STORY OF THE WEEK

2013-09-01T00:00:00Z STORY OF THE WEEK nwitimes.com
September 01, 2013 12:00 am

Nine-Span Bridge on target

The new Nine-Span Bridge remains on schedule to be open by the end of the year. The old bridge has been removed and concrete beams are in place on some of the spans for the new bridge.

Indiana bearing down on efforts to lure Illinois businesses

Indiana's campaign to intercept businesses that are fed up with Illinois's high taxes and massive pension woes has found its way into Soldier Field.

Worker deaths in Indiana sink to historic low

Worker deaths in Indiana sink to historic low Indiana workplaces have gotten safer, with the fewest fatalities on record last year, but state officials would still like to lower the number of fatal vehicle crashes.

Applications for US unemployment aid fall to 331K

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits remained near the lowest level in more than five years last week, a sign that companies are cutting few jobs. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications for benefits fell 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 331,000. The four week average, a less volatile measure, inched up 750 to 331,250 after reaching a 5½-year low the previous week.

Ads enticing businesses to Indiana airing in Times Square

Visitors to New York City's Times Square are seeing ads urging investors to consider doing business in Indiana. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. on Thursday said the two, 15-second ads on the CBS Super Screen on 42nd Street between 7th and 8th avenues began airing in mid-August.

Fast-food strikes set for Chicago, cities nationwide

Fast-food customers in search of burgers and fries might run into striking workers instead. Organizers say thousands of fast-food workers are set to stage walkouts in dozens of cities around the country Thursday, part of a push to get chains such as McDonald's, Taco Bell and Wendy's to pay workers higher wages.

Consumer Affairs: FDA's new 'gluten-free' definition for food labeling

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a new regulation defining the term “gluten-free.” The purpose of the rule is to provide a uniform standard definition for voluntary food labeling. The new rule helps those with celiac disease, who need to eat gluten-free diet “make food choices with confidence” to better manage their condition.

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