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Hearing set on NIPSCO electric bill hike

The public can now comment on NIPSCO's plan to invest $1 billion in utility improvements and the electric rate increase that would pay for it.

September 10, 2013 2:00 pm

AG Zoeller joins international sweep on travel scams, files state lawsuits

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller said travel-related scams have heated up and so have state and federal enforcement efforts to crackdown on violators.

June 11, 2013 1:51 pm
Indiana House rejects minimum wage increase

Indiana House rejects minimum wage increase

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's minimum wage will remain at the federal minimum of $7.25 per hour after the Republican-controlled House voted on party lines Monday to reject a proposal increasing the state's minimum hourly wage by one dollar.

March 18, 2013 3:51 pm Related

Zoeller to speak at Teibel's in March

SCHERERVILLE | Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller will speak at the next Lake County Advancement Committee meeting, set for noon March 8 at Teibel's Restaurant, 1775 U.S. 41.

February 23, 2013 2:15 pm

Fees undermine fliers' ability to compare fares

WASHINGTON | For many passengers, air travel is only about finding the cheapest fare.

December 27, 2012 12:00 am
Holiday season has local retailers curious

Holiday season has local retailers curious

Barb Young is excited about the holiday shopping season. It’s the first one her Crown Point store, Barbara Jean’s Gifts and Gourmet, will experience after opening nine months ago.

November 11, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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CONSUMER AFFAIRS: Wiring money overseas

The Federal Trade Commission, in cooperation with the Appleseed Foundation, has issued a Consumer Alert on sending money to family and friends overseas.

July 07, 2012 12:00 am
Consumers, retailers get burned on beef prices

Consumers, retailers get burned on beef prices

The weather may be perfect for throwing a steak or burger on the grill, but high beef prices mean consumers and retailers are the ones being burned.

June 30, 2012 12:00 pm Photos

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Magic of Mobilewalla: New feature follows demand and favored functions of smartphone apps

Magic of Mobilewalla: New feature follows demand and favored functions of smartphone apps

Anindya Datta calls it "the App Revolution."

October 23, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Pipeline leak a cause of gas price hike

A weekend leak in the Keystone pipeline that supplies more than 590,000 barrels of oil per day from Canada to the Midwest caused its shutdown, resulting in another hike of gas prices Wednesday.

June 02, 2011 6:30 pm

Homebuyer, renter education workshops planned in E.C.

Free homebuyer and renter education workshops are scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 9, 16, 23 and 30 at the East Chicago Public Library, 2401 E. Columbus Drive.

May 18, 2011 4:40 pm

CONSUMER AFFAIRS: Timeshares and camping clubs

The Consumer Protection Division of the Indiana Attorney General's Office has tips for consumers on timeshares and camping clubs.

April 30, 2011 12:00 am

CONSUMER AFFAIRS: FTC helps you spend money wisely

The Federal Trade Commission offers consumers tips for spending money wisely.

April 22, 2011 3:00 pm

CONSUMER AFFAIRS: Tips for better use of your credit cards

The Federal Reserve Board offers tips on the better use of credit cards.

April 09, 2011 12:00 am

CONSUMER AFFAIRS: Top 2010 consumer complaints

Last month the Federal Trade Commission published the annual report, Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book for January-December 2010.

April 02, 2011 12:00 am

Homebuyer, renter education workshops planned in E.C.

The city of East Chicago's Community Development Department is sponsoring educational workshops in the city for prospective homebuyers and renters in April.

March 28, 2011 11:00 am

CONSUMER AFFAIRS: Wise driving saves gas money

With gasoline prices rising again, consumers can benefit by considering suggestions for gasoline savings from the U.S. Department of Energy.

March 26, 2011 12:00 am

Lakeshore Chamber to examine consumer protection

HAMMOND | The Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce's next monthly luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. March 30 at the Federal Courthouse, 5400 Federal Plaza.

March 14, 2011 1:00 pm

CONSUMER AFFAIRS: FDIC warns of fraudulent e-mails

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. issued a consumer alert on Feb. 15, warning consumers of numerous reports of a fraudulent e-mail that has the appearance of being sent from the FDIC.

March 05, 2011 12:00 am

CONSUMER AFFAIRS: National focus on the consumer

Consumers are receiving a boost this week and next through a national focus on consumer savings and consumer protection.

February 26, 2011 12:00 am
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