Producer Alana Feld of Feld Entertainment, the clever brain, along with some shared imagination from her sister and co-producer Nicole Feld, said it was easy to dream up the new theme for the 2013 run of her family's latest edition of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
The United States may have averted a debt default, and ended the federal government shutdown, but costly political reverberations continue. The experience of Democratic and Republican leaders frozen in unmoving partisan positions has been unnerving, abroad and at home.
HOBART | In recent years, local steelmakers have made major investments in automated systems that scan the metal's surface for any flaws, to better meet the increasingly exacting standards of automakers and other customers.
TAIPEI, Taiwan | It was a perfect homecoming for Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin in Taiwan.
Considerable news has been generated by U. S. military strikes in two African countries, while less commentary is resulting from the passing of a major military leader in Asia, but the two stories are related. Regarding war and revolution, fundamental lessons are enduring.
The fresh air of freedom is pervasive in South Korea. A visit to Seoul provides direct dramatic impressions of the strength and confidence of this remarkable people. The capital city of the nation is only fifty miles from the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone), within range of North Korean artillery a…
MERRILLVILLE | Consumers have started to feel confident enough to buy big-ticket items again, including cars and homes, but Northwest Indiana business leaders remain concerned about jobs.
INDIANAPOLIS | Former Gov. Mitch Daniels is returning to China Saturday for a one week partnership-building trip on behalf of his new employer, Purdue University.
Current maritime conflicts echo earlier wars, launched over history to control global commerce and territory, while underscoring the durable importance of traditional trade routes.
Janell Burley Hofmann honored her 13-year-old son's "maturity and growth" at Christmas with his first iPhone, but it came with strings attached.
In many of the seed catalogs arriving soon in mailboxes, the headliners will be grafted vegetables, in which one or more different varieties grow from a single rootstock. Tomatoes seem to be the grafted transplants most frequently offered, providing greater disease tolerance, bigger harvests…
Wine glassware company Riedel says the right glass can make or break your wine. Maybe so, but perfection isn't cheap.
GOLDEN TRIANGLE, Thailand (AP) — In the lush hills of northern Thailand, a herd of 20 elephants is excreting some of the world's most expensive coffee.
SINGAPORE | After supplying European customers for more than 40 years with neon bright ornamental fish, Shirley Lim is now looking elsewhere for sales.
VALPARAISO | The Welcome Mat isn't out, but it is open at the Valparaiso International Center, 309 E. Lincolnway.
CROWN POINT | Connie Postelli knows she's going to Ukraine to teach English as a second language with the Peace Corps, and that she leaves Northwest Indiana on Sept. 19. Her research has told her the winters will be brutal, with temperatures 20 to 40 degrees below zero.
Few worthwhile endeavors or positive change ever comes to pass without a foundation of optimism, careful planning and the desire to move forward even when the odds would seem to dictate surrender as a more viable option. And despite the region's many problems, no one can say Northwest Indian…
Neon Buddha is introducing its spring and summer line of lifestyle clothing that's perfect for the casual workplace, home, travel and going to/from the gym and yoga studio. This season's Go Green collection donates one percent of every sale to charities around the world.
GRIFFITH | Retired racecar driver Paul Goldsmith has spent a lifetime with his hand on the throttle. So when aircraft giant Boeing Co. predicted this year the industry would need more than a half million pilots in the next 20 years – especially in Asia – he was already set to soar.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels will leave Indiana on Saturday on an 11-day Asian trade mission intended to bring back new business and jobs for Hoosiers.
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