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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.

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Whisky's worries mirror economic fears in Scotland

ISLAY, Scotland | Carl Reavey plunged his nose into the glass, inhaled the amber liquid's scent, then sipped. Slowly.

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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
Geopolitical turmoil has not yet affected NWI economy

Geopolitical turmoil has not yet affected NWI economy

The refrain has been familiar almost every time The Times Board of Economists has met over the past few years: The economy is improving but slowly, more slowly than anyone would like.

August 30, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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EU inches toward new sanctions on Russia

EU inches toward new sanctions on Russia

Comrades and Crimea's self-defense fighters carry the coffin of former paratrooper Alexander Gusev, 46, covered by Russian paratroopers flag, who was killed during clashes with Ukrainian troops in eastern Ukraine, during his funeral in Simferopol, Crimea, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. (AP Photo)

August 30, 2014 1:58 pm
EU inches toward new sanctions on Russia

EU inches toward new sanctions on Russia

Captured Russian paratroopers are seen in this image taken from video in Kiev on Wednesday Aug. 27. 2014. Ten Russian paratroopers were captured this week in Ukraine, adding to a growing body of evidence that Russia, despite its denials, is sending regular troops and weapons to support the s…

August 30, 2014 1:58 pm
EU inches toward new sanctions on Russia

EU inches toward new sanctions on Russia

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, right, talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during an European People's Party summit ahead of the EU summit in Brussels, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. EU leaders, in a one day summit, are set to decide who will get the prestigious job as the 28-nation b…

August 30, 2014 1:58 pm
EU inches toward new sanctions on Russia

EU inches toward new sanctions on Russia

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, left, shakes hands with British Prime Minister David Cameron, prior to a bilateral meeting, ahead of an EU summit in Brussels, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. EU leaders, in a one day summit, are set to decide who will get the prestigious job as the 28-nation b…

August 30, 2014 1:58 pm
EU inches toward new sanctions on Russia

EU inches toward new sanctions on Russia

BRUSSELS | The European Union on Saturday warned that the apparent incursion of Russian troops on Ukrainian soil pushes the conflict closer to a point of no return, with new economic sanctions being drawn up to make Moscow reconsider its position.

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Russia's Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on pro-Russian separatists to release Ukrainian soldiers who have been surrounded by the rebels in eastern Ukraine.

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Applications for US unemployment aid slip to 298K

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, a low level that signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to remain strong.

August 28, 2014 7:55 am
Businesses: Quake cleanup shouldn't deter tourists

Businesses: Quake cleanup shouldn't deter tourists

Signs and caution tape block the street in front of the earthquake-damaged Vintner's Collective multi-winery tasting room Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Napa, Calif. The building dates from the late 1800s. The San Francisco Bay Area's strongest earthquake in 25 years struck the heart of Californi…

August 25, 2014 5:04 pm
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