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U.S. Steel shrinks loss despite weather woes

U.S. Steel shrinks loss despite weather woes

U.S. Steel brightened its outlook after narrowing its loss in the second quarter despite the toll harsh winter weather took on its local flat-rolled operations.

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Business succession planning seminar coming up

Business owners who can see a golf course in Florida on the horizon can learn how to keep the company going after their retirement.

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BP Whiting Refinery hits record heavy crude production level

BP Whiting Refinery hits record heavy crude production level

WHITING | The BP Whiting Refinery reached a new peak crude oil processing level of 270,000 barrels per day, helping the London-based company's profits soar by 34 percent last quarter.

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Great Lakes steel production falls by 8,000 tons

Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region dropped to 675,000 last week.

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First Federal branches are now officially Peoples Bank locations

First Federal branches are now officially Peoples Bank locations

HAMMOND | An immigrant saloon-keeper who had the neighborhood's only safe in his dance hall founded Peoples Bank in East Chicago in 1910, when the shining new steel mills brought in thousands of new residents, mostly from eastern and southern Europe.

July 28, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Peoples Bank sees higher earnings after merger

MUNSTER | Northwest Indiana Bancorp, the parent company of Munster-based Peoples Bank, posted a 14.2 percent bump in profits after completing its acquisition with Hammond-based First Federal.

July 28, 2014 1:45 pm

Fire may close Third Coast Spice Cafe for a week

CHESTERTON | A popular Chesterton restaurant may be closed for about a week after a small kitchen fire Saturday night.

July 26, 2014 9:30 pm
Long-awaited demolition begins on downtown Gary hotel tower

Long-awaited demolition begins on downtown Gary hotel tower

GARY | Long-awaited demolition has begun on the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Gary nearly three decades after the last guest checked out.

July 26, 2014 7:43 pm Photos

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Steel jobs have plummeted by a third since 2000

Steel jobs have plummeted by a third since 2000

Northwest Indiana's steel industry, which once drew immigrants from the world over and put bread on many tables for generations, has lost a third of its jobs since 2000.

July 26, 2014 7:00 pm

Hammond teen shot, killed in East Chicago

EAST CHICAGO | An 18-year Hammond man was gunned down in a volley of bullets outside an apartment building in East Chicago early Saturday morning.

July 26, 2014 3:33 pm
Historical Blue Top Drive-In returns under new ownership

Historical Blue Top Drive-In returns under new ownership

HIGHLAND | Ever since the Blue Top Drive-In's once neon, now LED sign started lighting up the night sky again, a caravan of curious motorists has slowed down to cruise by the iconic drive-in on Indianapolis Boulevard.

July 24, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Whole Foods breaks ground in Schererville, eyes Valpo

Whole Foods breaks ground in Schererville, eyes Valpo

SCHERERVILLE | The fast-growing Whole Foods Market will open a Schererville store next year, and has Valparaiso on its radar for a future location.

July 24, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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Agency looking to celebrate entrepreneurs

Anyone who's familiar with an excellent entrepreneur can let the whole world know.

July 23, 2014 12:00 pm

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.

July 22, 2014 12:00 pm
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.

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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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