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.
Northwest Indiana's economy continues to grow at a slow rate, and should continue to slog in an upward direction over the next six months.
"The worst financial crisis since the Great Depression," has become standard shorthand for the global financial crash and resulting severe recession. September marks the beginning of fall, and also the anniversary of the 2008 benchmark bankruptcy of investment house Lehman Brothers.
Calumet City resident James Edwards worked for a janitorial supply company for 21 years, until the company lost a contract with the city of Chicago last year.
Northwest Indiana's economy picked up for the ninth straight month, but posted only a slight gain in the July NWI Index.
SCHERERVILLE | For more than six decades Campagna Academy, a nonprofit social service agency, has provided help and hope to troubled youth and their families in Northwest Indiana.
Lake County's top solid waste district official said he wants all new income tax revenues to be directed to a fund for projects or operating expenses, not employee pensions.
When Detroit filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, it called up recent memories of Gary going before the Distressed Unit Appeals Board year after year.
MERRILLVILLE | Consumers have started to feel confident enough to buy big-ticket items again, including cars and homes, but Northwest Indiana business leaders remain concerned about jobs.
Apples, cherries and other unpicked fruit could rot away if Congress doesn't pass an immigration reform bill soon, the nation's top agricultural official said.
Indiana has started to see a resurgence in foreign investment, although it's still not back up to pre-recession levels, a study found.
A longtime Gary resident got a chance to shake the vice president's hand and tell him how he has long worried about how he would pay the next electric bill.
Urban League President Marc Morial recently announced his organization’s support for an increase in the federal minimum wage to $10.10. Though Morial believes the higher wage will assist urban areas like Gary and Chicago that his organization represents, the evidence tells a different story.
Costs are mounting for the Gary/Chicago International Airport's expansion and initiative to lure private investors.
Kevin Kieft hopes to spread his success with job creation in Michigan City to throughout Northwest Indiana.
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