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Economic History

Horizon Bank reports highest earnings in history

Michigan City-based Horizon Bancorp, the parent company of Horizon Bank, is reporting the highest full-year profit in its history.

January 23, 2014 5:16 pm
Local financial experts: Fed to affect 2014 investments

Local financial experts: Fed to affect 2014 investments

Local financial experts foresee an upward trend in the stock market, particularly among global equities.

January 02, 2014 11:38 pm Photos

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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
NWI Index shows local economy has been growing slowly

NWI Index shows local economy has been growing slowly

Northwest Indiana's economy picked up for the ninth straight month, but posted only a slight gain in the July NWI Index.

September 07, 2013 12:00 am
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
Treasury secretary Geithner sees American economic progress

Treasury secretary Geithner sees American economic progress

CHICAGO | U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner told Chicago business leaders Wednesday morning about the progress the American economy has made following the Great Recession.

April 04, 2012 5:30 pm Photos

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Better economy lifts Centier profit in 2011

Earnings for the Merrillville-based Centier Bank rose 64 percent in 2011 as a stabilizing economy helped the financial institution reduce losses on loans and securities.

January 23, 2012 12:00 am

Uptick in profits, commercial lending for banks

Profitability for most banks operating in Northwest Indiana continued to improve in the third quarter of 2011, despite economic conditions being less than robust, a local bank executive said.

December 05, 2011 10:00 am

Uptick in profits, commercial lending for local banks

Profitability for most banks operating in Northwest Indiana continued to improve in the third quarter of 2011, despite economic conditions being less than robust, a local bank executive said.

December 03, 2011 12:00 am
The economy may be in holding pattern, but more Americans are aiming to own their home in the future

The economy may be in holding pattern, but more Americans are aiming to own their home in the future

If you don't currently own a home, odds are owning one in the future is one of your top financial priorities.

August 27, 2011 12:00 am
LARRY DeBOER: This economic recovery isn't like the last Great Recession

LARRY DeBOER: This economic recovery isn't like the last Great Recession

What's wrong with the recovery? It's been almost two years since the end of the Great Recession in July 2009. The recession ended in the sense that the economy stopped declining and started growing. But growth has been very slow.

July 02, 2011 12:00 am
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