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Last Updated Wed., August 24, 2016 - 11:35 AM

Physicians Health Plan to stop offering individual coverage11:32 AM

Associated Press
Another health insurance company says it's leaving the Affordable Care Act marketplace in Indiana for 2017, reducing competition and forcing more than 6,000 customers to switch to other coverage.

Fishers mayor proposes new $12M police headquarters 7:30 AM

Lindsey Erdody
The 45,000-square-foot, three-story facility would be constructed where the Fishers City Court building is today.

Andy Mohr, Avon schools forge naming-rights agreement11:13 PM

IBJ Staff
The 10-year sponsorship deal, approved by the Avon School Board of Trustees, names Andy Mohr as the district’s exclusive “automotive partner.”

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 Wed., August 24, 2016 - 11:35 AM

Physicians Health Plan to stop offering individual coverage11:32 AM

Another health insurance company says it's leaving the Affordable Care Act marketplace in Indiana for 2017, reducing competition and forcing more than 6,000 customers to switch to other coverage.

Pence gets haircut during Pennsylvania campaign stop10:21 PM

GOP vice presidential candidate Mike Pence got a haircut at a black-owned barbershop on Tuesday before a campaign stop at a mechanical construction company, where he assured a rowdy crowd that his running mate "gets it."

Gregg, Holcomb tout agriculture as key to Indiana economy10:12 PM

The candidates to become Indiana's next governor largely sided with rural interests during a forum Tuesday while discussing agriculture issues.

Pence expected to speak at opening of Trump Indiana office 2:23 PM

It will be Mike Pence's first public campaign event in Indiana since his pick as Donald Trump's running mate was ratified by the Republican National Convention on July 19.

Indiana governor candidates to discuss farm issues at forum

Republican Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb, Democratic candidate John Gregg and Libertarian Rex Bell are all scheduled to take part in Tuesday forum in Brownsburg.

About 2,800 Hoosier borrowers eligible for HSBC reimbursements

Borrowers whose mortgages were foreclosed upon between 2008 and 2012, with servicing abuses by HSBC, are eligible for part of the $470 million federal-state settlement with the lender.

UPDATE: GM expected to invest $90 million in Indiana plant

General Motors officials are set to announce what is expected to be a major investment at an Indiana factory that will allow it to retain more than 1,400 jobs.

State road funding panel might have private meetings

Task force co-chairman Sen. Luke Kenley says he wants all panel members to talk freely about possible options.

Holcomb keeps low profile in first month as GOP guv candidate

Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb's campaign says it will start running TV ads soon, and that it's been using phone banks, door-to-door efforts and social media to reach voters. Democrat John Gregg has been advertising aggressively.

Indiana University freshmen set record GPA, test scores

Data from Indiana University's enrollment office show that this year's freshman class might not be the largest, but they could be the smartest.

Carmel doctor found not guilty of charges from 2014 raid

Judge Steve Nation found that Dr. Larry Ley had met all of the standards for prescribing medicine for drug addiction after a bench trial in Hamilton County Superior Court.

Indiana's unemployment rate falls to 4.6 percent

The jobless rate dropped from 4.8 percent in June and 5 percent in May thanks to surging employment numbers, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development said Friday.

EPA watchdog says government failing to study ethanol's impact

The Obama administration has failed to study as legally required the impact of requiring ethanol in gasoline, the Environmental Protection Agency inspector general said Thursday.

Pence files personal financial disclosure form

Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence has filed a personal financial disclosure form that shows his salary as Indiana governor is his main source of income.

Young sets Indianapolis fundraiser with George W. Bush

Former President George W. Bush will stop in Indianapolis during a fundraising trip to the state next month for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Todd Young.

Lowe's disappoints analysts with weak sales growth

One day after retailer Home Depot reported record earnings that signaled an improving U.S. housing market, competitor Lowe's reported weak sales growth and cut its profit expectations for the year.

Hoosier Lottery says profit up 16 percent from year ago

Lottery officials project a $281 million profit during the 2016 budget year that ended June 30 after record sales for scratch-off tickets and draw games because of large Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots.

Rubio likely to campaign with Pence, not Trump

Florida Senator Marco Rubio has ruled out campaigning for Donald Trump, but that decision apparently doesn't apply to Trump's running mate, Mike Pence.

Lawsuit filed by fans who missed Hall of Fame game

The class-action lawsuit was filed Thursday in federal court in northern Ohio on behalf of all the ticket holders who lost out when the Aug. 7 game between the Indianapolis Colts and Green Bay Packers was canceled due to unsafe field conditions.

Indiana education committee looks at sexual misconduct

A group of Indiana lawmakers is looking at sexual misconduct in schools to see if legislation is needed in 2017 to help curb abuse.

Questions, delays remain for I-69 project in central Indiana

State officials are continuing to finalize the route for the final leg of the Interstate 69 extension project in central Indiana while concerns remain over delays in completing work on another section.

Home Depot sees record sales as U.S. home construction rises

Home Depot operates more than 2,250 stores, including four in Indianapolis and one each in Carmel, Noblesville, Greenwood and Greenfield.

U.S. factory output jumps 0.5 percent for biggest gain in year

U.S. factories cranked out more autos, machinery and chemicals in July. But even as And even as output ticks up, manufacturers aren't adding many jobs.

Pence walks fine line as Trump translator, damage controller

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is the Trump campaign's happy warrior, delighting in telling cheering audiences that Donald Trump won't "tiptoe around" the rules of political correctness.

Senate hopeful Bayh granted reprieve on financial disclosure

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Evan Bayh was granted a 56-day delay from disclosing personal financial information that all candidates for Congress must release.

Ivy Tech welding program offers more than just certification

Welding, cutting, soldering and brazing are lumped together and rank high on the Hoosier Hot Jobs list.

GOP U.S. Reps. Rokita, Brooks back on November ballot

The Republican Party selected Todd Rokita and Susan Brooks during caucuses to fill vacancies created last month when the two pulled out so that they could seek the party's nomination for governor.

IU lands record amount of research, philanthropy funds

Indiana University has brought in more money during the previous fiscal year than ever before—nearly $944 million.

GE Appliances confirms closing date for refrigerator plant

The company on Thursday said the plant would close Aug. 26. The closure will put more than 300 people out of work.

Train traffic, speeds to increase on Indiana railroad route

The speed of trains on a portion of the line that runs from Louisville to Indianapolis will increase incrementally over several weeks from a current maximum speed of 25 miles per hour to a speed limit of 49 miles per hour

Police investigate report of cattle rustling in Franklin

The owner of the barn told police he had recently bought the 20 calves from a sale in Kentucky and was planning to auction them. They were worth about $21,000.

S&P 500, Dow, Nasdaq hit records together for first time since 1999

All three U.S. stock benchmarks rose together to record highs for the first time in 16 years on Thursday amid surprising earnings.

Retailer Macy's plans to close another 100 stores

Macy's operates three Indianapolis-area stores—at Glendale Shopping Center, Castleton Square and Greenwood Park Mall.

Festivals, opera premiere, more await Vonnegut fans

Two festivals and the world premiere of an opera that Kurt Vonnegut finished shortly before his death will celebrate the writer's legacy this fall in Indianapolis, his hometown.

Brooks, Rokita face no prominent foes for ballot return

Candidates for the seats now held by U.S. Reps. Susan Brooks and Todd Rokita faced a Wednesday filing deadline to be considered by Republican precinct committee members during Saturday votes.

IndyCar, Pocono Raceway reach 2-year extension through 2018

IndyCar returned to Pocono in 2013 following a 24-year absence, giving the series a needed oval on the schedule.

Panel considers end to linking test results, teacher pay

Some members of a state panel charged with recommending a replacement for Indiana's unpopular ISTEP student exam want to drop the use of test results in teacher pay evaluations.

INDOT sets open houses to discuss Interstate 69 land purchases

The state estimates it may need to buy up to 279 homes and 96 businesses for the Interstate 69 extension between Indianapolis and Martinsville.

IPFW athletics dropping acronym, will use 'Fort Wayne'

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne athletic teams plan to go simply by the name of the city as part of a rebranding effort.

Merrillville's Star Plaza Theatre, hotel set for closure

Hotel officials say Merrillville's Star Plaza Theatre and its adjacent Radisson Hotel will be demolished next year to make room for a new hotel.

Study: 83 percent of NCAA violations involve football, basketball

The most common infractions over the 61 years analyzed were recruiting inducements (57 percent), impermissible benefits (54 percent) and other recruiting violations (48 percent).

Lawsuit planned by fans over called-off Hall of Fame game

Attorney Michael Avenatti said his clients are from a variety of states, including Wisconsin and Indiana, who traveled to Canton, Ohio, to see the Green Bay Packers play the Indianapolis Colts.

GOP source: Trump, Pence to appear at Indiana fundraiser

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump and running mate Mike Pence are expected to headline a fundraiser next week where seats cost a minimum of $10,000 — and an upscale package costs 25 times that.

Georgia Tech athletic director accepts Purdue job

Mike Bobinski will succeed Morgan Burke, who announced in February he was retiring after 23 years in the position.

Indiana voter ID law differs from recent overturned rulings

Indiana's voter identification law differs from recently overturned laws in other states that legal experts say have caused disenfranchisement among minorities.

Delta begins to resume service with limited flights after blackout

According to flightstats.com, Indianapolis International Airport had 21 flights scheduled to depart between 5:20 a.m. and noon Monday. Most were delayed, some for more than four hours.

Egg producer Rose Acre Farms plans new $5M Indiana headquarters

Rose Acre Farms was founded in 1939 and is among the country's largest egg producers, with 17 facilities and about 1,900 employees in six states.

Racing phenom Bryan Clauson dies after harrowing crash

The 27-year-old Noblesville resident was considered the nation's top short-track dirt-car driver. He won four USAC national championships and was participating in his 116th race of the season on Saturday night.

Delta grounds flights due to IT problems

The Atlanta-based airline told customers via tweet that its computer systems were down "everywhere" and "hopefully it won't be much longer." 

NFL Hall of Fame game between Colts, Packers called off

An emotional and invigorating Hall of Fame weekend in Canton, Ohio, came to a grinding halt Sunday night when the Indianapolis Colts-Green Bay Packers game was canceled because of poor field conditions.

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Priority list: Million-dollar light fest, 'Rent' stars, more

Plus a new music fest at the Madame Walker Theatre.

One of downtown’s oldest buildings has new owner

Pinnacle Solutions is finishing up a $2 million renovation on the structure along East Washington Street and plans to move in on Sept. 1.

IndyCar Series gets boost from Andretti-HHGregg sponsorship deal

On the heels of Target exiting the IndyCar Series, another big retailer brightens the horizon for the open-wheel series and one of its most popular drivers.

Former Grand Park director returning to construction industry

Ken Alexander, who was director of Westfield’s Grand Park Sports Campus for less than two years, confirmed Monday that he resigned from the position.

Attention Walmart shoppers: Get a health check at the Anthem kiosk

Anthem hopes to encourage new Medicaid members in Indiana to spend a few minutes taking a health care assessment at Walmart kiosks to get an early jump on chronic conditions.

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Visit Indy chief says major convention center expansion not needed now

Visit Indy CEO Leonard Hoops told Capital Improvement Board members that standing pat is not an option when it comes to hospitality infrastructure, but a major expansion wouldn't be needed in the near future.

Downtown music fest solidifies lineup for its debut

Organizers of Evermore Music Festival, set for three days this fall on the lawn of the American Legion Mall, hope slow ticket sales perk up.

Priority list: Million-dollar light fest, 'Rent' stars, more

Plus a new music fest at the Madame Walker Theatre.

Indiana State Fair attendance sinks almost 20 percent

This year's attendance was hampered by excessive heat and nine days of precipitation that brought more than 4 inches of rain, officials said. Sunday, however, brought a record final-day crowd.

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