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Munster-based Peoples Bank reports higher earnings

MUNSTER | Peoples Bancorp, the holding company of Munster-based Peoples Bank, reported a 10 percent increase in earnings during the first nine months of the year as compared to the same period last year.

October 25, 2013 12:00 am
Economy improving slowly, but shutdown dragged on growth

Economy improving slowly, but shutdown dragged on growth

Members of The Times Board of Economists reported at their October meeting the area economy keeps moving slowly forward and should see a boost because of holiday spending.

October 19, 2013 10:30 pm Related
Consumer spending, international demand starting to return

Consumer spending, international demand starting to return

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.

July 20, 2013 3:20 pm Related
THREE YEARS AFTER THE GREAT RECESSION: Manufacturing continuing to boost Indiana economic activity

THREE YEARS AFTER THE GREAT RECESSION: Manufacturing continuing to boost Indiana economic activity

SCHERERVILLE | From his office window, Joel Chermak can get a visual confirmation of what financial statements for the company tell him on a daily basis.

June 24, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Region's young entrepreneurs grasp recovery's opportunities

Region's young entrepreneurs grasp recovery's opportunities

If not for the recession, the world might not have the Battery Go! iPhone app, and one of its developers still might be tending bar at Don Pablo's in Hobart.

August 20, 2011 8:00 pm Photos

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Young entrepreneurs grasp recovery's opportunities

Young entrepreneurs grasp recovery's opportunities

Young entrepreneurs across the region have stories to tell of the unique ways both the recession and the recovery have influenced their drive for a better world-or at least one where people can have a little more fun.

August 20, 2011 8:00 pm Photos

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Downturn in markets reflecting economic reality, experts say

Downturn in markets reflecting economic reality, experts say

Some local experts said Wall Street's recent downturn reflects the economic realities of the United States and countries around the globe.

August 04, 2011 6:00 pm Photos

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Sputtering economy leads to growth doubts

Sputtering economy leads to growth doubts

Many business owners and consumers say the fragile, uneven recovery is dampening confidence in the local and national economy's ability to return to pre-recession conditions. "Cautious optimism," a popular buzzword, is being slowly replaced with tempered pessimism or worse, discouragement.

June 13, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Sputtering economy leads to growth doubts

Sputtering economy leads to growth doubts

Nicole Schmied said she and her staff have been stuffing a lot of coffee mugs lately with promotional materials. While clients and referrals mean cash for her Merrillville firm, Reese Inc., the prognosis for a short-term recovery in the construction industry is grim. A glut of available prop…

June 12, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Uncertainty casts shadow on local economy

SCHERERVILLE | Numbers show economic conditions didn't crumble as bad in Northwest Indiana during the recession as they did about 30 years ago.

November 13, 2010 12:00 am
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