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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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U.S. Chamber endorses GOP's Braun in Indiana Senate race12:30 PM

The organization released an advertisment attacking Braun opponent Sen. Joe Donnelly for voting against the Republican-led tax overhaul.

USA Diving CEO to leave after 16 months on the job10:52 PM

The Indianapolis-based national governing body for the sport said Monday that Lee Walsi Johnson will be leaving on Oct. 5.

U.S. credit scores hit new high while household debt skyrockets

The new record comes on the heels of other signs that consumers are finally shrugging off a recession hangover, despite stubbornly stagnant wages that haven’t matched mushrooming corporate revenue.

United States, China hike tariffs as trade conflict intensifies

With no settlement in sight, forecasters say the conflict between the two biggest economies could trim global growth through 2020.

Task force expected to recommend funding boost for state alcohol agency

Sen. Ron Alting said the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission needs more funding to hire more officers and employees, and to update technology.

Vice President Pence to return to Indiana for GOP event

Former Gov. Mike Pence's trip will come just weeks ahead of the Nov. 6 election in which Republican candidate Mike Braun is looking to defeat Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly.

Man sentenced to 16 years in crash that killed Colts player, Uber driver

A man from Guatemala living illegally in the United States was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to two counts of operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of 0.15 or more, causing death.

It's high times for soaring marijuana stocks on Wall Street

Investors are craving marijuana stocks as Canada prepares to legalize pot next month, leading to giant gains for Canada-based companies listed on U.S. exchanges.

Dow, S&P 500 close at all-time highs amid upbeat economic reports

Wall Street delivered another set of milestones Thursday as a wave of buying sent U.S. stocks solidly higher.

Italian filter maker to establish operations in central Indiana

The office of Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced the plans Thursday in Milan during the governor's three-day economic development trip to Italy.

U.S., China tariff situation not likely to end soon, experts predict

The United States and China haven't held high-level trade talks since June, raising doubts about whether a resolution can be reached anytime soon.

British company drops plans for Indiana wind farm

Renewable Energy Systems on Tuesday dropped its proposal for the Harvest Wind Energy project, which called for 150 to 225 wind turbines.

Harding Steinbrenner Racing to field rookies O'Ward, Herta in IndyCar

Colton Herta and Patricio O'Ward will move up to the IndyCar Series in 2019 as drivers for the newly formed Harding Steinbrenner Racing.

NIPSCO making plans to retire its coal-fired power plants

Northern Indiana Public Service Co. says it's considering retiring four of its five remaining coal-fired electricity-generating units within five years and the other within a decade.

Indiana reports decline in child abuse, neglect deaths

Child neglect and abuse fatalities fell by nearly a quarter during its 2016 fiscal year, the Indiana Department of Child Services reported Wednesday.

Federal agency awards Indiana $25 million to fight opioid abuse

Indiana's funding announced Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was among more than $1 billion awarded to all 50 states to combat opioid abuse.

Illinois company plans $26M Indiana plant, 580 jobs

Elk Grove, Illinois-based Wynright Corp. announced plans Tuesday for the 320,000-square-foot plant on 44 acres that will make material handling systems for the logistics industry.

Some in GOP worried that Braun might be coasting in close race

The criticism of Mike Braun's performance reflects a sudden sense among the GOP that Senate contests in several states President Trump carried may be tougher than expected and that control of the Republican-led chamber could be at stake.

Kavanaugh's accuser wants FBI probe before she testifies

In the Senate, the issue of whether, when and if Christine Blasey Ford might testify against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has ignited a furor, especially among Democratic women.

U.S. Senate backs bill to avert shutdown, boost military spending

The measure includes $675 billion for the Defense Department and boosts military pay by 2.6 percent, the largest pay raise in nine years.

Muncie official, businessman indicted on fraud charges

The charges were made against Muncie's superintendent of sewer maintenance and engineering, and a businessman who owns a gun store and a flea market.

Water utility seeks rate hike for $542M in infrastructure

Indiana American Water, which provides water services to 1.3 million people in Indiana, has requested a nearly 17 percent rate increase.

Republicans delay Kavanaugh vote for hearing on assault accusation

Republicans on Monday abruptly called Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexual assault more than three decades ago to testify publicly next week.

Indiana governor's proposed toll road hike criticized for secrecy

A proposed fee increase on heavy-duty commercial vehicles that use the Indiana Toll Road was negotiated without legislative involvement and with considerable secrecy, according to some Indiana lawmakers.

Indiana, Manitoba officials sign agriculture agreement

Government officials are pledging to work closely, particularly on matters of trade, agriculture research and investment.

Donnelly among those calling for Kavanaugh vote delay

Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly was among Democrats who said a planned vote should be postponed on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee until Congress has time to review sexual misconduct allegations.

Maryland plans to appeal EPA denial of petition involving Indiana plants

Maryland contends the power plants in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia are violating the "good neighbor" provision of the Clean Air Act.

Report: Machines to handle half of workplace tasks by 2025

A major challenge will be training and re-training employees for a world in which the majority of workplace tasks in existence today will be performed by machines or algorithms.

DowDuPont names leaders for Corteva Agriscience, DuPont

The Corteva Agriscience spinoff, which includes the local operations of the former Dow AgroSciences unit, employs about 1,500 workers in Indianapolis.

Salesforce CEO Benioff acquires Time magazine for $190 million

The purchase of Time by Marc Benioff continues a trend of acquisitions of old-line media institutions by wealthy tech giants.

New report moves Indiana out of top 10 fattest states

Of course, Indiana's improved ranking doesn't necessarily mean Hoosiers are slimming down, and could simply reflect that other states are getting worse.

Indiana booze study commission unlikely to call for big reforms

A state task force conducting an in-depth review of Indiana's alcohol laws is likely to conclude its two-year study without taking a position on cold beer sales.

Indiana lawmakers consider crackdown on unsolicited calls

Lawmakers are looking into toughening the state's regulations for telephone solicitation to combat unwanted, and often illegal, sales calls.

Education chief loses student loan lawsuit brought by 19 states

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' move to delay Obama-era regulations to help students defrauded by for-profit colleges was dealt a setback Wednesday.

U.S. industrial production shows solid 0.4 percent gain in August

Factory production increased 0.2 percent last month, lifted by a 4 percent rise in the making of vehicles and parts. Automakers assembled vehicles at their strongest pace since April.

Congress passes spending deal, bids to avert government shutdown

Moving to head off a government shutdown that neither party wants, Congress has overwhelmingly approved a compromise spending bill and pledged agreement on a short-term bill to fund the government through early December.

Indiana gets $9M grant for students' mental health needs

The five-year grant for the Indiana Department of Education was awarded through a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration program.

House speaker: Top GOP lawmaker Brown still in critical condition

House Speaker Brian Bosma said in a statement Thursday that House Ways and Means Chairman Tim Brown is in critical but stable condition following a motorcycle accident on Wednesday.

GM recalls more than 1M pickups, SUVs for power steering problem

GM said the power steering can fail momentarily during a voltage drop and suddenly return, mainly during low-speed turns. Such a failure increases the risk of a crash.

As economy booms, U.S. cities report slowing revenue growth

The biggest drags on municipal finances stem from rising wages and the need to rehabilitate aging infrastructure.

Apple shows off its most expensive iPhone yet

Apple unveiled three new iPhones on Wednesday, including its biggest and most expensive model to date, as the company seeks to widen the product's appeal amid slowing sales.

Bigger, pricier iPhone expected to be revealed Wednesday

Apple is expected to showcase three new iPhones on Wednesday, including its biggest and most expensive model yet, as the company seeks to widen the product's appeal amid slowing sales.

U.S. median incomes show third straight year of growth

The Census Bureau said incomes for a typical household, adjusted for inflation, rose 1.8 percent from 2016 to 2017.

McConnell-allied Super PAC spends $1.4M to boost GOP's Braun

The Senate Leadership Fund on Tuesday announced the advertising campaign, which will run across the state on broadcast TV, cable, radio and online.

Purdue sets enrollment record on its West Lafayette campus

A burgeoning freshman class has helped lift Purdue University to an all-time high in enrollment on its main campus.

China puts off licenses for U.S. companies amid tariff battle

The license delay applies to industries Beijing has promised to open to foreign competitors, according to the U.S.-China Business Council. The group represents some 200 American companies that do business with China.

As job openings reach unprecedented levels, so does quitting

Americans are increasingly taking advantage of a tight labor market to find new, often higher-paying jobs.

Keselowski hands Team Penske its first Brickyard 400 victory

With his first victory in 25 NASCAR Cup tries at his favorite racing venue, Roger Penske joined Chip Ganassi as the only owners to win both the Indy 500 and Brickyard 400 in the same year.

Governor plans business-development trips to Italy, Manitoba

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb and Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch are planning international economic development trips to help strengthen the state's automotive and agriculture industries.

After wet weekend in Indy, racing begins at Brickyard

Following three solid days of rain, the first of two NASCAR races is under way at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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Bank, restaurant vacating downtown tower as work gears up for new hotel 14:53 pm

The street-level retail tenants in One North Penn are preparing to either relocate or close for good as the office building's transformation gets under way.

IBJ Podcast: Can Indy support its downtown hotel boom?

Host Mason King talks with Mark Eble, the managing director of CBRE Hotels Advisory and an expert on the hotel industry in the Midwest, to find out.
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Downtown sees blitz of hotel projects 07:14 am

The Indianapolis hotel market is booming, with about 2,800 new rooms slated to come online downtown alone in the next five years.

All aboard new Nickel Plate Express excursion train

Two years after Nickel Plate Railroad owners halted tourism train service, a new operator is revving up excitement for excursions along 12 miles of track from Atlanta to Noblesville.

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