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Economist says conditions ripe for business investment

Economist says conditions ripe for business investment

MERRILLVILLE | Business owners who are even contemplating an investment should put aside any lingering reservations and act now, according to a leading economist.

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Ikea makes push for growth

Ikea makes push for growth

Ikea, whose stadium-sized furniture stores draw shoppers from miles around, is going where its shopper are: online.

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For the birds: How to attract feathered friends to outdoor spaces

For the birds: How to attract feathered friends to outdoor spaces

As cold weather approaches we look stock ingredients to make soups, casseroles and stews, giving us sustenance and warmth as fall slides way too quickly into winter. Outside, squirrels are able to stock up on nuts and bears hibernate without eating anything at all. But what about our feather…

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Clover comeback? 'Bee lawns' gaining favor

Clover comeback? 'Bee lawns' gaining favor

Turf grass may be an attractive groundcover for homeowners but it doesn't hold much appeal for pollinators.

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Right at Home: fall decor gets cozy

Right at Home: fall decor gets cozy

Cozying up in a favorite sweater is one of the distinct pleasures of autumn.

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Spot will cost you: Pet rents become apartment fad

Spot will cost you: Pet rents become apartment fad

Man's best friend is taking a bite out of renters' wallets.

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US jobless aid applications rise to 283,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits rose last week after falling to a 14-year low the previous week. Despite the increase, weekly applications remain at historically low levels that suggest hiring is gaining steam.

October 23, 2014 7:35 am

Social Security benefits to go up by 1.7 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments next year, the government announced Wednesday.

October 22, 2014 7:45 am

Study: Ind. needs $10M for water planning

PORTAGE | The author of a study on the link between water and Indiana's economy is calling on region environmental leaders to push for a state planner dedicated to turning the data into action.

October 20, 2014 12:00 am

What's next after wild week for stocks?

The stock market needs to see a therapist.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am

US jobless aid applications fall to 14-year low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid dropped to the lowest level in 14 years last week, the latest sign of a strengthening labor market that could help blunt worries about the impact of weak global growth.

October 16, 2014 9:07 am

Applications for US unemployment aid fall to 287K

WASHINGTON (AP) — Slightly fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, pushing the average number of applications in the past month to an eight-year low.

October 09, 2014 8:20 am
NWI casinos revenues drop in September

NWI casinos revenues drop in September

Northwest Indiana casino revenues dropped 7.7 percent in September as compared to September 2013, marking the 10th straight month the total take at the five casinos has dropped on a year-over-year basis.

October 08, 2014 4:00 pm
Obama to highlight manufacturing gains in Ind. speech

Obama to highlight manufacturing gains in Ind. speech

PRINCETON, Ind. (AP) — President Barack Obama has arrived in Evansville for a visit to tout his administration's efforts to boost the nation's manufacturing sector.

October 03, 2014 1:50 pm Related

U.S. jobless rate falls to 6-year low of 5.9 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 248,000 jobs in September, a burst of hiring that helped drive down the unemployment rate to 5.9 percent, the lowest since July 2008.

October 03, 2014 10:19 am
Obama flies out of Gary after brief Chicago trip

Obama flies out of Gary after brief Chicago trip

GARY | President Barack Obama boarded Air Force One at the Gary/Chicago International Airport on Thursday afternoon and headed back to Washington after less than 24 hours in the area.

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Applications for US jobless benefits drop to 287K

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 8,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 287,000, as the total number of beneficiaries dropped to its lowest level in more than eight years.

October 02, 2014 8:03 am
Indiana looks to catch regional cities wave

Indiana looks to catch regional cities wave

Fresh back from a tour of high-growth U.S. cities, Indiana Economic Development Corp. president Eric Doden on Wednesday told Northwest Indiana leaders something you don't hear often from Indiana officials.

October 01, 2014 3:15 pm Photos

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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.

September 29, 2014 10:59 am

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
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