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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Some local experts said Wall Street's recent downturn reflects the economic realities of the United States and countries around the globe.
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.
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…
SCHERERVILLE | Numbers show economic conditions didn't crumble as bad in Northwest Indiana during the recession as they did about 30 years ago.
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