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IEDC president to talk about cities

Indiana Economic Development Corp. President Eric Doden will talk about the Regional Cities Initiative at the Northwest Indiana Forum at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

18 hours ago

Applications for US jobless benefits fall sharply

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped by a sharp 36,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 280,000, a sign that the job market is strengthening.

September 18, 2014 7:49 am

Indiana gets $1.5 million for unemployment aid

INDIANAPOLIS | The U.S. Department of Labor is giving the state of Indiana $1.5 million as part of an effort to improve unemployment insurance programs around the nation.

September 16, 2014 7:04 am
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September 14, 2014 12:00 am
Forbes called Obama best in modern times

Forbes called Obama best in modern times

Ever since Barack Obama was elected president we've been treated to letters to the editor from the usual stable of local conservative voices claiming the United States is on the path to destruction, led there by a socialist president who just doesn't understand capitalism.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am
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September 13, 2014 12:00 am

Applications for US unemployment rise to 315K

WASHINGTON (AP) — More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, though the trend in benefit applications in the past month remained low.

September 11, 2014 7:56 am

US employers add 142K jobs, fewest in 8 months

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added just 142,000 jobs in August, snapping a six-month streak of hiring above 200,000 and posting the smallest gain in eight months.

September 05, 2014 8:01 am
PODCAST: Political Roundtable

PODCAST: Political Roundtable

The Times' Robert Blaszkiewicz and Doug Ross discuss the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruling Indiana's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, the dismissal of Jeff Langbehn from the Lake County Solid Waste Management District Board, the Indiana Supreme Court considering the constitut…

September 04, 2014 5:06 pm

Applications for US jobless aid at still-low 302K

WASHINGTON (AP) — Slightly more Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, but the total number of people receiving aid remained at its lowest level in more than seven years.

September 04, 2014 8:01 am
Region economy has added jobs for 10 of last 12 months

Region economy has added jobs for 10 of last 12 months

Northwest Indiana added jobs this summer as its economy kept down the path of growth.

September 01, 2014 12:00 pm
SMALL RETAIL: Sales bump along in long recovery

SMALL RETAIL: Sales bump along in long recovery

Small retail owners are still cautious in this uneven economic recovery, even when it comes to stocking up for the busy holiday season.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
CASINOS: Legislators must take hard look at mature industry

CASINOS: Legislators must take hard look at mature industry

The fast-changing U.S. gaming market is forcing everyone to take a hard look at an industry that has helped struggling communities and fattened state tax coffers for almost two decades in Indiana.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
TIMES BOARD OF ECONOMISTS: U.S. energy boom benefits spread far and wide

TIMES BOARD OF ECONOMISTS: U.S. energy boom benefits spread far and wide

The United States' energy boom is benefiting all sectors of the economy, helping fuel an economic recovery that is finally producing jobs at a healthy clip and bringing down unemployment.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
EDUCATION: Economic recovery leads to drop in higher ed enrollment

EDUCATION: Economic recovery leads to drop in higher ed enrollment

Signs of economic recovery could lead to a drop in higher education enrollment.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
CONSTRUCTION: Business strong, inflation weak

CONSTRUCTION: Business strong, inflation weak

Four years of steady improvement have kept construction workers on the job and low price inflation on materials is making life a little easier for for owners and customers.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
RESTAURANTS: Concerns mount for tight-margin industry

RESTAURANTS: Concerns mount for tight-margin industry

Obamacare mandates, minimum wage proposals, hikes in food prices and high gasoline prices are all challenging restauranteurs.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
MEDIA: Business investment driving sales forward

MEDIA: Business investment driving sales forward

Businesses are feeling confident again and looking to reach more customers through radio on both the airwaves and its digital platforms.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
REAL ESTATE: Home sales steady for second straight year

REAL ESTATE: Home sales steady for second straight year

An easing of tight credit, better appraisals and an improving economy have bolstered home sales in 2013, with July sales increasing 8.5 percent as compared to the year-ago month.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am

TRANSPORTATION: Rail moving nation into recovery

The South Shore commuter railroad appears to be turning the corner on ridership declines, with peak weekday and weekend ridership both besting last year's for several months in a row.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
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