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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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Stocks surge, recovering much of last week's losses 5:02 PM

U.S. stocks rocketed to their biggest gain in six months Tuesday following strong earnings from major financial and health care companies as well as encouraging reports on the economy.

Employers hit hiring mark, post record number of open jobs11:18 AM

U.S. employers posted the most jobs in two decades in August, and hiring also reached a record high, fresh evidence that companies are desperate to increase staff amid solid economic growth.

U.S. industrial production gains for the fourth straight month10:46 AM

The Federal Reserve said Hurricane Florence reduced September output growth by less than 0.1 percentage points.

U.S. wants drug prices in TV ads: 'Patients deserve to know'

The drug industry's main trade group said drug companies are only willing to disclose the prices on their websites, not in commercials, and they'll start doing that next spring.

Pacers keep key piece in place by giving Turner $72M deal

The signing means Indiana will have two key players—center Myles Turner and All-Star guard Victor Oladipo—under contract for the next three seasons.

Firms cite law in Missouri boat accident, seek mediation

Two companies facing multiple lawsuits over a tourist boat accident that killed 17 people, including nine members of an Indiana family, have invoked an 1851 law that allows vessel owners to try to avoid or limit legal damages.

Insurer Anthem agrees to pay record $16M for massive data breach

The nation's second-largest health insurer has agreed to pay the government a record amount to settle potential privacy violations in the biggest known health care hack in U.S. history, officials said Monday.

Indiana child welfare agency to spend $22M on raises

The raises that will take effect Wednesday for more than 3,600 employees, or about 87 percent of the agency's staff.

Supreme Court asked to review abortion law signed by Pence

Indiana is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear arguments over a law that bars women from having an abortion based on gender, race or disability.

Sears files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy amid plunging sales, massive debt

Given Sears' sheer size, the bankruptcy filing will have wide ripple effects on everything from already ailing landlords to its tens of thousands of workers.

Former Congresswoman Mary Bono hired as USA Gymnastics' interim CEO

Bono has a background in the sport and spent 15 years as a U.S. Representative from Southern California.

Biden, Pence rally Indiana voters in fierce Senate race

Former Vice President Joe Biden headlined an event for Sen. Joe Donnelly in Hammond on Friday night, while current Vice President Mike Pence supported Republican challenger Mike Braun in Indianapolis.

Purdue awards Daniels $210K in bonuses, bringing total pay to $830K

The total figure represents an 8 percent increase over the university president's pay in 2017. It includes a $200,000 retention bonus.

Purdue signs contract extension with basketball coach Painter

In 13 seasons at Purdue, Matt Painter, 48, has compiled a 295-149 record with 10 NCAA Tournament appearances, two Big Ten Conference championships and a Big Ten Tournament title.

Retailers up their game to fill void left by Toys 'R' Us closures

Retailers including Walmart, Target and Party City are trying to grab a piece of the nearly $3 billion left on the table by Toys "R" Us, or 12 percent of the U.S. toy market.

Big Ten's Delany: 'Storm clouds' hang over college sports

Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany said Thursday the college basketball recruiting scandal is displaying what many see as the sleazy side of the sport.

U.S. attorney: 15 charged as part of public corruption initative

Treasurers for several school districts and fire departments are among 15 public employees around Indiana who have been charged with public corruption for allegedly stealing more than $1 million in government funds, authorities said Thursday.

Indianapolis Archdiocese lists 23 credibly accused priests

The Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis on Thursday released the names of 23 priests who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor or a young adult dating to the 1940s.

Social Security checks to grow in 2019 as inflation rises

Tens of millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a boost in benefits next year. It's the biggest increase most retired baby boomers have gotten.

U.S. consumer prices up only slightly in September

Consumer prices edged up a slight 0.1 percent in September as energy prices retreated after a big gain in August.

Donnelly family business uses import practice he criticizes

Joe Donnelly's former family business, which he owned stock in until last year, has received repeated shipments of goods from China. That makes Donnelly susceptible to charges of hypocrisy while undercutting one of his main attacks against Mike Braun.

Councilman to fill seat of outgoing Indiana Senate leader

A county councilman in northeastern Indiana has been selected to fill the seat of Senate President Pro Tem David Long of Fort Wayne, who announced he was stepping down in November.

Trump steps up Fed pressure with ‘gone crazy’ jab after market sell-off

President Donald Trump slammed the Federal Reserve as “crazy” for its interest-rate increases this year in comments hours after the worst U.S. stock market sell-off since February.

After backlash, Amazon to boost pay for longtime workers

The company said Wednesday that some adjustments are being made this week, and workers who already made $15 an hour will get more than the $1-an-hour raise promised last week.

Postal Service proposes sizable increase to first-class stamp

If approved by regulators, the increase to the cost of mailing a 1-ounce letter would be the biggest since 1991.

Stocks suffer worst losses in 8 months on rising interest rates

Technology stocks were hit hardest as the NASDAQ composite index sank more than 4 percent.

Market forces put America's recycling industry in the dumps

A crash in the global market for recyclables is forcing communities to make hard choices about whether they can afford to keep recycling or should simply send all those bottles, cans and plastic containers to the landfill.

Court mood jovial as Kavanaugh takes place on Supreme Court bench

Brett Kavanaugh took the bench with his new Supreme Court colleagues for the first time Tuesday in a jovial atmosphere that was strikingly at odds with the tension and rancor surrounding his high court confirmation.

Bernie Sanders to kick off barnstorming political tour in Indiana

The packed October schedule marks the Vermont independent's most extensive stretch of campaigning since the 2016 presidential race.

In boon for farmers, Trump lifting restrictions on ethanol

A senior administration official said Monday that the EPA will publish a rule in coming days to allow high-ethanol blends as part of a package of proposed changes to the ethanol mandate.

Democrat Donnelly expresses support for Trump in Indiana debate

Democratic Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly and Republican foe Mike Braun don't agree on much. But both conceded one point Monday night during their first debate: they support President Donald Trump.

IRS issues guidance on deductibility of business meals

The IRS is making it simpler for business owners to deduct the cost of meals with customers and clients.

Indiana U.S. Senate candidates to face off in first general debate

Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly, Republican former state Rep. Mike Braun and Libertarian Lucy Brenton will take the stage Monday night at the Purdue University Northwest campus.

Indiana school district says solar farm will save it $2.2M

The farm can produce up to 600 kilowatts of power and is expected to generate 85 percent of the electricity used by the entire district.

As joblessness falls, skilled workers might be hard to find

The U.S. economy has become a seemingly perpetual job-generating machine, having steadily added workers for nearly eight years.

NCAA looking at more changes to transfer rules

The Indianapolis-based NCAA announced Friday four new rules proposed by the council , which come less than two weeks before some previously passed transform reforms go into effect.

Many Indiana counties face jail crowding after inmate shift

A recent state survey found that almost half of all jail inmates are Level 6 felons, the lowest-level felons.

Segregationist's name coming off Indiana University building

The decision comes about 10 years after the push began to rename the Wildermuth Intramural Center.

Senate confirms Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court justice

The bitterly polarized U.S. Senate narrowly confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to join the Supreme Court, a decision that could swing the court rightward for a generation.

Indiana regulators investigate Indianapolis charity poker operation

The Catholic fraternal service chapter has held some kind of charity gaming license since 1993. This is the first time the group's been scrutinized by regulators.

Indiana senators split on moving Kavanaugh's confirmation forward

A deeply divided Senate pushed Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination past a key procedural hurdle Friday, setting up a likely final showdown this weekend.

U.S. unemployment rate falls to 49-year low

Employers added just 134,000 jobs in September, the lowest monthly number in a year, the Labor Department said Friday. But that figure was likely lowered by Hurricane Florence.

Vice President Pence accuses China of meddling in U.S. politics

Vice President Mike Pence charged Thursday that Russia's influence operations in America pale in comparison with the covert and overt activities China is taking.

Veteran workers at Amazon say pay hike is loss for them

Amazon's announcement that it would raise its hourly minimum wage to $15 has been seen as a victory for workers. But some longtime employees say their compensation could fall by thousands of dollars per year.

Russia claims U.S. running secret bio weapons lab named for Lugar

Russia's Defense Ministry said Thursday that the Richard G. Lugar Center for Public Health Research in the country of Georgia is a clandestine biological weapons lab and poses a direct security threat to Russia.

Rose-Hulman to break ground on $29M academic building

The building also will include flexible classrooms and chemistry laboratories, and give students access to a prototyping laboratory, laser-cutting devices, machine tools and a woodworking shop.

Father testifies on pay for play at NCAA basketball programs

The father of a top-rated college basketball prospect testified Thursday that his son was offered thousands of dollars on the sly to play at major NCAA programs before a corruption scandal derailed the promising player's collegiate career.

GOP senator: Secret FBI report shows no Kavanaugh misconduct

Democrats complained that the FBI's background check on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been far too limited, leaving out contact with crucial potential witnesses.

White men still dominate leadership jobs in top college sports programs

A diversity study finds that white men still "overwhelmingly" fill leadership positions at top-level college sports programs and conferences, leaving a "consistent under-representation of women and people of color" in those roles.

Teachers union sues student loan servicing firm Navient

The American Federation of Teachers filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Navient, alleging that it failed to guide eligible borrowers through a critical student loan forgiveness program. Navient has major operations in Fishers.

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Permanent venue at White River State Park could mean more concerts 00:17 am

White River State Park Development Commission Executive Director Carolene Mays-Medley told members of the State Budget Committee on Tuesday that the commission wants to add a permanent stage, seating, restrooms and an artist amenity building to the park.

Charity gaming laws might face changes in legislature

Rules that prevent organizations from providing even small compensation to the volunteers running their charitable games make it hard for these all-volunteer groups to stay in business.

Explore: Brown County tour lets visitors see how art is made

The Back Woods Studio Tour, a self-guided swing through rural Brown County through the end of October, showcases the work and work spaces of more than 20 artists and craftsmen.
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Carmel teams with Steinbach on new attraction for German holiday market

Carmel Christkindlmarkt organizers say the 33-foot-tall, lighted "pyramid" will be the largest of its kind in America. It is expected to be a popular feature at the upcoming Carmel Christkindlmarkt.

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