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Monetary Policy

BANKING: Mortgage lending, home prices rising

BANKING: Mortgage lending, home prices rising

The economy came out of its winter hibernation during the second quarter as consumer confidence reached the highest point since 2007, Horizon Bank Executive Vice President David Rose said.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
BANKING: Interest rates remain low, but are bound to rise

BANKING: Interest rates remain low, but are bound to rise

Interest rates remain low, making it an ideal time for businesses to borrow money to expand or acquire other companies, said Horizon Bank executive vice president David Rose.

May 04, 2014 12:00 am
BANKING: Banks doing well despite decline in refinancing

BANKING: Banks doing well despite decline in refinancing

The banking sector remains strong despite in dip in mortgage activity and a wave of consolidations, a Northwest Indiana banker said.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am
BANKING: Banks faring better, but consolidating more

BANKING: Banks faring better, but consolidating more

The banking sector has been improving gradually over the last couple years, and should continue to make positive gains, a Northwest Indiana banker said.

October 20, 2013 12:00 am

MARK KIESLING: Fences may make good neighbors but loans don't

Let's say for the sake of argument that I make $100,000 a year at my job.

October 19, 2012 12:00 am
Fed justified in additional economic support

Fed justified in additional economic support

HAMMOND | Charles Evans, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago president and CEO, said Wednesday the risk of only taking "modest" monetary policy actions could result in a decade of stagnant economic growth, similar to what Japan had in the 1990s.

September 26, 2012 6:00 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Steve Jobs, Ben Bernanke have a lot in common

GUEST COMMENTARY: Steve Jobs, Ben Bernanke have a lot in common

Both Ben Bernanke and Steve Jobs have been featured in the news in recent days, reflecting respective individual influence over a decade.

September 10, 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
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