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Forbes article must have skewed facts

Forbes article must have skewed facts

A recent letter cited a Forbes Magazine article claiming that Barack Obama is a great economic president. Not surprisingly, the author of that article is a big Obama supporter.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am

Raise minimum wage to boost job growth

Blythe Cozza's commentary was correct except the biggest export our country is facing is the export of middle class jobs.

September 17, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Economic indicators on new orbits

GUEST COMMENTARY: Economic indicators on new orbits

A calendar is a marvelous tool for prediction. My calendar says there will be a full moon Sept. 9 and no moon Sept. 24. Astronomers have figured out the orbit of the moon so precisely that they can predict its phases years, decades and centuries in advance. And it's printed on your calendar.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am
BANKING: Mortgage lending, home prices rising

BANKING: Mortgage lending, home prices rising

The economy came out of its winter hibernation during the second quarter as consumer confidence reached the highest point since 2007, Horizon Bank Executive Vice President David Rose said.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am

Some Portage officials worried city getting too deep in debt

PORTAGE | Some city officials here are worried the city is getting itself too deep into debt.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana shouldn't jump at work share opportunity

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana shouldn't jump at work share opportunity

At dinner, the 4-year-old reported her nursery school classmate, Billy, had a bad day and acted mean. When asked what the teacher did, the child replied wide-eyed, “She took away Billy’s job.”

August 05, 2014 12:05 am
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
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