• LOS ANGELES— If you haven't seen one of Peter Max's paintings or drawings today, chances are you haven't opened your eyes yet. When he's not doing that, this exuberant, seemingly tireless 77- year-old child of the' 60 s keeps busy in his New York studio, cranking out more wildly colorful paintings in a style merging the realism of Norman Rockwell with the pop-art...

  • Leadership-allied group's ads thank GOP lawmakers Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 11:51 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— A political group that backs House Republican leaders started running television and online ads Friday to thank GOP lawmakers who voted this week for a bill funding the Homeland Security Department. The bulk of the latest effort is being spent on broadcast TV ads praising four House Republicans: Renee Ellmers of North Carolina, Susan Brooks and...

  • FDA approves first lower-cost biotech drug Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 10:14 AM ET

    The Food and Drug Administration approval of Novartis' version of the blockbuster drug Neupogen paves the way for a new market of quasi-generic biotech medicines. Express Scripts Holding Co., the country's largest prescription benefit manager, estimates the Novartis drug, named Zarxio, could save the U.S. health system $5.7 billion over the next decade.

  • Scott Walker, a likely presidential candidate who built his reputation on limiting the power of public-sector unions four years ago, plans to quickly sign a right-to-work bill after the Assembly passed it Friday at the end of an all-night session. "You've got to fight back, but this kind of thing is going to be a generational process," Jerry Papa, a 62- year-old bus...

  • Hurco posts 1Q profit Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 8:06 AM ET

    INDIANAPOLIS _ Hurco Cos. on Friday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $3.8 million. The Indianapolis- based company said it had profit of 57 cents per share. Hurco shares have climbed slightly more than 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Thor Industries tops Street 2Q forecasts Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 5:54 PM ET

    ELKHART, Ind. _ Thor Industries Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $28.6 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 43 cents per share. Thor Industries shares have increased nearly 10 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Wisconsin close to becoming 25th right-to-work state Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 1:13 AM ET

    MADISON, Wis.— With Wisconsin positioned to become the third Midwestern state in as many years to enact a right-to-work law, proponents are touting job growth in Indiana as reason for optimism while detractors say union membership slides in Michigan signal potential problems. Following in the footsteps of Indiana and Michigan, the two most recent states to...

  • INDIANAPOLIS— Proposed regulations for the liquids used in electronic cigarettes that advanced Wednesday in the Indiana Legislature wouldn't add "vaping" to the state's smoking ban as the state attorney general and several health advocacy groups had requested. The state Senate and House have approved by wide margins similar bills on regulating the...

  • NBC's 'Parks and Recreation' says farewell Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 4:05 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Viewers said farewell to Amy Poehler and the gang of Pawnee, Indiana, bureaucrats on NBC's " Parks and Recreation," in a finale that made more of a dent online than on television. CBS' duo of "NCIS" and "The Big Bang Theory" led the ratings last week, as is often the case. CBS easily won the week in prime-time, averaging 9.2 million viewers.

  • Accuride reports 4Q loss Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 8:21 AM ET

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. _ Accuride Corp. on Tuesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $5.1 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The Evansville, Indiana- based company said it had a loss of 10 cents per share. Accuride shares have climbed 23 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • EVANSVILLE, Ind.— Personal finance company Springleaf Holdings is buying Citigroup's OneMain Financial for $4.25 billion. The Citigroup subsidiary, originally founded as Commercial Credit, has about 5,600 employees. Citi said that it will use part of the proceeds from the sale to retire certain funding that currently supports Citi Holdings.

  • Tom Wolf on Tuesday proposed more than $4 billion in higher state taxes on income, sales and natural gas drilling to support new spending on schools and to cut property taxes as part of an overhaul of the way public education is funded. Wolf, a Democrat, is also asking the Republican-controlled Legislature to cut corporate taxes by hundreds of millions of dollars,...

  • MADISON, Wis.— Opponents of right-to-work have dominated more than eight hours of testimony in a Wisconsin state Assembly committee that's hearing the fast-tracked proposal. A Senate committee hearing on the measure was cut about 40 minutes short. The Senate passed the bill last week and the Assembly is expected to vote on it Thursday.

  • Endocyte reports 4Q loss Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 9:34 AM ET

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. _ Endocyte Inc. on Monday reported a loss of $8.1 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 24 cents per share. Endocyte shares have dropped roughly 8 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Indiana contractors and business leaders gathered at the Statehouse to praise the economic impact made by union contractor companies and recognize the 10,000th graduate to get an Ivy Tech Associate's Degree in partnership with union construction apprenticeship programs. The event, hosted by the Indiana Building Contractors Alliance, fell on the first...

  • GE to demolish a vacant buildings on Fort Wayne campus Saturday, 28 Feb 2015 | 5:46 PM ET

    FORT WAYNE, Ind.— General Electric plans to begin demolishing one of its 13 vacant buildings on its 32- acre campus in Fort Wayne in the next few weeks but hasn't decided what to do with the other 12 buildings or the iconic lighted sign that sits atop one of them. GE is discussing options with the city of Fort Wayne about the property, Conkrite said.

  • House Roll Call: Approving 1-week DHS funding bill Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 10:25 PM ET

    The 357-60 roll call Friday by which the House approved a bill to fund the Homeland Security Department for one week. The bill goes to President Barack Obama for his signature. Republicans— Aderholt, X; Brooks, N; Byrne, Y; Palmer, N; Roby, Y; Rogers, Y.

  • Ted Cruz of Texas told an influential anti-tax group Friday that he opposes Common Core education standards, a day after potential GOP presidential rival Jeb Bush endorsed the program. Cruz described Common Core as "national standards being dictated from Washington" during an appearance at the Club for Growth's annual winter meeting. Cruz and Bush are among...

  • Pence: 'Dramatically increase' defense spending Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 9:49 PM ET

    OXON HILL, Md.— Indiana Gov. The Republican state executive, who is considering a 2016 presidential bid, told conservatives that the next race for the White House would likely center on foreign policy for the first time in more than three decades. "With everything happening in the world, it is imperative, my fellow conservatives, that conservatives again embrace...

  • Theodore Hesburgh, former Notre Dame president, has died at 97..