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NIPSCO has significantly lowered its estimates of customer bill increases under its seven-year modernization programs in requests recently filed with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission.
NEW YORK (AP) — With Wall Street focused on the debut of Alibaba Group, the stock market drifted into the weekend and major indexes ended little changed.
NEW YORK | Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed more than 40 percent in a mammoth IPO that offered eager investors seemingly unlimited potential for growth and a way to tap into the burgeoning Chinese middle class.
WASHINGTON | The government will rewrite sweeping new food safety rules after farmers complained that earlier proposals could hurt business, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday.
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Northwest Indiana Forum President and CEO Heather Ennis, left, joins Forum members and other business leaders Thursday night at Islamorada Restaurant in Portage as they thank Karen Lauerman, center, and Donald Koliboski, foreground, for their…
LONDON | Scotland's decision to reject independence from the United Kingdom gave British markets a short-term lift Friday but worries over future constitutional changes kept a lid on the relief rally.
Indiana's seasonally adjusted employment rate fell to 5.8 percent in August, even though the state lost private-sector jobs.
WASHINGTON | A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health rose in August but at a much slower pace than in July.
NEW YORK | More encouraging economic news and friendly signals from the Federal Reserve cheered investors on Thursday, as the stock market climbed to another record high.
SAN FRANCISCO | Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison is ending his 37-year reign as CEO of the business software maker that he co-founded and is handing over the job to his two top lieutenants, Safra Catz and Mark Hurd.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded $986,190 to community health centers in Northwest Indiana.
A feasibility study ordered by the General Assembly throws cold water on proposals for a teaching hospital in Northwest Indiana, but ratifies local hospitals' efforts to establish trauma centers and expand medical education.
HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority is doing some upkeep on its “A Christmas Story Comes Home” exhibit in anticipation of the upcoming holiday season.
PORTAGE | The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission approved a resolution involving transportation improvement projects for 2014 through 2017 during the full commission meeting Thursday.
MERRILLVILLE | About 300 businesswomen from throughout the area gathered at the Radisson Hotel on Thursday to learn and share lessons on work and life during the Lakeshore Public Media Professional Women’s Conference.
SCHERERVILLE | Drenth's Highway Garage, a tire dealer and an auto repair shop, will celebrate its first anniversary with an open house Saturday.
A wood stove swap program in Lake, Porter, Jasper and Newton counties can net participants a voucher of $1,000 toward purchase of a new EPA-certified wood stove and up to $4,000 to replace an outdoor wood boiler (hydronic heater).
HOBART | The new Devil's Trumpet Brewing Co. has an India pale ale that's known as My Ghetto because the brewers spent so much time in the brewhouse they consider it their personal ghetto.
HIGHLAND | Top Fuel CrossFit plans a grand opening of its new Highland gym at 3150 45th Ave.
MERRILLVILLE | From business strategies to community awareness campaigns to investing in the future if education, the Crossroads Chamber of Commerce has prided itself on making a difference in the region.
WASHINGTON | The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar.
Purdue University Calumet is expanding its training facility for student-athletes through a partnership with The Community Hospital of Munster.
Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region rebounded to 689,000 tons, while the overall domestic industry dripped slightly last week.
MERRILLVILLE | Methodist Hospitals' Northlake campus recent designation as an in-process Level III trauma center is the topic of the October general membership luncheon for the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce.
Gary Public Transportation Corp. and Ivy Tech Community College Northwest have teamed up to offer a discount program on monthly passes for students taking classes at the community college.
WASHINGTON | U.S. consumer prices edged down in August, the first monthly drop since the spring of 2013, as gasoline, airline tickets and clothing prices all fell. It was the latest evidence that inflation remains under control.
GARY | The region's top innovators have figured out how to get feed to flow well in a feed bin, curb all light pollution in a community and make gummy bears that don't freeze in ice cream.
UNION MILLS | Rebuilding a facility where local farmers sell grain that is stored then shipped to markets is nearing completion more than a year after a grain dust explosion in one of the silos killed a worker.
MICHIGAN CITY | A new facility in Michigan City will bottle prepared cocktails crafted by famed Aviary mixologist Charles Joly, who just won best bartender in the world last month.
GARY | The largest steel mill in Northwest Indiana has abandoned a longtime plan to make a cheaper, more-reliably priced alternative to a raw material needed for steelmaking.
Lakeshore Public Media is sponsoring the third annual upcoming Professional Women's Conference from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza in Merrillville.
INDIANAPOLIS | The U.S. Department of Labor is giving the state of Indiana $1.5 million as part of an effort to improve unemployment insurance programs around the nation.
INDIANAPOLIS | State officials say the number of workplace deaths in Indiana was up in 2013, but it was still the third-lowest number of fatalities recorded in the past 22 years.
HAMMOND | A public participation plan more than two years in the making will again get an airing when the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission holds a public meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 28, at the Hammond Public Library, 654 State St.
LAPORTE | Hospitals in LaPorte and Starke counties operating under the IU Health umbrella are looking to add a partner to better position the medical facilities for the future.
Bouncing basketballs, splashing water and the swoosh of blades on ice are the sounds of economic development in Kenosha County, Wis.
HAMMOND | Lear Corp. workers in Hammond will be able to earn up to $21.58 an hour under a tentative contract that eliminates a two-tier pay scale that locked newer workers into lower wages.
HAMMOND | A Portage slag processing company has tentatively agreed to pay a $325,000 fine for violations of the Clean Air Act in 2008 and 2009, according to a plea agreement that was unsealed Friday.
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PORTAGE | The Construction Advancement Foundation, a regional trade association based in Portage, landed a $154,124 federal grant for worker training.
Economic development in booming Kenosha County, Wis., involves local government from the get-go, avoiding some of the ugly rifts that have typified the effort in Northwest Indiana.
CHICAGO | Ford Explorer sales rose 25 percent in August, the best month it's had since it was first made in Chicago in 2010.
Gary hospital celebrates trauma status
Economic developers in Wisconsin's Kenosha County like to boast about their region's proximity to Chicago and O'Hare airport, its major interstate expressway, and the state's business-friendly climate.
WINFIELD | Evolution Fitness has opened a new location in Winfield at 7954 E 108th Ave.
HAMMOND | Hundreds of workers demanding higher wages walked off the job Saturday at the Lear Corp. plant in Hammond that makes automotive seats, beginning a strike that may affect a major Ford assembly plant in Chicago.
Times business reporter Keith Benman provides an exclusive report from economic development leaders in Kenosha County in southeast Wisconsin. The area boasts many of the same amenities as Northwest Indiana: proximity to Chicago and O'Hare air…
ChicagoLand Popcorn is marking a new location in the region as well as its recent role with Valparaiso’s Popcorn Festival.
EAST CHICAGO | Work done in the region is having a global impact.
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