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U.S. Steel to idle Gary Works coke plant, displacing 300

Company spokeswoman Courtney Boone said the Pittsburgh-based steelmaker plans to talk with affected workers and the United Steelworkers union about whether they will be transferred or laid off.
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Debate on cold medicine prescriptions lingers

Lawmakers involved in the debate over how to curb Indiana's methamphetamine problem say a bill that would require drug felons to get a prescription before buying common cold medicine is likely just another step toward an eventual prescription requirement for all consumers.
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Consumer prices plunge 0.7 percent on cheaper gas costs

The consumer price index fell 0.7 percent in January, the sharpest drop since December 2008, the Labor Department said Thursday.
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Orders for U.S. durable goods show monthly rebound

Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods bounced back in January, rising by the largest amount in six months, although much of the strength came from a big jump in airplane orders.
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Indiana lawmakers taking mid-session break

Members of the House and Senate wrapped up business on Wednesday and are scheduled to return Monday to the Statehouse in Indianapolis.
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UPDATE: House votes to allow inland moves for riverboat casinos

The Indiana House has approved a proposal that would permit the state's riverboat casinos to move onto land and allow live dealers for table games at the two horse track casinos near Indianapolis.
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Stairmaker moving to Indiana with 180 jobs

American Stair Corp. plans to invest $2.9 million to purchase, renovate and equip a 60,000-square-foot plant. State officials are offering $1.7 million in tax incentives.
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House backs bill to remove Interstate 69 route restriction

The House voted 81-11 Tuesday to revoke the 2004 law that prohibits the highway from passing through southern Marion County's Perry Township.
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Senate defeats proposed farming constitutional amendment

The Indiana Senate has defeated a proposal that would have added "right to farm" protections to the state's constitution.
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House advances state budget plan with education increases

The Indiana House has advanced a state budget proposal that boosts school funding by 2.3 percent each of the next two years.
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