A survey found cigarette smoking rose slightly on a national basis for the first time in almost 15 years and that Indiana
had the second highest smoking rate among states.
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels on Friday announced a series of spending cuts and other steps designed to offset a continuing multimillion-dollar
decline in state revenues. If the trend continues without spending cuts, he said, Indiana’s reserves would be wiped out by
Telic Corp., a developer and manufacturer of United States military equipment, announced Thursday it will invest more than
$1.2 million in the former Newport Chemical Depot in western Indiana, creating up to 500 jobs.
Harley-Davidson has announced that a Kentucky location is the only one it will consider if it decides to relocate its York,
Pa., motorcycle plant, eliminating a site south of Indianapolis from contention.
The Senate health care committee is investigating how health insurers, including Indianapolis-based WellPoint Inc., price
the coverage they sell to small businesses.
The NCAA executive committee on Thursday approved a $35 million addition to the governing body’s headquarters in White River
State Park in Indianapolis.
A lawyer says Irving Materials Inc. has agreed to pay $29 million to settle a class-action antitrust lawsuit alleging it and
six other companies conspired to fix the price of ready-mixed concrete.
IPL will receive $20 million to help pay for a $48.8 million project to install more than 28,000 smart meters; Midwest ISO
will get $17.3 million toward a $34.5 million project to install 150 phasor measurement units.
South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster said Friday that the state has reached a $45 million settlement with drug maker
Eli Lilly and Co. over the company’s marketing of an anti-psychotic drug.
Indiana State Police are cautioning motorists to steer clear of Interstates 465 and 69 on the northeast side of the city this
evening following a propane tanker explosion that closed the roadways.
A liquid propane tanker exploded on a highway ramp Thursday morning, closing Interstates 69 and 465 on the north side of Indianapolis.
According to initial TV reports, the closure could be long term due to structural damage caused by the explosion.