While flanked by a robotic arm, a helicopter engine and other "pretty cool stuff," President Barack Obama joked at a news conference last week that he was announcing they were building Iron Man.
CHICAGO | The local manufacturing sector has been surging lately, but overall economic growth in the U.S. has been slow and anemic, according to an economist who spoke Thursday.
Northwest Indiana grew at a slower pace than the state and nation last year, partly because of the heavy concentration in manufacturing.
The number of manufacturing jobs nationally recently surpassed 12 million for the first time since May 2009.
GARY | Vacant homes and weed-ridden lots seem to outnumber houses people still live in on some residential streets in Gary.
Northwest Indiana should outperform the state and nation economically next year, but job growth and uncertainty remain major concerns, an economist said.
Northwest Indiana's economy picked up for the ninth straight month, but posted only a slight gain in the July NWI Index.
Factory jobs still pay well, and have been offering new hires healthier paychecks than they could fetch in other professions.
Gary’s modest skyline will get a little shorter when the former Sheraton hotel — the fourth-tallest building in the city — comes down after sitting empty for decades, whenever the drawn-out asbestos issue finally gets resolved. The 14-story building with the skywalk that never quite reached …
Indiana added manufacturing jobs for the second straight year, but the region missed out on the gains.
Indiana has started to see a resurgence in foreign investment, although it's still not back up to pre-recession levels, a study found.
Views of the Philadelphia skyline from docks at the South Jersey Port Corp. in Camden, N.J., in June.
Kathy Soto of the North Camden neighborhood of Camden, N.J., smokes a cigarette on her front steps in June.
Giselle Murphy, 40, a heroin addict and prostitute, works a corner in downtown Camden, N.J., in June. Murphy, originally from Chicago, said she started using drugs when she was 15. She turned to prostitution three years ago after she became homeless.
From left, Edwin Roman, Jhovany Rivera, and Elie'ja Mitil play in an open fire hydrant in the North Camden neighborhood in Camden, N.J.
Police respond to a shooting in the East Camden neighborhood of Camden, N.J., in June.
Camden, N.J., police question a man for stealing a cell phone in June near a transportation terminal.
Nadeem Sarwar, 24, shoots heroin into his neck in June. Sarwar moved to Camden., N.J., seven years ago from his home in Brooklyn to help open a new retail store for his father. He became addicted to heroin three years ago and uses multiple times a day.
A Camden, N.J., police officer waves to Lailani Mitil as she and her family play in an open fire hydrant in North Camden. The neighborhood has a reputation for being one of the most dangerous in the city.
Jose "Bolo" Gonzalez poses in front of his house in the North Camden neighborhood of Camden, N.J. After getting out of prison, Gonzalez built a gym in his living room that he keeps open to the neighborhood 24 hours a day. He does not charge any fees and views the gym as his way to give back …
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