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Worries about U.S. consumers drag stocks lower

Worries about U.S. consumers drag stocks lower

NEW YORK | Investors got some bad news about the American shopper on Friday, driving down stocks and sending the Dow Jones industrial average to a loss for the week.

July 25, 2014 3:59 pm
Worries about US consumers drag stocks lower

Worries about US consumers drag stocks lower

The New York Stock Exchange is shown, Monday, July 15, 2013 in New York. European stock markets were down Friday, July 25, 2014 while Asian markets took cheer from U.S. unemployment claims falling to an eight-year low. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

July 25, 2014 3:59 pm
Global tensions don't dent enthusiasm for stocks

Global tensions don't dent enthusiasm for stocks

A war breaks out between Israel and Hamas. An airliner is shot out of the sky in Ukraine. A Portuguese bank's finances look shaky.

July 25, 2014 1:22 pm
Global tensions don't dent enthusiasm for stocks

Global tensions don't dent enthusiasm for stocks

Trader Benedict Willis uses his moblie phone as he works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are pricier, tensions between Russia and the West are mounting, and Israel has rolled into Gaza to stop a deadly air war. And yet investors shrug it all off and keep pushing the marke…

July 25, 2014 1:22 pm

Milwaukee example held up for NWI

A decade and a half ago, the Menomonee Valley in the heart of Milwaukee looked strikingly similar to the abandoned industrial landscapes that haunt Northwest Indiana cities.

July 23, 2014 5:45 pm
Ideas flow at Strong Cities forum

Ideas flow at Strong Cities forum

A top congressional aide told the closing session of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities symposium Wednesday that the steel industry, educational institutions and environmental cleanups are all laying the foundation for Northwest Indiana's growth.

July 23, 2014 3:24 pm Photos

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White House initiative swoops into Gary

White House initiative swoops into Gary

GARY | The local kickoff of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities initiative in Gary took place at the Genesis Convention Center on Tuesday, with its initial speaker telling more than 200 community leaders that opportunity and talent are the keys to success.

July 22, 2014 3:30 pm Photos

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Home sales remain on even keel

Home sales remain on even keel

Northwest Indiana single-family home sales in June were on a par with the robust sales of last summer, with overall sales dropping a slight 3.1 percent as compared to June 2013, according to the Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors.

July 22, 2014 9:30 am
Moline provides blueprint for NWI transportation

Moline provides blueprint for NWI transportation

The Strong Cities, Strong Communities symposium closed its Tuesday session by learning how Moline, Ill., has solved many of the mass transit problems that have bedeviled Northwest Indiana.

July 21, 2014 3:12 pm Photos

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Northwest Indiana economy outpaces state, nation

Northwest Indiana economy outpaces state, nation

Northwest Indiana's economy continued to roll, outpacing both the state and nation in May.

July 14, 2014 12:00 pm
The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix

Offering perspective on today's issues

June 23, 2014 12:00 am
The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix

Offering perspective on today's issues

June 13, 2014 12:00 am
New jobs nudge NWI economy ahead

New jobs nudge NWI economy ahead

New jobs boosted the Northwest Indiana economy in March and April, with an index of region economic growth showing the economy here outperformed that of both the state and nation.

June 12, 2014 11:38 pm Related
YOUNG VOICES: Rely more heavily on empirical evidence

YOUNG VOICES: Rely more heavily on empirical evidence

Imagine this. You wake up in the morning, get out of bed and grab this newspaper off your front porch. Looking up briefly, you notice it’s dark and rain is coming down steadily. Yet when you walk back in and turn to the page past this column, you see today is being reported as sunny with a h…

June 02, 2014 12:00 am
New National Lakeshore superintendent takes helm

New National Lakeshore superintendent takes helm

Paul Labovitz wants to green the region, in more than one way.

May 25, 2014 12:00 am

Ind. Chamber ranks legislators by voting record

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce released scores for state legislators Friday based on voting records the group deemed to favor jobs and the economy.

May 23, 2014 8:01 am

Worry settles over Wall Street as stocks stall

NEW YORK | Wall Street has caught a case of the jitters.

May 16, 2014 5:33 pm
Feds tout Grand Calumet's environmental progress, economic potential

Feds tout Grand Calumet's environmental progress, economic potential

SCHERERVILLE | Stakeholders do not have to choose between the environment and the economy, a federal representative told Lake County leaders Friday.

May 09, 2014 8:03 pm Photos

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New jobs fail to boost state income tax revenue

New jobs fail to boost state income tax revenue

INDIANAPOLIS | The improving Indiana job market isn't showing up in state income tax receipts, which last month came in nearly 15 percent below April 2013, despite a 2.8 percent drop in the state's unemployment rate over the past year.

May 09, 2014 2:36 pm Related

NWI casinos start to put brakes on revenue drop

A 6.4 percent drop in Northwest Indiana casino revenues in April was the smallest year-over-year drop so far this year, giving casinos some hope for a turnaround as the year goes on.

May 08, 2014 11:30 am
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