Last UpdatedMON., SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 - 10:26 PM
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Carmel developer pitching $150M Midtown plan

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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.

Sheriffs: Mentally ill people swamping Indiana jails10:14 pm

Associated Press
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.

Opus seeks tax breaks on $10.9M building near airport03:59 pm

Jeff Newman
A tax-abatement request for the project filed with the city last week said the 434,400-square-foot flex industrial building will be built on a speculative basis.More.

Recent wins worth $4B to Lilly market value02:59 pm

J.K. Wall
Lilly is finally putting meat on the bones of its predictions about its experimental diabetes and cancer drugs. That gives investors the certainty they crave that Lilly’s future revenue won’t remain in its 2014 doldrums.More.
SEPTEMBER 15-21, 2014
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Hamilton County communities battle tax appeals

Carmel, Fishers and Noblesville are trying to head off appeals that cause tax revenue to come in lower than expected, especially for projects within tax-increment-financing districts.More.

Crowdfunding site Localstake sees surge in dealsRestricted Content

The seven-employee Indianapolis firm launched in June 2013, raising funds for two companies in its first six months. Over the following eight months, it brokered funding for eight companies and has eight in queue.More.

Entrepreneur to offer home brewing minus the hassleRestricted Content

The cost, time and mess that come with brewing beer at home scares a lot of beer connoisseurs, but a Greenwood health care executive thinks he has the answer.More.

IU to provide business classes tailored to NFL players

The National Football League Players Association this month launched a first-of-its-kind partnership with the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.More.

Legislators to reconsider aid for struggling casinos

Indiana legislators were lukewarm to assistance for casinos in 2013, but two years of declining revenue and new leadership on the issue could change their minds.More.

Data deluge prompts teacher colleges to extend training after graduationRestricted Content

Rattled by new state teacher ratings, the colleges hope to avoid black eyes, themselves.More.

DINING: Sandwich shop pleases with cheeses

Thanks to a "Shark Tank" score, Tom + Chee is spreading. Thoughts on its first Indy location.More.

MAURER: Roll up your sleeves for Indy Do DayRestricted Content

Service event is as good for you and your customers as for the causes you will help.More.

CONTERNO: Attack diabetes epidemic togetherRestricted Content

The numbers tell an urgent story: Diabetes is a global epidemic that strikes close to home.More.

HICKS: Focus on shrinking the federal governmentRestricted Content

Small-government sentiment runs strong in Indiana, and we can be pleased with the resulting low taxes, thoughtful regulatory environment and greater personal freedom. Still, I think much of the small-government movement in Indiana targets the wrong problems.More.

Kennedy criticized wrong interest groupRestricted Content

Sheila Kennedy again shows her liberal bias in her [Sept. 8] commentary on civics. She complains about the lack of knowledge of “we the people” about our government and our electoral processes, but decides to tie it to political contributions.More.

Financial services firm to hire up to 153 in Castleton

Chicago-based Cortland Capital Market Services, which has $40 billion in assets under administration, has begun hiring for a variety of financial positions. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. has agreed to provide Cortland up to $1.8 million in tax credits.More.

Former WIBC news anchor Simpson lands new gig

Canned by WIBC in June, Steve Simpson will leave the Indianapolis market to anchor the morning news for Minneapolis' top news-talk station.More.

People in the news - Sept. 15, 2014

People listings are free.More.

Pete the Planner uses humor, straight talk to become media sensationRestricted Content

Peter Dunn, a prolific tweeter who appears on broadcast outlets as well as in The Indianapolis Star, hopes the release of six books in January further builds his profile.More.

Indy Star loses bevy of sports veterans

The Indianapolis Star sports department in one month has lost four reporters and a columnist with a combined 123 years of experience at the paper.More.

State expands program excusing some workplaces from surprise inspections

Cited for lax enforcement in the past, Indiana’s workplace safety agency wants to recruit more companies into an honor-system program that takes them off the list for surprise inspections.More.

Unauthorized demolition of historic home sparks lawsuit

Indiana Landmarks is going to court over the unauthorized demolition of a historic home in Fall Creek Place that likely was built in the 1890s.More.

Local pair wages battle against Manhattan financierRestricted Content

Jonathan Evans and Sean O’Connor of the Carmel investment firm JWEST LLC are trying to win election to the board of Rand Logistics, which they believe is being mismanaged by Chairman Laurence Levy.More.

LOU'S VIEWS: Eiteljorg show evokes many stories

Annual "Quest for the West" exhibition stresses the familiar over the innovative. And that's just how collectors like it.More.

LOPRESTI: Gods of sport, our list of grievances knows no bounds

Someone has an Indianapolis voodoo doll with a pin stuck in it.More.

RUSTHOVEN: No dispute about civil illiteracyRestricted Content

My friend and Taking Issues counterpart Sheila Kennedy and I disagree on many things. But Kennedy, who heads Indiana University’s Center for Civic Literacy, is dead right about the woeful ignorance among Americans about our history and governmental system.More.

KIM: Worlds of sports, finance continue to collideRestricted Content

Instead of assembling a pretend roster for your fantasy football league, how would you like to actually own a piece of Andrew Luck or your favorite player?More.

Think long term for Asherwood’s futureRestricted Content

IBJ’s [Sept. 8] report on the for-sale listing of the Simon family’s 106-acre estate, Asherwood, in Carmel presents a great opportunity for a new owner to reforest the 18-hole golf course.More.

Hilton boutique hotel slated for renovated Consolidated Building

Plans call for a 102-room Home2 Suites by Hilton to be built in what’s known as the annex of the Consolidated Building, at the rear of the vacant, 15-story structure on North Pennsylvania Street.More.

Hardware association investing $4M to move downtown

The Indianapolis-based North American Retail Hardware Association bought a building on North Delaware Street downtown and will move its headquarters there following an extensive renovation.More.

PROXY CORNER: Biglari HoldingsRestricted Content

San Antonio-based Biglari Holdings Inc. is a San Antonio-based holding company that owns Indianapolis-based Steak n Shake and Roanoke, Va.-based Western Sizzlin and invests in a diverse range of businesses.More.

Records - Sept. 15, 2014

Records listings from the Sept. 15, 2014, issue of IBJ.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.
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Sheriffs: Mentally ill people swamping Indiana jails10:14 pm

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 work09:33 am

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.

U.S. executives feeling tight-fisted about worker raises

A survey of Harvard Business School alumni released Monday reveals a series of trends that are widening income disparities and may be weakening the ability of the U.S. economy to grow in the long term.More.

Purdue introduces competency degree program

The College of Technology program allows students to progress at their own rate as they demonstrate mastery of specific skills, rather than performance measured only at fixed calendar intervals of classroom time.More.

Pence's pivot to the middle annoys far-right base

Many in GOP circles are keeping close watch on the first-term governor, especially those on the far right who are showing signs of disillusionment.More.

Wabash National plans Frankfort factory, 100 jobs

Wabash National announced Friday that its new manufacturing complex in Frankfort, about 45 miles northwest of Indianapolis, will expand its Wabash Composites business.More.

Ritz asks for money to cover textbook costs

Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz is also asking for a 3-percent increase in education spending.More.

Court ruling over gay marriage sparks celebration, confusion

Supporters of gay marriage celebrated in Indiana on Thursday after a federal appeals court upheld a ruling that the state's ban on same-sex unions is unconstitutional. But many took a cautious approach to the ruling, noting the legal fight is far from over.More.

Ex-Indiana Secretary of State White gets Internet show

Former Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White might have been convicted of voter fraud, but he's getting his own Internet radio talk show.More.

Indiana Legion set to dedicate new headquarters

After 88 years in its current downtown Indianapolis location, the group is marking its move from downtown to the former Fort Benjamin Harrison in Lawrence.More.

Colts aim to stay course during Irsay's absence

The Colts went back to work Wednesday as team owner Jim Irsay started his six-week suspension by the National Football League, just four days before the season opener against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.More.

State OKs rules to license teachers without education degrees

The State Board of Education approved new rules Wednesday for teacher licensing that make it easier for college graduates without education degrees to get jobs in Indiana classrooms.More.

Stay issued in Indiana gay marriage ban case01:54 pm

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 apartments11:18 am

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 revenues05:58 am

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.

Bed shortage forces shelters to turn victims away

Indiana's domestic violence shelters are serving record numbers of victims, and rising demand has drawn attention to the need for more beds.More.

Electrolux to buy GE Appliances in $3.3B deal

The acquisition is the largest ever for Stockholm-based Electrolux, ranked as the world's second biggest home appliance maker after U.S. rival Whirlpool. Louisville-based GE Appliances has a long history in Indiana.More.

Indiana works to avoid record-low election turnout

Indiana's top elections official and leaders of both political parties are turning to traditional and social media and door-to-door visits in hopes of getting more residents to vote in the November general election.More.

Unemployment rate dips even as hiring slows

The unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent from 6.2 percent in August, although U.S. employers added fewer jobs than expected.More.

NCAA asks for dismissal of 2 scholarship lawsuits

The NCAA and 11 conferences that have played major college football in recent years have filed a motion to dismiss two antitrust lawsuits that accuse the association of illegally capping compensation to athletes.More.

UPDATE: Court rules against gay marriage bans in Indiana, Wisconsin

The unanimous decision from an U.S. appeals court in Chicago found the bans were unconstitutional. The states could ask for a re-hearing at the appeals court or could appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.More.

Lilly says new insulin fares better than rival's in late-stage tests

The Indianapolis-based drugmaker said Thursday that peglispro produced statistically significant lower blood sugar levels in patients when compared to people who took the Sanofi insulin Lantus in two late-stage studies of people with type 1 diabetes.More.

Lin Dunn's Hall of Fame career comes to an end

Indiana Fever coach Lin Dunn's postgame meeting with her players Wednesday was unlike any season wrap-up speech she had ever given.More.

Pence fills opening on Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission

James Huston fills a vacancy on the IURC created in May when James Atterholt, who had been the panel's chairman, stepped down to become Pence's chief of staff.More.

Purdue still wants ex-chancellor report kept secret

Purdue University is continuing efforts to keep secret a report about the ouster of the Fort Wayne campus chancellor, even though federal and state judges have ruled it isn't protected by attorney-client privilege.More.



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Ventriloquism! Red Solo cup! Butt tape! A Miss America Pageant recap.09:17 am

Missed the fun from Atlantic City? Here are some highlights.More.

LOPRESTI: Gods of sport, our list of grievances knows no bounds

Someone has an Indianapolis voodoo doll with a pin stuck in it.More.

LOU'S VIEWS: Eiteljorg show evokes many stories

Annual "Quest for the West" exhibition stresses the familiar over the innovative. And that's just how collectors like it.More.

DINING: Sandwich shop pleases with cheeses

Thanks to a "Shark Tank" score, Tom + Chee is spreading. Thoughts on its first Indy location.More.

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