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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Indiana museum to tell story of basketball great Larry Bird10:46 AM

Larry Bird plans to donate personal items and memorabilia from his career with the Boston Celtics, Indiana State University, the U.S. Olympic team and beyond.

Democrats eye two competitive House races in red state Indiana

Democrats hoping to retake the U.S. House on Election Day probably won't get much help from Indiana voters, who will decide who holds the state's nine congressional seats for the next two years.

Purdue trims working spouses from health care plan

Purdue University is joining a trend among large employers by limiting health care coverage for working spouses of the school's faculty and staff.

Attorney says ex-USA Gymnastics head didn't know of indictment

Former USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny was arrested while in Tennessee on a family vacation, unaware a Texas grand jury had indicted him for allegedly tampering with evidence in a sexual assault investigation, his attorney said.

NBA's G League to offer $125,000 contracts to elite prospects

The move follows recommendations released earlier this year by the NCAA's Commission on College Basketball, a group that was chaired by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and tasked with reforming the college game.

Indianapolis Airport Authority gets $20 million for projects

The authority said it's the biggest total of grants that it's received, topping $18 million in 2017.

Ex-USA Gymnastics head arrested in Texas on tampering charge

Steve Penny has been arrested after a grand jury indicted him, alleging he tampered with evidence in the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.

Indiana agency approves lower workers' compensation rates

The agency said Indiana workers' compensation rates have been on a downward trend for several years because of fewer worker injuries and growing payrolls.

Federal Reserve officials discussed hiking rates to 'restrictive' level

Minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting show that a few participants thought the Fed's key rate would need to "become modestly restrictive for a time" to prevent inflation from climbing too high.

Students defrauded by colleges score win in court decision

The decision could ultimately cost taxpayers billions of dollars, because more than 100,000 students say they have been swindled by their schools and are waiting for the Education Department to consider their applications for loan forgiveness.

Auto industry supplier plans $90 million Indiana expansion

A Japan-based automotive industry supplier plans to spend $90 million to expand its manufacturing operations in Indiana, the company announced Tuesday.

Stocks surge, recovering much of last week's losses

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 jobs

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 month

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.


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Indiana museum to tell story of basketball great Larry Bird 10:51 am

Larry Bird plans to donate personal items and memorabilia from his career with the Boston Celtics, Indiana State University, the U.S. Olympic team and beyond.

State committee recommends Indiana should consider sports wagering 01:51 am

The state interim Committee on Public Policy voted unanimously Friday afternoon to recommend the General Assembly consider legislation that allows sports gambling. But it left big details up to lawmakers.

Explore: Teeing up on the Simon links 10:05 am

A day on the Asherwood links carries a hefty price tag—starting at $1,500 per foursome—but it also comes with bragging rights.
USA fireworks auction key

Local fireworks retailer going out of business with huge auction 11:15 am

A company that operated more than 240 seasonal stores is scheduled to auction off about $4.5 million in fireworks as well as vehicles and equipment later this month.

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