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.
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.
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.
The banking sector remains strong despite in dip in mortgage activity and a wave of consolidations, a Northwest Indiana banker said.
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.
Indiana's unemployment fell 0.4 percentage points in December to 6.9 percent, the lowest it has been in 62 months.
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.
Michigan City is providing $100,000 in funding for efforts to lure new businesses and bring more jobs.
Economic growth slowed in Northwest Indiana in the fall, but remained consistent.
A local law firm earned national recognition for helping injured employees get worker's compensation.
Local financial experts foresee an upward trend in the stock market, particularly among global equities.
Nobel-winning economist and Gary native Joseph Stiglitz earned another accolade, this time for his research on income inequality.
The state's unemployment rate continued a downward slide by dropping 0.2 percentage points to 7.3 percent in November.
Northwest Indiana should outperform the state and nation economically next year, but job growth and uncertainty remain major concerns, an economist said.
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.
After the government shutdown and debt-ceiling circus, it seems like the U.S. government is doing everything it can to diminish the stature of our dollar.
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.
The banking sector has been improving gradually over the last couple years, and should continue to make positive gains, a Northwest Indiana banker said.
Members of The Times Board of Economists reported at their October meeting the area economy keeps moving slowly forward and should see a boost because of holiday spending.
Customers can make a federal case out of it if they have an issue with their bank.
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