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GUEST COMMENTARY: Piketty's capital ideas ring true in Indiana

GUEST COMMENTARY: Piketty's capital ideas ring true in Indiana

Thomas Piketty’s "Capital in the 21st Century" is on the New York Times' bestseller list for a reason. This instant classic provides a cogent explanation for the growth in inequality we see all around us.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Quiz of the day: Will next year's insurance rates go up or down?

It’s now the silly season for insurance rates with government agencies, consulting groups and the media all speculating about next year’s premiums. Will your insurance premiums go up or down this fall? Never before have I seen such intense interest in insurance rates, which editors have usua…

July 17, 2014 12:00 am
WALTER WILLIAMS: Free market brings wealth, freedom

WALTER WILLIAMS: Free market brings wealth, freedom

A couple of years ago, President Barack Obama, speaking on the economy, told an audience in Osawatomie, Kansas: "'The market will take care of everything,' they tell us. ... But here's the problem: It doesn't work. It has never worked. ... I mean, understand, it's not as if we haven't tried …

July 06, 2014 12:00 am

Portage's budget in 'good' shape after tax draw

PORTAGE | The city's financial situation is "good, not great" after officials received word of the spring tax draw.

June 25, 2014 6:30 pm

Applications for US jobless aid up modestly

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, but claims for jobless aid remain near pre-recession levels.

June 12, 2014 8:17 am
BOB HEISSE: War on Poverty coverage should spark discussion

BOB HEISSE: War on Poverty coverage should spark discussion

Consider this as you read our special report, "The Price of Poverty": Are cuts to social service agencies and education the right move as poverty increases in Northwest Indiana? What more can or should be done?

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Related
GUEST COMMENTARY: Get ready for more congressional dysfunction

GUEST COMMENTARY: Get ready for more congressional dysfunction

I felt a brief surge of hope a few weeks ago about Congress. It was returning from Easter recess, and Capitol Hill was filled with talk about immigration reform, a minimum-wage bill, a spending bill to keep the government operating, and maybe even funding for transportation infrastructure. B…

May 18, 2014 12:00 am
Northwest Indiana unemployment plunged in April

Northwest Indiana unemployment plunged in April

In January, the state's unemployment rate dropped to the lowest level since 2008, but joblessness rose month-to-month in winter storm-battered Northwest Indiana.

May 16, 2014 12:00 pm
BANKING: Interest rates remain low, but are bound to rise

BANKING: Interest rates remain low, but are bound to rise

Interest rates remain low, making it an ideal time for businesses to borrow money to expand or acquire other companies, said Horizon Bank executive vice president David Rose.

May 04, 2014 12:00 am
Indiana unemployment rate falls under 6 percent

Indiana unemployment rate falls under 6 percent

In January, the state's unemployment rate dropped to the lowest level since 2008, but joblessness rose month-to-month in winter storm-battered Northwest Indiana.

April 21, 2014 12:30 pm
MARC CHASE: Let's grow local jobs, not just ship workers elsewhere

MARC CHASE: Let's grow local jobs, not just ship workers elsewhere

It's become an all-to-common scene in Lake County: Box-laden dollies being tugged up the metal ramps of moving trucks as folks seek greener pastures elsewhere.

April 08, 2014 12:00 am
Indiana unemployment rate falls by 0.3 percent

Indiana unemployment rate falls by 0.3 percent

In January, the state's unemployment rate dropped to the lowest level since 2008, but joblessness rose month-to-month in winter storm-battered Northwest Indiana.

March 28, 2014 12:30 pm
St. Michael School welcomes Junior Achievement

St. Michael School welcomes Junior Achievement

SCHERERVILLE | Junior high students from St. Michael School recently had the opportunity to learn how to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and career choices.

March 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Indiana unemployment rate plunges by 0.4 percent

Indiana unemployment rate plunges by 0.4 percent

In January, the state's unemployment rate dropped to the lowest level since 2008, but joblessness rose month-to-month in winter storm-battered Northwest Indiana.

March 17, 2014 12:30 pm

Youths urged to enter Money Smart Kid CContest by Monday

MERRILLVILLE | In conjunction with the U.S. Federal Reserve’s 8th annual Money Smart Week, Lakeshore Public Media, Junior Achievement and the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana are sponsoring the Money Smart Kid Contest with support from the Northwest Indiana Money Smart Council.

March 01, 2014 12:00 am

Big Sell deadline looms

Entrepreneurs who are dreaming big do not have much longer to submit applications for a contest that will give them a public showcase for their ideas and a potential springboard for launching a business.

February 24, 2014 12:00 pm
JOHN KEY: Minorities need historic approach to wealth creation

JOHN KEY: Minorities need historic approach to wealth creation

President Barack Obama’s insistence that America address wealth and income inequality is timely and appropriate given current data indicating the average white family has almost 10 times the wealth of the typical black family.

February 16, 2014 12:00 am
BANKING: Banks doing well despite decline in refinancing

BANKING: Banks doing well despite decline in refinancing

The banking sector remains strong despite in dip in mortgage activity and a wave of consolidations, a Northwest Indiana banker said.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Tomorrow starts today for America's youths

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Tomorrow starts today for America's youths

A total of 327 boys and girls came through the doors of Alternative House last year. They came because their chances of success and safety were better at the Crisis Center’s runaway and homeless youth shelter than at their home.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am
Indiana unemployment drops to lowest level since Oct. 2008

Indiana unemployment drops to lowest level since Oct. 2008

Indiana's unemployment fell 0.4 percentage points in December to 6.9 percent, the lowest it has been in 62 months.

January 28, 2014 10:55 am
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