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I-69 leg gobbling up state’s road funding

As legislators brace for a $250 million annual transportation spending gap down the road, the Indiana Department of Transportation has designated more than one-third of its entire federal highway aid this year toward building 27 miles of Interstate 69 between Crane and Bloomington.

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Vectren digs in to fight gas plant

A synthetic natural gas plant proposed downstate need only tweak its contract with would-be gas purchaser Indiana Finance Authority to comply with an October court ruling and to proceed with the project, Indiana Gasification said in a recent filing with the Indiana Court of Appeals. But opponents of the plant, led by Evansville-based gas and electric utility Vectren, immediately objected.

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Japanese automakers help drive economy

A deal struck 25 years ago brought Subaru-Isuzu to Indiana. Toyota followed in 1996, and Honda came in 2008. The three Japanese automakers now collectively employ 10,000 and support thousands more jobs at suppliers across the state.

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Midwest Energy oil firm drilling for $15M

An Indianapolis investment advisory oil firm has been looking for blowouts in its own back yard. Midwest Energy Partners is preparing for its seventh—and largest—round of funding to pay for oil drilling in southwestern Indiana and southeastern Illinois.

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Honda unveils 2013 Civic

Compact car made in Greensburg usually gets rave reviews from critics, but last year’s model was slammed for poor handling and a ‘cheap’ interior.

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Indiana manufacturers see momentum vanish

The state lost an estimated 1,400 manufacturing jobs in September, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported, and a wave of layoff announcements in recent weeks suggests steeper declines are coming in the year’s final quarter.

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