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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.
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market advanced for a fourth straight day Thursday, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 index to a record high.
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.
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.
HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority entered into a contract Thursday to manage tourism marketing for Newton County.
PORTAGE | East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland said that planning for reconstruction of the Cline Avenue bridge is on schedule.
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…
NEW YORK | To win the hearts of frequent business travelers, United Airlines is going through their stomachs.
MUNSTER | Family Christian Center, 340 W. 45th St., is hosting a job fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 29.
WASHINGTON | Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving.
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…
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.
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.
In today's technologically driven world, it can be overwhelming for small businesses to compete in today's market. Or is it?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
HOBART | It's not IKEA, but a hugely popular Swedish retailer is coming to Northwest Indiana.
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.
Unemployment rates fell significantly in Northwest Indiana last month after more people found work or stopped looking.
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.
The Courts of Northwest of Northwest Indiana, an indoor youth basketball and sports complex, is planning an open house Sunday.
GARY | Production at U.S. Steel's Gary Works continued as usual following a fire there Tuesday morning.
Art Vasquez has been promoted to vice president and chief financial officer for St. Catherine Hospital.
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | Local patients affected by a recent cyber attack will be offered free identity theft protection, after their personal information was compromised.
HAMMOND | A union grievance officer is claiming he was discriminated against while employed at the ArcelorMittal's Indiana Harbor West facility.
Indiana's unemployment remained unchanged last month, while the joblessness rate fell in Illinois for the fifth straight month.
Region dignitaries gathered in Hobart on Monday morning to unveil Lake County's first compressed natural gas-powered garbage truck.
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.
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.
The experienced team at Drenth's Highway Garage provides a wide variety of services including brakes, shocks, lube and oil changes, batteries and more.
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.
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.
DYER | After 50 years, Dari-Ville closed its doors in Lansing last October and has moved across the state line to Dyer.
A firm specializing in redeveloping brownfields and declining neighborhoods, Vita Nuova, may have something in store for Gary.
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.
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.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS | A man whose name is synonymous with Northwest Indiana's travel and hospitality industry was awarded the state's highest tourism honor Friday.
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.
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…
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.
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.
The Indiana Department of Insurance announced the state has more than 1,000 people trained to help Hoosiers apply for health care coverage.
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.
PORTAGE | A bustling steel trade has driven a 25 percent increase in tonnage handled at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor.
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | Two new directors have been hired within Porter Health Care System.
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.
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