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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Trump didn't coordinate with Russia in 2016, Mueller report declares11:55 PM

Special counsel Robert Mueller's report brought a hearty claim of vindication from Trump but set the stage for new rounds of political and legal fighting.

Survey: Business economists see slowdown in growth this year11:47 PM

The latest survey by National Association for Business Economics predicts a sharp slowdown in U.S. economic growth. Still, the NABE economists say they think a recession remains unlikely any time soon.

Rookie Herta sets IndyCar record with victory at 18 years old11:42 PM

Colton Herta's win also delivered the first victory for Harding Steinbrenner Racing, where George Steinbrenner IV is the youngest co-owner in series history.

Trump blames Fed for holding back economic growth in 2018

In a broadcast interview, Trump said without the Fed's rate hikes last year and moves to trim its bond holdings, the economy would have grown by more than 4 percent.

Report: Great Lakes region warming faster than rest of U.S.

The trend likely will bring more extreme storms while also degrading water quality, worsening erosion and posing tougher challenges for farming, scientists reported Thursday.

Bill would make it harder to change gender on Indiana IDs

Under the proposal, only the submission of a certified, amended birth certificate to the BMV could be used to complete a gender identity change on BMV-issued credentials.

Federal Reserve cool on interest rate hikes in 2019

The monetary policy body on Wednesday left its key interest rate unchanged and projected no rate hikes in 2019, reflecting a dimmer view of the economy as growth weakens in the United States and abroad.

Senate panel OKs compensation for wrongfully convicted

The legislation would generally permit people who are exonerated to receive $50,000 for each year they were wrongfully incarcerated.

Disney closes $71B deal for Fox entertainment assets

Expected to reshape the entertainment landscape, the blockbuster deal puts famous properties including "Cinderella," ''The Simpsons," ''Star Wars," the Pixar movies, the X-Men and the original Marvel cinematic universe all under one corporate roof.

Danica Patrick to join NBC's Indy 500 team

No longer a professional racer but still one of the sport's best-known figures, Patrick will be a studio analyst on race day for the network's inaugural coverage in May.

Study: Graduation rates for men's NCAA teams trail women's squads

The study also found a significant but shrinking gap in graduation rates between black and white men's players.

Senate approves bill making state superintendent appointed post

Beginning in 2021, the Indiana Department of Education will be led by a secretary of education.

NCAA can't keep tournament games away from legal gambling

The Indianapolis-based NCAA is preparing for its first basketball championships since the Supreme Court allowed legal sports betting to expand. Its board of governors will be considering new gambling policies at its next several meetings.

Indiana military academy to close after 135 years

A private military preparatory school in northern Indiana will close after 135 years due to ongoing budget shortfalls and dwindling enrollment, officials said.

Court: Indiana cities subject to $5 cap on rental fees

The state's highest court ruled that exemptions on annual rental property registration fees were unconstitutional.

Police question authenticity of not-for-profit's fundraising

Police departments in at least four states have raised concerns about an Indianapolis-based not-for-profit, alleging the group conducts fundraising scams targeting vulnerable people under the guise of raising money for law enforcement.

Indiana base preparing for 90,000 to attend air show

Businesses near the Grissom Air Reserve Base in north central Indiana already are gearing up for its air show later this year.

Fed set to signal no expectation of rate hikes anytime soon

The message the Federal Reserve is poised to send when its latest policy meeting ends this week is a soothing one. It reflects an abrupt shift in tone since the start of the year.

Indiana's neighbor sees big surge in hemp sales

New annual sales figures solidify Kentucky's reputation as a leader in the comeback of hemp, which was removed from the list of federally controlled substances in last year's federal farm bill.

Facebook says service hindered by lack of local news

The social media giant said it has found that 40 percent of Americans live in places where there weren't enough local news stories to support its new service.

Group with consumer-friendly vibe pushes drugmakers' message

As Congress and President Donald Trump's administration aim to lower prescription drug costs, outside groups like the Alliance for Patient Access are seeking to sway the outcome.

51 women sue USOC for failing to stop Nassar abuse

The U.S. Olympic Committee has tried to remove itself as a defendant in a number of other similar lawsuits, contending it should not be held legally responsible for Larry Nassar's crimes.

U.S. industrial production ticks up 0.1 percent

U.S. industrial production rose in February, as an increase in utilities and mining offset the second straight monthly drop in manufacturing.

Facebook says outages due to 'server configuration change'

The outage is yet another publicity problem for a company already dealing with privacy issues and regulatory probes.

Toyota investing $750M at 5 U.S. plants, creating 600 jobs

It marks yet another expansion of the Japanese automaker's U.S. presence, bringing to nearly $13 billion the amount it will spend by 2021.

Indiana to dedicate new state psychiatric hospital

The NeuroDiagnostic Institute on Indianapolis' east side is Indiana's first new psychiatric hospital in more than 50 years.

Lumber Liquidators paying $33M to settle U.S. fraud charges

One of the biggest retailers of flooring products will pay to settle fraud charges by federal authorities who accused the company of falsely saying its Chinese-made laminate flooring met formaldehyde emissions standards.

Ex-Hamilton County addiction doctor loses suit against DEA, Carmel

Law enforcement officials who unsuccessfully brought charges against a Hamilton County addiction treatment doctor accused of over-prescribing opiates have been cleared in a civil lawsuit the doctor filed against them.

SAT, ACT college test makers defend integrity amid scandal

A college entrance exam policy aimed at helping students with disabilities was exploited to enable cheating in what is being described as the biggest school admissions scandal ever prosecuted by federal authorities, according to court papers made public Tuesday.

One case settled in tourist boat sinking that killed 17, including nine from Indiana

The owner of a tourist boat that sank in a Missouri lake and killed 17 people has reached a settlement with relatives of two brothers from Indiana who were among the victims.

Indiana fish farm clears regulatory hurdle for genetically modified salmon

U.S. regulators on Friday gave the green light to salmon genetically modified to grow about twice as fast as normal, but the company behind it may face legal challenges before the fish can be sold domestically.

Duke Energy to create corrective plan for Indiana coal ash ponds

Cleanup options include excavating ponds or capping the ponds and keeping the ash in place. Both methods require steps to be taken to protect the water quality of nearby rivers or lakes.

As budget deficit balloons, will in Washington to address it seems to ebb

The political dynamics that enabled bipartisan deficit-cutting deals decades ago has disappeared, replaced by bitter partisanship and chronic dysfunction.

Indiana budget director resigning to join UIndy

State Budget Director Jason Dudich is expected to work for the state through the end of the legislative session in mid-May.

Women's national soccer team players sue for equal pay

The action comes just three months before the team will defend its title at the Women's World Cup.

Women's forum at NFL Combine opens eyes for candidates, teams

The forum, now in its third year, is designed for "putting high-potential candidates in a room with those who can give them their first opportunities in professional football," according to Samantha Rapoport, the league's senior director of football development.

Hiring slows amid harsh winter, government shutdown

Despite the tepid pace of hiring in February, the government's monthly jobs report Friday included some positive news about average hourly pay and the unemployment rate.

Kroger's investments in future hurting today's bottom line

Kroger's costly modernization plan may eventually help it compete with retailers like Walmart. But in the meantime, it's a big drag on profits.

Ex-Trump campaign boss Manafort sentenced to 47 months

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced Thursday to nearly four years in prison for tax and bank fraud related to his work advising Ukrainian politicians, much less than what was called for under sentencing guidelines.

Kroger shares dive after grocer suffers disappointing quarter

Sales dropped 9.5 percent in the final three months of the year, short of analyst projections.

U.S. productivity shows modest fourth quarter increase

For the full year, productivity rose 1.3 percent, a small improvement from a 1.1 percent gain in 2017. It was the best showing since a 3.4 percent productivity surge in 2010.

Hot U.S. job market coaxing people in from sidelines

A surprisingly strong burst of job growth over the past year has led many economists to wonder: Where are all the workers coming from?

IndyCar steadily regaining momentum as new season gets ready to roll

IndyCar is ready to go racing again after six long months spent solidifying the business side of the series as it executes a five-year plan aimed at continued growth.

Dollar Tree to close up to 390 Family Dollar stores

In central Indiana, there are 48 Family Dollar stores and 38 Dollar Tree stores within 25 miles of downtown Indianapolis.

iPhone sales are falling, and Apple's app fees might be next

A brewing backlash against the rich commissions Apple earns from all purchases and subscriptions made via iPhone apps could undercut the app store, which generates about a third of the company's services revenue.

China says new law will bar demands for technology handover

China will bar government authorities from demanding overseas companies hand over technology secrets in exchange for market share, addressing a key complaint at the heart of the China-U.S. trade dispute.

FDA chief Gottlieb steps down after nearly two years

Scott Gottlieb bucked expectations by pushing the agency to expand its authorities in several key ways, including an unprecedented effort to make cigarettes less addictive by requiring lower nicotine levels .

Dixon hoping to add back-to-back IndyCar titles to ring collection

Scott Dixon's newest IndyCar title defense began Tuesday with some endorsements.

Three get prison in college basketball recruiting scandal

The men were convicted in October of conspiracy to commit wire fraud for funneling illegal payments to families of recruits to the University of Louisville, University of Kansas and North Carolina State University.

With $30M gift, Indiana University renames SPEA after O'Neill

Indiana University has renamed its School of Public and Environmental Affairs after alumnus and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill.


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$3M grant puts Big Car on fast track

The Lilly Endowment is paving the way for the renovation of a 40,000-square-foot vacant factory in the Garfield Park area into artist studios, performance spaces, a public cafe and more.
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Kite pays $30M for Pan Am Plaza garage, securing vital piece of hotel plan

The plaza has been proposed as the site of a massive development including two hotels and a $120 million expansion of the Indiana Convention Center.

Professional leagues make pitch for official data in sports wagering

The House Public Policy Committee heard roughly five hours of testimony on Senate Bill 552—legislation that touches nearly every aspect of gambling in Indiana—during a hearing on Wednesday.

Disney closes $71B deal for Fox entertainment assets

Expected to reshape the entertainment landscape, the blockbuster deal puts famous properties including "Cinderella," ''The Simpsons," ''Star Wars," the Pixar movies, the X-Men and the original Marvel cinematic universe all under one corporate roof.

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