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Federal Reserve economist to discuss Midwest economy

A senior economist from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago will give a talk about the state of the Midwest economy and the manufacturing sector.

February 07, 2014 3:35 pm

Bank will offer loans to furloughed federal employees

A South Bend-based bank with a big retail presence in Porter County plans to extend loans to federal employees who have been furloughed and businesses that are not getting paid during the government shutdown.

October 10, 2013 2:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Great Recession has not been Great Depression

GUEST COMMENTARY: Great Recession has not been Great Depression

"The worst financial crisis since the Great Depression," has become standard shorthand for the global financial crash and resulting severe recession. September marks the beginning of fall, and also the anniversary of the 2008 benchmark bankruptcy of investment house Lehman Brothers.

September 21, 2013 12:00 am
LARRY DeBOER: Looking over the fiscal cliff

LARRY DeBOER: Looking over the fiscal cliff

Economics is not an experimental science. We can't say to Congress, "Honorable ladies and gentlemen, please drastically raise taxes and cut spending all at once so we can measure the effects on the economy of changes in the federal government's budget." This is not what elected officials do.

November 24, 2012 12:00 am

Chicago Fed studying 'overwhelmed' Gary

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is studying Gary and nine other "Rust Belt" cities to better understand the challenges and opportunities they face in reshaping their economies.

September 25, 2012 6:00 pm

Chicago Fed chief speaking to Lakeshore Chamber

HAMMOND | Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President and CEO Charles Evans will deliver the keynote address Sept. 26 at the eighth annual Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce Business Expo.

September 18, 2012 10:00 am

Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate wants to end the Fed

INDIANAPOLIS | Libertarian Andrew Horning will work to eliminate the Federal Reserve System if Hoosiers elect him to the U.S. Senate.

September 12, 2012 7:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Financial scandals aid and abet continuing turmoil

GUEST COMMENTARY: Financial scandals aid and abet continuing turmoil

“Greed … is good,” declared corrupt out of control investment banker Gordon Gekko in the hit film “Wall Street.” However, The Bible, Shakespeare and other influential sources argue to the contrary.

July 28, 2012 12:00 am

Financial ed advocates tout Money Smart Week offerings

GARY | Region bankers, educators and community group leaders are preparing to host a weeklong series of financial education seminars in connection with Money Smart Week.

April 19, 2012 5:00 pm

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Community bankers eager to help rebuild economy

The One Region, One Vision initiative of The Times of Northwest Indiana and the Quality of Life Council has taken hold in our community. A remarkable event occurred last month as more than 600 business, labor, academic and community leaders gathered to formulate the way forward for Northwest…

October 16, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Change monetary policy to solve fiscal problems

If the United States were a functioning, representative democracy, the debate over the deficit crisis would not be limited to the Republican and Democratic parties' support of continued corporate dominance over the American people.

July 24, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Unintended consequences put consumers at risk

Congress passed financial overhaul legislation last year that brought much needed reforms to America's financial system. The new law provides more financial safeguards, although consumers are learning that an unintended consequence of the reforms will be harmful to their pocketbooks.

April 10, 2011 12:00 am

Northwest Indiana pulling resources together for Financial Literacy Month

It took a recession to happen, but educator John Gibson is pleased that more Americans of all ages are focused on financial education.

April 10, 2011 12:00 am
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