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$1.75B justice center could stretch budgets

Mayor Greg Ballard's office has said the city intends to pay no more than about $50 million a year over 35 years for a proposed criminal justice facility, bringing the cost to about $1.75 billion.
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Indiana Supreme Court hearing bus fees case

The Indiana Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments in the case of an Indianapolis school district whose decision to charge for bus transportation was ruled unconstitutional.
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Kiely to step down at Indiana Manufacturers Association

Longtime President Pat Kiely will retire July 1, the group announced Monday morning. In line to replace him is Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Brian Burton.
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Steak n Shake profit falls as franchised restaurants grow

The Indianapolis-based burger chain's smaller annual profit resulted from an ongoing effort to increase the company's number of franchised restaurants, with plans to open units as far away as the Middle East.
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N.J. lottery misses revenue goal under private manager

New Jersey was the third state after Illinois and Indiana to bet that outside marketing and sales experts could tap hidden lottery riches. The state uses the same private manager as Indiana.
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Health care deals lead big year for M&A activity

The health care industry has announced about $438 billion worth of mergers and acquisitions worldwide so far in 2014, about 14 percent of the $3.2 trillion total for all industries.
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Pence's stances increasingly show his social conservatism

Pence opened last week by calling his decision to drop a food-stamp waiver "ennobling" for the poor and capped it with a call for legal action to block Obama's immigration changes.
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PGA taps first female officer, future president

A month after firing Franklin's Ted Bishop for insensitive remarks, the PGA picked 48-year-old Suzy Whaley as the first female officer in the PGA of America's history.
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UnitedHealthcare to test dominance of WellPoint

After sitting on the sidelines this year, UnitedHealthcare is getting back into Indiana’s individual-insurance game.
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Electronic rubber duckie boasts smartphone smarts

Two Carmel-based entrepreneurs created Edwin the Duck, which they bill as the world’s first interactive rubber duck. The prototype has already piqued the interest of Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond and other retailers, the inventors said.
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