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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
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Steel dumping isn't an amusing game

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Steel dumping isn't an amusing game

When my daughter was 5, our family began playing Monopoly. It has been her favorite game. For a while, we called her Trump Jr. When explaining real life issues to her, I often refer back to the game.

January 26, 2014 12:00 am

Michigan City economic development agency secures funding

Michigan City is providing $100,000 in funding for efforts to lure new businesses and bring more jobs.

January 22, 2014 12:30 pm
Local economy grows slowly but surely

Local economy grows slowly but surely

Economic growth slowed in Northwest Indiana in the fall, but remained consistent.

January 18, 2014 11:00 pm

Law firm earns national laurel for worker's comp claims

A local law firm earned national recognition for helping injured employees get worker's compensation.

January 08, 2014 12:50 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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Gary Nobel winner earns award for inequality research

Gary Nobel winner earns award for inequality research

Nobel-winning economist and Gary native Joseph Stiglitz earned another accolade, this time for his research on income inequality.

December 22, 2013 6:00 am
Unemployment in Indiana drops to 7.3 percent

Unemployment in Indiana drops to 7.3 percent

The state's unemployment rate continued a downward slide by dropping 0.2 percentage points to 7.3 percent in November.

December 21, 2013 5:00 pm
Northwest Indiana projected to grow faster than nation

Northwest Indiana projected to grow faster than nation

Northwest Indiana should outperform the state and nation economically next year, but job growth and uncertainty remain major concerns, an economist said.

December 13, 2013 4:00 pm Photos

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Indiana unemployment plunges to five-year low

Indiana unemployment plunges to five-year low

Indiana's jobless rate plunged to a five-year low of 7.5 percent last month, and dipped to 8.3 percent in the Gary metropolitan area.

November 22, 2013 5:00 pm
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