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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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Trump says he'll talk trade with Chinese president next week10:13 PM

Financial markets greeted the news with relief Tuesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 1.4% higher, adding 353 points.

NFL teams up with NCAA for next round of safety improvements 9:54 PM

A two-day meeting in Indianapolis included participants from the NFL's health and safety team, the NCAA's Sport Science Institute, and medical staffs from schools in each of the power five conferences.

Facebook currency Libra faces financial, privacy pushback 9:33 PM

Facebook is getting a taste of the regulatory pushback it will face as it creates a new digital currency with corporate partners.

Indiana attorney general sued over groping allegations10:47 AM

Attorney General Curtis Hill is accused of touching the backs or buttocks of state lawmaker Mara Candelaria Reardon and three legislative staffers.

Health care services firm plans up to 850 jobs in Indiana

The Louisville-based company expects to invest more than $52 million to launch its Indiana operations at the River Ridge Commerce Center in Jeffersonville.

Fed likely to leave rates alone but signal readiness to cut

Economists say when—or even whether—the Fed eases credit this year will depend on a host of factors that are hard to predict.

Report: Indiana opioid prescriptions down 35% since 2013

The American Medical Association Opioid Task Force 2019 Progress Report shows Indiana's reduction in opioid prescriptions from 2013 to 2018 is two percentage points higher than the national average.

Illinois tax hikes could benefit Indiana gas stations, stores

Starting July 1, the Illinois gas tax will double from 19 cents to 38 cents per gallon, compared to the 29 cents per-gallon tax in Indiana. Also next month, cigarettes in Illinois will cost $1 more per pack.

Purdue tuition freeze remains through 2020-21 on main campus

Base undergraduate tuition and fees for Indiana residents on the West Lafayette campus will remain under $10,000 per year.

Trump says he plans to keep criticizing Fed over rates

President Donald Trump said he thinks economic growth and stock market indexes would be substantially higher if the Federal Reserve hadn't raised interest rates so much.

American consumers step up retail spending

The latest retail report suggests that American consumers are still spending at a healthy pace, even as the stimulus from tax cuts fades.

At least six men's hoops programs to face NCAA allegations

Stan Wilcox, vice president for regulatory affairs for the Indianapolis-based NCAA, said two high-profile programs will be notified in early July, and the others at a later date.

Target ups the ante in online delivery wars

Target says its new same-day delivery option will cover 65,000 items and will be fulfilled in 1,500 of its 1,800 stores in 47 states.

While Trump wages trade war, Pence tries to ease GOP anxiety

Vice President Mike Pence is on a quiet mission to advance the administration's top legislative priority for the year—the troubled trade deal—and, with it, just maybe hold together a fraying Republican coalition.

Indy 500 winner Simon Pagenaud relishes White House visit

Simon Pagenaud has been living in the United States long enough to know that in a time of revved-up partisanship, an invitation to the White House might come with some speed bumps. But the native of France didn't hesitate to accept President Donald Trump's invitation.

New video shows adult cows being abused at Indiana farm

Animal Recovery Mission said its new video shows workers abusing adult cows behind the scenes at Farm Oaks Farms. Meanwhile, one of the former employees charged with abuse has been taken into custody.

Abuse, neglect in nursing facilities frequently unreported, study says

Nursing facilities have failed to report thousands of serious cases of potential neglect and abuse of seniors on Medicare even though it's a federal requirement for them to do so, according to a watchdog report released Wednesday.

Businesses showing discontent over Trump's trade policies

President Donald Trump's aggressive and wildly unpredictable use of tariffs is spooking American business groups, which have long formed a potent force in his Republican Party.

Monroe County gets another covered bridge four decades after fire

Monroe County had been without a covered bridge since 1976, but has one again after salvaging one from storage in Shelby County.

Ten states sue to stop $26.5 billion Sprint-T-Mobile deal

The attorneys general, all Democrats, said eliminating a major wireless company will immediately harm consumers by reducing competition and driving up prices for cellphone service.

Trump orders simpler path for genetically engineered food

The move comes as companies are turning to newer genetic engineering techniques that make it easier to tinker with the traits of plants and animals.

U.S. House mulls antitrust help for news industry

Members of both parties on Tuesday suggested legislation may be necessary for the financially struggling U.S. news industry as lawmakers began a bipartisan investigation into the market dominance of Silicon Valley companies.

Buttigieg lays out vision for foreign policy, climate change

Buttigieg used the nearly one-hour speech at Indiana University to address an issue his campaign says has not received the attention it deserves from the 2020 Democratic field.

IPS pays $600K to settle counselor sex abuse lawsuits

The lawsuits arose from allegations that former counselor Shana Taylor had sex with two students while working for the district in 2015 and 2016.

Authorities identify three men charged with animal cruelty at dairy farm

The Newton County Sheriff's Office said officers were searching for the three suspects in the animal abuse at Fair Oaks Farms.

Wholesale prices tick up 0.1% in May

Inflation remains tame, enabling the Federal Reserve to stop raising interest rates after four hikes in 2018.

Reports: States plan suits to stop $26.5B Sprint-T-Mobile deal

Published reports say a group of at least 10 state attorneys general are planning a lawsuit to block a merger of wireless carriers T-Mobile and Sprint.

Broad legalization cutting into medical marijuana programs

For people who truly rely on marijuana to control ailments such as nausea or cancer pain, the arrival of so-called recreational cannabis can mean fewer and more expensive options.

Indiana farmers make planting progress but still behind pace

The latest crop report shows Indiana trailing most states in corn and soybean planting. The Trump administration is keeping the door open for farmers who can't plant crops this season to receive aid payments.

Three ex-workers charged with animal cruelty at Indiana dairy

The misdemeanor charges for the beating of animals come amid a public backlash against the popular agritourism destination Fair Oaks Farms.

Judge rejects Indiana AG's bid to block abortion clinic

U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker denied Attorney General Curtis Hill's request for an immediate stay to prevent the clinic from opening until Indiana's appeal is considered.

Indiana farmers way behind in corn, soybean planting

U.S. Department of Agriculture statistics show Indiana is behind every other corn-growing state and almost every soybean-growing state in planting.

Salesforce buying Tableau Software in $15.7B all-stock deal

The acquisition is expected to add about $350 million to $400 million to Salesforce.com Inc.'s fiscal 2020 revenue.

Indiana educators racing to renew licenses before deadline

Thousands of Indiana teachers are scrambling to begin renewing their professional teaching licenses before new rules state lawmakers approved this spring for the renewal process take effect July 1.

Trump's threatened tariffs on hold after deal with Mexico

A joint declaration released by the State Department said the U.S. "will immediately expand" a program that returns asylum-seekers, while their claims are under review, to Mexico after they have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border. Mexico will "offer jobs, healthcare and education" to those people, according to the agreement.

Trump: 'Good chance' now for tariff deal with Mexico

After a week of threats, President Donald Trump declared Friday that there is a good chance the U.S. will strike a deal with Mexico to avert the tariffs he had scheduled for Monday.

Company specializing in steel wheels plans Indiana facility

Officials announced Friday that Indiana Wheel Corp. plans to spend nearly $23 million to purchase, renovate and equip the facility, where it will hire up to 117 workers.

U.S. employers add just 75,000 jobs; unemployment rate stays 3.6%

The tepid job growth, along with rising pressures on the economy, makes it more likely that the Federal Reserve will cut rates in the coming months.

Barnes & Noble going private in $476M sale to hedge fund

Barnes & Noble, which still has 627 stores in the United States, including five in the Indianapolis area, is being acquired by Elliott Management for $6.50 per share.

Boom in electric scooters leads to more injuries, fatalities

As stand-up electric scooters have rolled into more than 100 cities worldwide, many of the people riding them are ending up in the emergency room with serious injuries. Others have been killed.

U.S., Mexico conduct more talks, but no deal yet to avert tariffs

The Department of Homeland Security announced Wednesday that U.S. Border Patrol apprehensions of migrants illegally crossing the border hit the highest level in more than a decade in May: 132,887 apprehensions.

Lawmaker: Recording of abuse at Indiana farm politically driven

State Sen. Travis Holdman questioned the motivations of a group that says it is concerned about animals but didn't attempt to halt the abuse at Fair Oaks Farm.

Food regulators pushing for clarity on expiration dates

By clarifying terms such as "Sell by" and "Use by," U.S. regulators are trying to prevent people from prematurely tossing products and to reduce the mountains of food that goes to waste each year.

Poll: Some younger workers not happy with graying workforce

A recent poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that workers under the age of 50 were significantly more likely to view America's aging workforce as a negative development.

Amazon says drones will be making deliveries in 'months'

Amazon said its new drones use computer vision and machine learning to detect and avoid people or clotheslines in backyards when landing.

Trump sees progress in Mexico talks, but 'not nearly enough'

Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said immigration, not tariffs, was the main focus at the White House meeting, which included Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Vice President Mike Pence and other U.S. officials.

Fiat Chrysler says French politics ended Renault merger

Fiat Chrysler abruptly withdrew an offer to merge with French automaker Renault late Wednesday, a shocking reversal of a deal that could have reshaped the global auto industry.

UPDATE Authorities investigate animal abuse at well-known dairy farm

Retailers began pulling Fair Oaks Farms products from their shelves Wednesday after an anti-cruelty investigative group released graphic video showing workers kicking and throwing young calves.

Jack Daniels maker enjoys strong sales despite taking tariff hit

American whiskey producers like Louisville-based Brown-Forman face stiff retaliatory tariffs in the European Union, the industry's biggest export market, as part of the Trump administration's trade disputes.

Republican caucus picks new Indiana House member

A former gubernatorial aide was selected by a Republican caucus Tuesday to serve out the remainder of State Rep. Dave Frizzell’s term in the General Assembly.

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Company that proposed Carmel event center accused of fraud in federal suit 01:00 am

A small group of retirees paid a combined $6.2 million last year for stakes in a proposed event center in Carmel that never was built. The investors claim they were duped in a vast fraud involving financial advisers, a property broker and a bankrupt company called Noah Corp.
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Growing Mooresville company helps create memorable experiences

Established in 1997, Creative Works designs, makes and installs set pieces and props for a host of entertainment venues, including escape rooms, virtual reality and esports venues and indoor miniature golf courses.

Q&A with Ethan Hochstein: Cultural Trail horticulture manager

The 8-mile downtown trail features five acres of plantings and 25,000 square feet of bioswales, which are meant to filter pollution from water.

New video shows adult cows being abused at Indiana farm

Animal Recovery Mission said its new video shows workers abusing adult cows behind the scenes at Farm Oaks Farms. Meanwhile, one of the former employees charged with abuse has been taken into custody.

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