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Genesis Center could get more use, but no guarantee of economic impact

Genesis Center could get more use, but no guarantee of economic impact

The civic center opened three decades ago around the time the much larger Allstate Arena did in Rosemont, but never packed in the same crowds. Taxpayer subsidies kept the lights on, and the facility broke even last year after expenses were slashed by 30 percent.

February 23, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Local manufacturing surging, but overall economic growth has been slow

CHICAGO | The local manufacturing sector has been surging lately, but overall economic growth in the U.S. has been slow and anemic, according to an economist who spoke Thursday.

February 13, 2014 2:51 pm

Federal Reserve economist to discuss Midwest economy

A senior economist from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago will give a talk about the state of the Midwest economy and the manufacturing sector.

February 07, 2014 3:35 pm
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
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 has 34th highest taxes on small businesses

Small business owners face lower tax bills in Indiana and Illinois than they would in more than half of all other states, according a recent study.

September 17, 2013 9:30 am
Developing world drives rising energy consumption, BP economist says

Developing world drives rising energy consumption, BP economist says

HAMMOND | The economic recession and the Gulf oil spill may have affected the perception of energy markets in the United States.

July 12, 2011 5:00 pm Photos

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Economic multipliers are what you make them

The Amateur Numeric Society for Economic Evaluation -- ANSEE -- met recently at a Hoosier casino. Arthur Average sipped his non-carbonated, non-caffeinated, non-caloric drink before suggesting, "The multiplier is in the range of 7 to 9."

July 10, 2011 12:00 am

Economist presents money solutions to Illinois lawmakers

SPRINGFIELD | Illinois should become a manufacturing leader in the Midwest and shouldn't rely solely on other states to buy its goods.

February 11, 2011 12:00 am
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