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SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Scare Antiques & Collectibles

SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Scare Antiques & Collectibles

DYER | Scarce Antiques & Collectibles came about through John Perkovich's love of history coupled with a bit of nostalgia and decades of collecting the rare, the old and the unique.

7 hours ago

Lake Cycle earns industry honor

MERRILLVILLE | Lake Cycle, the Honda Motorcycle dealer in Merrillville, has won the 2013 Council of Excellence Award in dealer competition by Honda Financial Services.

9 hours ago

Bank redevelopment project wins approval

A redevelopment project that would bring a Centier Bank branch to downtown Gary has gained ground.

10 hours ago

Gap between Indiana wages, living costs grows

INDIANAPOLIS | Rising inflation has left many Indiana residents with a widening gap between their salaries and living costs, and economic experts say the state needs to focus more on the quality of jobs instead of the quantity to close the distance.

12 hours ago

New blood burnishes image for downtown Lowell as antique, specialty shop mecca

New blood burnishes image for downtown Lowell as antique, specialty shop mecca

LOWELL | For six months, John and Kathy Stefanski visited Lowell's downtown district to get a feel of the community's business culture and its ability to draw shoppers interested in collectibles and antiques.

April 18, 2014 7:00 pm

Chinese trade group to mediate shoe factory strike

BEIJING | Chinese police hauled away dozens of workers Friday to break up a march on a factory complex targeted by tens of thousands of laborers striking against the world's largest maker of athletic shoes, while a government trade union said…

April 18, 2014 5:32 pm

New Americans turn to goats to address food demand

New Americans turn to goats to address food demand

COLCHESTER, Vt. | A bunch of kids in a minivan are solving twin challenges in northern Vermont: refugees struggling to find the food of their homelands and farmers looking to offload unwanted livestock.

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5 features an Amazon phone might offer

NEW YORK | A report this week in The Wall Street Journal that Amazon is planning to release a smartphone has prompted industry analysts and technology blogs to muse about what the device might offer.

April 18, 2014 5:19 pm

Unemployment rates fall in 21 U.S. states last month

WASHINGTON | More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery.

April 18, 2014 5:13 pm

Warehouse workers file National Labor Relations Board complaint

HAMMOND | Warehouse workers who objected to working in minus 15 degree Fahrenheit weather this winter filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board this week. 

April 18, 2014 5:00 pm

South Suburban College planning community job fair

Employers and hiring managers, take heed.

April 18, 2014 4:28 pm

BP Whiting Refinery evacuated after equipment malfunction

WHITING | Production units were shut down and non-essential employees were evacuated from the BP Whiting Refinery on Thursday.

April 17, 2014 8:15 pm

First ships arrive at Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor

First ships arrive at Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor

PORTAGE | Beaufort force 9 gales battered the Federal Nakagawa, a Hong Kong-flagged ship with a hold full of steel coil, causing it to pitch and roll as it crossed the Atlantic Ocean.

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U.S. stock market ends higher as earnings pour in

U.S. stock market ends higher as earnings pour in

A batch of U.S. company earnings drove stocks mostly higher on Thursday.

April 17, 2014 4:39 pm

Hammond hosts annual job fair

Hammond hosts annual job fair

HAMMOND │ The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development hosted Hammond’s 11th annual job fair Thursday, featuring 73 companies representing government, finance, gaming, health care, sales, manufacturing and apprenticeship trades.

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Things get testy on Cline Ave. bridge discussion

PORTAGE │ Although the vote to approve construction of the Cline Avenue bridge was largely ceremonial, there was still discontent among members of the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission on Thursday.

April 17, 2014 2:42 pm

RDA wants to contribute $3.3 million to grow jobs

The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority voted Thursday contribute $3.3 million to help close deals for two companies that want to create 285 jobs in the region.

April 17, 2014 1:15 pm

Betty's Bakery & Cafe opening Saturday in Crown Point

CROWN POINT | Betty's Bakery & Cafe is opening Saturday at 924 S. Court St.

April 17, 2014 12:26 pm

ArcelorMittal wins heap of automotive awards

ArcelorMittal is being showered with honors for its work with automakers.

April 17, 2014 12:00 pm

China factories face new challenge as growth slows

China factories face new challenge as growth slows

HONG KONG | As China's growth inexorably slows, manufacturers such as Linan Meite Cable are discovering that being an efficient low-cost producer is no longer enough to prosper.

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Gary Works running at reduced capacity

Gary Works running at reduced capacity

GARY | The nation's largest steel mill is still running at reduced capacity, and iron ore sourcing problems persist because of the worst winter for Great Lakes shipping in decades.

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RDA failed to properly notice closed session

The Indiana Public Access counselor has issued an advisory opinion that the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority improperly noticed a closed meeting and technically violated the state's Open Door Law.

April 16, 2014 4:00 pm

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April 16, 2014 1:48 pm

Pence, company officials confirm Jaeger-Unitek expansion in LaPorte

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence joined executives from the Jager Group on Wednesday in Hanover, Germany, to announce the company’s plans to expand operations of its subsidiary, Jaeger-Unitek Sealing Solutions, in LaPorte.

April 16, 2014 1:00 pm

Well-being will be focus of next morning business session

CROWN POINT | A business coach will explore the importance of your well-being during the next free morning business hour at First Financial Bank, 11890 Broadway.

April 16, 2014 11:30 am

Martin Binder Jeweler now open on U.S. 30

Martin Binder Jeweler now open on U.S. 30

VALPARAISO │ Martin Binder Jeweler has opened its new jewelry store on U.S. 30 in Valparaiso.

April 16, 2014 5:30 am Photos

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Shred Day to benefit Opportunity Enterprises

CROWN POINT | Oak Partners Inc. is offering an opportunity to clear your clutter for a cause.

April 15, 2014 2:16 pm

Hey, techies, office space is half off

Hey, techies, office space is half off

MERRILLVILLE | Tech startups can get a deep discount on office space at the Purdue Technology Center in Merrillville if they are commercializing patented innovations from any university in Indiana or Illinois.

April 15, 2014 12:07 pm

Great Lakes steel production ticks up slightly

Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region inched up slightly to 569,000 tons, and overall U.S. output rose by 1.3 percent in the week that ended Saturday, according to an American Iron and Steel Institute estimate.

April 15, 2014 12:00 pm

New owners buy Sears Outlet Store in Portage

PORTAGE | A trio of brothers from Downers Grove have bought the Sears Outlet Store in Portage. Brothers Mike, Rick and Dan Gilbert acquired the outlet store – which sells overstock and discontinued items at discounted prices – at 6169 U.S. …

April 15, 2014 10:57 am

HEALTH BRIEFS: Doctor to talk knee options

FLOSSMOOR | Dr. David Smith, an orthopedic surgeon on staff at the Advanced Orthopedic Institute at Ingalls, will host a lunch discussion at noon April 23 at Ingalls Family Care Center, 19550 Governors Highway.

April 15, 2014 10:45 am

Mourdock gives update on state finances

Mourdock gives update on state finances

GARY │ Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock gave an overview of the state’s fiscal situation at the Gary Chamber of Commerce's general membership luncheon Monday at Majestic Star Casino.

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Gary airport staff interviewing for their jobs

GARY | Gary/Chicago International Airport's new private operator AvPorts will begin interviews of all airport staff this week in preparation for decisions on hiring to be made in the coming weeks.

April 14, 2014 2:00 pm

Event helps businesses win on the Web

MERRILLVILLE |  The Northwest ISBDC and inSourceCode are partnering to offer “Ask the Experts: How your Business Wins with the Web” from 5:30 to 8 p.m. April 24 at the Purdue Technology Center of Northwest Indiana, 9800 Connecticut Drive.

April 14, 2014 12:00 pm

Behavioral health workers vote to unionize

An overwhelming majority of the 130 behavioral health workers at Regional Mental Health Center Southlake campus voted last week to unionize.

April 14, 2014 11:00 am

Society donates $100K to local med school

GARY | The Lake County Medical Society last week donated $100,000 to Indiana University School of Medicine-Northwest.

April 13, 2014 6:00 am

Construction is picking up, projected to grow

Construction is picking up, projected to grow

U.S. construction recently hit its highest point in five years, and was up 9.3 percent in January as the sector rebounds at a faster pace.

April 13, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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STORY OF THE WEEK

Iron ore arrives at Gary Works

April 13, 2014 12:00 am

Professionals on the move

Professionals on the move

Bill Maar, a wealth adviser with the Greater Valparaiso Group of Thrivent Financial, has qualified to attend the Summit Circle conference.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Trains roll on in region

Trains roll on in region

A Times analysis of Canadian National operating reports for February shows blockages of 10 minutes or more have tripled during the past two years

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Schererville native finds worldwide success with digital strategy agency

Schererville native finds worldwide success with digital strategy agency

Having a bestselling book published in paperback is another accomplishment Schererville native Amy Webb can add to her long list of successes.

April 12, 2014 12:00 pm

NWI Forum representative will speak at Lakeshore Chamber meeting

HAMMOND | Representatives from the Northwest Indiana Forum will speak at the next Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce meeting, set for April 30.

April 12, 2014 12:00 pm

SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Wigs on Wheels

SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Wigs on Wheels

Donna Fox is in business not just to earn money, but also a way to give women their confidence back.

April 12, 2014 11:43 am Photos

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Rep. Slager: Train extension may extend RDA mission

Rep. Slager: Train extension may extend RDA mission

SCHERERVILLE │ U.S. Rep. Hal Slager, R-Schererville, provided a legislative update Friday to members of the Lake County Advancement Committee during its monthly meeting at Teibel’s Family Restaurant.

April 11, 2014 4:58 pm

IU Northwest welcomes job seekers to career fair

IU Northwest welcomes job seekers to career fair

More than 200 job seekers attended the 13th annual Career Fair on Friday at Indiana University Northwest.

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Gary State Bank project will come back for another vote

GARY | A $2.5 million project aimed at bringing a bank back to downtown Gary faced a setback last week, but is still going forward.

April 11, 2014 12:00 pm

Find a deal at The Times Ultimate Indoor Garage Sale

Looking for bargains on kids clothes, housewares, collectibles, glassware or furniture? 

April 11, 2014 6:00 am

Local pork producers protect pigs from epidemic

Local pork producers protect pigs from epidemic

The price of pork has been pushed up by a virus that has killed millions of baby pigs nationwide over the winter.

April 10, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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More traffic tie-ups, fewer horns are rail deal's legacy

More traffic tie-ups, fewer horns are rail deal's legacy

GRIFFITH | Sometimes people will dash out of their cars and run into Eric Gutridge's gunsmith shop on Broad Street and ask if he can blue a barrel or work on a gun sight.

April 10, 2014 11:52 am Photos

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Dunes Toursim to honor excellent hosts

Indiana Dunes Tourism is accepting nominations for its annual Recognition of Service Excellence (ROSE) awards in advance of its ROSE awards luncheon.

April 10, 2014 10:30 am
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