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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Owners split on guaranteeing spots in Indy 500

Some racing team owners firmly on the side of tradition, believing that 33 drivers should qualify for the Indy 500 based on pure speed. Others say too much is at stake to eliminate those who are committed to the entire IndyCar season.

Indiana jobless rate remains steady at 3.6%

Private sector employment in Indiana fell by 3,600 in April over the previous month, but is up more than 36,700 over the last year, the state said.

Trump delays imposing tariffs on auto imports, parts

The White House said Friday that President Trump is delaying for six months any decision to slap import taxes on foreign cars, a move that would hit Europe and Japan especially hard.

McLaren misses entire day of Indy 500 practice fixing car

McLaren had another miserable day preparing for the Indianapolis 500 as the team worked tirelessly in a failed effort to get Fernando Alonso on the track Thursday for Indianapolis 500 practice.

World-renowned architect I.M. Pei dies at 102

I.M. Pei designed landmarks around the world, including beloved buildings in Bloomington and Columbus, and a towering structure that stood in Indianapolis from 1972 to 2006.

Walmart reports best first quarter in nine years

Shares in Walmart Inc. jumped Thursday morning after the nation's largest retailer exceeded quarterly same-store sales estimates and saw online sales continue to climb.

Lugar lauded at funeral for advocacy of global peace

Vice President Mike Pence and Chief Justice John Roberts joined numerous other national leaders among several hundred mourners at Lugar's funeral Wednesday in his hometown of Indianapolis following his death last month at age 87.

McLaren off to rocky start in return to Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Under the leadership of Zak Brown, McLaren is back at Indy as an independent entrant for the first time since the 1970s, when it won three Indy 500s in 10 appearances before returning to England with a focus on Formula One.

UPDATE: Criminal probe opened into veterans' agency mismanagement

Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry confirmed the investigation Tuesday. Three agency employees recently resigned following media reports about the department.

DePauw University's fundraising campaign raises $380 million

The campaign was launched in 2014. A cornerstone was support for student access and financial aid.

Late Sen. Lugar hailed as peacemaker ahead of Indiana funeral

A two-day tribute to longtime U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar began Tuesday with a military honor guard leading his flag-draped casket into the Indiana Statehouse Rotunda.

NCAA to consider allowing athletes to profit from names

The NCAA is looking at how its rules can be modified to allow college athletes to be compensated for their names, images and likenesses.

New security flaw in Intel chips could affect millions

Major tech companies Google, Apple, Amazon and Microsoft all released advisories Tuesday to instruct users of their devices and software, many of which rely on Intel hardware, on how to mitigate the vulnerabilities.

Misconduct case beginning against Indiana attorney general

A former state Supreme Court justice is set to take up allegations that Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill committed professional misconduct by groping four women during a party.

Indiana farmers' crops being hindered by frequent rains

U.S. Department of Agriculture statistics show just 6% of this year's expected corn crop was planted as of May 12, far below the five-year average of 57%.

Indiana schools chief worries safety-grants increase won't be enough

Superintendent Jennifer McCormick said Monday the $19 million annual funding included in the new two-year budget will help, but cast doubts on whether it was adequate to cover costs for safety equipment, school police officers and threat assessment.

U.S. farmers who sell to China feel pain of Beijing's tariffs

On Monday, President Donald Trump told reporters that a new program to relieve U.S. farmers' pain is being devised and predicted that they will be "very happy."

Jury orders Monsanto to pay $2B in weed killer cancer case

The jury's verdict is the third such courtroom loss for Monsanto in California since August, but a San Francisco law professor said it's likely a trial judge or appellate court will significantly reduce the punitive damage award.

UPDATE: Stocks tumble as China increases tariffs on $60B in U.S. goods

With investors worried about the potential economic damage on all sides from the escalating trade war, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 617 points and the technology-heavy NASDAQ has its biggest drop of the year.

Supreme Court allows lawsuit over iPhone apps

A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that consumers can pursue an antitrust lawsuit that claims Apple has unfairly monopolized the market for the sale of iPhone apps.

Franklin College exceeds $10M goal for science facility

The campaign is helping to pay for the 51,000-square-foot Franklin College Science Center, which fully opened in January after the renovation of Barnes Hall and the construction of an addition.

President of DePauw University announces plans to step down

Faculty members in November approved a resolution of no confidence in Mark McCoy over finances and his response to racist messages found last year.

Indiana joining other states in nursing licensing exchange

Indiana will recognize nursing licenses from most other states with a new law taking effect this summer.

Ex-Rep. Rokita, who voted to defund Amtrak, picked for board

A group that advocates for train passengers wants the Senate to reject the nomination of a former Indiana congressman for Amtrak's board of directors.

Indiana Attorney General Hill defends pay hikes for top aides

Curtis Hill said the raises are to reward performance and stay competitive, not to thank employees for sticking with him through controversy.

Court blocks deal banning Indiana sheriff's ICE cooperation

A federal appeals court has tossed out an agreement under which the sheriff's department in Indianapolis stopped detaining people based solely on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement requests.

Trump says new China tariffs will help, not hurt, United States

President Donald Trump said Friday that trade talks between China and the U.S. were continuing in a "very congenial manner" despite new tariffs the U.S. imposed Friday on $200 billion in Chinese imports and Beijing's vow to retaliate.

Company plans $9M research facility in Crawfordsville

An Alabama-based company that makes pipes for water, oil and natural gas is planning to build the 30,000-square-foot research and development facility on 17 acres.

U.S. tariff increase on $200B of Chinese imports takes effect

President Donald Trump's latest tariff hikes on Chinese goods took effect Friday and Beijing said it would retaliate, escalating a battle over China's technology ambitions and other trade strains.

Trump administration taking aim at 'surprise' medical bills

President Donald Trump will begin a push Thursday to fight health care sticker shock by limiting the unexpected charges faced by insured patients when a member of a health care team that treated them is not in their insurer's network.

U.S., China wield threats going into high-stakes trade talks

U.S. and Chinese negotiators are to resume trade talks Thursday, just hours before the United States is set to raise tariffs on Chinese imports.

Indiana manufacturer plans $5.5M expansion, 226 jobs

A company that designs and makes cutting and grinding products and custom tools is moving forward on an expansion that includes adding more jobs in northeastern Indiana.

Indiana awards 200 scholarships to future teachers

The commission says 393 students applied for the 2019-20 scholarships, with applications coming from 212 high schools in 82 of the Indiana's 92 counties.

Drugmakers will have to reveal medication prices in TV ads

The Trump administration has finalized regulations that will require drug companies to disclose list prices of medications costing more than $35 for a month's supply.

Debt collectors to use email, texts under proposed new federal rules

The rules released Tuesday are an update to debt-collection regulations enacted in the 1970s, which never took into account changes in technology, like the use of cellphones, email or the internet.

Associate of former Pacers star Person pleads guilty in NCAA bribery case

An Atlanta clothier and former NBA referee pleaded guilty in an NCAA basketball scandal Tuesday, admitting to teaming up with ex-Auburn basketball assistant coach and former Indiana Pacers star Chuck Person in a bribery scheme.

Indianapolis police arrest two men in shootings of visiting judges

Police said Tuesday that detectives arrested 41-year-old Brandon Kaiser and 23-year-old Alfredo Vazquez for their alleged roles in the shootings.

Indy resident among those suing Conagra over cooking spray explosions

Eight burn victims, including one from Indianapolis, sued the maker of Pam cooking spray Tuesday, saying they were severely injured when cans of the spray exploded in their kitchens.

Chinese team heads to Washington to salvage trade talks

The announcement suggests President Xi Jinping's government is putting its desire to end a conflict that has battered Chinese exporters ahead of the political need to look tough in the face of U.S. pressure.

Mexico says tariffs will send tomato prices soaring in U.S.

Mexico's Economy Department said Tuesday that U.S. consumers could pay 38% to 70% more for tomatoes if the U.S. Commerce Department re-imposes anti-dumping duties on Mexican imports.

U.S. job openings jump to nearly 7.5 million

There are now 1.2 million more open jobs than there are unemployed Americans, a dynamic that suggests businesses will have to keep raising pay to attract and retain the workers they need.

U.S. plans to hike tariffs Friday, says China broke promises

Accusing Beijing of "reneging" on commitments it made in earlier talks, the nation's top trade negotiator said Monday that the Trump administration will increase tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods.

Cummins possible suitor for VW peripheral unit valued at $3.4B

Volkswagen AG is renewing efforts to sell minority stakes in non-core operations to streamline its business and focus on the main passenger-car brands, according to people familiar with the matter.

Daniels defends daughter's tailgate-village contract with Purdue

Purdue University President Mitch Daniels says he "bent over triple-backwards" to avoid the appearance of favoritism in the school's agreement to let his daughter's company showcase its tiny homes.

Trump threatens to hike tariffs on $200B of Chinese imports

President Trump's comments, delivered on Twitter, came as a Chinese delegation was scheduled to resume talks in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday aimed at resolving a trade war that has shaken investors and cast gloom over the world economy.

Lugar funeral to be held May 15 at Indianapolis church

Former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar will lie in state in the Indiana Statehouse Rotunda for 24 hours beginning at noon May 14.

Are retail jobs in a funk? It's not an easy answer

Overall, U.S. employers added 263,000 jobs in April, according to the government data released Friday. The retail sector lost 12,000 jobs that same month. Here's why.

NASCAR data deal could lead to more legal sports bets in racing

NASCAR is making its first big play in the world of expanded legal sports betting, hoping a sports data partnership will lead to gamblers being able to bet during races on much more than just who gets the checkered flag.

Jobless rate for women hits lowest level since 1953

Several demographic groups benefited from strong job gains in April, including women, Asians and Hispanics.

NCAA rescinds ban on events in states with legal sports gambling

With legal sports gambling having already spread to other states, the ban became impractical.


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Former Apple retail chief Ahrendts, an Indiana native, joins Airbnb board

Hancock County native and Ball State University graduate Angela Ahrendts joins the home-sharing startup after a five-year stint overhauling Apple Inc.’s retail operations.

World-renowned architect I.M. Pei dies at 102

I.M. Pei designed landmarks around the world, including beloved buildings in Bloomington and Columbus, and a towering structure that stood in Indianapolis from 1972 to 2006.

Indians moving forward on $8.3 million Victory Field project

The Indians will get a new club and additional space in their administrative offices with a multi-million-dollar project expected to start once the 2019 season concludes. The project has received approval from the Capital Improvement Board.
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Developer to convert downtown office building into $25M hotel

Local firm KennMar plans to turn a downtown law office building on East Washington Street into a Tribute by Marriott-branded boutique hotel with 90 rooms, a restaurant, a courtyard and a rooftop patio.

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