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Bank of America settlement likely to benefit few

Bank of America settlement likely to benefit few

WASHINGTON | Bank of America's record $16.65 billion settlement for its role in selling shoddy mortgage bonds — $7 billion of it geared for consumer relief — offers a glint of hope for desperate homeowners.

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Stocks advance to put S&P 500 at record high (copy)

Stocks advance to put S&P 500 at record high (copy)

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market advanced for a fourth straight day Thursday, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 index to a record high.

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Ports commission hears positive news about Burns Harbor

Ports commission hears positive news about Burns Harbor

PORTAGE | Business at the Ports of Indiana Burns Harbor continues to grow with more ships use the facility this year and more cargo tonnage processed.

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NWI home sales turn corner

Northwest Indiana single-family home sales notched their first year-over-year increase of the year in July, with an 8.5 percent increase in sales as compared to July 2013, according to the Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors.

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South Shore CVA to manage tourism marketing for Newton County

HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority entered into a contract Thursday to manage tourism marketing for Newton County.

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Copeland: Cline timeline expected by mid-September

PORTAGE | East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland said that planning for reconstruction of the Cline Avenue bridge is on schedule.

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INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Purdue, Crane to join portfolios

The president of the Purdue Research Foundation says a new commercialization partnership with the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center will allow the school to connect with a key driver in Indiana's "innovation ecosystem." Dan Hasler says the i…

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United lures top fliers with promise of a hot meal (copy)

United lures top fliers with promise of a hot meal (copy)

NEW YORK | To win the hearts of frequent business travelers, United Airlines is going through their stomachs.

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Family Christian Center to host job fair, workshops

MUNSTER | Family Christian Center, 340 W. 45th St., is hosting a job fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 29. 

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Applications for U.S. unemployment aid fall to 298K

Applications for U.S. unemployment aid fall to 298K

WASHINGTON | Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving.

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Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet (copy)

Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet (copy)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Kim Min-koo has an easy reply to new American research that hits South Korea where it hurts — in the noodles. Drunk and hungry just after dawn, he rips the lid off a bowl of his beloved fast food, wobbling on his fee…

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United Auto Workers authorize Lear strike

United Auto Workers authorize Lear strike

HAMMOND | United Auto Workers Local 2235 has voted to authorize a strike at the Lear Corp. seat factory if a new contract cannot be reached.

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Construction kicks off on Monosol's new plant

Construction kicks off on Monosol's new plant

PORTAGE| Construction crossed a major milestone on MonoSol's $95 million expansion in Portage, which is expected to result in 157 new jobs by the end of the decade.

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The Times presents the Power of Digital

The Times presents the Power of Digital

In today's technologically driven world, it can be overwhelming for small businesses to compete in today's market. Or is it?

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Hammond station crux issue in South Shore rail expansion

Hammond station crux issue in South Shore rail expansion

New maps of the proposed South Shore West Lake extension show five potential station sites along its 8-mile route, including an option for a Hammond gateway station deemed "essential" by Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr.

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Apple's stock bounces back to hit a new high (copy)

Apple's stock bounces back to hit a new high (copy)

SAN FRANCISCO | Apple's stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors' renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve Jobs.

August 20, 2014 3:34 pm

Stocks advance for third day, despite Fed minutes

Stocks advance for third day, despite Fed minutes

NEW YORK | The stock market rose for a third straight day Wednesday despite a report from the Federal Reserve that showed a growing chorus of central bank officials willing to raise interest rates sooner rather than later.

August 20, 2014 3:28 pm

Target cuts outlook as breach fallout lingers

Target cuts outlook as breach fallout lingers

NEW YORK | Target Corp. slashed its annual profit outlook for the second time in three months as the retailer reels from a massive customer-data breach, a botched Canadian expansion and sluggish U.S. sales.

August 20, 2014 1:01 pm

Yellen to give her outlook as Fed honeymoon fades

Yellen to give her outlook as Fed honeymoon fades

WASHINGTON | Janet Yellen has won credit for guiding the Federal Reserve's first six months of transition from the Ben Bernanke era. Bernanke's Fed had steered the economy through a deep crisis by slashing interest rates and restoring confide…

August 20, 2014 12:07 pm

H&M coming to Southlake Mall

H&M coming to Southlake Mall

HOBART | It's not IKEA, but a hugely popular Swedish retailer is coming to Northwest Indiana.

August 20, 2014 6:00 am

Merger of GFS, Market Day expands fundraising potential

Merger of GFS, Market Day expands fundraising potential

Stopping by after school one day a month to pick up frozen Market Day items ordered from a printed flyer has been a tradition for many local families for decades.

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Unemployment drops in Northwest Indiana

Unemployment drops in Northwest Indiana

Unemployment rates fell significantly in Northwest Indiana last month after more people found work or stopped looking.

August 19, 2014 12:45 pm

Great Lakes steel production ticks up by 4,000 tons

Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region inched up by 4,000 tons as the industry saw a spike in production last week.

August 19, 2014 12:00 pm

Hoops complex to have open house

The Courts of Northwest of Northwest Indiana, an indoor youth basketball and sports complex, is planning an open house Sunday.

August 19, 2014 10:00 am

Fire quickly contained at U.S. Steel

GARY | Production at U.S. Steel's Gary Works continued as usual following a fire there Tuesday morning.

August 19, 2014 9:00 am

East Chicago hospital names new CFO

East Chicago hospital names new CFO

Art Vasquez has been promoted to vice president and chief financial officer for St. Catherine Hospital.

August 19, 2014 8:30 am

Cyber attack hits local hospital system

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | Local patients affected by a recent cyber attack will be offered free identity theft protection, after their personal information was compromised.

August 18, 2014 6:10 pm

Union grievance officer files suit against ArcelorMittal

HAMMOND | A union grievance officer is claiming he was discriminated against while employed at the ArcelorMittal's Indiana Harbor West facility.

August 18, 2014 5:00 pm

Unemployment stays steady in Indiana, falls in Illinois

Unemployment stays steady in Indiana, falls in Illinois

Indiana's unemployment remained unchanged last month, while the joblessness rate fell in Illinois for the fifth straight month.

August 18, 2014 3:00 pm

Hobart unveils county's first CNG-fueled garbage truck

Hobart unveils county's first CNG-fueled garbage truck

Region dignitaries gathered in Hobart on Monday morning to unveil Lake County's first compressed natural gas-powered garbage truck.

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Northwest Mutual plans blood drive for new office

CROWN POINT | Northwestern Mutual, a 160-year-old financial services company, is having a blood drive Thursday to mark the opening of a new office. 

August 18, 2014 12:00 pm

Northern Indiana BBB has new CEO

The Better Business Bureau Serving Northern Indiana has named Marjorie Stephens as its new Chief Executive Officer to oversee its operations across 23 counties in the northern tier of the state.

August 18, 2014 11:30 am

Drenth's Highway Garage 'Leep's to the future

Drenth's Highway Garage 'Leep's to the future

The experienced team at Drenth's Highway Garage provides a wide variety of services including brakes, shocks, lube and oil changes, batteries and more.

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LOAF brings fresh produce to Chesterton

LOAF brings fresh produce to Chesterton

CHESTERTON | Conventional grocery stores offer customers aisle after aisle of mass-produced goods that are often larded with preservatives, trucked across time zones and raised with the help of growth hormones and synthetic fertilizers.

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Gas prices continue roller coaster ride

Gas prices continue roller coaster ride

The roller coaster ride continues with gas prices spiking once again this week in Northwest Indiana and the Chicago metropolitan area, including Cook and Will counties.

August 16, 2014 12:25 pm

SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Dari-Ville, Dyer

SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Dari-Ville, Dyer

DYER | After 50 years, Dari-Ville closed its doors in Lansing last October and has moved across the state line to Dyer.

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TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS: Fall surprise in Gary?

A firm specializing in redeveloping brownfields and declining neighborhoods, Vita Nuova, may have something in store for Gary.

August 16, 2014 12:00 pm

Local auction company now a member of industry alliance

Crown Point's Estate Auction Group is now a member of MarkNet Alliance, a national network of 60 auction companies in 40 states leading the online-only auction industry.

August 16, 2014 11:44 am

Plum Grove Strings named to Top 100 music retailer list

Plum Grove Strings named to Top 100 music retailer list

Accomplished musician, music instructor and craftsman Rick Thacker is in the business of providing joy, he says, through his studio and shop, Plum Grove Strings in rural Lowell.

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Captain America, food banks among Canstruction winners

Captain America, Batman, Wonder Women, and the United Way aren't the latest superhero team to hit cineplexes, but they all took honors at the 2014 Canstruction Northwest Indiana contest.

August 15, 2014 5:02 pm

Wellman honored with state's highest tourism award

Wellman honored with state's highest tourism award

INDIANAPOLIS | A man whose name is synonymous with Northwest Indiana's travel and hospitality industry was awarded the state's highest tourism honor Friday.

August 15, 2014 3:16 pm

Free Purdue Calumet student consulting services available

HAMMOND | Groups of senior Purdue University Calumet students enrolled in the Small Business Consulting course will join faculty members and business owner advisers to form consulting teams that serve small business employers.

August 15, 2014 1:00 pm

Military jets will fly high again at air show

Military jets will fly high again at air show

GARY | Lt. j.g. Phil Harper, administrative officer of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, used to head to the beach with his parents to watch the Chicago Air and Water Show as a kid, but cared more about the cotton candy and ice cream than the darede…

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Region beer makers brew up fans at State Fair

Region beer makers brew up fans at State Fair

INDIANAPOLIS | Many Hoosiers unlikely to set foot in Northwest Indiana anytime soon still got to enjoy beer Thursday at the State Fair produced by region microbreweries.

August 14, 2014 4:15 pm

Jobseekers hoping for help from Lady Luck

Jobseekers hoping for help from Lady Luck

MICHIGAN CITY | Hundreds of job seekers met potential employers Thursday during a job fair hosted by Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Ivy Tech Community College and Blue Chip Casino.

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More than 1K navigate Hoosiers through health care coverage process

The Indiana Department of Insurance announced the state has more than 1,000 people trained to help Hoosiers apply for health care coverage.

August 14, 2014 3:00 pm

Hobart to unveil new CNG-powered garbage truck

HOBART | Hobart officials and representatives from South Shore Clean Cities are set to unveil the region's first compressed natural gas-powered garbage truck Monday.

August 14, 2014 1:36 pm

Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor shipments up 25 percent

Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor shipments up 25 percent

PORTAGE | A bustling steel trade has driven a 25 percent increase in tonnage handled at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor.

August 13, 2014 5:00 pm

Health care system names two directors

Health care system names two directors

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | Two new directors have been hired within Porter Health Care System.

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Group aims to renovate Valpo Tech building as community space

VALPARAISO | The old Valparaiso Technical Institute building at 1150 W. Lincolnway could become a home for artists and entrepreneurs if the plans of three residents come to fruition.

August 13, 2014 12:53 pm
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