The owners of more than 20 polluted industrial sites in Indianapolis are hiding behind the legal protections of a state-run voluntary program to delay cleanup, Mayor Greg Ballard alleges in a letter to state regulators.
Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods fell slightly in April. But a category that reflects business investment climbed for a second month, a hopeful sign that the key sector is starting to revive.
The world’s largest manufacturer of automobile emission-control systems plans to expand its North American headquarters in Columbus, adding 131 workers by the end of 2017, the company announced Wednesday.
Magnetation LLC, which operates a massive iron ore pellet plant in Indiana, has filed for bankruptcy. The company announced plans for the Reynolds plant in late 2012, saying it would spend as much as $350 million on the facility and create up to 100 jobs there by the end of this year.
Orders increased 2.1 percent following seven monthly declines, the Commerce Department reported Monday. In further good news, orders in a key category that tracks business investment plans eked out a 0.1-percent rise.