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Economic Outlook

Applications for US jobless aid up 16K to 326,000

Applications for US jobless aid up 16K to 326,000

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2014, file photo, job seekers sign in before meeting prospective employers during a career fair at a hotel in Dallas. The Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, on Thursday, April 3, 2014.

April 03, 2014 7:50 am

Fed survey: Economy to get better in 2013 despite 'cliff'

Participants in a Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago survey expect the the U.S. economy to grow at an annual rate of 2.3 percent in 2013, which would be an improvement from growth of 1.7 percent expected this year.

December 03, 2012 5:00 pm
Indiana University Kelly School of Business 2013 Economic Outlook

Indiana University Kelly School of Business 2013 Economic Outlook

Local business leaders gather at the Indiana University Kelly School of Business 2013 Economic Outlook meeting Friday at Teibel's in Schererville.

November 09, 2012 1:40 pm
Indiana University Kelly School of Business 2013 Economic Outlook

Indiana University Kelly School of Business 2013 Economic Outlook

Panelist Ellie Mafi-Kreft and IUN School of Business and Economics dean Anna Rominger chat before the Indiana University Kelly School of Business 2013 Economic Outlook meeting Friday at Teibel's in Schererville.

November 09, 2012 1:35 pm
Indiana University Kelly School of Business 2013 Economic Outlook

Indiana University Kelly School of Business 2013 Economic Outlook

Lake County Advancement Committee Chairman Pete Doherty, left, IUN School of Business and Economics Dean Anna Rominger and Northwest Indiana Forum CEO Mark Maassel talk before the Indiana University Kelly School of Business 2013 Economic Outlook meeting Friday at Teibel's in Schererville.

November 09, 2012 1:35 pm
Why stocks may be even riskier than you think

Why stocks may be even riskier than you think

NEW YORK | Job growth in the United States is slowing. Sales at stores have stopped growing. The economies of India, Brazil and China are cooling. Europe is crippled by government debt and bad bank loans.

June 22, 2012 3:10 pm

Economy grew modest 2.8 pct. in Q4, best in 2011

Americans spent more on cars and trucks, and companies restocked their shelves at the strongest pace in nearly two years, helping the U.S. economy reach its fastest growth rate of last year.

January 27, 2012 9:20 am

US job market ends year in better shape

The long-suffering job market is ending the year better off than it began. The number of people applying for unemployment benefits each week has dropped by 10 percent since January.

December 29, 2011 9:30 am

Economists see modest growth next year

The U.S. economy will muddle through the next year without a recession, but growth-predicted to be 2.4 percent-will be too weak to make much of a dent in the unemployment rate, forecasters believe.

November 19, 2011 11:05 pm

Gridlock on deficit panel looms over stock rally

Like the sequel of a blockbuster horror movie, the debt ceiling may strike again: A gridlocked bipartisan congressional committee must find a way to agree on a deficit reduction plan by Nov. 23rd.

November 14, 2011 9:00 am

This is the month to join a reading group at the library

October is National Reading Group Month, and a new evening book discussion group will begin meeting at the Crown Point Community Library at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20.

October 13, 2011 12:00 am

"Fall" into Crown Point for family fun and more

Fall is here! You can feel it in the air. Children are back in the routine of school. There is plenty going on in Crown Point.

October 09, 2011 12:00 am

Shoppers lift U.S. economy, if they keep spending

Consumers spent more on cars, furniture, electronics and other goods in July, and more in May and June than previously thought. If it keeps up, the economy might rebound after growing in the first half of 2011.

August 12, 2011 8:35 pm

Program guides employment seekers in today's job market

HAMMOND | Gaining technological experience, using the Web, presenting entrepreneurial ideas and increasing one's education drew Northwest Indiana job seekers Tuesday to Purdue University Calumet.

June 28, 2011 9:17 pm

Economy grew slightly faster 1.9 pct. in Q1

The U.S. economy expanded a little faster at the beginning of the year than previously estimated. But the growth rate was still anemic and economists don't see that changing much in the coming months.

June 24, 2011 11:45 am

Investors nervous as stock market eyes correction

The Standard & Poor's 500 index has dropped 6.8 percent since April 29. Declining just as quickly: the hopes of many investors and economists for robust growth in the second half of the year.

June 12, 2011 4:00 pm

Fed to mull what would trigger bolder aid action

WASHINGTON | Federal Reserve policymakers are poised to have a lively debate today about what steps — if any — are needed to get the economy moving. But few expect any major initiatives to come out of the meeting.

September 21, 2010 12:00 am
Economic growth slows to 1.6 pct. in the spring

Economic growth slows to 1.6 pct. in the spring

WASHINGTON | The economy grew at a much slower pace this spring than previously estimated, mostly due to the largest surge in imports in 26 years and a slowdown in companies' restocking of goods,

August 27, 2010 1:46 pm Photos

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Survey: A bleaker outlook for economy into 2011

Survey: A bleaker outlook for economy into 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economic recovery will remain slow deep into next year, held back by shoppers reluctant to spend and employers hesitant to hire, according to an Associated Press survey of leading economists.

August 01, 2010 12:00 am
Trade gap widens as imports and exports both rise

Trade gap widens as imports and exports both rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. posted solid gains in exports in May, a positive sign for the economy. And while imports grew even faster, some economists saw that as a hopeful sign because it suggests companies are betting that consumers will spend more in coming months.

July 13, 2010 4:21 pm
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