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5:17 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Chilled Beer Sales Likely To Continue Getting The Cold Shoulder From Lawmakers

Groups pushing for universal cold beer sales were dealt a blow this week when a judge ruled the state had the right to keep its restrictions in place.
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Groups pushing Indiana to allow cold beer sales in convenience stores likely face a tough road in the state legislature. 

A federal judge this week ruled against convenience store owners in their lawsuit challenging the state’s ban on cold beer sales by non-liquor stores. 

In a statement, Attorney General Greg Zoeller noted that the proper place for debating the issue is the legislature. 

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Business
3:12 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Purdue Airport Plans Expansion, But Not Regular Commercial Flights

A small plane lands at the Purdue Airport, which will continue mostly serving planes this size, even if planned expansions come to fruition.
Credit Stan Jastrzebski / WBAA News

Purdue Airport officials say despite a plan to expand the facility’s two runways, travelers shouldn’t expect regular commercial air service to West Lafayette any time soon.

Airport Director Betty Stansbury says the demand for flights isn’t likely to meet airlines’ needs, even if improvements are made. She says the runways are capable of handling those flights now, but the airport has a reputation for not being able to keep client airlines…

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Business
7:42 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Amazon begins collecting IN sales tax

Hoosiers shopping on Amazon.com are now being charged sales taxes on their purchases. The online retailer’s new policy is part of a settlement it made with Indiana back in 2012.

The Indiana-based mall operator Simon Property Group sued Indiana in 2011, saying it was giving Amazon an unequal business advantage by not requiring it to charge sales tax.

Amazon doesn’t collect sales tax in most states. State Budget Director Brian Bailey says the difference between those states and Indiana is that Amazon has four distribution centers here.

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Business
6:26 am
Tue December 31, 2013

IN electricity rate and use forecast

Electricity rates are expected to increase more than 30% by 2023, but demand is predicted to be largely stagnant. That’s according to a State Utility Forecasting Group report released Monday.

The rate increases predicted over the next decade are being attributed largely to the investments energy companies must make to meet new environmental standards such as caps on mercury emissions.

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Business
3:34 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

TSA clears Indy International Airport for new pre-check program

Travelers at the Indianapolis International Airport can opt into a new program starting Wednesday to bypass some of the hassles involved with airport security.

Those who opt into the Transportation Security Administration’s pre-check program must undergo a background check. Once in the program, travelers can leave their shoes, belts, and jackets on, and don’t have to pull out laptops and liquids from their bags while going through airport security.

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