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 …
A portrait of community activist Rasheeda Moton in Camden, N.J., in June.
Dominic Petulla takes a phone call at his store, Gold-Star Shoe Repair and Hat Cleaning, in Camden., N.J., in June.
Camden, N.J., police respond to a shooting at a convenient store in East Camden in June.
Kathy Soto, of the North Camden neighborhood of Camden., N.J., smokes a cigarette on her front steps in June.
Sam Delvalle carries Ashley Petrucelli through an open fire hydrant in the North Camden neighborhood of Camden, N.J., in June. North Camden has a reputation for being one of the most dangerous in the city.
Kaitlyn Antoniewicz, left, and Jayla Ortiz march in the San Juan Bautista, or St. John the Baptist, parade in in June in Camden., N.J.. At least one-third of the city's population is Latino.
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