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Ideology battle continues over public, private control

Who should be in charge? Governments or private entities? If government, should it be the feds, states, or locals? What level of government, if any, should control transportation, education, health care, libraries, and almost anything else you can imagine?

March 30, 2014 12:00 am

Planners consider public transportation to air show at Fair Oaks

HAMMOND │ Local residents who rely on public transportation and hope to attend the 2014 South Shore Air Show at Fair Oaks Farms may get to do so.

March 15, 2014 5:00 am

Economy expected to heat up with warmer weather

OLYMPIA FIELDS │ James Hrabak, chief investment officer for MB Financial Bank’s Wealth Management Group, said the recent winter weather has been a detriment to growth in the last quarter but there is a lot of pent-up demand.

March 14, 2014 5:00 pm

No consensus on how to notify data breach victims

WASHINGTON | The data breach at Target Corp. that exposed millions of credit card numbers has focused attention on the patchwork of state consumer notification laws and renewed a push for a single national standard.

March 14, 2014 2:39 pm

Review: Uneasy first steps with Google Glass

NEW YORK | Shaped like a lopsided headband, Google Glass is an unassuming piece of technology when you're holding it in your hands. You feel as if you can almost break it, testing its flexibility. Putting it on, though, is another story.

March 14, 2014 2:22 pm

Oil prices edge up amid positive U.S. data, China worries

The price of oil edged slightly higher on Friday but remained less than $100 a barrel as traders weighed whether an apparent pickup in the U.S. economy could spur enough demand to offset a slowdown in China.

March 14, 2014 2:17 pm

U.S. producer prices dip 0.1 percent in February

WASHINGTON | The prices companies receive for their goods and services fell slightly in February, the latest sign that inflation is tame.

March 14, 2014 2:11 pm

Inside INdiana business

Marian initiative to target brain drain

January 24, 2014 12:00 am

Cocoa and coffee lose steam

Despite the blisteringly cold weather throughout much of the country, two of America’s favorite hot drinks aren’t seeing price increases. Cocoa and coffee prices both fell hard this week, primarily due to healthy harvests in tropical countries.

January 03, 2014 12:22 pm

Dow Jones average reaches another record high

NEW YORK | The Dow Jones industrial average rose to another all-time high on Wall Street Monday.

November 11, 2013 4:21 pm

World economy being sustained by extraordinary aid

WASHINGTON | Five years after a global financial crisis erupted, the world's biggest economies still need to be propped up.

November 11, 2013 2:46 pm

NWI Forum hosts state chamber president talk

PORTAGE | Indiana Chamber of Commerce Kevin Brinegar will make a presentation on key topics from taxes and environmental policy to local government reform and economic development at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Northwest Indiana Forum offices.

November 11, 2013 2:13 pm

How do you want to pay for our roads?

It’s coming, not tomorrow, but soon. You and I will be asked by our federal and state representatives how the nation and Indiana should pay for the roads we drive.

October 27, 2013 12:00 am

CONSUMER AFFAIRS: Federal website, agency helps seniors and their families, caregivers

The Eldercare Locator,, is a website designed to offer information to seniors, their families, and the caregivers of older adults.

October 26, 2013 12:00 am

Inside INdiana Business

Investor pumping millions into blighted Indy properties

October 22, 2013 12:00 am

Delayed Sept. U.S. jobs report to be issued Tuesday

WASHINGTON | After a 2 ½ -week delay, the government on Tuesday will issue the September employment report, providing a snapshot of the job market's health before the 16-day partial government shutdown.

October 21, 2013 4:08 pm

Inside INdiana Business: Manufacturing survey suggests 'renaissance'

One of the authors of an annual manufacturing study says this year's results show "the bad old days of cost-cutting are behind us." Associate professor at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business Mark Frohlich says companies are demonstrating a "strong emphasis" on investing for growth…

October 16, 2013 12:58 pm

Inside INdiana Business

Stonegate Mortgage IPO brings in $114M

October 10, 2013 12:42 pm

Debt limit looms in shadow of Syria, other issues

So what happens if they close the government and nobody notices? Life goes on and we are vibrantly reminded the Federal government is actually not a proxy for our American society, but rather just an expensive provider of limited civil services?

September 13, 2013 12:00 am

Inside INdiana Business

Business index remains low

August 18, 2013 12:00 am
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