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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Amazon aims to cut its carbon footprint11:12 PM

The online retail giant announced plans Monday to make half of all its shipments carbon neutral by 2030.

Indiana Dunes becomes state's first national park

The Dunes were initially recommended to become a national park in 1916, because of their biological diversity and geological features.

Hundreds of companies excused from steel tariff, analysis shows

Two Indianapolis-area subsidiaries of Japanese companies are among hundreds of firms granted permission to import millions of tons of steel without paying the hefty tariff President Trump put in place to protect U.S. manufacturers and jobs.

Trump says he might extend deadline in U.S.-China talks

President Donald Trump said that "there's a possibility" he would extend a March 2 deadline in trade talks with China if the two countries are closing in on a deal.

Tirico named to host NBC's inaugural coverage of Indy 500

Mike Tirico, who has built a reputation for covering some of the biggest events in sports, will take on the Indy 500 for the very first time as TV coverage switches from ABC to NBC.

Many steel tariffs waived even with tough trade talk

Hundreds of companies have received permission to import millions of tons of steel without paying tariffs. Two subsidiaries of Japanese companies, both in the suburbs of Indianapolis, had vastly different experiences with the waiver requests.

Impeachment investigation sought of Indiana attorney general

Rep. Ed DeLaney, D-Indianapolis, said he submitted the request Thursday asking that the House Judiciary Committee investigate Hill's conduct and whether he should remain in office.

Congress OKs border deal; Trump to sign, declare emergency

Congress lopsidedly approved a border security compromise Thursday that would avert a second painful government shutdown, but a new confrontation was ignited.

Report finds problems with student loan servicing, oversight

The nine companies and organizations tasked with servicing the accounts of the nation's 30 million student loan borrowers repeatedly failed to do their jobs properly over a period of years, a new report finds.

Illinois set to hike minimum wage to $15, highest in Midwest

Republicans argued the law will cost jobs in a state where statistics show more than 60 percent of residents live within 40 miles of a state border.

EPA too slow on limiting toxic chemicals, critics say

Under pressure from Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday it would move toward setting safety limits for a class of highly toxic chemicals contaminating drinking water around the country.

Amazon ditches New York headquarters plan, won't look elsewhere

Amazon said Thursday it does not plan to look for another location, and will continue to build out HQ2 offices in Arlington, Virginia, and a logistics hub in Nashville, Tennessee.

Earlham names Rose-Hulman's Houtman to be next president

Anne Houtman has been provost and vice president for academic affairs at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute for the past three years.

Democrats question promises in proposed $26.5B T-Mobile-Sprint deal

U.S. Democratic lawmakers challenged top executives of T-Mobile and Sprint on Wednesday over their pledge not to raise prices for wireless services or hurt competition if their $26.5 billion merger goes through.

Chicago Cubs, Sinclair to launch sports network in 2020

The Cubs said Wednesday the Marquee Sports Network will carry live game broadcasts and pregame and postgame coverage.

Holcomb names no current teachers to commission studying teacher pay

A seven-member commission picked by Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb to recommend ways to boost teacher pay doesn't include any current teachers or school leaders.

U.S. expects record domestic oil production in 2019, 2020

The United States expects domestic oil production to reach new heights this year and next, and that prices—for both crude and gasoline—will be lower than they were in 2018.

Indiana House advances bill calling for tax on vaping liquids

The Indiana House has endorsed a bill to start taxing the liquids used in electronic cigarettes, but only after the proposed tax rate was cut in half.

No action coming on Indiana attorney general removal bill

A Republican House committee chairman said now isn't the time to consider the bill while Attorney General Curtis Hill faces a possible lawsuit over the allegations.

Fed Chairman Powell doesn't see elevated recession risks

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday that he doesn't see signs of an economic downturn on the horizon.

Gun training for teachers among Indiana GOP firearms bills

Indiana school districts would be able to seek state money to provide gun training for their teachers under a bill endorsed by a legislative committee.

Lawmakers reach deal to avoid shutdown that includes border wall funding

Congressional negotiators announced an agreement late Monday to prevent a government shutdown and finance construction of new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Toys 'R' Us planning second act under new name

Toys "R" Us fans in the United States should see the iconic brand re-emerge in some form by this holiday season.

EPA decision on chemical compounds tied to health risks expected soon

The Environmental Protection Agency is looking at how to respond to a public push for stricter regulation of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl compounds, in production since the 1940s.

Trump calls for investment in artificial intelligence

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order directing federal agencies to prioritize research and development in artificial intelligence.

Election panel won't probe Bosma's use of campaign funds

A state election panel won't investigate Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma's use of campaign funds to collect information on a woman who says she performed oral sex on the married Republican lawmaker when she was a legislative intern in 1992.

Amazon's Bezos: Enquirer threatened to publish revealing pics

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says he was the target of "extortion and blackmail" by the publisher of the National Enquirer, which he said threatened to publish revealing personal photos of him unless he stopped investigating how the tabloid obtained his private exchanges with his mistress.

Automakers recall 1.7M cars with potentially fatal airbags

Cars from Subaru, Tesla, BMW, Volkswagen, Daimler Vans, Mercedes and Ferrari are included in the latest round of recalls involving airbag inflators that can hurl shrapnel into drivers and passengers.

Nassar victims, creditors frustrated by USA Gymnastics at hearing

Three women suing Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics over alleged sexual abuse expressed frustration with its chief financial officer's lack of answers Thursday during a creditors meeting in the group's bankruptcy case.

Bankruptcy judge blesses $5.2B plan to keep Sears afloat

The approval means roughly 425 stores and 45,000 jobs will be preserved, at least for now.

Former Starbucks CEO Schultz blasts Trump in Purdue speech

Howard Schultz said Thursday that Trump's presidency is "one of the most significant security threats America faces in the post-World War II era."

Wave of concussion lawsuits to test NCAA's liability

The Indianapolis-based NCAA is facing more than 300 lawsuits from former college football players who claim their concussions were mistreated and led to medical problems.

Applications for U.S. jobless aid fall to 234,000

Applications are a proxy for layoffs, so a low level indicates businesses are holding onto their employees.

Ex-Starbucks CEO mulling presidential run to speak at Purdue

The 65-year-old Seattle billionaire is scheduled to speak Thursday afternoon at Fowler Hall in Purdue's Stewart Center.

Lilly shares dip due to drug failure, lowered forecast

The Indianapolis-based pharmaceutical giant on Wednesday tempered expectations for its earnings in 2019 after a promising cancer drug failed to pan out and the firm prepared for big acquisition.

Apple replaces Indiana native in charge of retail operations

Angela Ahrendts, who was born and raised in New Palestine in Hancock County and received her undergraduate merchandising and marketing degree from Ball State University, spent five years overseeing Apple's 506 retail stores and e-commerce operations.

Former not-for-profit director accused of embezzling $147K

Stephanie TenBarge, formerly of Evansville-based ECHO Housing Corp., could face up to 10 years in prison and fines up to $250,000.

Trump has solid U.S. economy to tout in address, but threats remain

As he delivers his second State of the Union address Tuesday night, the president likely will note Friday's surprising jobs report and rising factory output.

Bridge needs $120K in repairs even before completion

Work on the $13.5 million replacement span in downtown Anderson began in November 2017. Once work on the eastbound lanes is completed, the westbound lanes will be closed again.

UPDATE: IndyStar parent firm rejects $1.4B offer, but fight might not be over

Gannett Co. said Monday that its board determined the unsolicited offer from a hedge-fund backed media group undervalued the company and wasn't in the best interests of shareholders.

Utility planning 3 wind farms in shift to renewable energy

The farms stretching over four counties and a portion of central Indiana would have nearly 300 wind turbines that could be spinning as early as 2020.

Indiana ports see big jump in cargo shipments

The record amount of cargo was due in large part to increases in shipments of coal, soy products, grain and steel.

Indiana factory that employs more than 300 set to close

Schneider Electric said production at its factory in Peru is being shifted to other states and Mexico.

Indiana debate over teacher pay boost remains unsettled

House Republicans will release their budget proposal within the next couple of weeks, with the Senate then taking its turn before the deadline on a final agreement by late April.

Colts QB Luck, linebacker Leonard win NFL season honors

Andrew Luck was named The Associated Press NFL Comeback Player of the Year on Saturday, and linebacker Darius Leonard was named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.

House OKs allowing wine, mixed drink sales from golf carts

Indiana residents would be able to sell wine and mixed drinks like margaritas from golf carts on the state's golf courses under a bill that's cleared the Indiana House.

U.S. employers add robust 304K jobs as expansion hits record length

U.S. employers shrugged off last month's partial government shutdown and engaged in a burst of hiring in January.

UPDATE: Indiana, Kentucky Planned Parenthood enters Western alliance

Planned Parenthood's affiliate overseeing Hawaii and three western states announced Friday that it was adding Indiana and Kentucky, a first-of-its-kind consolidation based not on geography but on reallocating resources to fight new abortion restrictions.

Trump targets drug middlemen with 'devastating' rebate overhaul

The Trump administration Thursday unveiled a plan to channel now-hidden prescription drug rebates directly to patients, saying it would bypass middlemen and lower prices for consumers.

Amazon has another 'Prime' holiday as profit tops $3 billion

Amazon saw revenue grow across many of its businesses, including online shopping, advertising and cloud computing.


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Nickel Plate - Fishers - 96th Street viewing deck - 550 px

Vision for Nickel Plate Trail in Fishers includes rec center, playgrounds, reading nooks, plazas

Fishers intends to start construction on the first section of the trail, from 106th Street to 126th Street, later this year.

Developer seeks OK for 16-story addition to historic downtown tower

The owner of a historic downtown office building that's being redeveloped into a hotel is seeking city approval to build a towering addition that would replace most of an adjacent 96-year-old building.

Pacers roll out hat-knitting initiative ahead of 2021 NBA All-Star events

The Nothing But Knit campaign is the first community initiative tied to the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, and aims to collect up to 5,000 knitted beanies for distribution to volunteers, hospitality workers, players and league officials.

Bill could allow one Gary casino to move anywhere in state

One of Gary's two casino licenses could be allowed to operate at any location in Indiana under new legislation. A previous bill limited the casino move to Vigo County.

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