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White House: 2014 deficit to drop to $583B

WASHINGTON | The White House says this year's budget deficit will drop to $583 billion, the lowest level of President Barack Obama's tenure.

July 11, 2014 2:30 pm

Cedar Lake's bond rating boosted

CEDAR LAKE | The town’s new bond rating is something to brag about, officials said.

October 20, 2013 8:45 pm

Small budget hurts Indiana tourism efforts

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's effort to promote its attractions is losing ground to better-funded neighbors, but the state's top tourism official hopes to change that with a new plan to generate revenue and persuade people to explore all the Hoosier state has to offer.

August 04, 2013 11:30 am
Ind. ends 2013 budget with improved cash balance

Ind. ends 2013 budget with improved cash balance

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, right, announces that revenue's and reserves are higher than projected during a press conference with State Auditor Tim Berry in Indianapolis, Thursday. The report shows the state ended fiscal year 2013 with a structural surplus of $483 million, which is $93 million …

July 11, 2013 10:55 am
Ind. ends 2013 budget with improved cash balance

Ind. ends 2013 budget with improved cash balance

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, right, announces that revenue's and reserves are higher than projected during a news conference with State Auditor Tim Berry in Indianapolis, Thursday. The report shows the state ended fiscal year 2013 with a structural surplus of $483 million, which is $93 million h…

July 11, 2013 10:55 am

US economy adds 195K jobs; unemployment 7.6 pct.

WASHINGTON | U.S. employers are sending a message of confidence in the economy — hiring more workers, raising pay and making the job market appear strong enough for the Federal Reserve to slow its bond purchases as early as September.

July 05, 2013 3:45 pm

St. John Redevelopment Commission debt-free

ST. JOHN | The town’s Redevelopment Commission had a banner financial year during 2012, according to a report prepared by the accounting firm of Cender & Co. LLC of Merrillville and delivered to the commission Thursday by St. John Town Manager Steve Kil.

January 13, 2013 9:00 pm
Hezbollah leader emerges for anti-film protest

Hezbollah leader emerges for anti-film protest

BEIRUT | In an appeal that could stoke more fury over an anti-Islam film, the leader of the Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah called for sustained protests in a rare public appearance Monday at a rapturous but peaceful rally attended by hundreds of thousands of cheering supporters in Beirut.

September 17, 2012 2:30 pm Photos

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Hezbollah leader emerges for anti-film protest

Hezbollah leader emerges for anti-film protest

Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, center, escorted by his bodyguards, waves to a crowd of tens of thousands of supporters during a rally Monday denouncing an anti-Islam film that has provoked a week of unrest in Muslim countries worldwide, in the southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon. Na…

September 17, 2012 12:51 pm
Hezbollah leader emerges for anti-film protest

Hezbollah leader emerges for anti-film protest

Afghan police stand by burning tires during a protest Monday in Kabul, Afghanistan. Hundreds of Afghans burned cars and threw rocks at a U.S. military base as a demonstration against an anti-Islam film that ridicules the Prophet Muhammad turned violent in the Afghan capital early Monday.

September 17, 2012 12:51 pm

Job cuts to cost Motorola tax credits in Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. | Google Inc.'s plan to cut more than 700 jobs at Motorola Mobility's operations in Illinois means the company will lose the tax credits it receives from the state, and experts say it underscores just how little the kind of perks that big companies often insist they need real…

August 14, 2012 7:30 pm
Health care upheld with key vote from NW Indiana's Roberts

Health care upheld with key vote from NW Indiana's Roberts

WASHINGTON | America's historic health care overhaul, certain now to touch virtually every citizen's life, narrowly survived an election-year battle at the Supreme Court on Thursday with the improbable help of conservative Chief Justice John Roberts.

June 28, 2012 5:45 pm Photos

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Romney response to Supreme Court on health care

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's response to Thursday's Supreme Court decision to uphold President Barack Obama health care law, as transcribed by Roll Call:

June 28, 2012 12:00 pm
Illinois child welfare agency mulls cuts, layoffs

Illinois child welfare agency mulls cuts, layoffs

CHICAGO | Already in open violation of a federal decree on child welfare investigations, the Illinois agency that oversees well-being of families faces new budget cuts that could lead to hundreds of worker layoffs and the elimination of services that have helped keep thousands of children ou…

June 19, 2012 10:00 pm Photos

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A roundup of recent Indiana newspaper editorials

Confidence needs a fix

April 14, 2012 12:00 am
Spirit Award nominees share low-budget secrets

Spirit Award nominees share low-budget secrets

The Spirit Awards celebrate the best in low-budget filmmaking. But within those honors, the John Cassavetes Award goes to films with even lower budgets: those made for under $500,000.

February 24, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Obama call for manufacturing revival a tough goal

President Barack Obama is making a strong election-year push for an economic revival "built on American manufacturing." But he faces an uphill slog, with little consensus even within his own party on how to do it.

February 11, 2012 2:20 pm

A roundup of recent Indiana newspaper editorials

Lawmakers should leave IHSAA, high school basketball alone

January 14, 2012 12:00 am

A roundup of recent Indiana newspaper editorials

Heaven forbid we should offend the visiting sophisticates

January 07, 2012 12:00 am

US job market ends year in better shape

The long-suffering job market is ending the year better off than it began. The number of people applying for unemployment benefits each week has dropped by 10 percent since January.

December 29, 2011 9:30 am
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