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Last Updated Tue., September 27, 2016 - 3:57 PM

Finish Line realizing benefits of closing stores 3:53 PM

Bloomberg News analysis
Finish Line's experience highlights the important, but difficult, path forward for retail chains that had become addicted to new stores as the only way to fuel sales.

U.S. appeals court hears arguments in Clean Power Plan case 3:23 PM

Associated Press
Lawyers for a coalition of states and businesses reliant on fossil fuels, including Indiana, made their case Tuesday to a federal appeals court that President Barack Obama's plan to curtail greenhouse gases is an unlawful power grab.

Education focus of first Indiana governor debate12:41 PM

Associated Press
John Gregg and Eric Holcomb discussed several education issues at an Indianapolis high school Tuesday during their first campaign debate.

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 Tue., September 27, 2016 - 3:57 PM

U.S. appeals court hears arguments in Clean Power Plan case 3:23 PM

Lawyers for a coalition of states and businesses reliant on fossil fuels, including Indiana, made their case Tuesday to a federal appeals court that President Barack Obama's plan to curtail greenhouse gases is an unlawful power grab.

Education focus of first Indiana governor debate12:41 PM

John Gregg and Eric Holcomb discussed several education issues at an Indianapolis high school Tuesday during their first campaign debate.

Drugmaker Pfizer decides not to break up business

The rival and sometimes-partner for Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. will not split into two publicly traded companies, it said Monday.

Feds push back on states targeting Planned Parenthood funds

Indiana is among 13 Republican-led states seeking to prevent government money from going to Planned Parenthood.

New system for drawing Indiana's political maps taking shape

Members of a special committee created to study redistricting have started discussing how an independent commission might create future legislative and congressional district maps.

UPDATE: Government severs ties with Harrison College accreditor

Hundreds of for-profit colleges could close, leaving up to 600,000 students scrambling to find other schools, after the Education Department withdrew recognition of the nation's largest accreditor of for-profit schools.

Indiana State looks to grow enrollment by 20 percent

Indiana State President Dan Bradley said the Terre Haute school plans to target people around the Midwest who have some college credits but haven't earned a degree.

Marriott buys Starwood, becomes world's largest hotel chain

Several of the best-known names in travel are now united in one hotel company after the $13 billion acquisition.

IU, Jackson Lab getting $25M to study Alzheimer's Disease therapies

The National Institute on Aging is awarding $25 million to the Alzheimer's Disease Precision Models Center, a joint project of the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis and The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor.

U.S. home sales fall on higher prices, lower inventories

Americans retreated from home-buying in August, as a worsening inventory shortage appears to be hurting sales and pushing prices higher.

Federal Reserve keeps key rate unchanged but hints of coming hike

The Fed made clear in updated forecasts it issued Wednesday that it expects growth to remain tepid for at least three years.

Lawmakers urge more background checks for Indiana teachers

A panel of Indiana lawmakers has endorsed recommendations to strengthen the state's background checks system for educators and streamline the process for revoking a teacher's license.

Three debates scheduled for Indiana gubernatorial candidates

Indiana's gubernatorial candidates have agreed to a series of debates, while plans for debates among the state's U.S. Senate candidates haven't been finalized.

Court: Menard founder doesn't owe ex-fiancee ownership share

The founder of the Menards building supply chain doesn't have to give his ex-fiancee ownership interest in the company, an appeals court ruled Tuesday. The ongoing legal dispute once entangled two prominent Indianapolis executives and a local private equity fund.

GOP's Holcomb says keeping surplus key for Indiana economy

Protecting Indiana's state government surplus and completing some big-ticket transportation projects are among the items Republican gubernatorial candidate Eric Holcomb said Tuesday were keys for spurring business growth.

I-69 subcontractors resume work on highway project

Crews have resumed work on an Interstate 69 project between Bloomington and Martinsville after halting operations earlier this month due to lack of payment.

Officials from 21 states sue to block overtime pay expansion

The states sued the U.S. Department of Labor on Tuesday over a new rule that would make about 4 million higher-earning workers eligible for overtime pay, slamming the measure as inappropriate federal overreach by the Obama Administration.

After 2 tax hikes, Indianapolis still has fewer police officers

The city of Indianapolis has raised income taxes twice in the last nine years to raise money to hire more police but it still has fewer officers.

Republicans see turnaround in Bayh-Young Senate race

Democrats concede that their initial strategy of scaring off the GOP with a shock-and-awe entry from Evan Bayh didn't pan out. But they insist they still have a path to victory.

Cleveland company acquires former Navistar plant site

The Brookville Road plant, which includes about 1.6 million square feet on about 90 acres, houses a former engine plant and foundry that once employed hundreds of workers.

Repair plan in works for landmark Muncie Fieldhouse

Funding remains uncertain for repairs at the landmark gymnasium, which could cost several million dollars.

Catchings receives rousing send-off in farewell ceremony

On a day the Indiana Fever blew past beat Dallas 83-60 for the team's most lopsided win of the season, the score didn't really matter. One of the best and most beloved stars in WNBA history was about to say goodbye to her adopted hometown.

Pagenaud wins 1st IndyCar title in banner Penske year

The Penske team went 1-2-3 in the final series standings, the first team to do so since another Penske trio pulled off the sweep in 1994.

Andretti inks Hunter-Reay and sponsor DHL through 2020

The contract extensions were announced before Sunday's IndyCar season finale at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California.

Doctor declares Pence in 'excellent' health

Indiana Gov. and vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence has had a number of minor procedures performed recently, but none that would keep him from performing at a high level, according to a physician.

Study: Indiana ranks low for teacher recruitment, retention

The report from the not-for-profit Learning Policy Institute says Indiana teachers earn starting salaries lower than the national average but face among the largest class sizes.

U.S. consumer prices tick up on medical care costs

Over the past 12 months, core inflation is up 2.3 percent but overall inflation has risen a more moderate 1.1 percent, well below the Federal Reserve's 2 percent target for annual increases in inflation.

Telehealth clinic allows students to see physician in school

Elwood Community School Corp. is one of the first schools in Indiana to have a telehealth clinic. It teamed with Managed Health Services, Indiana Rural Health Association, Aspire Indiana and St. Vincent Mercy Hospital.

Liukin named national team coordinator for USA Gymnastics

USA Gymnastics didn't look far for to find Martha Karolyi's successor as the leader of its powerhouse women's program.

Flurry of tepid economic data could lead Fed to delay hike

U.S. factory output fell, consumers cut back at retailers and wholesale prices went nowhere in August, the latest evidence of a less-than-robust economy.

Work nearing completion on Indiana Bicentennial Plaza

The $2 million plaza project is converting what had been a street west of the Statehouse into a pedestrian mall with a fountain and a 25-foot-tall sculpture inspired by the torch on the state flag.

Lawyers questioned over Indiana's Syrian refugees order

Attorneys defending Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's order to bar agencies from helping Syrian refugees resettle in his state faced unusually fierce questioning before a federal appeals court Wednesday.

ACC to relocate athletic championships from North Carolina

The Atlantic Coast Conference has followed the Indianapolis-based NCAA's lead and is removing all its athletic championships from North Carolina over a state law that some say can lead to discrimination against LGBT people.

Fifth Third Bank to shed 44 branches system-wide

Cincinnati-based Fifth Third has about 44 branches and about 490 employees in the Indianapolis area.

Americans see first significant income hike since 2007

Median U.S. household income rose 5.2 percent in 2015 following seven years of stagnant incomes. It remains 2.4 percent below the peak it reached in 1999.

Scarce cash in land of plenty: Farmers adjust to downturn

It'll be the third consecutive year in which most corn farmers will spend more than they'll earn. A glut of corn has depressed prices to a decade-low. It's a similar story for soybeans, the second most common Midwest crop.

Bayh calls for suspending congressional pay in stalemates

Evan Bayh said on Tuesday that he wants Congress to prohibit lawmakers from promoting themselves with taxpayer-funded mailings while also barring them from collecting a paycheck during a government shutdown

Purdue University reports main campus enrollment record

Purdue's announcement comes after Indiana University reported a record mark of some 43,200 students enrolled at its Bloomington campus for the fall semester.

Former President Bush visits Indiana to support Todd Young

Todd Young said Bush's presence underscores the importance of the race for Republicans, who are trying to block a Democratic effort to retake the Senate.

Two gymnasts allege sex abuse by doctor for USA Gymnastics

Dr. Larry Nassar, 53, who worked for decades for the Indianapolis-based gymnastics organization until his dismissal last year, is accused of sexually groping and fondling a teenage Olympian, according to the lawsuit.

VA unable to reinstate GI Bill benefits for ITT students

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence wants the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to reinstate GI Benefits for students who enrolled in ITT Technical Institute, but that may not be legally possible.

NCAA pulls 7 postseason events from North Carolina due to LGBT law

The Indianapolis-based NCAA said the decision by its board of governors came "because of the cumulative actions taken by the state concerning civil rights protections."

UPDATE: Indy fertility doctor impregnated several patients, affidavit says

A retired fertility doctor said he used his own sperm around 50 times instead of donated sperm that his patients were expecting, impregnating several women, according to court documents.

Small business owners have mixed view of economy

Small business owners aren't very upbeat about the economy, but they're also not particularly pessimistic, according to a new study by the National Small Business Association.

Visits to ER surge for injuries, concussions from youth soccer

The overall rate of injuries more than doubled to 220 per 10,000 players in 2013, from 106 per 10,000 players in 1990, according to a new study.

Former President Bush visits Indiana to boost Young

Former President George W. Bush will headline two fundraisers on Monday in Indianapolis and Elkhart. Senate candidate Todd Young is trying to close a large money advantage held by opponent Evan Bayh, who has nearly $9.5 million in his campaign account.

Economists: Growth expected for at least 2 more years

Business economists still think the economy will continue to grow, but they again have scaled back their expectations for just how much.

Indiana video gambling fans to plan legislative strategy

The Video Game Coalition advocates electronic terminals in places such as bars and truck stops that allow patrons to gamble on poker, blackjack or other games.

Pence releases tax returns, while Trump's remain a secret

Pence's income topped out at $187,000 while he was still a member of Congress, but dropped to $113,000 last year. The family has donated 10 percent of take-home pay to charity, the campaign said, which reflects an average 7.4 percent of their adjusted gross income.

Dow drops almost 400 points on Federal Reserve rate concerns

U.S. stocks fell sharply Friday, pulling the Dow Jones industrial average down almost 400 points, giving the market its worst day since June 24 and worst week since January.

Blogs

Cabaret to leave Columbia Club for new location

Cabaret CEO Shannon Forsell said a number of options are being considered for a new venue, including one that would include partnerships with other arts organizations.

Square Donuts to close downtown, open shop in Greenwood

It's a zero-sum game for the Terre Haute-based chain, which operates four donut shops in the Indianapolis area.

Pete Dye, still swinging at 90, to open new golf course in Westfield

Chatham Hills officials said their golf course could be the best that legendary golf architect Pete Dye, 90, has developed in Indiana. Could it be home to the state's next PGA event?

Interview Issue features northern suburb notables

A former mayor of Carmel, a current mayor in Boone County, a bakery owner, a small concert venue owner, and two well-known Noblesville sisters are featured in IBJ's annual Q&A extravaganza.

IU School of Dentistry moves ahead on $21M expansion

It's the first significant addition in four decades to the 136-year-old institution, the only dental school in Indiana.

A&E, etc.

Cabaret to leave Columbia Club for new location 11:12 am

Cabaret CEO Shannon Forsell said a number of options are being considered for a new venue, including one that would include partnerships with other arts organizations.

High-end retailer West Elm plans Mass Ave hotel

The retail chain plans to open a line of West Elm hotels, with five locations beginning to open in late 2018—including one in the former Coca-Cola bottling plant.

Priority list includes old Hoosier gyms, new choreography, more

The week also includes appearances by pianist Lang Lang and comedian Hannibal Buress.

Debbie Locklear shares secrets for corporate gatherings and private shindigs 12:00 pm

Debbie Locklear's firm, Meeting Services Unlimited, works with dozens of clients nationwide and has helped put on shows for some of the country’s biggest corporations and associations, including Indianapolis-based Custom Electronic Design Installation Association.

More A&E, etc.