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Last Updated Sat., May 26, 2018 - 10:55 AM

Former IU football coach Mallory dies at 82 after fall10:47 AM

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The winningest football coach in IU history, Mallory took Indiana to six bowls from 1984-96. His blunt assessments and earthy phrases made him a favorite around Bloomington.

Women CEOs still rare at public companies, but pay tops that of men 2:54 PM

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Topping the list of highest-paid female CEOs is Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo, whose compensation was $25.9 million.

Danville brothers revving up communications software firm at IMS

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Kerauno, an Indianapolis-based startup, signed a deal with Andretti Autosport this year to help the IndyCar team better communicate with its sponsors, hospitality guests and other corporate partners and fans through a variety of electronic means.

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 Sat., May 26, 2018 - 10:55 AM

Former IU football coach Mallory dies at 82 after fall10:47 AM

The winningest football coach in IU history, Mallory took Indiana to six bowls from 1984-96. His blunt assessments and earthy phrases made him a favorite around Bloomington.

Women CEOs still rare at public companies, but pay tops that of men 2:54 PM

Topping the list of highest-paid female CEOs is Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo, whose compensation was $25.9 million.

For public company CEOs, $11.7M is middle-of-the-pack pay11:51 AM

Chief executives at the biggest public companies got an 8.5 percent raise last year, bringing the median pay package for CEOs to $11.7 million.

Penske: Guarantee full-time drivers Indy 500 starting spots

Roger Penske has a very simple solution for the predicament the Indianapolis 500 created when one of its most popular drivers, James Hinchcliffe, was bumped from the field during qualifying.

Indiana convenience stores find new way around cold beer ban

The announcement on Thursday, ahead of the Memorial Day weekend, was the latest attempt to combat liquor stores' exclusive right to sell cold carry-out beer in Indiana.

Indiana's largest beer distributor laying off 100 workers

Monarch Beverage Co. expects the job cuts to occur by Sept. 1, when the Indianapolis-based wholesaler will pull out of the wine business by closing its $67 million-a-year wine distribution business.

Emails show deception by Nassar, USA Gymnastics

USA Gymnastics agreed to use false excuses in 2015 to account for the absence of sports doctor Larry Nassar, according to emails.

Congress OKs Trump bid to widen private care at besieged VA

Congress delivered a victory to President Donald Trump by expanding private care for veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system.

Trump launches probe into auto imports, possible tariffs

The Trump administration on Wednesday launched an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on the imports of automobiles into the United States, moving swiftly as talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement have stalled.

New plan announced to improve broadband in Indiana's rural areas

The effort was announced Wednesday by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. It's part of a broader document called the Strategic Plan for Rural Indiana.

As both driver and owner, Ed Carpenter a factor at Indy

Ed Carpenter is making his presence felt this year by helping Danica Patrick and establishing himself as a contender for Sunday's big race in the city he has called home since he was a youngster.

Historically black colleges make gains in NCAA progress report

Athletes at historically black colleges and universities are closing the gap in the classroom, according to the latest academic report from the Indianapolis-based NCAA.

NFL owners adopt new policy to address national anthem protests

The decision was announced Wednesday by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during the league's spring meeting in Atlanta.

Indiana Supreme Court disbars lawyer in estate theft case

The Indiana Supreme Court has disbarred a lawyer imprisoned for the misappropriation of funds from six estates that authorities say totaled hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Caterpillar plans $73.6 million Indiana expansion, 125 jobs

Heavy equipment and machinery maker Caterpillar plans to make the investment in building improvements, information technology, software and equipment.

Lawmakers move to dismantle key post-crisis bank rules

The House voted 258-159 to approve legislation rolling back the Dodd-Frank law, notching a legislative win for President Donald Trump, who made gutting the landmark law a campaign promise.

Indianapolis official announces halt to merit board changes

The Indianapolis City-County Council president has halted plans to revamp the city's civilian police merit board in the wake of its recent vote clearing two officers of wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black motorist.

Former Indiana first lady has surgery to remove brain tumor

Susan Bayh, the wife of former Sen. and Gov. Evan Bayh, had a malignant glioblastoma removed Tuesday.

After 54 years, ABC prepares to sign off on Indianapolis 500

It will end a tradition that is just as much part of the Indy 500 fabric as the Borg-Warner Trophy, the yard of bricks, the celebratory milk in victory lane and the singing of "(Back Home Again in) Indiana."

Chevy hoping it finally has edge on Honda in Indy 500

As dominant as Chevy has been in racing over the years, Honda continues to have the upper hand in the Indy 500.

J.C. Penney CEO leaving to take top spot at Lowe's

The announced departure of Marvin Ellison on Tuesday sent shares of the struggling department store chain tumbling to an all-time intraday low.

Artist Robert Indiana, known for 'LOVE' series, dies at 89

Robert Indiana was born Robert Clark in New Castle and later relocated to Indianapolis, where he attended Arsenal Technical High School.

U.S. Olympic Committee hires FBI exec as athlete safety director

The hiring is the latest effort to strengthen sex-abuse policies that are being rewritten in the wake of cases involving Olympic athletes.

Supreme Court rules employers can bar worker class actions

A divided U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that employers can force workers to use individual arbitration instead of class-action lawsuits to press legal claims.

Economic talks between U.S., China lead to trade war truce

The United States and China are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after the world's two biggest economies reported progress in talks aimed at bringing down America's massive trade deficit with Beijing.

Fifth Third to acquire Chicago's MB Financial for $4.7 billion

Fifth Third is paying a premium to gain a bigger foothold in the Chicago market, where MB Financial is among the middle-market banking leaders with 86 retail bank branches.

Tax hike helps fuel big jump in Indiana gasoline prices

Indiana is heading into the Memorial Day weekend tied with California for the largest gas price increase in the United States over the past year.

Indy 500 field won't be expanded for Hinchcliffe, Mann

IndyCar president of competition and operations Jay Frye said the series is not considering expanding the field for next Sunday's race.

Indiana agency wants to end newspaper notices on air permits

IDEM officials say making the change will expand public access to permit-related documents and decisions because more people are using the internet. But environmental groups disagree.

Environmental group, Indianapolis developer plan Indiana trailhead

An environmental group is working with an Indianapolis-based developer known for its retail projects on plans for a proposed recreational trail in Indiana instead of a stalled reservoir project.

Conservative revolt over immigration sinks House farm bill

House Republican leaders suffered a setback Friday when conservatives scuttled an ambitious farm bill.

USA Gymnastics exec out amid fallout from Nassar scandal

Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics has parted ways with senior vice president Rhonda Faehn, who has come under fire recently from victims of Larry Nassar.

ACC seeks to expand NCAA basketball tourney by 4 teams, change rules

Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford said Thursday the league will propose legislation to expand the tournament from 68 to 72 teams.

Animal rights group criticizes IU for lab animal deaths

An Ohio-based animal rights group is calling on the Indiana University School of Medicine to fire staffers the group alleges violated laboratory protocols that resulted in the deaths of more than 100 lab animals.

WNBA donating portion of ticket sales to women's groups

The league, which begins its 22nd season Friday, will donate $5 for each ticket purchased for select games during the season to one of six groups as part of the "Take a Seat, Take a Stand" campaign.

NCAA opens door to title games in states with sports betting

The governing body for college sports on Thursday announced a "temporary" lifting of a ban that prevents events like college basketball's NCAA tournament from being hosted in states that accept wagers on single games.

House OKs expansion of private care at VA, budget crisis fix

The House voted Wednesday to give veterans more freedom to see doctors outside the Veterans Affairs health system, a major shift aimed at reducing wait times and improving medical care.

Dreyer & Reinbold hopes Indy 500 leads to IndyCar return

The Carmel-based racing team has two entries for the May 27 race, a strategy that could perhaps open the door for the team to consistently participate in the Indycar Series.

Reports predict possible climate changes in Indiana

Two new Indiana climate reports say the state's forests will likely benefit from longer growing seasons, but the state could also face increased spring flooding and summer droughts.

Ball State getting $2.9M in donations for takeover of Muncie schools

The Ball State University Board of Trustees has given approval to a plan that calls for the university to take over the financially troubled Muncie Community Schools district.

Michigan State reaches $500M settlement with Nassar victims

Michigan State University says it has reached a settlement with hundreds of women and girls who say they were sexually assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar in the worst sex-abuse case in sports history.

Amazon to give Prime members extra discounts at Whole Foods

The online retailer has made a number of changes to Whole Foods since it bought the chain last year.

U.S. factory production sees healthy jump on consumer spending

U.S. factories cranked out more appliances, computers and aircraft last month, lifting manufacturing production for only the second time in five months.

Macy's shares soar as profit surpasses expectations

With customers in a mood to spend, particularly on clothing, Macy's surpassed all profit and revenue expectations for the first quarter of the year and raised its outlook.

Who will referee billion-dollar sports betting industry?

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting, the race is on to see who will referee the multibillion-dollar business of gambling on pro and college games.

Indiana lawmakers plan summer study on sports betting, child welfare

Over the summer, the General Assembly will look at more than 50 topics ranging from industrial hemp to short-term rental taxes.

U.S. retail sales continue rebound with solid April showing

U.S. retail sales rose at a solid pace in April, a sign that consumers are bouncing back from weak spending earlier this year and driving stronger economic growth.

UPDATE: Lawmakers send five bills to governor after closing special session

Gov. Eric Holcomb signed all five bills without fanfare Monday afternoon, including a school-takeover measure that will further reduce the authority of the Gary school board while allowing Ball State University to take over Muncie schools.

Indiana House OKs school-safety funding as special session gets underway

A bill making an additional $5 million available for safety improvements was approved Monday morning by the Indiana House as the first major action taken during what's expected to be a one-day special session of the state General Assembly.

Indianapolis developer picked for $120M redevelopment project

Flaherty & Collins Properties was selected by the city of Valparaiso to develop a $120 million mixed-use project at the former Anco factory site.

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Lincoln Tech mentoring program puts student in pits of IndyCar team

School allows a student and instructor from one of Lincoln Tech's 12 locations across the country to participate in five IndyCar races, including the Indianapolis 500.

Target revamps Indianapolis distribution center

Also: Drybar, Tavern at the Point, Russell Provisions and Huse Culinary

Roundup: Fishers borrowing $16.4M for Yard, Tex-Mex to open in Carmel, Denny's in Whitestown

Progress on the multi-use, 17-acre Yard at Fishers District project is just beginning as funding for the project and more details about its retail tenants fall into place. Also coming soon: Chuy’s in Carmel, The OutHouse in Noblesville, and a free fitness court in Westfield.

Franciscan, St. Vincent set to battle for patients on south side

The two health systems will directly compete for emergency and acute-care patients this summer after St. Vincent opens a micro-hospital just a few blocks from Franciscan's large campus on South Emerson Avenue.

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EXPLORE: Swimming macaques join fellow primates at Indianapolis Zoo

A gang has taken over the former polar bear spot at the Indianapolis Zoo—and the members are nothing like the former resident.

Hoosier carnival pro buys back big amusement operation on the cheap

It's been a bumpy ride for North American Midway Entertainment, which was sold in 2015 to a Connecticut-based buyer for $75.5 million. One of its former owners just bought it back for $23.5 million.
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Local group converting former Phoenix Theatre building into condos

Plans for the historic structure in the downtown Chatham Arch neighborhood call for three condominiums priced at roughly $1.1 million each. Work is set to begin early next month.
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Artist Robert Indiana, known for 'LOVE' series, dies at 89

Robert Indiana was born Robert Clark in New Castle and later relocated to Indianapolis, where he attended Arsenal Technical High School.

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