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Economy

Gap between Indiana wages, living costs grows

INDIANAPOLIS | Rising inflation has left many Indiana residents with a widening gap between their salaries and living costs, and economic experts say the state needs to focus more on the quality of jobs instead of the quantity to close the distance.

April 19, 2014 10:00 am
Job Market

Job Market

April 17, 2014 5:33 pm

RDA wants to contribute $3.3 million to grow jobs

The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority voted Thursday contribute $3.3 million to help close deals for two companies that want to create 285 jobs in the region.

April 17, 2014 1:15 pm
Construction is picking up, projected to grow

Construction is picking up, projected to grow

U.S. construction recently hit its highest point in five years, and was up 9.3 percent in January as the sector rebounds at a faster pace.

April 13, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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This is slowest, worst economic recovery ever

How is our nation's economy doing? The truth is that this is the slowest and worst recovery from a recession ever.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am

Original Sanfratello's Pizza in Glenwood closed, trying to reopen

GLENWOOD | The original Sanfratello's Pizza in Glenwood closed on Monday after 45 years in business, the owner and founder said Thursday.

April 10, 2014 9:11 am
Applications for US jobless aid up 16K to 326,000

Applications for US jobless aid up 16K to 326,000

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2014, file photo, job seekers sign in before meeting prospective employers during a career fair at a hotel in Dallas. The Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, on Thursday, April 3, 2014.

April 03, 2014 7:50 am

Why economists say 2014 could prove breakout year

WASHINGTON | Once this year's harsh weather has faded, the U.S. economy could be poised for a breakout year -- its strongest annual growth in nearly a decade.

March 27, 2014 3:55 pm

Pence expects business tax cuts to produce new jobs

GREENWOOD, Ind. | Gov. Mike Pence signed into law a package of business tax cuts Tuesday that's smaller than he originally sought, but which he believes still will lure companies to Indiana and help existing Hoosier employers grow.

March 25, 2014 6:00 pm
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March 03, 2014 12:00 am
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March 02, 2014 12:00 am

Online poker could be back in the mix in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD | Illinois could reap nearly $200 million annually if it became the fourth state to legalize online poker, an industry advocate said Wednesday.

February 27, 2014 12:00 am

Purdue technical assistance leader to address LCAC

SCHERERVILLE: The director of a Purdue University program providing technical assistance to Hoosier companies, health care providers and governments will be the keynote speaker at the noon March 14 meeting of the Lake County Advancement Committee at Teibel's Restaurant.

February 24, 2014 2:30 pm
How Ukraine's economic decay fueled protests

How Ukraine's economic decay fueled protests

An opposition supporter stands at a police barricade near the Presidential office in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. Ukraine's president gave in to pressure from European diplomats and offered concessions Friday to defuse a crisis that has divided his country and left scores dead. Shot…

February 21, 2014 3:40 pm
Curls and dimples: Shirley Temple dies at 85

Curls and dimples: Shirley Temple dies at 85

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2006 file photo, Shirley Temple Black accepts the Screen Actors Guild Awards life achievement award at the 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, in Los Angeles. Shirley Temple, the curly-haired child star who put smiles on the faces of Depression-era moviegoers, has…

February 11, 2014 1:15 pm
Curls and dimples: Shirley Temple dies at 85

Curls and dimples: Shirley Temple dies at 85

In this 1933 file photo, child actress Shirley Temple is seen in her role as "Little Miss Marker." Shirley Temple, the curly-haired child star who put smiles on the faces of Depression-era moviegoers, has died. She was 85. Publicist Cheryl Kagan says Temple, known in private life as Shirley …

February 11, 2014 1:15 pm
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February 03, 2014 12:00 am
GAMING: Online gaming creates casino buzz

GAMING: Online gaming creates casino buzz

Gaming companies are taking a close look at the loyalty promoted by their brick-and-mortar casinos, while seeing how the advent of online gaming can also benefit those operations.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am
CONSTRUCTION: BP project over, contractors adjust

CONSTRUCTION: BP project over, contractors adjust

The end of the $3.8 billion BP Whiting Refinery expansion project has cut total construction work hours in the region, but a blossoming of commercial work and other types is filling in the gaps.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am
CONSUMERS: Fourth quarter brings consumer spending increase

CONSUMERS: Fourth quarter brings consumer spending increase

Locally, consumer spending saw a slight increase in the fourth quarter of 2013.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am
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