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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

Most countries don't have this much freedom

In answer to Mathew Lutz's letter, it is not that you just choose to be rich or poor, it is that you can achieve wealth through effort, hard work and planning. The choice you have is to try; nothing is going to be given to you.

August 19, 2014 12:00 am
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The Daily Fix

Offering perspective on today's issues

July 21, 2014 12:00 am

Illinois man accused of misleading Woodmar investors

HAMMOND | An Illinois attorney is accused of misleading clients who thought their investments were going toward redeveloping Woodmar shopping center, according to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. 

June 11, 2014 6:45 pm

$400K could do more than just pave bike trail

I guess I'm just a country Jake!

June 08, 2014 12:00 am
Indiana investment regulator urges caution on virtual currencies

Indiana investment regulator urges caution on virtual currencies

INDIANAPOLIS | Despite increasing merchant acceptance of Bitcoin and other virtual currencies, Indiana's securities regulatory agency is advising Hoosiers to be wary of the new digital forms of money.

May 12, 2014 5:00 pm Related
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

Man arrested following Merrillville bank robbery

MERRILLVILLE | A man believed to be involved in two robberies of Fifth Third Bank branches was arrested Thursday, police said.

March 20, 2014 8:45 pm

Former Lake Ridge school official faces federal charges

HAMMOND | A former Lake Ridge Community Schools business manager was charged in federal court with embezzling $134,054 in school funds, according to court records.  

March 20, 2014 8:30 pm

Lake Station poised to become next community to back South Shore project

LAKE STATION | Lake Station is expected to become the latest Lake County community to provide financial backing for the South Shore extension to Dyer.

March 19, 2014 9:30 pm

Griffith, Calumet Township are ant, grasshopper

Please read Marc Chase's Jan. 30 column about Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin. It reminds me of the grasshopper and ant story, where the ant works all year to save, and the grasshopper just parties. Then when winter hit, the grasshopper wants her share of the ant wealth.

March 09, 2014 12:00 am
Former M'ville employee gets 2.5 years for stealing money

Former M'ville employee gets 2.5 years for stealing money

HAMMOND | A former Merrillville town court clerk accused of misappropriating bond money was sentenced in federal court to 2.5 years in prison, according to court records. 

February 24, 2014 8:17 pm

Teach your children how to use resources wisely

Here is how money is made. Create a product. It could be something that you can touch or it could be a service of some kind. Make it shiny and new. Sell it at exorbitant prices. When you are done with it, throw it out and get something new.

February 23, 2014 12:00 am

Former Merrillville employee could face prison time

HAMMOND | A former Merrillville Town Court clerk could face 30 to 37 months in prison, according to a sentencing memorandums filed in federal court this week. 

February 12, 2014 8:30 pm

Excise police shouldn't focus on Super Bowl bets

I see where the Indiana excise police decided to spend more money to police the good people of this state on how they should spend their money.

February 12, 2014 12:00 am

Police seize more than $90K in alleged gambling money from local bars

Three Lake County bars were charged by Indiana State Excise Police with public nuisance for promoting professional gambling on the eve of Super Bowl XLVIII.

February 02, 2014 3:57 pm
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

If NFL retirees get help, how about mail carriers?

I see where the pro football players want compensation of millions of dollars for the beating their heads took playing the game.

December 19, 2013 12:00 am
Slot Machine

Slot Machine

Slot Machine

December 06, 2013 4:22 pm
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
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