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Stocks gain after midterms as tech, health care, energy rise

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks and bond prices are climbing Wednesday morning after Democrats won control of the House of Representatives in the U.S....

POET to build ethanol plant near Shelbyville

By DEBBIE BLANK, Batesville Herald-Tribune POET LLC announced last week that it will build an ethanol production plant costing nearly $160 million, according to a...

Reports: Opioids and tobacco caused 14K Indiana deaths in ’17

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Opioids and tobacco claimed the lives of 14,200 Indiana residents last year, costing the state $12.6 billion in health care expenses,...

Indiana utility submits plan to move from coal to renewables

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Northern Indiana Public Service Co. is planning to phase out its coal power units by gradually embracing renewable energy sources. The...

U.S. trade gap grew to $54B in September

By PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Record imports expanded the U.S. trade deficit for the fourth straight month in September, as the politically...

Job growth booms in some sectors of economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring strengthened across a number of sectors in October, including construction, manufacturing and health care, amid strong demand for workers and...

Google employees leave work to protest treatment of women

By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Carrying signs that included a mocking use of the company’s original “Don’t be evil” motto, thousands...

Software company to boost Indiana presence, invest $1.2M

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A business-to-business software company is planning to boost its Indiana presence in the coming years and invest $1.2 million in its...

Health care and banks lead US stocks higher for a third day

By MARLEY JAY AP Markets Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are higher Thursday morning as major indexes extend a rebound into a third day. Health...

Stable premiums, more options as health law sign-ups begin

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Affordable Care Act’s sixth sign-up season opens Thursday amid stabilizing premiums and more choice for consumers. Nationally, average...