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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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Eldorado's proposed $17.3B acquisition could make it state's biggest casino owner 4:22 PM

Eldorado Resorts Inc. announced Monday that it plans to buy Las Vegas-based Caesars Entertainment Corp., creating the largest gambling operator in the United States—and in Indiana.

High court strikes down 'scandalous' part of trademark law11:55 AM

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the century-old provision is an unconstitutional restriction on speech, handing a victory Monday to California fashion brand FUCT.

Justices side with business, government in information fight11:41 AM

The Supreme Court ruled against a newspaper that was seeking to learn how much money goes annually to every store nationwide that participates in the government's $65 billion-a-year Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, called SNAP.

Buttigieg criticized at emotional town hall after shooting10:35 PM

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg faced contentious questioning Sunday from angry residents of South Bend a week after a white police officer fatally shot a black man in the city where he is mayor.

Indiana boosts security on driver's licenses, ID cards

The bureau said people whose cards expire soon can get one of the new cards. All Indiana BMV branches are expected to offer the new cards by mid-July.

Regional divide opens up in sports betting legislation

By year's end, legalization is possible in a dozen states in the Northeast and Midwest. But most states in the Deep South and far West are staying on the sidelines, at least for now.

Ex-teacher sues after ousting over transgender student names

The federal lawsuit claims the Brownsburg Community School Corp. and its administrators violated John Kluge's First Amendment right to freedom of speech and free exercise of religion, among others.

Two central Indiana counties considering possible shared jail

County council members from Madison and Henry counties are expected to meet soon to discuss the process and possible location for what could be combined 800-bed facility.

Indiana jobless rate remains steady at 3.6% in May

Indiana's labor-force participation rate—the percentage of the state's population that is either employed or actively seeking work—dipped from 65.3% in April to 65% in May.

Indiana fish farm poised to make history with genetically modified salmon

The salmon produced by AquaBounty are the first genetically modified animals approved for human consumption in the United States.

Walmart to pay $282 million over foreign corruption charges

The nation's biggest store chain said the two settlements close the books on federal investigations that stretch back to 2012 and have collectively cost the company more than $900 million.

NRA sues ex-president North, saying he harmed organization

The National Rifle Association has sued its former president, Oliver North, for what it called "conduct harmful to the NRA" as turmoil that was exposed publicly when North resigned two months ago continued Thursday when the organization also turned against its longtime chief lobbyist.

Trump says Roger Penske to get Presidential Medal of Freedom

Roger Penske, 82, is a fixture in the Detroit automotive scene and is one of America's most successful businessmen. He celebrated his record 18th Indianapolis 500 victory as a car owner in May with driver Simon Pagenaud.

Brown County State Park, lodge to stay closed through Sunday

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says Brown County State Park and its Abe Martin Lodge will remain closed because of a lack of a potable water supply caused by recent heavy rainfall.

USA Gymnastics revamps Safe Sport policy amid abuse scandal

The Indianapolis-based organization released the new policy on Wednesday after consulting with a wide spectrum of people, including child welfare advocates and survivors of emotional and sexual abuse.

Fed leaves its key rate unchanged but hints of future cuts

In its statement Wednesday, the Fed removed a reference to being "patient" about adjusting rates. That suggested that the Fed is now inclined to begin cutting rates for the first time in more than a decade. It remains unclear when that might happen.

Indiana farmers near planting completion after wet spring

The newest U.S. Department of Agriculture report shows 84% percent of Indiana's expected corn crop was planted at the start of this week.

Trump says he'll talk trade with Chinese president next week

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

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

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 allegations

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.

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Eldorado's proposed $17.3B acquisition could make it state's biggest casino owner 16:30 pm

Eldorado Resorts Inc. announced Monday that it plans to buy Las Vegas-based Caesars Entertainment Corp., creating the largest gambling operator in the United States—and in Indiana.

Regional divide opens up in sports betting legislation

By year's end, legalization is possible in a dozen states in the Northeast and Midwest. But most states in the Deep South and far West are staying on the sidelines, at least for now.

Hoosier Lottery to explore online games

The Hoosier Lottery is set to study the move that could let players buy tickets for Powerball, Mega Millions and instant games on their phones.

Will debut made-in-USA expo bring big crowd?

A convention thought to be the first of its kind will take over nearly half the Indiana Convention Center for four days this fall, with a focus on promoting products manufactured in the United States.

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