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Obama to highlight manufacturing gains in Ind. speech

Obama to highlight manufacturing gains in Ind. speech

PRINCETON, Ind. (AP) — President Barack Obama has arrived in Evansville for a visit to tout his administration's efforts to boost the nation's manufacturing sector.

October 03, 2014 1:50 pm Related

'Stillinnoyed' ads exhort businesses to move to Indiana

Indiana appropriated Chicago's longtime The City that Works slogan for its A State that Works campaign, and now is going after Windy City businesses as well.

March 28, 2014 7:00 pm
DOUG ROSS: Business tax break could dunk Lake taxpayers

DOUG ROSS: Business tax break could dunk Lake taxpayers

If you're worried about footing the bill for eliminating the personal property tax for businesses, your misery has company.

February 07, 2014 12:00 am Related
Has the Fed been fueling bubbles? You be the judge

Has the Fed been fueling bubbles? You be the judge

WASHINGTON | The Federal Reserve's super-low interest-rate policies have inflated a slew of dangerous asset bubbles. Or so critics say.

December 21, 2013 12:30 pm

EDITORIAL: Think carefully before abolishing tax

In trying to make Indiana more business-friendly, Gov. Mike Pence said he would like to eliminate the personal property tax. It's a costly endeavor.

December 15, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Northwest Indiana needs good jobs

GUEST COMMENTARY: Northwest Indiana needs good jobs

What could be more important than economic development for Northwest Indiana? Sustainable economic development, that’s what! And there is a big difference between the two.

November 01, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Congress owes it to raise debt ceiling

As the standoff in Washington inches closer to default, it's up to citizens to put pressure on the House and Senate to finally compromise from their rigid positions. The nation must not fail to pay its bills.

October 13, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: 'No more borrowing' should be County Council mantra

The budgeting process continues in Lake County, and the Lake County Council is in a unique position this year to go beyond what is expected and pass a budget that includes no further borrowing.

September 13, 2013 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Time to give tax-and-spend culprits the pink slip

MARC CHASE: Time to give tax-and-spend culprits the pink slip

If you're an employer running a retail business and discover one of your cashiers mishandling the house take, you at least consider firing the employee, don't you?

September 05, 2013 12:00 am

US economy adds 195K jobs; unemployment 7.6 pct.

WASHINGTON | U.S. employers are sending a message of confidence in the economy — hiring more workers, raising pay and making the job market appear strong enough for the Federal Reserve to slow its bond purchases as early as September.

July 05, 2013 3:45 pm
MARC CHASE: More county borrowing would add insult to tax injury

MARC CHASE: More county borrowing would add insult to tax injury

By now, most of us are aware Lake County leaders voted to siphon a 1.5 percent tax off residents' paychecks. County and municipal government officials largely are celebrating the $18 million windfall this new tax -- and the thawing of a local property tax freeze by the state -- will provide …

May 28, 2013 12:00 am
Fed unveils bold, open-ended steps to aid economy

Fed unveils bold, open-ended steps to aid economy

WASHINGTON | The Federal Reserve unleashed a series of bold and open-ended steps Thursday designed to stimulate the economy by boosting the stock market and making it cheaper for people to borrow and spend.

September 13, 2012 3:30 pm Related

Text of the Federal Reserve's statement Thursday

WASHINGTON | Below is the statement the Fed released Thursday after its policy meeting:

September 13, 2012 11:37 am

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

U.S. stock futures fall as debt talks near collapse

Stock futures fell early Monday amid reports that a key congressional committee will fail to reach an agreement this week on how to cut the U.S. government's budget deficit.

November 21, 2011 10:45 am

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

Romney coming to Schererville

INDIANAPOLIS | Republican Mitt Romney will visit Schererville later this month to attend a fundraiser in support of his presidential campaign.

July 04, 2011 12:00 am

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

Fuming over gas prices? Don't count on a tax break

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — How would you like a 33-cent drop in the price of a gallon of gas?

May 19, 2011 8:00 am

Fed considers tighter credit as economy improves

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve said last month that the economy is gradually improving and began discussing how it would reverse policies adopted during the recession that pumped billions of dollars into the economy.

May 19, 2011 12:00 am
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