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Indiana unemployment rate ticks down

Indiana unemployment rate ticks down

Indiana's seasonally adjusted employment rate fell to 5.8 percent in August, even though the state lost private-sector jobs.

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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 76: You Are Beautiful sign

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 76: You Are Beautiful sign

Who wouldn't want to hear that they're beautiful?

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Community health centers land $986,190 in federal grants

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded $986,190 to community health centers in Northwest Indiana.

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Drenth's Highway Garage to hold open house

SCHERERVILLE | Drenth's Highway Garage, a tire dealer and an auto repair shop, will celebrate its first anniversary with an open house Saturday.

September 18, 2014 11:00 am
Devil's Trumpet Brewing Co. blossoms in Hobart

Devil's Trumpet Brewing Co. blossoms in Hobart

HOBART | The new Devil's Trumpet Brewing Co. has an India pale ale that's known as My Ghetto because the brewers spent so much time in the brewhouse they consider it their personal ghetto.

September 18, 2014 5:00 am Video Photos

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Top Fuel CrossFit to open in Highland

HIGHLAND | Top Fuel CrossFit plans a grand opening of its new Highland gym at 3150 45th Ave.

September 17, 2014 4:56 pm

Great Lakes steel production shoots up by 24,000 tons

Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region rebounded to 689,000 tons, while the overall domestic industry dripped slightly last week.

September 17, 2014 12:00 pm
Northwest Indiana's top innovators nominated for awards

Northwest Indiana's top innovators nominated for awards

GARY | The region's top innovators have figured out how to get feed to flow well in a feed bin, curb all light pollution in a community and make gummy bears that don't freeze in ice cream.

September 17, 2014 5:30 am Photos

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Craft cocktail plant coming to Michigan City

MICHIGAN CITY | A new facility in Michigan City will bottle prepared cocktails crafted by famed Aviary mixologist Charles Joly, who just won best bartender in the world last month.

September 16, 2014 8:15 pm
U.S. Steel scraps coke alternative at Gary Works

U.S. Steel scraps coke alternative at Gary Works

GARY | The largest steel mill in Northwest Indiana has abandoned a longtime plan to make a cheaper, more-reliably priced alternative to a raw material needed for steelmaking.

September 16, 2014 7:30 pm

Estee Lauder exec to headline Professional Women's Conference

Lakeshore Public Media is sponsoring the third annual upcoming Professional Women's Conference  from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza in Merrillville.

September 16, 2014 1:15 pm
Lear contract would raise pay up to $21.58 an hour

Lear contract would raise pay up to $21.58 an hour

HAMMOND | Lear Corp. workers in Hammond will be able to earn up to $21.58 an hour under a tentative contract that eliminates a two-tier pay scale that locked newer workers into lower wages.

September 15, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Construction Advancement Foundation lands $154K grant for worker training

PORTAGE | The Construction Advancement Foundation, a regional trade association based in Portage, landed a $154,124 federal grant for worker training.

September 15, 2014 10:01 am

Union ends strike after reaching agreement with Lear

HAMMOND | A tentative agreement has ended a strike at the Lear Corp. automotive seat factory in Hammond, a day after workers walked off the job.

September 14, 2014 11:00 pm
Ford Explorer posts best month since Chicago production started

Ford Explorer posts best month since Chicago production started

CHICAGO | Ford Explorer sales rose 25 percent in August, the best month it's had since it was first made in Chicago in 2010.

September 14, 2014 5:00 am
East Chicago R&D center helps develop new steels

East Chicago R&D center helps develop new steels

EAST CHICAGO | Work done in the region is having a global impact.

September 13, 2014 11:12 am
Lear, UAW contract talks 'coming to a head'

Lear, UAW contract talks 'coming to a head'

HAMMOND | A local union says its negotiations with Lear Corp. are "coming to a head," and a potential walk-out could result in a massive disruption for the local automotive industry. 

September 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Indiana Toll Road operator weighs bankruptcy, sale

Indiana Toll Road operator weighs bankruptcy, sale

The Indiana Toll Road operators are looking at filing for bankruptcy to get out from under $6 billion in debt and selling the right to operate the road, according to media reports.

September 12, 2014 3:30 pm

Chef to speak at 'Inspiring Women' luncheon

MICHIGAN CITY | Brenda Hitchens rose from a part-time gig cleaning up at a local bakery to becoming an award-winning executive chef at a major Las Vegas casino.

September 12, 2014 12:00 pm
Gaucho's Brazilian Steakhouse to return

Gaucho's Brazilian Steakhouse to return

HOBART | Two once-popular restaurants on U.S. 30 have closed, but one should reopen within the next two or three months.

September 11, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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TrueWealth Advising Group opens in Crown Point

CROWN POINT | A new financial services firm has opened in Crown Point.

September 11, 2014 12:30 pm
Forever 21 coming to Southlake Mall

Forever 21 coming to Southlake Mall

HOBART | Another big new store is coming to Southlake Mall in Hobart.

September 11, 2014 5:00 am
One Region honors people who made NWI better

One Region honors people who made NWI better

MERRILLVILLE | A few of Northwest Indiana's most distinguished residents were recognized for making the region better, including supporting the arts, providing hundreds of college scholarships and taking high school students on campus tours.

September 10, 2014 6:36 pm Photos

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ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor gets its own South Shore poster

ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor gets its own South Shore poster

BURNS HARBOR | ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor – at first the Bethlehem Steel Corp. steel mill – rolled out its first 160" plate in 1964.

September 09, 2014 3:45 pm Photos

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Great Lakes steel production plummets by 29,000 tons

Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region plunged to 665,000 tons, though the overall domestic industry slumped slightly last week.

September 09, 2014 12:00 pm
NWI casino revenues fall by 5.2 percent in August

NWI casino revenues fall by 5.2 percent in August

Revenues at Northwest Indiana's  casinos dropped 5.2 percent in August, the ninth straight straight month of year-over-year declines in their total take.

September 09, 2014 12:00 pm

BBB to host shredding day in Whiting

WHITING | Residents can destroy sensitive documents securely at a upcoming Better Business Bureau event. 

September 08, 2014 3:30 pm
Times Media Co. names new VP

Times Media Co. names new VP

MUNSTER | The Times Media Co. has promoted Deb Anselm to general manager and vice president, sales and marketing.

September 06, 2014 12:33 pm

Crossroads Chamber launches Rock the Region membership drive

Northwest Indiana business owners, are you ready to rock?

September 05, 2014 3:16 pm
Treasurer candidate wants to do business with Indiana banks

Treasurer candidate wants to do business with Indiana banks

MUNSTER | A candidate for Indiana State Treasurer wants to steer more business to state banks, increase the tax credit for college savings and offer low-interest loan to women, minority and veteran entrepreneurs.

September 05, 2014 10:53 am
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 62: Blue Top Drive-In

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 62: Blue Top Drive-In

Ah, youth. 

September 05, 2014 10:10 am
Tonnage up 25 percent at Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor

Tonnage up 25 percent at Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor

PORTAGE | Shipments are up 25 percent at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor through the end of August.

September 05, 2014 10:00 am

Group helps older workers transition back into workforce

Any older residents who are having trouble finding work can now turn to a nonprofit group for help.

September 05, 2014 8:30 am

Brief blast furnace outage did not affect Gary Works production

GARY | The largest blast furnace at Gary Works was briefly down earlier this week, but production was not affected.

September 03, 2014 3:15 pm

Economist to give update

HOBART | First Trust Advisors Deputy Chief Economist Robert Stein will talk about the economy at a free upcoming event.

September 03, 2014 12:53 pm

Great Lakes steel production rises by 3,000 tons

Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region rose to 694,000 tons, though the overall domestic industry slumped slightly last week.

September 03, 2014 12:00 pm

NorthWest Indiana Bancorp declares third-quarter dividend

MUNSTER | NorthWest Indiana Bancorp, the parent company of Peoples Bank, announced a dividend of 25 cents per share.

September 03, 2014 11:03 am
Local company averts groundskeeping disaster at Soldier Field

Local company averts groundskeeping disaster at Soldier Field

SOUTH HOLLAND | Country music star Luke Bryan played the final notes of his hit, "I Don't Want This Night to End," before a sold-out crowd at Soldier Field on Sunday night and a team of about 100 workers sprung into action to disassemble the stage as the concert-goers filed out.

September 02, 2014 1:54 pm

Northwest Indiana creatives to gather at design conference

Northwest Indiana's creative industry will gather to mingle and glean perspective at the fifth annual INsight Design Conference.

September 02, 2014 5:00 am

Counselors, teachers can learn about career pathways

An upcoming READY NWI program will provide teachers, counselors and principals with information about where their students can find work after graduation.

September 01, 2014 5:30 pm
Region economy has added jobs for 10 of last 12 months

Region economy has added jobs for 10 of last 12 months

Northwest Indiana added jobs this summer as its economy kept down the path of growth.

September 01, 2014 12:00 pm
Author of gay steelworker book secures national worker protections

Author of gay steelworker book secures national worker protections

GARY | Hundreds of thousands of books are published every year in the United States.

August 31, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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FUEL: Gas prices fell after Midwest boosted output

FUEL: Gas prices fell after Midwest boosted output

An overabundance of supply caused West Texas Intermediate Crude Oil and Gasoline prices to fall over the last three months.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
AUTOMOTIVE: Dealerships busy with recalls, looking to retain customers

AUTOMOTIVE: Dealerships busy with recalls, looking to retain customers

Auto sales have been pretty good as Chevrolet continues its run as the top-selling vehicle brand in Chicagoland, said Tim Roper, owner of Smith Motors Auto Group, which operates Chevrolet dealerships in Hammond and Lowell.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
BANKING: Mortgage lending, home prices rising

BANKING: Mortgage lending, home prices rising

The economy came out of its winter hibernation during the second quarter as consumer confidence reached the highest point since 2007, Horizon Bank Executive Vice President David Rose said.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
INVESTMENTS: Stocks up, capital expenditures expected

INVESTMENTS: Stocks up, capital expenditures expected

Stock prices have been hitting all-time highs despite global uncertainties, said Mark Ennes, a wealth management adviser for the Merrill Lynch's Merrillville office.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
GROCERY: Sector grapples with high unemployment, food stamp cuts

GROCERY: Sector grapples with high unemployment, food stamp cuts

The grocery industry is doing well, but Strack and Van Til stores are faring better in South Lake County, where the unemployment is lower than it is in the northern cities or Illinois.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
MANUFACTURING: Industry's fortunes mirror GDP

MANUFACTURING: Industry's fortunes mirror GDP

Manufacturing continues the slow, steady improvement that has characterized the sector over the last few years, Berlin Metals President Boy Berlin said.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
STEEL: Growth on horizon for steelmakers

STEEL: Growth on horizon for steelmakers

Things are looking up for steelmakers after a rough patch during the economic downturn and a winter weather-chilled first quarter.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
Cities urged to roll out welcome mat for new biz

Cities urged to roll out welcome mat for new biz

Economic development agencies are pushing to make Northwest Indiana a friendlier place for businesses looking to bring jobs and investment.

August 30, 2014 7:00 pm
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