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Indiana leads nation in manufacturing jobs gains

The manufacturing sector continues to rebound, but still has not gotten back to its pre-recession employment level in Northwest Indiana or statewide.

August 02, 2014 6:30 pm
Gold prices lose some luster since heights of recession

Gold prices lose some luster since heights of recession

Gold prices are on the way down after reaching their peak in late 2011.

February 08, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Popolano's in Lansing to close in 2014

LANSING | A south suburban staple is closing after three decades.

December 18, 2013 12:45 pm
Foreign investment on the rise

Foreign investment on the rise

Indiana has started to see a resurgence in foreign investment, although it's still not back up to pre-recession levels, a study found.

July 05, 2013 6:15 am Photos

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Rare good news for eurozone economy

LONDON | Mention it quietly, but there were rare hopeful signs for Europe's struggling economy on Friday.

February 01, 2013 4:50 pm
LABOR: NWI missing out on state job gains

LABOR: NWI missing out on state job gains

Although local union leader Jim Robinson said the economy "seems" to be getting better, there isn't a large share of job growth occurring in Northwest Indiana, especially within the manufacturing sector.

January 27, 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
LABOR: Workers to benefit from economic growth

LABOR: Workers to benefit from economic growth

Jim Robinson said the employment growth in the nation – albeit slow – is a good sign for all workers. 

October 21, 2012 12:00 am
Former salesman now pitching value of education

Former salesman now pitching value of education

Keith Taylor, 56, knew it was time for a career change when his position as an office supply salesman fell into jeopardy.

September 06, 2012 12:00 am
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The Daily Fix

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September 02, 2012 12:00 am

Prices are rising, yet there's still a recession

A simple reminder, despite what you've heard from politicians and/or the media, gas prices are still way too high. There's still a recession.

June 17, 2012 11:00 pm
LABOR: Falling jobless rate could be signal for raising wage standards

LABOR: Falling jobless rate could be signal for raising wage standards

The state's falling unemployment hasn't shifted the labor movement's attention away from the issues working class people face, said area union leader Jim Robinson.

May 27, 2012 12:00 am

Say goodbye to summer fun if gas prices stay high

President Barack Obama took some credit for slowing the recession we were in but not out of yet.

March 25, 2012 12:00 am
LABOR: Layoffs not as easy with workplace efficiencies

LABOR: Layoffs not as easy with workplace efficiencies

Local union leader Jim Robinson said globalization has eaten away at American manufacturing employment so that only the most productive facilities remain in existence.

February 19, 2012 12:00 am

Wake up, America, before it's too late

We need to drill more American oil. Well, guess what we are now a major exporter of gas and diesel fuel. Have prices dropped? Of course not.

January 14, 2012 12:00 am

Mid-year reports show glimmer of economic hope for Illinois

SPRINGFIELD | Despite a significant drop in federal aid to Illinois, state revenues are up by more than $1.1 billion through the first half of the fiscal year.

January 05, 2012 6:45 am

Eurozone faces tough hurdles early in 2012

FRANKFURT, Germany | After a turbulent 2011, the 17 countries that use the euro will be quickly confronted in the new year with major hurdles to solving their government debt crisis, just as the eurozone economy is expected to sink back into recession.

January 01, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Chart a course for economic success

Economics is called the dismal science, and the many economic analyses and forecasts for Northwest Indiana in recent weeks show why.

November 20, 2011 12:00 am
LABOR: Increases in hiring not enough to counter rising unemployment

LABOR: Increases in hiring not enough to counter rising unemployment

Local union official Jim Robinson said he's a bit more optimistic about the economy now than he was a year ago, but the labor picture still has cracks that have to be resolved.

October 30, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Economy gaining, but so is unemployment

The economy is showing signs of modest improvement - not enough to reduce high unemployment but enough to ease fears another recession might be near.

October 02, 2011 12:00 am
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