STORY OF THE WEEK

2013-10-06T00:00:00Z STORY OF THE WEEK nwitimes.com
October 06, 2013 12:00 am

Northwest Indiana Index grows for 10th straight month

The Northwest Indiana Index rose slightly from 135.7 to 136.4 in August, the 10th straight month it increased. The slow but consistent growth tracks the national economy, said Bala Arshanapalli, the chair of the business and economics department at Indiana University Northwest in Gary.

Sep 30, 2013 | 10:42 am

Under fire, 'Obamacare' going live with glitches

Contentious from its conception, President Barack Obama's health care law has survived the Supreme Court, a battle for the White House and rounds of budget brinkmanship.

Sep 30, 2013 | 2:55 pm

U.S. Steel to offer rare tours of the Midwest Plant in Portage

Steel industry professionals and steel customers from across the world will descend on Avalon Manor in Merrillville for the International Surface Inspection Summit, which will take place Oct. 22 and 23. U.S. Steel is sponsoring the summit and will open the Midwest Plant in Portage to behind-the-scenes tours on Oct. 21 and 24.

Made in LaPorte County

Hundreds of students Friday and members from the general public learned about the wide variety of products made in LaPorte County as well as the job opportunities that exist here. Made in LaPorte County at the Civic Auditorium on Friday was organized by the economic development corporations from Michigan City and LaPorte. One of the messages from company representatives was that education is the key to moving up the ladder, but a high school diploma or GED will still do for jobs on the production floor.

The Times honors 20 Under 40 Class of 2013

From municipal leaders and attorneys to innovators using creativity to meet needs in the region, The Times Media Co. is honoring 20 local young people who are standouts in the community.

Panel breaks down Obamacare during expo

With less than a week until open enrollment begins in health care exchanges across the country, local leaders admit they still have a lot of unanswered questions about the Affordable Care Act.

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