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INVESTMENTS: U.S. stocks delivered best returns in more than a decade

INVESTMENTS: U.S. stocks delivered best returns in more than a decade

Investors had reason to celebrate, as last year U.S. stocks posted their best year since 1997.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am Video

Trucking company in Gary is hiring drivers, mechanics

GARY | A major trucking company is so in need of drivers that it is offering signing bonuses of at least $2,500.

December 10, 2013 4:00 pm
Company reports sales are 'Ford tough'

Company reports sales are 'Ford tough'

A growing number of consumers have driven a Ford lately, and robust sales have been paying off for shareholders, the company announced Thursday.

October 24, 2013 12:51 pm
INVESTMENTS: Markets had strong 3Q, but shutdown drags on growth

INVESTMENTS: Markets had strong 3Q, but shutdown drags on growth

Major financial markets have been performing well, but the shutdown could slow the pace of growth, a Northwest Indiana investment adviser said.

October 20, 2013 12:00 am

Valpo finalizes sale of building to AM Stabilizers

A Hammond company recently closed on a deal to buy a 123,000-square-foot manufacturing and distribution building in Valparaiso, setting up a move to Porter County.

October 09, 2013 12:15 pm

Hobart's recycling facility gets national splash

HOBART | The city's latex paint recycling facility has received national recognition, Mayor Brian Snedecor said.

September 22, 2013 12:00 am
ArcelorMittal blast furnace in East Chicago goes down

ArcelorMittal blast furnace in East Chicago goes down

A blast furnace has gone down at ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor, the largest steelmaking complex in North America.

August 16, 2013 12:10 pm
Siblings shown in old photo tell their stories

Siblings shown in old photo tell their stories

Original caption: August 4, 1948 - Chicago, Illinois: They're on the auction block. These small children of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Chalifoux of Chicago, Illinois. For long months 40 year old Ray and his wife, Lucille, 24, waged a desperate but losing battle to keep food in the mouth and a roof ove…

June 17, 2013 4:04 pm
Resorts spruce up cocktail menus for apres ski

Resorts spruce up cocktail menus for apres ski

After a long day on the slopes, nothing quite eases the aches and pains like a good drink.

January 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Cultivate area's ties to Chicago

Cultivate area's ties to Chicago

Northwest Indiana's proximity to Chicago is an advantage that cannot be undersold as it seeks to grow. Chicago skyline as scene from Northwest Indiana beckons many commuters across the state line to higher-paying jobs. Region officials say affirming those ties to the nation's third-largest e…

December 13, 2012 3:12 pm
Ponder before picking: Don't let that false morel be your last mouthful

Ponder before picking: Don't let that false morel be your last mouthful

For foodies and naturalists alike, foraging for wild mushrooms offers a flavorful foray into the wilderness. But there's danger as well.

November 29, 2012 12:00 am
Freedom Riders Near Burning Bus

Freedom Riders Near Burning Bus

May 14, 1961, Anniston, Ala. — Passengers of this smoking Greyhound bus, some of the members of the "Freedom Riders," a group sponsored by the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), sit on the ground after the bus was set afire by a mob of people who followed the bus from the city. The mob met …

January 08, 2012 12:00 am
Holiday feasting

Holiday feasting

November 26, 2011 12:00 am
Documenting history

Documenting history

ca. 1971, Probably U.S. -- Frank Zappa, composer and guitarist for the band Mothers of Invention, in a recording studio

August 21, 2011 10:21 am
'This Old House' contest winners save old home's soul

'This Old House' contest winners save old home's soul

This Orlando home was the grand-prize winner of This Old House magazine's 2011 Reader Remodel contest. The editors said the owners did a great job of restoring this 1920s Colonial Revival "without losing its soul."

June 23, 2011 12:00 am
'This Old House' contest winners save old home's soul

'This Old House' contest winners save old home's soul

After homeowner Nicole Rader painted over the original wood cypress in her eating area, she realized she'd made a "huge mistake." She tried to scrape the paint off, and wound up with this distressed look that is one of the home's best features.

June 23, 2011 12:00 am
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