Northwest Indiana's economic performance remained largely flat in March, but observers are taking heart in gains in individual business sectors and overall in the last 12 months.
Northwest Indiana could begin to feel the effects of the national economic recovery in six months, with the NWI Leading Index forecasting weak but positive growth ahead, according to Micah Pollak, an assistant professor of economics at IU Northwest.
MERRILLVILLE | Four company leaders received the region's most prestigious business honor Friday: induction into the Northwest Indiana Business and Industry Hall of Fame.
MERRILLVILLE | Former U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar attributes his four decades of negotiating success with national and international leaders in part to the skills he learned on his earliest campaign trips to Northwest Indiana.
Celebrated for their business acumen and community involvement, four local business leaders will be inducted into the Northwest Indiana BusINess and Industry Hall of Fame later this month.
WASHINGTON | Richard Lugar takes a seat at a well-worn circular conference table. In an office filled with shiny, new fixtures, it's a notable relic from his 36-year career in the Senate.
He’s the chief executive office of a company that has grown to $1 billion in annual sales, but Tom Collins Sr. gives others the credit for that accomplishment.
Stephen Teibel is the third generation of his family to own and manage the successful Schererville restaurant that first opened at the corner of U.S. 30 and U.S. 41 in 1929.
At first, Danita Johnson Hughes was a bit hesitant to take the lead at Edgewater Systems for Balanced Living in Gary.
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Midsize cars are back in vogue - represented by nearly all manufacturers at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show.
The United States once held the auto industry in the palm of its hand, setting the world standard with brand loyalty that stretched across family generations.
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If you feel the sense of déjà vu walking into Chicago's McCormick Place South during the next 10 days, you're not alone.
Putting your best foot forward comes in pairs, as the Chicago Auto Show displays the 2013 Cadillac ATS sedan and 2013 Ram 1500 pickup as this year’s winners of the North American Car and Truck of the Year.
Like a race horse owner with two new untested thoroughbreds in the stable, General Motors’ Chevrolet and GMC truck divisions are chomping at the bit to trot out the all-new 2014 Silverado and 2014 Sierra 1500 pickups expected at this year’s C…
Vehicle sales in 2012 showed a 13.4 percent increase over the previous year, resulting in 14.5 million cars and light trucks sold in the United States. Manufacturers anticipate this sales trend to continue in 2013.
Gasoline prices topped out over $4 per gallon across the nation last year, gaining the attention of Chicago consumers, which accelerated sales of Hybrid-Electric vehicles.
Today’s automotive technology comes in all shapes and forms. Its innovation continues to accelerate and plays a major role in providing consumers with many new safety and convenience features.
CHICAGO | Siri is set to move from the phone in your pocket to the dashboard of your car.
A Northwest Indiana economy that has been idling along in neutral for the past year could finally shift into gear within six months, according to the most recent reading from the NWI Leading Index.
Northwest Indiana business executives are seeing the signs of a sustained -- yet slow -- economic recovery in the region this year. But the 22-member Times Board of Economists is split on how quickly challenges such as elevated unemployment w…
The location of Porter Regional Hospital in Liberty Township has spurred development interest in other businesses in the area, said Valparaiso economic development official Rex Richards.
Consumers' use of credit and debit cards continues to increase at Northwest Indiana shops, gas stations and restaurants.
Next year's order of a burger, fries and pop could cost more, as the fast food industry braces for the impact of the Affordable Care Act.
Light vehicle sales in the United States rising 13.4 percent in 2012 from a year earlier shows that the industry continues to show improvements from the depths of the recession, said automobile dealership owner Tim Roper.
Retail performance during the 2012 holiday shopping season was largely disappointing because of expectations formed based on sales early in the year, Joshua Halpern said.
Manufacturing activity in the United States is following a similarly volatile pattern as it continues to recover from the impact of the Great Recession.
Sticking to your goals and thinking long term remain more important than ever, as the panicked din of the media and pundits grows louder and louder.
Record high average gasoline prices nationally in 2012 following on record prices the year before have big implications for retailers and the U.S. economy.
Enrollments remain strong at local colleges as the economy recovers ever so slowly, with large uncertainties such as the fiscal cliff still looming, according to Micah Pollak, Indiana University Northwest assistant professor of economics.
The media market in Northwest Indiana has proven resilient, with revenues generally up over 2012, according to Leigh Ellis, president of Radio One Communications.
Restaurants throughout the nation are dealing with higher food costs and the uncertainties surrounding Obamacare, which are expected to hit the industry particularly hard.
Local governments across the state cut expenditures and tightened their belts in response to the recession and due to Indiana's tax caps, so operating margins are now razor thin.
Retailers saw a 2012 holiday shopping season in line with expectations, which have been taken down a notch ever since the 2008 recession and remain that way.
There is again interest in building new homes, and buyers of both new and existing homes are again looking to "move up" to something better.
Shifts in how and where the United States gets its energy is driving big changes in the utility industry and the national economy as a whole.
Northwest Indiana gaming boats are well positioned for new competition from other states, but could use some thoughtful actions by state legislators to stay on a steady course.
Construction in Northwest Indiana continues to rebound strongly from the recession, buoyed by big projects like the $3.8 billion BP refinery expansion and smaller ones such as hospital and health care upgrades, said William Hasse III, preside…
After a strong recovery in the immediate aftermath of the recession, the resurgence of rail transport has slowed its momentum, with national freight carriers reporting an uneven performance throughout last year.
Northwest Indiana bank executive David Rose said income statements of many banks around the country remain better than they were a few years ago as a result of improved economic conditions.
Although local union leader Jim Robinson said the economy "seems" to be getting better, there isn't a large share of job growth occurring in Northwest Indiana, especially within the manufacturing sector.
The nonprofit community is a significant part of the economic engine in Northwest Indiana, Harry Vande Velde III said.
A record drought wilted crops across parts of the country last season, and apple orchards bore less fruit because of weather abnormalities.
The ground is shifting underfoot in health care, and leaders in the industry are trying to determine the local impact of elements of the Affordable Care Act.
Con artists are continuing to use seemingly philanthropic ventures to profit from tragedies occurring late in 2012 such as Hurricane Sandy and the Newtown, Conn., school shooting, said Gail Zurek.
Conditions within the grocery segment are encouraging the trend of smaller chains of stores selling out to become part of larger "super-independent" ones, said Dave Wilkinson.
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