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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Pacers steal UCLA guard Aaron Holiday with 23rd pick in draft 6:39 AM

Holiday averaged 20.3 points, 5.8 assists and 1.3 steals while shooting 42.2 percent on 3-pointers last season, becoming the first Bruins player to lead the Pac-12 in scoring since former Pacers star Reggie Miller in 1985-86.

Supreme Court rules states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax11:37 AM

The 5-4 ruling Thursday is a win for states, including Indiana, who said they were losing out on billions of dollars annually under two decades-old Supreme Court decisions that impacted online sales tax collection.

China says U.S. swinging 'big stick' of unfair trade tactics

President Trump has ordered tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods in response to Beijing's forced transfer of U.S. technology and alleged intellectual property theft, and threatened to impose duties on $400 billion more.

Holcomb, other lawmakers criticize Trump's tariff policy

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb discussed trade with Vice President Mike Pence during a trip to Washington, D.C. He voiced concern that trade tariffs could economically hurt Indiana.

Purdue to teach beer brewing with new 'fermentation' minor

The classes will be part of a new minor that will be offered in fall through the school's food sciences division.

Workers sue after camera found in Goodwill store bathroom

A lawsuit by five employees of Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana says the organization failed to protect them from a man accused of recording bathroom videos at a suburban Indianapolis store.

Mobile carriers cut off flow of location data to brokers

Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have pledged to stop providing information on U.S. phone owners' locations to data brokers, stepping back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for endangering privacy.

Indianapolis firm lone bidder to handle $45M Muncie jail project

The proposed jail in the former Wilson Middle School building would have room for up to 750 inmates.

Holcomb headed to Washington for economic summit

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb will participate in the 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit, which brings together government officials and business leaders.

Trump administration rolls out new health insurance option

The Trump administration on Tuesday unveiled a health insurance option for small businesses and self-employed people that could lead to lower premiums but may a offer fewer benefits than current plans.

Upping ante, Trump threatens new tariffs on Chinese imports

resident Donald Trump directed the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports on Monday as the two nations moved closer to a potential trade war.

UPDATE: Holcomb pledges action on DCS problems outlined in new report

A review of the state's child welfare system found that dysfunction, a perceived lack of resources and a "culture of fear" contributed to widespread problems.

Justices weigh in on partisan redistricting in 2 states but offer no broader outlines

In cases involving districts in Wisconsin and Maryland, the U.S. Supreme Court sidestepped ruling on whether electoral maps can give an unfair advantage to a political party.

I-69 widening, repaving work nears start in central Indiana

Construction work should be starting soon on a project that will widen or repave a 14-mile section of Interstate 69 northeast of Indianapolis.

Rent-A-Center going private after $800 million acquisition

The chain, which leases household goods on a rent-to-own basis, has more than two dozen locations in the Indianapolis area.

Indiana to study the possibility of interstate tolling

The state is required to study interstate tolling options under the 2017 road-funding plan, which raised gas taxes.

Anderson, former mayor to pay $30K to settle ballot lawsuit

The suit was filed by former employee of the city of Anderson who alleges she was unlawfully arrested and imprisoned while trying to deliver her mother's absentee ballot.

Possible trade war looms as Trump slaps tariffs on Chinese imports

In announcing the tariffs, President Donald Trump said he was fulfilling a campaign pledge to crack down on what he contends are China's unfair trade practices and its efforts to undermine U.S. technology and intellectual property.

Outgoing Indiana Senate president gets major law firm job

Senate President Pro Tem David Long of Fort Wayne joined the Indianapolis-based law firm's public affairs practice as a partner on Friday.

AT&T, Time Warner close $81B merger 2 days after judge's OK

The merger could shape the way consumers stream TV and movies and how much they pay, and stands to usher in a new era of accelerating change and deal making in the media and telecom worlds.

Musk company picked to build Chicago-to-O'Hare express transport

The proposed transportation system would whisk people between downtown Chicago and O'Hare International Airport at speeds of up to 150 mph.

Trump approves plan to impose tough China tariffs

President Donald Trump met Thursday with several Cabinet members and trade advisers and was expected to impose tariffs on at least $35 billion to $40 billion of Chinese imports as early as Friday.

Rolls-Royce preparing to cut 4,600 jobs across the world

About 3,000 of the cuts will affect United Kingdom employees. The company has about 4,000 employees in Indianapolis.

About 20 percent of Indiana's registered voters turned out for May primary

It's a significant increase over the 2014 midterm primary turnout, but a shade under 2010's turnout

U.S. retail sales see biggest monthly climb in six months

U.S. retail sales soared in May, as consumers spent more at home and garden stores, gas stations and restaurants.

Five Indiana airports getting combined $13M in runway grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Wednesday the grants are among $677 million in airport infrastructure grants the Federal Aviation Administration is awarding nationally.

Hall of Famer Anne Donovan, first coach of Fever, dies at 56

Anne Donovan, who won national college basketball championships, Olympic gold medals and an WNBA title, was remembered as "a pioneer and icon in the women's game."

After AT&T's court win, Comcast bids $65B for Fox, as expected

Comcast isn't likely the only mega-media bid in the works. There will probably be a rush to consolidate. Here's a look at some of the proposed combinations that could transform the media landscape and change how people get their entertainment.

Worker protections seen at risk in Trump health care shift

The Trump administration's latest move against "Obamacare" could jeopardize legal protections on pre-existing medical conditions for millions of people with employer coverage, particularly workers in small businesses, say law and insurance experts.

NCAA eases rules on athlete transfers

College athletes will no longer need permission from their coach or school to transfer and receive financial aid from another school.

Fed raises key interest rate, sees possible acceleration in hikes

The Federal Reserve took note of a resilient U.S. economy Wednesday by raising its benchmark interest rate for the second time this year and signaling that it may step up its pace of rate increases.

Federal judge approves $85B AT&T-Time Warner merger

The Trump Justice Department had sued to block the $85 billion merger, arguing that it would hurt competition in cable and satellite TV and jack up costs to consumers for streaming TV and movies.

Anticipation surrounds Fed's rate forecasts after next hike

The Federal Reserve is set Wednesday to modestly raise its key short-term interest rate for the second time this year. But attention will be focused on any hints the Fed might accelerate its hikes in the coming months.

Luck takes private throwing program public at Colts' camp

Nearly 17 months after undergoing surgery on his injured right shoulder, Luck jogged onto the practice field Tuesday and started throwing in front of the public for the first time since October.

Indiana cabinet maker closes Alabama plant with 445 workers

Employees and officials criticized the abrupt closure, which came without prior public notice and was announced to employees at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Charitable giving in United States tops $400 billion for first time

A surging stock market and huge gifts from billionaires fueled a big increase in giving in 2017, according to the annual Giving USA report by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI.

Indiana gets federal permission for workforce cabinet

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb's newly revamped workforce training cabinet has received the green light from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Federal judge blocks Indiana voter registration law

The left-leaning group Common Cause argues Indiana's use of the interstate "crosscheck" system is "discriminatory."

Indiana continues to see teacher shortages amid drop in pay

Enrollment in teaching programs and those graduating with teaching degrees declined 37 percent from 2004 through 2014.

Protest outside Indianapolis home of HHS chief Azar results in 26 arrests

Police say the demonstrators, some in wheelchairs, were arrested Sunday for trespassing after receiving several warnings.

Indiana GOP platform keeps marriage between man and woman

The delegates to the party's biennial state convention chose the existing plank in its party platform over one floated by Gov. Eric Holcomb's hand-picked party chairman that was intended to be more inclusive.

Salmonella linked to pre-cut melon from local distributor sickens 60 in Midwest

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the fruit was distributed to numerous retailers in eight states, including Indiana. At least 30 people have been hospitalized.

Facebook says privacy-setting glitch affected as many as 14M

The problem, which Facebook said it has fixed, is the latest privacy scandal for the world's largest social media company.

Colts believe Luck almost ready to start throwing footballs again

Andrew Luck did not work out with his teammates Thursday on the final day of offseason workouts and is not expected to begin throwing until after next week's three-day minicamp ends.

Starbucks raises price of a brewed coffee in most U.S. stores

The company, which operates more than 28,000 stores in 77 countries, said inflation in product and operating costs prompted the increase.

Buffett, Dimon urge end to quarterly profit forecasts

Investor Warren Buffett and JP Morgan Chase's Jamie Dimon are encouraging public companies to stop predicting their quarterly earnings and focus on long-term goals.

Honda, GM to develop electric vehicle batteries together

The companies will collaborate based on GM's next-generation battery system, both sides said, mainly for the North American market.

Indiana House speaker opposes state GOP platform changes

Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma is the latest powerful GOP leader who doesn't want to change the state Republican Party's platform that favors "marriage between a man and a woman."

Indiana college wins case against health care law's birth control rule

A northern Indiana college has won its long-running lawsuit seeking religious exemption from paying for employees' birth control under former President Barack Obama's health care law.

Gymnastics exec says she was told to keep quiet about Nassar

The former president of USA Gymnastics refused to answer questions Tuesday from a Senate subcommittee about how he handled allegations of sexual abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar.


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Historic Fishers home to be moved to USA Parkway for public display

The Morris-Flanagan-Kincaid House, built in 1861, will move this summer to a roundabout near Ikea, Portillo's and the Yard at Fishers District.

Arts Council CEO Dave Lawrence leaving after 19 years

Dave Lawrence said he's "ready for a new challenge" as CEO and president of another cultural organization.

After exit from Phoenix, Fonseca launching theater group on west side

The River West Theater Company plans to stage its productions in the Indy Convergence arts space and feature repertoire that focuses on black, Latin American, Middle Eastern and Asian communities.

For quick getaway, it’s hard to beat a low-key canoe cruise on Sugar Creek

Fear not, beginners: Sugar Creek poses about as much of a challenge to your paddling skills as the average waterpark lazy river.

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