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Last Updated Thu., April 26, 2018 - 12:44 AM

BlueIndy billionaire Bollore charged in Africa corruption case11:58 PM

Bloomberg News
Billionaire Vincent Bollore, the tycoon behind the BlueIndy car-sharing service, has been charged by French investigators as part of a probe into the possible use of bribes in two African countries.

Sports car maker plans production at Purdue business park11:57 PM

Associated Press
A British company is planning to build what it calls the fastest street-legal cars in the United States at Purdue University's research and business district.

NCAA begins work of implementing complex basketball reforms11:44 PM

Associated Press
Hours after former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice presented the Commission on College Basketball's sweeping recommendations for reforming a sport weighed down by corruption, NCAA leaders set in motion the process for turning those ideas into reality.

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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Last Updated Thu., April 26, 2018 - 12:44 AM

Sports car maker plans production at Purdue business park11:57 PM

A British company is planning to build what it calls the fastest street-legal cars in the United States at Purdue University's research and business district.

NCAA begins work of implementing complex basketball reforms11:44 PM

Hours after former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice presented the Commission on College Basketball's sweeping recommendations for reforming a sport weighed down by corruption, NCAA leaders set in motion the process for turning those ideas into reality.

Indiana Department of Child Services goes $284M over budget 3:34 PM

The Indiana Department of Child Services has already gone over its annual budget with two months still remaining in the fiscal year.

Commission dances around name, image and likeness debate12:39 PM

The Commission on College Basketball didn't say whether college athletes should be able to cash in on their names, images and likenesses, but Condoleezza Rice's remarks to the Indianapolis-based NCAA suggested she thinks it is good idea.

Gaming commission OKs Caesars Entertainment's $85M Horseshoe casino plan11:01 AM

Caesars sought approval for the plan despite threats to cancel the project if the state did not waive a $50 million fee tied to its acquisition of racinos in Anderson and Shelbyville.

Anthem's earnings jump 30 percent on lower medical expenses 9:31 AM

Indianapolis-based insurer Anthem Inc. hiked its 2018 forecast after it topped Wall Street expectations with its first quarter performance.

NCAA basketball commission says ban cheaters for life, end 1-and-done 9:11 AM

The Commission on College Basketball, led by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, sharply directed the Indianapolis-based NCAA to take control of the sport, calling for sweeping reforms. It called the environment surrounding college basketball "a toxic mix of perverse incentives to cheat."

Commission to unveil ideas to fix college basketball's woes

On Wednesday morning, the commission headed by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will present its proposed reforms to university presidents of the NCAA Board of Governors and the Division I Board of Directors at the NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis.

Market has rough day as big tech, industrial stocks tumble

Stocks closed sharply lower on Wall Street on Tuesday as Google parent Alphabet Inc., Amazon and Caterpillar took heavy losses.

Eli Lilly hikes forecast after better-than-expected first quarter

Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. on Tuesday reported quarterly revenue and adjusted earnings that exceeded analyst forecasts.

Indiana governor planning trips to Israel, Europe in May

Indiana's governor is planning economic development trips to Israel and Europe that will include taking the first nonstop commercial flight from Paris to Indianapolis.

Indiana gets another $11M to combat heroin, opioid abuse

The Health and Human Services funding is among $485 million recently awarded nationwide to combat heroin and opioid abuse.

Indiana man to auction Corvette pace car collection in Indianapolis

The cofounder and chairman of Fort Wayne-based Steel Dynamics Inc. is planning to sell his 16-car collection in one package.

Democrats target 2 Indiana U.S. House seats in election

Democrats hope to unseat incumbents Jackie Walorski, a three-term congresswoman in northern Indiana's 2nd District, and Joseph "Trey" Hollingsworth III, a Tennessee native who moved to southern Indiana's 9th District in 2015.

Karolyis say 'no way' they knew about doctor's abuse of gymnasts

Former USA Gymnastics women's national team coordinator Martha Karolyi and husband, Bela, have been named as co-defendants in several civil lawsuits filed against former doctor Larry Nassar and Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics.

Governor announces special legislative session to begin May 14

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb said he wants lawmakers to focus on passing tax measures, a school safety funding bill and legislation that would help the struggling Muncie schools district.

IndyCar star Scott Dixon to try skills on 'American Ninja Warrior'

Scott Dixon will be the latest IndyCar driver to enter the realm of reality TV when he auditions in Indianapolis next week for "American Ninja Warrior."

Defensive star Dwight Freeney to retire as member of Colts

Defensive end Dwight Freeney was a seven-time Pro Bowler, a three-time first-team All-Pro selection and played in three Super Bowls.

Wells Fargo expected to be fined $1B for lending abuses

The potential $1 billion fine would be largest ever imposed by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the bank's main national regulator, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the federal watchdog bureau.

Carmel district should have disclosed facts behind dismissals, counselor says

Indiana's public access counselor found Carmel Clay Schools and its attorney tried to sidestep Indiana's public records law and "should have provided a factual basis" for the dismissals of two top administrators.

Americans filling far fewer opioid prescriptions, new report says

The number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the United States fell dramatically last year, showing their biggest drop in 25 years.

Amazon's reveals its Prime service has 100 million members

CEO Jeff Bezos quantified the size of Amazon's Prime membership for the first time Wednesday. Amazon launched the service 13 years ago as a way to foster customer loyalty.

With U.S. Olympic Committee in turmoil, athletes testify about sex-abuse cases

Testimony from four Olympic athletes to a Senate subcommittee Wednesday provided yet another reminder of the way leaders at the U.S. Olympic Committee, U.S. Figure Skating, USA Gymnastics and other federations failed to protect them over a span of decades.

Carson's parent Bon-Ton Stores heading for liquidation

The end is near for Bon-Ton Stores, the 160-year-old department store chain that operates more than 250 stores under various names, including Carson's, Younkers and Elder-Beerman.

Overhaul of historic Anderson theater delayed, but still in progress

New owners had hoped to reopen the 88-year-old State Theatre late last year or early in 2018, but work has been put on hold until heating-and-cooling system issues in the building are addressed.

Trump campaign rebukes claims on Todd Rokita's yard signs

President Donald Trump's re-election campaign has demanded that Rep. Todd Rokita take down yard signs, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Starbucks to close stores for an afternoon for racial-bias training

Starbucks, moving swiftly to confront a racially charged uproar over the arrest of two black men at one of its stores, plans to close more than 8,000 U.S. stores for several hours next month to conduct racial-bias training for nearly 175,000 workers.

IRS gives taxpayers extra day to file after website issues

The IRS said that individuals or businesses with a filing or payment due Tuesday now have until midnight Wednesday to complete the task. The Indiana Department of Revenue also extended its deadline.

Indiana House speaker Brian Bosma expects May 14 special session start

House Speaker Brian Bosma said he's confident the special session will be short and he is aiming to keep it to one day.

Olympic medalist Jordyn Wieber sues USA Gymnastics, Michigan State

Olympic gold medalist Jordyn Wieber filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging Michigan State University and former leaders for Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics hid Larry Nassar's conduct from the public and law enforcement.

State awards contract for widening Interstate 69 in central Indiana

State officials have awarded a $79 million contract to widen a section of Interstate 69 to six lanes northeast of Indianapolis.

Purdue University trustees back contract extension, raise for Mitch Daniels

Purdue board chairman Mike Berghoff said the former Indiana governor is enhancing the university's reputation nationally.

Major trade rift could imperil solid global economy, IMF says

The International Monetary Fund has upgraded its economic outlook for the United States in 2018 and foresees a strong year for the global economy as well. But its chief economist warns that a major trade conflict could change things.

Call center company plans to hire 621 at new Indiana facility

Toledo, Ohio-based United Collection Bureau Inc. announced Tuesday that it expects to spend $2.4 million to lease, renovate and equip a 55,000-square-foot building where it will eventually employ more than 600 workers.

Allegiant Air under fire after '60 Minutes' safety report

Allegiant, which opened a $40 million aircraft base at Indianapolis International Airport in February, experienced more than 100 serious mechanical incidents from January 2017 to October 2017, the TV news show reported.

U.S. retail sales rebound sharply after post-holiday lull

The Commerce Department on Monday said retail sales rose 0.6 percent last month, the largest increase since November.

EPA begins cleanup of lead-tainted former battery store site in Indianapolis

The site on Indianapolis' southwest side was the location of a retail battery sales store from about 1962 until 2008.

Trove of author Ray Bradbury's papers set for preservation at IUPUI

The Center for Ray Bradbury Studies, which is devoted to the study of the science fiction-fantasy author's works, won a $50,000 grant this month from the National Endowment for the Humanities to begin planning the giant archive's conservation.

Agricultural experts troubled by GOP Senate candidates' tariff talk

Indiana's three Republican Senate candidates continue to voice support for President Donald Trump's trade brinkmanship with China, even as experts warn that a trade war could drive farmers into bankruptcy.

Indiana-based Rose Acre Farms recalls 200M eggs over salmonella concerns

A notice posted on the Food & Drug Administration website says the eggs shipped to restaurants and grocery stores in nine states may be tainted with salmonella.

Indiana Democrats seeking end to their legislative futility

Indiana Democrats say a jump in new candidates on the May 8 primary ballot is a sign that they could cut into large Republican majorities in the Statehouse that have left them largely powerless.

Holcomb names former Coats aide to chair Gaming Commission

Gov. Eric J. Holcomb on Friday named Indianapolis attorney Michael McMains to the position.

Indiana lawmaker plans to reintroduce logging legislation

An Indiana lawmaker plans to reintroduce legislation that he says would protect the state's forests after seeing the outcome of a timber cut that removed more than 1,700 trees from a 300-acre state forest site.

IRS head sees huge task ahead to administer new tax law

The agency, pummeled for years by criticism from congressional Republicans and funding cuts, now must administer and enforce the most sweeping overhaul of the U.S. tax code in three decades.

Tony Stewart, Ward family settle wrongful death lawsuit

Tony Stewart and the parents of Kevin Ward Jr. have agreed to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family against the former NASCAR champion for his role in the death of their son.

Bumping to return to Indy 500 qualifications as 34th car enters race

J.R. Hildebrand will enter this year's Indianapolis 500 with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing and bumping will return to the event for the first time since 2015.

Indiana GOP locked Todd Rokita out of database, sources say

Senate candidate Todd Rokita likely violated ethics laws as Indiana's secretary of state by repeatedly accessing a Republican donor database from his government office, three former GOP officials say.

Purdue University to extend tuition freeze into seventh year

Purdue University said the tuition freeze and other steps have helped reduce student debt.

Judge strikes down Hamilton County's restrictions on road signs

The order nullifies an ordinance that Hamilton County commissioners passed Feb. 12 and updated April 3. The ban largely targeting political and real estate signs along roads.

Fed discussed 'slightly steeper' future rate hikes in latest meeting

Federal Reserve officials signaled rising confidence last month that a strong economy will lift inflation closer to its 2 percent target and that they may accelerate the Fed's pace of interest rate hikes as a result.

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Earn $35,000 a year: become a top NBA 2K League player

In an effort to attract fans of esports to the game of basketball, the Indiana Pacers are one of 17 NBA teams fielding a gaming team in the league's inaugural season.

Old National Bank to close branch offices in Indianapolis, Carmel

Old National took over all three of the branches in 2009 when it acquired 52 Indianapolis-area Charter One offices. All but a few of those locations have since closed.

Noblesville Main Street picks new executive director

Lorna Steele, a 2013 Indiana University graduate, has been chosen to replace Chris Owens, who left in February for a new position.

A pay raise and new credential for one of health care's toughest jobs

A looming shortage of certified nurse aides is prompting Indiana's nursing home industry and Ivy Tech Community College to develop a career pathway with more money for traditionally low-paid workers.

A&E, etc.

Indianapolis International Airport seeks to add 'first class' terminal hotel

The Indianapolis Airport Authority board has asked developers interested in building the project to submit responses by the end of June. Plans a decade ago to build a $50 million Westin at the airport were scuttled by the Great Recession.

Theatre on the Square has new name, management

The struggling venue, which has been on Mass Ave since 1993 and features a 120-seat theater and a 60-seat, cabaret-style theater, closed its doors after the IndyFringe Festival in August.

Gaming commission OKs Caesars Entertainment's $85M Horseshoe casino plan

Caesars sought approval for the plan despite threats to cancel the project if the state did not waive a $50 million fee tied to its acquisition of racinos in Anderson and Shelbyville.
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Scottish Rite Cathedral named to TripAdvisor 'most beautiful' list

Popular travel website TripAdvisor on Tuesday said it has included the landmark at 650 N. Meridian St. on its list of “America’s 20 Most Beautiful Churches, Cathedrals & Basilicas Worth Visiting.”

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