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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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Illinois company plans $26M Indiana plant, 580 jobs12:14 PM

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 race11:34 AM

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 testifies10:59 AM

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 spending10:59 PM

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 charges10:43 PM

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.

Full loan relief rare for students defrauded by for-profit colleges

The Trump administration is granting only partial loan forgiveness to the vast majority of students approved for help because of fraud by for-profit colleges, according to preliminary Education Department data.

China promises retaliation if U.S. imposes more tariffs

The threat came after President Donald Trump said Friday he was considering extending penalties to an additional $267 billion of Chinese products.

Pence confident no one on his staff wrote NY Times column

More than two dozen high-ranking administration officials have denied writing the column. Vice President Mike Pence said his staff had nothing to do with it.

Brickyard 400 postponed until Monday afternoon

A full schedule of events planned for Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend were washed out by the rain.

Tesla stock falls after CEO appears to smoke joint during interview

In an overnight interview on the "The Joe Rogan Experience," which appears on YouTube, Tesla CEO Elon Musk inhales from what the host says is a combined marijuana-tobacco joint and takes a sip of whiskey.

Media School at IU gets $6 million gift, plans investigative center

The university announced Thursday that the center will focus on the production and teaching of investigative journalism.

Indiana plans to seek damages over standardized test issues

Results for the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus were supposed to be publicly released Wednesday, but vendor Pearson notified the department last week about two scoring issues.

Trump poised to tax an additional $200B in Chinese imports

The administration could decide to begin taxing the imports—equal to nearly 40 percent of all the goods China sold the United States last year—after a public comment period ends Thursday.

No immediate ruling in GOP's latest Obamacare lawsuit

The latest push to scrap the Affordable Care Act once and for all pressed ahead Wednesday as Republican-controlled states asked a federal judge to finish what Congress started last year.

Trump team, Canadian negotiators working on trade deal

The U.S. and Canada are sparring over issues including U.S. access to Canada's protected dairy market and American plans to protect some drug companies from generic competition.

Indianapolis priest suspended after allegation of sexual misconduct

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis announced the allegation was made Tuesday to a victim assistance coordinator.

Amish couple sues U.S. government over photo requirement

An Indiana Amish couple with 13 children accuse U.S. officials of violating their constitutional rights by insisting that they provide photographs before the Canadian wife can become a permanent U.S. resident.

Indiana Pacers sign coach Nate McMillan to multi-year deal

The 54-year-old Nate McMillan has a 90-74 record and helped lead the team to the playoffs the past two seasons.

Fraternity group votes to ban hard alcohol at houses, events

Most U.S. and Canadian fraternities have one year to ban hard alcohol under a rule adopted during the annual meeting of their Carmel-based trade association.

Vectren: Indiana gas customers to save $35 over 12 months

The company said the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission on Tuesday approved the final phase of an agreement with various consumer groups to reflect decreases in rates as a result of the federal tax overhaul last year.

Indianapolis woman who lost family on duck boat files lawsuit

An Indianapolis woman whose husband and three children drowned when a duck boat full of tourists sank in a Missouri lake has filed a federal lawsuit.

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Council panel OKs $16.7M in financing for $141M in Keystone Realty projects

Keystone Realty Group’s plan to spend $141 million on two high-profile downtown redevelopment projects passed a hurdle Monday night as an Indianapolis City-County council committee unanimously approved $16.7 million in financing to help fund the project.

French Lick Resort plans $17 million expansion project

The six-story addition will add 56 guestrooms and a sports bar to the southern Indiana tourist destination.
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Drury plans to demolish Caribbean Cove hotel/water park, build new inn 11:43 am

The mammoth hotel and conference center abruptly closed last year, leaving a huge hole in the Michigan Road corridor south of I-465. Drury Hotels wants a tax break from the city for its plans to fill it.

Opponent fires another volley in fight over Nickel Plate corridor

A not-for-profit group is taking legal action against Fishers, Noblesville and Hamilton County, saying officials violated public-access laws when making decisions regarding the future of the Nickel Plate Railroad corridor.

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