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  • The Indiana House voted 54-40 in favor of the repeal, even with 13 Republicans splitting from the GOP supermajority to join Democrats in opposing the measure. The House vote came a day after the Senate approved the repeal in a 27-22 and three days after a few thousand people attended an outdoor Statehouse rally opposing the bill. Martin Carbaugh of Fort Wayne...

  • Edsal Manufacturing Co. Inc., expects to begin hiring in Gary, including a large number of minimum-wage jobs, in a matter of weeks, according to the Chicago- based company's executive vice president Mitch Liss. The company, which makes commercial-grade steel shelving and storage systems, will move into the historic Chicago Steel Building in Gary.

  • New Jersey man, 2 companies plead guilty in biofuels scam Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 11:12 AM ET

    INDIANAPOLIS— A New Jersey man and two companies he co-owns have pleaded guilty to federal charges in a biofuels scam that became one of the largest frauds in Indiana history and bilked taxpayers and fuel buyers out of tens of millions of dollars, prosecutors said. Prosecutors said Furando, his New Jersey- based companies, the companies' co-owner and executives...

  • FDA approves new type of heart failure drug from Amgen Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 4:53 PM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.— Patients with chronic heart failure, a disabling, deadly disease that worsens as the heart gradually pumps less efficiently, are getting a much-needed new option with U.S. approval Wednesday of a novel drug from Amgen Inc.. Meanwhile, the Food and Drug Administration is reviewing another heart failure pill, from Novartis AG, and could approve it this...

  • Senate narrowly backs repeal of construction wage law Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 2:14 PM ET

    INDIANAPOLIS— A Republican-led push to repeal the state law that sets wages for public construction projects narrowly passed through the Senate on Wednesday, despite concerns from both sides of the aisle about how the bill will affect Indiana's middle class and construction industry. Karen Tallian of Portage, who's been a major opponent of the measure,...

  • Climate change plan faces high-profile legal test Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 12:34 PM ET

    EPA officials say the rule would protect public health, fight climate change and lower electricity costs by 8 percent by 2030.. Last month, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R- Ky., sent a letter urging the governors of all 50 states to defy the EPA by refusing to submit the compliance plans. Opponents also are getting support from an unlikely ally, Harvard Law...

  • Long-time Angie's List CEO Oesterle plans to step down Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 10:40 AM ET

    INDIANAPOLIS— Long-time Angie's List CEO William S. Oesterle will step down to pursue other interests, including becoming more civically involved in the consumer review site's home state of Indiana, the company announced Wednesday. Shares of Angie's List soared after the Indianapolis company announced Oesterle's plan and lifted a forecast for a measure of...

  • WASHINGTON, April 14- U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner appointed five largely loyal Republican allies to a negotiating panel on Tuesday to work out differences between House- and Senate- passed budgets. The Republican negotiators are led by Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price and include panel vice chairman Todd Rokita of Indiana, Diane...

  • INDIANAPOLIS— The Republican-controlled Senate defeated several proposed changes Tuesday to a measure that would repeal the state's construction wage law, despite growing concerns over how the bill will affect Indiana's construction industry. John Broden, D- South Bend, proposed an amendment that he said would postpone the "seismic change to Indiana's...

  • Hackers keep trying new targets in search of easy data Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 12:02 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— The health care sector has become the hot target for hackers in recent months, according to researchers at Symantec, a leading cybersecurity company that says it's also seeing big increases in "spear-phishing,"'' ransomware "and efforts to exploit newly discovered vulnerabilities in software used by a wide range of industries.

  • INDIANAPOLIS— Indiana's economic and tourism development agencies hired a public relations firm Monday to repair the damage to the state's reputation from a religious objections law that raised the specter of discrimination against gays and others. Meanwhile, the General Board of the Christian Church, which had canceled conventions in Indianapolis amid...

  • CAIMANES, Chile, April 12- Alvaro Badillo remembers a time when his dad would take him fishing in the stream just a stone's throw away from the dusty streets of their small hometown of Caimanes in central Chile. It is the tailings dam for Los Pelambres, Chilean miner Antofagasta Plc's flagship copper mine, which holds enough leftover processed rock to fill some...

  • HOUSTON, April 12- More than 400 striking hourly workers represented by the United Steelworkers union at Lyondell Basell Industries' Houston refinery are scheduled to vote on the company's last, best and final offer on Monday and Tuesday, a local union official said on Sunday. USW Local 13 -227' s executive committee recommended on Sunday that the union's...

  • Paper towels, toilet tissue latest uses for wheat straw Saturday, 11 Apr 2015 | 12:17 PM ET

    WICHITA, Kan.— A company plans to roll out a new line of tissues and paper towels this month that incorporates wheat straw and bamboo, which it hopes will provide a rapidly renewable and environmentally friendly source of fiber for its products while giving farmers a new market for what remains after the grain is harvested. She said she thinks Kimberly-Clark's...

  • *Soybeans hit lowest since Oct. 21. Corn and soybeans were slightly lower, anchored by ample domestic supplies, while huge crops from South America lowered demand for U.S. offerings on the export market. Soybeans hit their lowest since Oct. 21 during the trading day but closed well above session lows.

  • Indiana Gov. Pence says future is bright for Indiana Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 8:29 AM ET

    Mike Pence said Thursday he was optimistic about Indiana's future despite a backlash over a new religious objections law that sparked a boycott of the state and criticism that the law could be used to discriminate against gays and lesbians. "We're focused on the future and the future is very bright for Indiana," Pence said in his first public comments since he...

  • HARRISBURG, Pa.— The board that oversees Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities narrowly endorsed a tuition freeze Thursday sought by Gov. Tom Wolf in exchange for a $45.3 million increase for the State System of Higher Education. Tom Corbett's four-year tenure, according to system spokesman Kenn Marshall.

  • Here's the best new reason to wash your car often Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 7:00 AM ET

    The message came Wednesday from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which closed a five-year investigation into rusting pipes that carry brake fluid in about 5 million older Chevrolet, Cadillac and GMC pickups and SUVs, without seeking a recall. NHTSA's finding that the GM trucks weren't defective came even though it received 3,645...

  • WASHINGTON, April 9- A majority of Americans believe businesses should not be allowed to refuse services based on their religious beliefs in the wake of controversies in Indiana and Arkansas over gay rights and religious freedom, a Reuters/ Ipsos poll found on Thursday. Indiana's Republican governor, Mike Pence, triggered a firestorm in his state this month by...

  • Can phone companies do more to block robocalls? Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 3:14 AM ET

    The phone companies say they worry that automatic call-blocking might run afoul of laws requiring them to connect phone calls and have asked the FCC to clarify that it doesn't. Consumer groups counter that the phone companies are dragging their feet for no good reason and that, once given the green light from the FCC, could block most robocalls if they wanted.