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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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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.
Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region dropped to 675,000 last week.
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.
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.
CHESTERTON | A popular Chesterton restaurant may be closed for about a week after a small kitchen fire Saturday night.
GARY | Long-awaited demolition has begun on the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Gary nearly three decades after the last guest checked out.
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.
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.
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.
SCHERERVILLE | The fast-growing Whole Foods Market will open a Schererville store next year, and has Valparaiso on its radar for a future location.
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Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region rose to 683,000 last week, and continued to exceed last year's pace.
Northwest Indiana's union construction industry has nearly 15 times fewer accidents than the national rate, a new study found.
MUNSTER | Strack & Van Til is planning a grand reopening for its new-look supermarket in Munster, which just underwent a multimillion dollar renovation.
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.
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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.
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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.
If you're from Northwest Indiana, chances are some relative at some point worked at one of the steel mills.
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.
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.
They worship rats at a temple to the sage Karni Mata in India.
Flaring erupted from the BP Whiting flare stacks for about 10 minutes Thursday morning.
Valparaiso-based Indiana Beverage hired Jill E. Ritchie as vice president and general counsel of government affairs.
People sometimes describe Indiana as landlocked. They either don't know their geography or don't make it up to Northwest Indiana very often.
Cheap imports are threatening steelworkers jobs across the country, and the federal government needs to step in, U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky testified.
VALPARAISO | An auto parts supplier plans to expand its Valparaiso plant, where it will add up to 14 more jobs.
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.
MERRILLVILLE| Centier Bank has some of the best investment advisers in the country, according to a financial group.
Two Northwest Indiana beaches ranked among the worst nationally in terms of water quality again.
Northwest Indiana's economy continued to roll, outpacing both the state and nation in May.
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.
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.
Steel dumpers beware: The U.S. government may start imposing tariffs of up to 118 percent.
MUNSTER | A concrete chunk from a bridge was crushing a school bus in Munster on Friday, but no one was hurt.
U.S. Steel will pay $58 million to settle a lawsuit that alleges domestic steelmakers conspired to fix prices nearly a decade ago.
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.
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.
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.
Northwest Indiana's seafood specialty comes golden brown, heavily buttered and with lemon wedges and a ramekin full of creamy tartar sauce.
Comcast cable subscribers in Valparaiso will soon be out of luck if they want to visit a physical store.
GARY | More than 700 jobs are available, and many need to be filled now.
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.
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.
EAST CHICAGO | Railings or an attendant outside a sinkhole could have prevented a fatal accident at ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor, a state investigation found.
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…
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