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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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Pagenaud wins his first Indy 500 with late pass 4:07 PM

Simon Pagenaud's win gave team owner Roger Penske his 18th victory in his 50th year at the track.

Indiana, Michigan farmers eager to begin growing hemp 2:16 PM

Farmers in Indiana and Michigan are preparing to start growing hemp as a legal agricultural commodity following the declassification of industrial hemp as a narcotic with the passage of the federal Farm Bill in 2018.

Some Indiana educators disappointed about mental health funding

Jennifer McCormick, the state superintendent of public instruction and a Republican, said financial backing for mental health services didn't receive the attention it warranted.

November referendum likely on Terre Haute casino decision

Voter approval of the referendum is required under a law adopted by state legislators this spring allowing construction of a casino in Terre Haute.

Chief executives at big public firms get average pay raise of 7%

Pay for typical workers at these companies isn't rising nearly as quickly. The median increase was 3% last year, less than half the growth for the top bosses.

IndyCar to use Red Bull's aeroscreen for cockpit protection

The safety piece will virtually cover the open-air cockpit with a clear screen on a titanium framework. Its purpose is to protect the driver from flying debris.

FAA chief upbeat about prospects for Boeing 737 Max's return

Aviation officials from more 30 countries met with the FAA to hear the U.S. regulator's approach to reviewing changes that Boeing is making after two crashes that killed 346 people.

China says door open to trade talks, but slams tech controls

Seeking to rally support for its side in the tariff war, Beijing is vehemently protesting the Trump administration's decision last week to impose controls on exports of computer chips and other key components.

While NCAA stalls, game publisher forms college esports body

"League of Legends" publisher Riot Games has launched a governing body for its college and high school competitive video game activities. That follows the NCAA's decision to table its conversation regarding esports oversight.

Indiana attorney general misconduct decision months away

Lawyers for Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill and the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission met Wednesday with former state Supreme Court Justice Myra Selby, who is hearing the case.

Lilly begins selling half-price version of popular Humalog insulin

The fast-acting insulin, which diabetics inject shortly before each meal, is used by about 700,000 Americans.

Indiana sues billionaire family behind maker of OxyContin

The Indiana lawsuit was filed Monday against eight members of Sackler family who own Connecticut-based drugmaker Purdue Pharma.

Carmel synagogue vandal sentenced to 3 years in prison

Gov. Eric Holcomb cited the July 2018 incident in asking the state Legislature to pass a hate crimes bill.

$175 million solar power project planned for central Indiana

Officials announced Tuesday that plans call for Brooklyn, New York-based Ranger Power to build the solar project in Shelby County starting in 2022.

United States' delay to Huawei ban gives tech sector time to adjust

The United States is delaying restrictions on U.S. technology sales to Chinese tech powerhouse Huawei in what it calls an effort to ease the blow on owners of its cell phones and smaller U.S. telecoms providers that rely on its networking equipment.

FCC chairman backs T-Mobile-Sprint deal in key endorsement

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said Monday he supported the $26.5 billion deal because the two companies promised to expand mobile internet access in rural areas and roll out 5G, the next generation of mobile networks.

Analysis: McLaren's failed Indy 500 effort was comedy of errors

McLaren CEO Zak Brown acknowledged Monday the team was woefully unprepared to qualify a car for the Indianapolis 500, and small oversights snowballed into the final result.

Alonso rejects McLaren's offer to buy him Indy 500 seat

McLaren, which was making its first return to the Indianapolis 500 since the 1970s, fired the president of its IndyCar operations Sunday night, after the team failed to gain a spot in the 33-car field.

Distillers among those welcoming end of tariffs in Canada, Mexico

American distilled spirits producers have gotten a shot of relief with an agreement that will end retaliatory tariffs that Canada and Mexico slapped on whiskey and other U.S. products.

Business groups target Dems in big lobby blitz for NAFTA replacement

Automakers, retailers and oil drillers are among the hundreds of companies that are rallying behind President Trump's latest pact with Canada and Mexico, which faces steep hurdles in Congress.

Ford cutting 7,000 white-collar jobs in major restructuring

The company said that the plan will save about $600 million per year by eliminating bureaucracy and increasing the number of workers reporting to each manager.

China's ban on scrap imports a boon to U.S. recycling plants

U.S. paper mills are expanding capacity to take advantage of a glut of cheap scrap. Some facilities that previously exported plastic or metal to China have retooled so they can process it themselves.

China's technology tactics irk its trading partners

Europe, Japan and other trading partners object to President Trump's trade tactics but echo American complaints. They say China's practices violate its market-opening commitments under the World Trade Organization.

McLaren knocked out of Indy 500 on final run of qualifications

Kyle Kaiser, 23, in a dramatic last-gasp bid by tiny Juncos Racing, knocked Fernando Alonso off the bubble and ruined the day for McLaren, which was trying to make a comeback to the Indy 500 for the first time since the 1970s.

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.

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November referendum likely on Terre Haute casino decision

Voter approval of the referendum is required under a law adopted by state legislators this spring allowing construction of a casino in Terre Haute.

IMOCA changes name, refines mission without home base

More than two years after vacating its base of operations in Fountain Square, the city’s museum dedicated to contemporary art has formalized its metamorphosis into a more nomadic organization.

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.

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