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Great Lakes steel production rises by 6,000 tons

Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region rose to 683,000 last week, and continued to exceed last year's pace.

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NWI construction sites nearly 15 times safer than national average

NWI construction sites nearly 15 times safer than national average

Northwest Indiana's union construction industry has nearly 15 times fewer accidents than the national rate, a new study found.

July 21, 2014 11:00 pm

Munster Stracks slated for grand reopening

MUNSTER | Strack & Van Til is planning a grand reopening for its new-look supermarket in Munster, which just underwent a multimillion dollar renovation.

July 21, 2014 5:08 pm
Port of Indiana shipments are up 40 percent

Port of Indiana shipments are up 40 percent

Shipments at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor have risen 40 percent at the shipping season's midway point, largely because steel cargoes have more than doubled so far this year to feed the thriving automotive sector.

July 21, 2014 3:00 pm

Indiana Chamber asking for Best Places to Work applications

Is your workplace run-of-the-mill or one of the best in the state?

July 21, 2014 10:41 am
Strack & Van Til has rolled out produce markets

Strack & Van Til has rolled out produce markets

Hungry for fresh, locally grown produce?

July 20, 2014 7:30 pm
Federal Reserve: Gary has hope for future

Federal Reserve: Gary has hope for future

No city except maybe Detroit epitomizes American urban decay as much as Gary, according to a new study by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

July 20, 2014 5:30 am
Enbridge has invested $250 million in its terminals

Enbridge has invested $250 million in its terminals

SCHERERVILLE | Northwest Indiana is filled with tank farms that store the oil and gas that keep America going, but Enbridge Energy Partners LLP is building the mother of all tanks as part of $250 million investment in its terminals in Griffith and Schererville.

July 19, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 14: Steel Coil

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 14: Steel Coil

If you're from Northwest Indiana, chances are some relative at some point worked at one of the steel mills.

July 19, 2014 12:00 am Related
Books-A-Million closes its Southlake Mall store, will relocate

Books-A-Million closes its Southlake Mall store, will relocate

HOBART | Lake County is without a large chain bookstore for the first time in years, but readers shouldn't fret – the next chapter is a relocation.

July 18, 2014 4:56 pm
Indiana adds jobs, but unemployment rate creeps up

Indiana adds jobs, but unemployment rate creeps up

Indiana's unemployment rate rose by 0.2 percentage points to 5.9 percent, despite a gain of 10,000 private-sector jobs in June, because more people returned to the workforce.

July 18, 2014 12:45 pm
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 13: Region Rat

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 13: Region Rat

They worship rats at a temple to the sage Karni Mata in India.

July 18, 2014 12:00 am Related

Flaring lights up refinery skyline

Flaring erupted from the BP Whiting flare stacks for about 10 minutes Thursday morning.

July 17, 2014 2:42 pm
Indiana Beverage hires Ritchie as government liaison

Indiana Beverage hires Ritchie as government liaison

Valparaiso-based Indiana Beverage hired Jill E. Ritchie as vice president and general counsel of government affairs.

July 17, 2014 5:00 am
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 12: Ship

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 12: Ship

People sometimes describe Indiana as landlocked. They either don't know their geography or don't make it up to Northwest Indiana very often.

July 16, 2014 11:45 pm Related
Visclosky, Longhi call for action against steel dumping

Visclosky, Longhi call for action against steel dumping

Cheap imports are threatening steelworkers jobs across the country, and the federal government needs to step in, U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky testified.

July 15, 2014 3:30 pm

Auto parts supplier expands in Valparaiso

VALPARAISO | An auto parts supplier plans to expand its Valparaiso plant, where it will add up to 14 more jobs.

July 15, 2014 2:30 pm

Great Lakes steel production leaps up by 23,000 tons

Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region surged to 677,000 tons last week, and exceeded last year's pace for the first time in 2014.

July 15, 2014 12:00 pm

Centier investment services takes top honors

MERRILLVILLE| Centier Bank has some of the best investment advisers in the country, according to a financial group.

July 15, 2014 9:30 am
E.C. beaches among nation's most polluted

E.C. beaches among nation's most polluted

Two Northwest Indiana beaches ranked among the worst nationally in terms of water quality again.

July 14, 2014 6:34 pm
Northwest Indiana economy outpaces state, nation

Northwest Indiana economy outpaces state, nation

Northwest Indiana's economy continued to roll, outpacing both the state and nation in May.

July 14, 2014 12:00 pm
DirectBuy franchisees say ad fees crushed them

DirectBuy franchisees say ad fees crushed them

MERRILLVILLE | Consumer buying club DirectBuy has shrunk over the past few years from a height of more than 160 locations in the United States and Canada to about 100 today.

July 12, 2014 10:00 pm
DirectBuy reboot: Leaders reinventing challenged company

DirectBuy reboot: Leaders reinventing challenged company

MERRILLVILLE | Mike Bornhorst, a seasoned corporate executive who bootstrapped his way up from selling ADT security systems door to door to becoming the de facto North American chief operating officer of Culligan International, couldn't believe what he just heard.

July 12, 2014 8:21 pm Photos

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Steel dumpers could face tariffs as high as 118 percent

Steel dumpers could face tariffs as high as 118 percent

Steel dumpers beware: The U.S. government may start imposing tariffs of up to 118 percent.

July 11, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Laborers union calls for infrastructure repairs

Laborers union calls for infrastructure repairs

MUNSTER | A concrete chunk from a bridge was crushing a school bus in Munster on Friday, but no one was hurt.

July 11, 2014 4:15 pm Photos

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U.S. Steel pays $58 million to settle price-fixing lawsuit

U.S. Steel pays $58 million to settle price-fixing lawsuit

U.S. Steel will pay $58 million to settle a lawsuit that alleges domestic steelmakers conspired to fix prices nearly a decade ago.

July 11, 2014 5:30 am
Thousands descend on Gary job fair

Thousands descend on Gary job fair

GARY | Portage resident Bobby Heflin refueled Harrier Jump Jets during the 1990-1991 Gulf War, but was downsized from the U.S. Marine Corps after the campaign ended and the peacetime military shrunk. 

July 10, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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New Fair Oaks restaurant takes farm-to-table to the extreme

New Fair Oaks restaurant takes farm-to-table to the extreme

Farm-to-table is a pretty popular concept these days, and a new restaurant takes it about as far as it can go, growing and raising almost all its food right outside.

July 10, 2014 12:00 pm
80-year-old foundry has poured its last casting

80-year-old foundry has poured its last casting

LAPORTE | An iron foundry that has been a major employer in LaPorte since 1934 and made some of the largest metal castings in the United States is expected to close next month, putting more than 120 employees out of work.

July 10, 2014 1:00 am
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 5: Lake Perch Dinner

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 5: Lake Perch Dinner

Northwest Indiana's seafood specialty comes golden brown, heavily buttered and with lemon wedges and a ramekin full of creamy tartar sauce.

July 10, 2014 12:00 am Related

Comcast closing Valparaiso office

Comcast cable subscribers in Valparaiso will soon be out of luck if they want to visit a physical store.

July 09, 2014 4:30 pm

More than 700 jobs need to be filled

GARY | More than 700 jobs are available, and many need to be filled now.

July 09, 2014 7:00 am
Steelworkers union fighting against imports

Steelworkers union fighting against imports

Steel imports are up 33 percent so far this year, while even more than 20 percent of U.S. steelmaking capacity has been sitting idle.

July 08, 2014 11:17 pm Photos

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Great Lakes steel production ticks up by 2,000 tons

Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region inched up to 654,000 tons last week, but overall U.S. steel production dipped slightly.

July 08, 2014 12:00 pm

ArcelorMittal fined $7,000 for fatal accident

EAST CHICAGO | Railings or an attendant outside a sinkhole could have prevented a fatal accident at ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor, a state investigation found.

July 07, 2014 9:30 am
To merge or not to merge: For community banks, that is the question

To merge or not to merge: For community banks, that is the question

Remember Hoosier State Bank of Hammond, Gary Federal Savings and Loan Association, or Industrial National Bank of East Chicago? What about Portage National Bank or Steel City Federal Savings and Loan Association? Bygone community banks in Northwest Indiana now far outnumber the remaining o…

July 06, 2014 5:00 am Photos

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Northwest Indiana IPOs? NWI Tech Foundry hopes so

Northwest Indiana IPOs? NWI Tech Foundry hopes so

Are you sitting on an idea that could turn into the next Pandora, Snapchat or Dropbox?

July 05, 2014 5:00 am
Gayety's files for bankruptcy; stores to remain open

Gayety's files for bankruptcy; stores to remain open

A locally beloved and nationally renowned chocolate shop and ice cream parlor that's been around since 1920 has filed for bankruptcy.

July 03, 2014 5:00 pm
Air power: Sullivan-Palatek engineering new solutions

Air power: Sullivan-Palatek engineering new solutions

MICHIGAN CITY | Workers at Sullivan-Palatek build air compressors that are used on construction sites, in oil rigs and at factories across the world.

July 03, 2014 2:00 pm Photos

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New retail trend races into Schererville

New retail trend races into Schererville

SCHERERVILLE | Northwest Indiana's hot new boutique was like the mythical village Brigadoon: here today, gone tomorrow.

July 02, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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New Pier 1 store docks in Schererville

Land-lubbers around the region can now get their hands on the latest imports without going anywhere near Northwest Indiana's international port.

July 02, 2014 11:30 am
Strack & Van Til rolls out specially made carts for disabled children

Strack & Van Til rolls out specially made carts for disabled children

A stay-at-home mom in suburban Birmingham, Ala., realized she faced a problem when her disabled daughter, Caroline, outgrew the shopping carts at the local stores where she shopped.

July 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Fashion truck to roll into Schererville

Eating gourmet grub from food trucks is old hat – there's even a Hollywood movie about it now.

July 01, 2014 2:19 pm

Gary-based energy producer buys pipeline, oil wells

GARY | An independent energy company based in Gary has made its third acquisition over the past eight months, this time so it can diversify more into natural gas production.

June 30, 2014 12:00 pm

Business-grade wireless Internet seminar planned in Chesterton

CHESTERTON | Business Internet users face a growing number of security threats, including malware from mobile devices and social media networks.

June 27, 2014 1:24 pm

U.S. Steel blast furnace resumes production

GARY | A blast furnace at the nation's largest steel mill is back online after repairs were made.

June 26, 2014 1:15 pm
Diversity can boost the bottom line

Diversity can boost the bottom line

HOBART | Corporate executives and business leaders are most likely to listen to numbers.

June 25, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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Visclosky applauds ITC ruling against steel dumping

Visclosky applauds ITC ruling against steel dumping

The U.S. International Trade Commission is clamping down on steel dumping, at least in one small market.

June 25, 2014 2:00 pm

Indiana lands $3.2 million to help the unemployed find new jobs

Indiana secured $3.2 million to help out-of-work people find new jobs.

June 24, 2014 12:42 pm
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