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United States should leave other nations alone

We the people would like to know just when our government and president is going to start looking out and doing for us and stop worrying so much of what has been going on in other countries.

April 14, 2014 12:00 am
Construction is picking up, projected to grow

Construction is picking up, projected to grow

U.S. construction recently hit its highest point in five years, and was up 9.3 percent in January as the sector rebounds at a faster pace.

April 13, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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Steelmakers accelerating after 'slow start' in race for lighter vehicles

Steelmakers accelerating after 'slow start' in race for lighter vehicles

Ford has replaced steel with aluminum in the body of the top-selling F-150, and now General Motors is looking to follow suit by putting more of the lighter and costlier metal in its own pickups.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am
Steel execs go to Washington to protect jobs

Steel execs go to Washington to protect jobs

Top steel executives visited Washington, D.C., to call on Congress to help make the industry more globally competitive.

March 28, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Indiana leads nation in steel production again

Indiana leads nation in steel production again

Indiana continued its three-decade-long run as the nation's top steel-producing state last year.

March 23, 2014 6:30 am

Times/Pepsi Classic to return in May with unlimited re-entries

Region keglers will renew a 65-year tradition when the first ball of the Times/Pepsi Classic is rolled at Olympia Lanes on May 3, and for the first time bowlers will be allowed unlimited re-entries.

March 18, 2014 7:35 pm

Indiana University Northwest to host career fair

GARY | Looking for work?

March 18, 2014 1:30 pm

UGN chooses Ohio over Indiana

VALPARAISO | Indiana lost out on a new plant that an auto parts maker plans to build in Ohio.

March 18, 2014 12:00 pm
Second swimming challenge a success

Second swimming challenge a success

VALPARAISO | At 3:20 p.m. Saturday, Laura Breen was taking a deserved break from competing in the second annual 24-Hour InSWIMniac Challenge at the Valparaiso Family YMCA.

March 16, 2014 3:00 pm
Chicago metro leads nation in major business investments

Chicago metro leads nation in major business investments

Businesses are choosing to invest in the Chicago metro area more than anywhere else in the United States.

March 16, 2014 5:30 am Photos

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Where's the beef? A lot of it is in Brazil

Where's the beef? A lot of it is in Brazil

The invasion of illegal human immigrants isn't the only problem along our southern border.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Consumer spending picks up as new stores open

Consumer spending picks up as new stores open

Consumer spending has been making a comeback, and big stores have been cropping up lately in Northwest Indiana's retail sector.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Locally made steel will help replace New York's longest bridge

Locally made steel will help replace New York's longest bridge

Everything about the Gov. Malcolm Wilson Tappan Zee Bridge is big.

March 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Northwest Indiana economy grew by 1.9 percent last year

Northwest Indiana economy grew by 1.9 percent last year

Northwest Indiana grew 1.9 percent last year, trailing both the state and nation.

February 26, 2014 11:25 pm
FROM the FARM: Chinese tea eggs offer flavor and international flair to menu

FROM the FARM: Chinese tea eggs offer flavor and international flair to menu

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

February 26, 2014 12:00 am
OLYMPICS: Canada's Olympic hockey win could be NHL farewell

OLYMPICS: Canada's Olympic hockey win could be NHL farewell

SOCHI, Russia | Steve Yzerman was stuck in an elevator while the maple leaf flag was raised to the Bolshoy Ice Dome rafters Sunday.

February 24, 2014 9:00 pm
Analysis: Sochi Games, winding down: an assessment

Analysis: Sochi Games, winding down: an assessment

SOCHI, Russia | For organization, the Sochi Games deserve a solid 7 marks out of 10. Unless, of course, you had to shower in cold, brown water in an unfinished mountain hotel and griped about it to #SochiProblems on Twitter.

February 23, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Looking to export? There's a grant for that

Illinois-based small businesses that want to export goods overseas can look to the state government for help getting started.

February 23, 2014 6:30 am
Prosecutor wants to shut down popular La Carreta restaurants

Prosecutor wants to shut down popular La Carreta restaurants

SCHERERVILLE | A prosecutor wants to shut down two popular Mexican restaurants in Merrillville and Schererville after police seized more than $139,000 from them during raids in November. Prosecutors in Lafayette and Indianapolis have filed civil forfeiture lawsuits to keep more $3.4 million…

February 19, 2014 6:09 pm Photos

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Local manufacturing surging, but overall economic growth has been slow

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.

February 13, 2014 2:51 pm
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