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YOUNG VOICES: Stop forsaking family time to save a buck

YOUNG VOICES: Stop forsaking family time to save a buck

Many gobbled down turkey this past Thanksgiving, but the holiday sales took priority and left many shoppers to save the pumpkin pie for later.

December 30, 2013 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Mom-and-pop hobby business a beacon of economic survival

MARC CHASE: Mom-and-pop hobby business a beacon of economic survival

Anyone who's ever undertaken the operations of a small business knows the figurative land mines scattering the path to success.

December 25, 2013 10:35 pm Photos

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Big crowds turn out on Black Friday despite Thanksgiving store openings

Big crowds turn out on Black Friday despite Thanksgiving store openings

HOBART | Kelvin Stanford only dropped by the Menards in Schererville on Friday morning in search a few items: $9.99 pliers, a $3 toaster so he could enjoy toast with his coffee at work and $1.44 fleece throw blankets for his Chihuahua to crawl under.

November 29, 2013 4:00 pm Photos

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Police adjust patrol schedules to deal with holiday shopping blitz

HOBART | Three major department stores will start their holiday shopping sales Thanksgiving night, and Hobart police will adjust patrols to deal with the traffic flow.

October 26, 2013 6:15 pm

Hobart man charged with two counts of burglary

HOBART | A 26-year-old Hobart man with previous burglary and took items to sell at pawn shops, police said.

August 09, 2013 9:00 pm
FORK IN THE ROAD: Grocers in underserved areas find challenges, opportunities

FORK IN THE ROAD: Grocers in underserved areas find challenges, opportunities

Local grocery store operators Melissa Diaz and Mark Musleh emphasize competitive pricing, community awareness and customer rapport at their establishments.

April 10, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Will businesses help make NWI food deserts fertile?

Will businesses help make NWI food deserts fertile?

For thousands of people living in Northwest Indiana and Chicago's south suburbs, restricted access to nutritious, high-quality food is prevalent.

April 09, 2012 9:00 am Photos

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FORK IN THE ROAD: Local residents in food deserts yearn for greater access to fresh food

FORK IN THE ROAD: Local residents in food deserts yearn for greater access to fresh food

Ashley Bradley, with her 2-year-old son Kareem Marcus in tow, couldn't help but shake her head while walking past the food store closest to her home.

April 07, 2012 6:15 pm Photos

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More than 100 Sears, Kmart stores to close

NEW YORK | Sears Holdings Corp. plans to close between 100 and 120 Sears and Kmart stores to raise cash after a weak holiday shopping season for the retailer.

December 27, 2011 1:45 pm
Office Depot to close Lansing distribution hub

Office Depot to close Lansing distribution hub

Office Depot plans to shutter its distribution center in Lansing in a few months and relocate operations to another Illinois facility.

September 12, 2011 5:00 pm

Gift cards change giving, shopping experiences

Region shoppers looking for deals flocked to stores Sunday clutching gift cards and items to exchange or return.

December 27, 2010 12:00 am
Local retailers hope Black Friday turn sales golden

Local retailers hope Black Friday turn sales golden

Holiday shoppers could find better-than-average Black Friday bargains when they begin their hunt early -- very early, when retailers are expecting eager crowds.

November 23, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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YOUNG VOICES: Retailers hungry for profits at Thanksgiving

Have commercial businesses thrown all moral obligations out the window?

November 22, 2010 12:00 am
Black Friday leaks often a calculated strategy

Black Friday leaks often a calculated strategy

CHICAGO | The retail industry apparently has more leaks than a rusty water pipe. Just look at the advertisements for Black Friday megasales posted on "deal" Web sites weeks before the post-Thanksgiving shopping spree.

November 22, 2010 12:00 am
Holiday shopping battle starts earlier

Holiday shopping battle starts earlier

SIOUX CITY | As most everybody knows, the Friday after Thanksgiving Day is not just an ordinary shopping day. Year after year, hordes of bargain-hungry shoppers gather in the cold outside stores in the wee hours of the morning.

November 20, 2010 12:00 am
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