestricted Content

Private equity firms Carlyle Group and Onex Group fared well on their purchase of Indianapolis-based Allison Transmission, with the $763 million each put into the 2007 deal more than tripling in value.More.

Community Health plans $175M expansion of East facilities

Community executives said the investment and projects, which will begin this fall and extend over several years, prove their long-term commitment to the east side of the city.More.

New warehouses in Indianapolis area cater to consumersRestricted Content

Several sprawling distribution centers have been built, or are under construction, to ship directly to consumers.More.

ROBINSON: Downtown vacancies will plunge soonRestricted Content

Something’s happening in downtown Indianapolis that I’ve never seen in my 25 years as a commercial real estate broker here.More.

Cummins selects firm to design downtown office building

The firm has chosen New York-based Deborah Berke Partners to design its $30 million global distribution headquarters that will be built on part of the site where Market Square Arena once stood.More.

LOU'S VIEWS: Actors Theatre creates a loverly ‘My Fair Lady’

A good production needs to treat these familiar characters as people instead of icons and the songs as spontaneous bursts of emotional truth, not as a greatest-hits package.More.

LOPRESTI: For a letter to Coach Knight, a few possible additions

Has the IU legend changed his tune on late games? What about mending fences while there's time?More.

MORRIS: Commercial real estate has an energy we haven't seen in awhileRestricted Content

Panelists, and attendance, at IBJ's Commercial Real Estate Power Breakfast brought a positive vibe.More.

KENNEDY: The age of propagandaRestricted Content

We live in an age of disinformation. Fox News, MSNBC, CNN. Some are better than others, but not much.More.

Skarbeck: A new type of index fund is gaining investor interestRestricted Content

Recently, financial academics, like Rob Arnott of Research Affiliates, have published white papers supporting a different type of index investing. They call their creation “smart beta.More.

Cut casinos loose to fend for themselvesRestricted Content

Do Indiana legislators have any kind of collective vision and perspective [Sept. 15]?More.

GIPC taps Indy Chamber exec as new director

The Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee on Wednesday announced the selection of Molly Deuberry as its new executive director.More.

People in the news - Sept. 22, 2014

People listings are free.More.

NFP of NOTE: Teachers’ Treasures

Teachers' Treasures helps at-risk children get the materials they need to succeed in school by providing teachers with donated educational supplies for use by the students in their classroom.More.

Executive pay continues on upswing

The median senior executive collected $923,705 in salary, stock or stock options, incentive pay and perks in 2013, IBJ found in a review of proxy statements at 64 companies.The median compensation rose 20 percent from 2012 and doubled since 2006.More.
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City bans bulk land-bank sales after lopsided deal with not-for-profit

Indianapolis last year sold 154 properties from its land bank for $1,000 each to a novice not-for-profit, which immediately flipped them for a total $500,000 profit. More than a dozen have changed hands multiple times since then, making investors more than $1 million. (with interactive map)More.
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Crean, Painter contracts packed with rewards for postseason success

Indiana University Coach Tom Crean and Purdue University Coach Matt Painter cash in big time when their teams perform well, especially in postseason play.More.
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BioCrossroads has stoked state's life sciences industry, but challenges remainRestricted Content

In the 10 years BioCrossroads has been promoting life sciences in Indiana, the effort has netted more than 330 new companies, an infusion of more than $330 million in venture capital, a tripling of exports, and a growing number of mentions in national reports on life sciences.More.
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Pro athletes' charities often have limited life spansRestricted Content

Wealth and fame often lead professional athletes to share their success in the charitable arena, but those efforts rarely last much longer than their careers as the organizations struggle to survive in an already-crowded philanthropic field.More.
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CEOs see stock windfall after market crashRestricted Content

Executives at Indiana’s public companies got rich in the down-and-up market, even when investors didn't. CNO Financial's Jim Prieur, for example, received stock grants now worth $4.4M, despite share prices that are 40 percent lower than three years ago. With searchable database.More.
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New laws hang teacher pay on performance

Charters and vouchers may have sparked the loudest education-related protests before the Legislature this year, but changes to teacher evaluations are likely to have the biggest impact on Indiana’s public schools.More.
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SPECIAL REPORT: Indiana companies charge into China

With economic growth in the United States sluggish, Indiana companies are joining the race to capitalize on the fast-growing Chinese economy—even as hundreds of millions of Chinese move into the middle class and adopt a Western-style thirst for goods and services.More.
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Dual roles give Bess unusual view into schools

Bess Watch VideoAs a Danville school board member and superintendent of Indianapolis Metropolitan High, Scott Bess is straddling the increasingly contentious chasm between traditional public schools and privately operated charters.More.
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City vendor may get $1.2B from parking-privatization deal

The pitch from Mayor Greg Ballard’s administration to privatize the city's parking meters is compelling, but the proposal to sell the meters to Dallas-based Affiliated Computer Services Inc. has the city giving up more in the long run than is immediately apparent.More.
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Soft Landing: Pay slipped for most execs in 2009, but cuts weren't deep

Top executives at Indiana's public companies have largely been insulated from the economic crash. IBJ's review of executive pay found that, although 131 of the 238 executives listed in proxy statements the past two years saw annual compensation fall in 2009, only 10 experienced cuts of more than $1 million.More.
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Brizzi's lease deals benefited friend, donor

Records show Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi directed lucrative work for the Prosecutor's Office to his friend, business partner and political contributor John Bales.More.

Half of state's public-company CEOs saw pay rise in 2008

For investors, 2008 was the worst year since the Great Depression. Even so, more than half of the state's public-company executives saw the value of their pay packages rise from 2007—despite the fact that only 10 of the companies posted a positive total return in 2008, and 46 companies shed more than one-third of their stock market value.More.

Simon family's interests helped city thrive, but taxpayers paid the price

The Simon family's role in building the city has come at a steep price for taxpayers. Simon and its business interests in the last 20 years have collected local government incentives worth more than $400 million, an IBJ tally of those deals shows.More.

Indianapolis shows up peer cities in attracting the young and educated

Cities must woo people while they’re young—in their 20s or early 30s—because after that age, people tend to hunker down. The Indianapolis area apparently appeals to at least two key groups of young people—particularly those already married, according to a new study by researchers at IUPUI.More.

IUPUI faces tough decisions over aging sports facilities

IUPUI is grappling with how to pay for upkeep and improvements necessary to keep its three world-class athletic facilities—and the city—in the hunt for high-profile sporting events.More.

SPECIAL REPORT: Center Township trustee taps taxpayers for millions

At an aging building at 863 Massachusetts Ave., they pass through a metal detector and wait in line to show a clerk their identification and copies of overdue bills. Center Township Trustee Carl Drummer sometimes helps. The Trustee's Office received an average of $6.9 million each of the last seven years, mostly from taxes, to provide poor relief-now known as township assistance. But only about $2 million reached the penniless each year, with much of the difference covering administrative overhead....More.

Critics question trustee's property portfolio given mission to help needy

Center Township has real estate holdings worth more than $10 million, according to IBJ research. The township's robust real estate portfolio—highly unusual for an Indiana township—fits Trustee Carl L. Drummer's vision for his taxpayer-supported office. But it makes others see red.More.
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Special Report: City's building spree leaves trail of spoilsRestricted Content

Mayor Greg Ballard takes pride in Rebuild Indy, the city’s nearly $400 million program that doubled the volume of public works projects—and became engineering and construction firms' largest business opportunity with the city in more than a decade.More.
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SPECIAL REPORT: Stock-based pay builds wealth for Indiana execsRestricted Content

IBJ's annual review of proxy statements for Indiana public companies found senior executives' median compensation rose 14 percent in 2011. But that analysis uses the fair market value of stock and options awards on the date they were granted. If a company's stock price surges, executives can make out far better. (with searchable database)More.
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Airport execs' globetrotting sparks scrutiny

Indianapolis Airport Authority CEO John Clark and two key officers spent more than $67,000 last year on travel that included extended business trips to Brazil, Denmark, Greece, Morocco and Switzerland.More.
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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.More.
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Critics: City's effort to help ex-offenders ineffectiveRestricted Content

Three years after Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard launched a city office designed to help ex-offenders avoid a repeat prison visit, some of those original supporters say the city’s Office of Re-Entry Initiatives not only has fallen short of that goal but has accomplished little else.More.
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Reform law gives charters leeway to hire unlicensed teachers

Legislation that expands charter schools in Indiana also could increase the number of teachers at those schools without licenses, making it easier for educators like Eric Nentrup to take non-traditional paths to the classroom.More.
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Controversy brews over judging charter performance

There is little agreement—but lots of politics and complex statistics—on how to define success and failure in Indiana’s public schools.More.
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Partisan divide could threaten long-term education reform

Indiana’s Republican-controlled Legislature will likely pass the bulk of education-reform measures being pushed this year by party heavyweights, but partisan rancor could threaten the long-term prospects for a sweeping overhaul of the state’s public schools.More.
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Charter school's nimble approach could become the norm

Indianapolis Metropolitan High School implemented a school-wide overhaul in its educational approach in only three months. The charter school might be the face of the future for all Indiana public schools.More.
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Bond swaps cost city units $93M in penalties

Wall Street bankers for decades sold municipalities like Indianapolis on debt instruments called swaps as a safe way to reduce borrowing costs and hedge against rising interest rates. In reality, the swaps were complicated bets that relied on misguided assumptions, and taxpayers paid.More.
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SPECIAL REPORT: Brizzi ordered lenient deal for business partner's client

Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi last year intervened in a major drug case to offer a reduced sentence over objections from both law enforcement officers and his own deputy prosecutors.More.
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Related-party loans pile up at Durham-owned finance firm

Indianapolis businessman Tim Durham has treated Ohio-based Fair Finance Co. almost like a personal bank since buying it seven years ago, and now he, his partners and related firms owe it more than $168 million, records show.More.

Grad students dream up plans for mass transitRestricted Content

Architecture and urban design students from Ball State have created a vision for urban renewal that is arguably more compelling than the Central Indiana Regional Transit Authority's principal, utilitarian goal of reducing northeast-side highway congestion and air pollution by running a diesel commuter train atop the old Nickel Plate Railroad corridor.More.

Hospitals suffer from spiking bond interest rates, investment lossesRestricted Content

Indianapolis-area hospitals have suffered a double whammy of spiking interest rates on their bonds and heavy losses in their investment portfolios and are trying to save cash any way they can.More.

SPECIAL REPORT: Charter Homes draws scrutiny for odd sales claims, multiple liens

Charter Homes owner Jerry Jaquess fancies himself a white knight for King Park, a neighborhood once known mainly for its rampant crime, boarded-up homes and vacant lots. But as he’s constructed a slew of homes and carriage houses there, the local builder has stirred up several lawsuits, dozens of liens and persistent questions about whether his business is legit.More.

At most Indiana public firms, CEO pay hasn't fallen with stockRestricted Content

Most public companies say they tie executive compensation to performance, but an IBJ review of pay data from 65 Indiana-based firms shows otherwise. Last year, more than two-thirds of Indiana-based public companies saw their share prices decline, yet many continued to award eye-popping compensation to their executives.More.

SPECIAL REPORT: Financial travails dog 'mystery man' at helm of Premier Properties

An IBJ review of hundreds of pages of public records shows Christopher P. White and his Premier Properties USA Inc. are facing major financial and legal challenges. The most glaring signs of trouble: Contractors have filed more than $3.5 million in liens against Premier’s retail properties in Plainfield; the state of Indiana is trying to recover $375,000 in sales taxes on White’s airplane; and the contractor who renovated his Lake Clearwater mansion is suing him to recover more than $600,000 in unpaid bills.More.

IRSAY'S ODYSSEY: Owner learned from life in NFL to build winning team

The Indianapolis Colts' evolution from perennial patsy to Super Bowl favorite is a body of work with a seldom-told—and often misunderstood—history. It's easy to see the hues all-pros Peyton Manning, Marvin Harrison and Edgerrin James painted on this masterpiece season. President Bill Polian and Coach Tony Dungy certainly colored the landscape. And Offensive Coordinator Tom Moore added his creativity. But theirs aren't the only signatures on this canvas.More.
Last UpdatedSUN., SEPTEMBER 21, 2014 - 8:47 AM

New Indiana Toll Road operator due amid bankruptcy08:35 am

The debt-ridden private company running the Indiana Toll Road intends to transfer its operations to a new entity under a bankruptcy filing planned for Monday.More.

FDA approves Eli Lilly's injectable diabetes drug

The agency on Thursday cleared the drug, Trulicity, as a weekly injection to improve blood sugar control in patients with type 2 diabetes, which affects more than 26 million Americans.More.

Indiana settles DCS adoption suit for $15 million

The state will pay $15.1 million to about 1,800 families who adopted special needs children. The settlement was filed in LaPorte Superior Court on Thursday afternoon and still needs court approval.More.

Volatile apartment sector reduces U.S. home building

Apartment construction has surged 19.2 percent in the past 12 months. Meanwhile, single-family starts have risen just 4.2 percent. The shift among builders to increased apartment building is a sign that a rising share of Americans will be renters, rather than homeowners.More.

Anderson bridge replacement denied federal money

Local officials say they're moving ahead with plans to replace a main bridge over the White River into downtown Anderson despite the $15 million project being rejected for a federal grant.More.

Abortion-related complaints filed against doctors

Attorney General Greg Zoeller's office filed licensing complaints Wednesday against an Illinois doctor facing misdemeanor charges in Indiana and against three physicians who perform abortions in Indianapolis.More.

Kohl's plans surge in holiday hiring nationally, locally

About 2,000 of those hirings will take place in Indiana, including about 900 in the Indianapolis area. Kohl's has 39 stores in Indiana, and 18 in the metro area.<More.

FedEx to add 50,000 seasonal jobs as online demand rises

Rival UPS says it will hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers. Both companies are benefiting from growth in online shopping.More.

BMV announces overcharges of about $29 million

The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles has announced about 180,000 people will be getting excise tax refunds because their vehicles were improperly classified during registration over the past decade.More.

UPDATE: Indiana rail upgrade decision expected this fall

The proposal from Louisville & Indiana Railroad and CSX Transportation would allow the line between Indianapolis and Louisville to handle larger and faster trains.More.

Sheriffs: Mentally ill people swamping Indiana jails

County jails have become the "insane asylum" for Indiana as state hospital care for the mentally ill has declined, a sheriff told a legislative committee in Indianapolis on Monday.More.

'Transparent' government often elusive for right and left

The promise of "transparent" government is almost universally popular among politicians. But the talking point of transparency often remains just that: a talking point.More.

Year wait expected for start of Wigwam work

The developer taking over Anderson's Wigwam gymnasium is expecting to start work at the complex in about a year. The group plans to convert part of the complex into 55 multifamily housing units while maintaining the gym.More.

DCS struggles to keep accurate caseload tally

Indiana has hired more case workers to keep track of its most vulnerable residents. But complaints about overwork continue to surface as the state battles questions about the accuracy of data on caseloads.More.

Lilly cancer drug fares well in late-stage study

Eli Lilly and Co. said Friday its potential colorectal cancer drug Cyramza helped patients on chemotherapy with advanced cases of the disease survive longer than patients on chemotherapy alone.More.

Plaza being built near state fairgrounds coliseum

Crews have started building a $2 million pedestrian plaza next to the newly renovated Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum.More.

Indiana auditor posts state assets online

The new online tool includes everything from state buildings to vehicles valued at $500 or more.More.

Accounting firm adding 100 jobs in South Bend

Chicago-based Crowe Horwath said the additional jobs stem from growth in its audit and tax practices.More.

Indiana gives initial OK to off-site manure ponds

A state panel gave preliminary approval Wednesday to Indiana's first rules governing big stand-alone ponds and lagoons built to hold manure trucked in from livestock farms.More.

Banner year for central Indiana crops nothing to bank on

Hoosier farmers are expecting a record haul in corn and soybeans this year, but crop revenue might fall below production costs.More.

Deal may be near in Indiana stage collapse suit

A lawsuit filed by victims of the 2011 Indiana State Fair stage collapse appears to be nearing a settlement, more than three years after the fatal accident that killed seven people and injured more than 40.More.

Kokomo council rejects ban on smoking in bars

Council members voted 5-4 Monday night to defeat the proposed ordinance after one councilman who voted to support it last month switched his vote.More.

Court order keeps suspension of vanity plate sales

The Indiana Supreme Court says the Bureau of Motor Vehicles can continue suspending sales of vanity plates until a court case is settled.More.

U.S.-Japan group calls for finishing trade pact

Government officials from the United States and Japan called Monday for completion of an international trade agreement that they said would strengthen ties between the two allies and help both countries recover from their own economic struggles.More.

IndyCar race director leaving after three seasons

Beaux Barfield is leaving his role as race director of IndyCar for the same position with the International Motor Sports Association's Tudor United Sports Car Championship Series.More.

Embattled Indiana Rep. Turner to resign after elections

Republican Rep. Eric Turner of Cicero said Friday that he will leave the General Assembly to take a job with a Christian group in Atlanta.More.

New state panel begins review of professional licenses

Since 2002, Indiana has created more than 40 new professional requirements, including 20 new licensed occupations, while eliminating only three licensure requirements and regulatory mandates.More.

Domestic violence activist, state disagree on deal

An advocate for victims of domestic violence said her group reached agreement Thursday with Indiana officials over funding for the private agencies serving them, but a state official denied there was a deal.More.

'The Voice' winner goes to Broadway's 'Pippin'

Indianapolis singer Josh Kaufman said Thursday he'll be taking a turn as the lead in the Tony Award-winning revival "Pippin."More.

USDA approves new modified corn, soybean seeds

The farmers won't be able to take full advantage of the seeds until the EPA issues a second ruling allowing the use of weed killer Enlist. The EPA has said it will rule this fall on Indianapolis-based Dow AgroSciences' application to market the chemical.More.

Indiana asks tollway firm to prove financial stability

The state agency that oversees the Indiana Toll Road has given the highway's debt-saddled private operator until late November to prove that it's meeting its debt obligations.More.

Fed signals plan to keep key rate at record low

The Fed said it planned to keep its benchmark rate near zero as long as inflation remains under control, until it sees consistent gains in wage growth, long-term unemployment and other gauges of the job market.More.

Purdue set to dedicate new engineering hall

Purdue University on Friday plans to dedicate a new $39 million engineering building the school hopes can help meet the nation's growing demand for engineers.More.

Toyota adding 180 jobs at Indiana factory

Strong sales for the Highlander and Sequoia SUVs as well as Sienna minivans have boosted production at the 4,700-worker factory near Princeton.More.

Indiana reports increase in 2013 workplace deaths

The Labor Department reports there were 123 worker deaths last year, up from 115 a year earlier but still the third-lowest number in the past 22 years.More.

Stay issued in Indiana gay marriage ban case

Same-sex couples hoping to get married in Indiana will have to wait until the U.S. Supreme Court addresses the question of whether gay marriage bans are constitutional.More.

Couple revamps old roadside motel into apartments

The Kaiden, a 13-unit hotel just off the National Road between Indianapolis and Greenfield, has been reborn as an apartment building called The Village.More.

S&P report: Stagnant incomes threaten Indiana revenues

Sales tax is Indiana's largest source of revenue. But it is tied to consumer spending, and Americans have become increasingly reluctant to spend as median incomes have remained virtually stagnant over the past 30 years.More.

Bloomington inventor's game explores origins of life

Mark White's newest invention is a 3D board game called "Mutation," a clicking, clacking puzzle ball. It's best described as tic-tac-toe on the surface of a sphere.More.

Bayh says no to 2016 run for Indiana governor

Former Gov. Evan Bayh said Friday in a written statement that he has decided not to run for governor in 2016, after seriously considering it.More.

Kroger quarterly results beat market expectations

Kroger Co., the leading grocer in Indianapolis in terms of market share, on Thursday reported earnings of $347 million in its fiscal second quarter, exceeding analyst expectations.More.

Indiana State Police turn to online recruiting

The agency has posted a one-minute video outlining the minimum requirements necessary to apply to be a state police officer.More.

Gay marriage backers want high court to step in

Opponents and supporters of same-sex marriages alike are trying to persuade the Supreme Court to take up Indiana's case to decide once and for all whether gay marriage should be legal in all 50 states. The court will consider their requests and others Sept. 29.More.

Lilly receives European marketing OK for new insulin

European regulators have approved a long-lasting insulin from Eli Lilly and Co. and German drugmaker Boehringer Ingelheim that is the subject of patent-infringement litigation with French rival Sanofi.More.

Pence says pricey new program will save money

Gov. Mike Pence unveiled a new government management program Tuesday, one that he promised will improve efficiency and save the state money in the long run but that comes with a hefty price tag.More.

Ball State AD leaving for Marquette University

Bill Scholl joined Ball State in April 2012 after he spent 23 years in athletics administration at the University of Notre Dame, including the last three as deputy athletic director.More.

Feds OKs $1.8 million for health exchange helpers

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is sending Indiana money to help the state's health care plan navigators sign up more residents through a federally run exchange.More.

Court: IURC erred in approving Duke fee hike

The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Monday that state utility regulators wrongly approved $61 million in ratepayer fees for the Edwardsport coal gasification plant.More.

Pence, other governors meet with Japanese trade officials

This year's goal for the Midwest U.S-Japan Association is to find opportunities for the Midwest's environmental, health and wellness sectors as the population of Japan and the U.S. states age.More.

Treasury explores ways to limit profitability of overseas shifts

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Monday the Obama administration will decide "in the very near future" what actions it can take to make it less profitable for U.S. companies to shift their legal addresses to other countries.More.



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LOPRESTI: For a letter to Coach Knight, a few possible additions

Has the IU legend changed his tune on late games? What about mending fences while there's time?More.

Manager of Cultural Trail plans HQ projectRestricted Content

The not-for-profit that oversees the Indianapolis Cultural Trail and the Indiana Pacers Bikeshare program plans to shed its training wheels and renovate a former service station along the trail as its headquarters.More.

Lean years loom for Capital Improvement BoardRestricted Content

The Capital Improvement Board is headed for lean years, but it’s not for a lack of resources. The entity that oversees downtown convention and sports venues faces payment of two big debts.More.

Critics react to 'Spamalot' cancellation

A high school in Pennsylvania nixed a production of the Monty Python musical due to "homosexual themes."More.

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