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Health care settings accommodate obese population

Health care settings accommodate obese population

From extended blood pressure cuffs to roomier dental exam chairs and wider terry cloth hospital slippers, the health care industry continues to adapt to larger patients as America's obesity rate climbs. 

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Professionals on the move

Professionals on the move

Kevin W. Vanderground has joined the firm of Church Church Hittle & Antrim as a partner, based in CCHA’s Merrillville office and specializing in general civil litigation and business litigation.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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STORY OF THE WEEK

80-year-old foundry has poured its last casting

July 13, 2014 12:00 am
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
Study: NWI communities among most desirable in state

Study: NWI communities among most desirable in state

A recent study by NerdWallet places St. John, Dyer, Cedar Lake, Crown Point and Munster in Indiana’s top 20 desirable places for homeowners.

July 12, 2014 8:24 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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Making finance personal in four states

Making finance personal in four states

When you spend less than what you earn, what you save becomes wealth.

July 12, 2014 3:45 pm Photos

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TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS: Walgreens shutters downtown Hammond store

A downtown Hammond pharmacy has closed after a decade-long run.

July 12, 2014 12:00 pm
SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Kempo Jujutsu Academy of Martial Arts, Dyer

SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Kempo Jujutsu Academy of Martial Arts, Dyer

DYER | Jason Ramirez hopes to soon retire from his job in safety management on electrical service and devote full time to his new business.

July 12, 2014 11:37 am 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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Stocks stabilize, but end down for the week (copy)

Stocks stabilize, but end down for the week (copy)

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks stabilized on Friday and ended with a small gain, but it wasn't enough to prevent the market's biggest weekly drop since April.

July 11, 2014 4:08 pm

Amazon asks FAA for permission to fly drones

NEW YORK | Amazon is asking the Federal Aviation Administration permission to use drones as part of its plan to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less.

July 11, 2014 12:41 pm
Downside of low U.S. mortgage rates? Less selling

Downside of low U.S. mortgage rates? Less selling

WASHINGTON | Would-be home sellers across the country are grappling with a once-in-a-lifetime problem: They have mortgage rates so absurdly low it would hurt them financially to sell.

July 11, 2014 8:39 am 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

Methodist to start national search for new leader

GARY | The Methodist Hospitals Board of Directors voted to start a national search for a new president and chief executive officer.

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

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

Gary janitorial business receives certification

GARY | The Performance Companies Inc. recently was certified as a Women's Business Enterprise. 

July 09, 2014 11:30 am

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

Major traffic woes ahead for U.S. 30

PORTAGE | Major traffic tie-ups along U.S. 30 on both sides of the state line are expected to occur later this month.

July 08, 2014 5:40 pm

NWI casinos experience more declines in revenue

Total revenues at Northwest Indiana’s five casinos dropped 8.4 percent in June, one of the worst declines since the first quarter of the year when the harsh winter severely affected the numbers.

July 08, 2014 3:43 pm

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

Grand opening set for Bedroom City

PORTAGE | Lynn's Bedroom City is hosting a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at it's fifth location, 6245 U.S. 6.

July 08, 2014 9:01 am

State pledging $425,000 in tax incentive to Ill. company moving to Gary

GARY | The Indiana Economic Development Corporation is pledging $425,000 in conditional tax credits to an Illinois company moving to Gary.

July 08, 2014 8:50 am
Young entrepreneurs learn through Student Painters

Young entrepreneurs learn through Student Painters

A common decision for college students returning home in the summer is to find employment with a seasonal job to help pay for college expenses.

July 08, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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HEALTH BRIEFS: Group tastes wine Thursday

MICHIGAN CITY | The Alzheimer's Association will host a free volunteer event at 4 p.m. Thursday at Shady Creek Winery, 2030 Tryon Road.

July 08, 2014 12:05 am

Community Hospital birthing center expansion ready Tuesday

MUNSTER | The expanded Family Birthing Center at Community Hopsital will be ready Tuesday for patients.

July 07, 2014 12:30 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

TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS: A bridal event worth a salute

A local bridal store is taking part in a nationwide effort next week known as Operation Wedding Gown through Brides Across America

July 06, 2014 12:00 pm

The Times looks to honor young leaders

The Times Media Co. and its BusINess Magazine are accepting nominations through July 31for the annual 20 Under 40 Awards.

July 06, 2014 6:00 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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Professionals on the move

Professionals on the move

Jane Szymczak, client services Director for Laciak>cpa, was honored for membership recruitment and a certificate of perfect attendance for the Valparaiso Rotary, where she sits on the board.

July 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: M & M Total Turf Care

SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: M & M Total Turf Care

MERRILLVILLE | Customer service is everything, said Jason Smith, who owns M & M Total Turf Care with his wife, Jen.

July 05, 2014 5:36 pm Photos

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Entertaining guests is big business in Northwest Indiana

Entertaining guests is big business in Northwest Indiana

All throughout the summer months, local residents of Northwest Indiana host visiting friends and relatives, and, as it turns out, these VFRs – as they are referred to in the hospitality and tourism industry – are extremely important to our local economy.

July 05, 2014 11:13 am Photos

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Gas line damages rise as summer construction surges

Gas line damages rise as summer construction surges

A summer rise in homeowners and builders striking natural gas lines and other underground facilities is underway, with utilities urging people to always call Indiana 811, a free service that will mark all underground utilities.

July 05, 2014 6:00 am
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

Munster teen brings best friend's story to D.C.

The two Munster girls met as children, playing along the sidelines at their older siblings' soccer games.

July 05, 2014 12:00 am
Baseball Card Exchange hopes to grow hobby

Baseball Card Exchange hopes to grow hobby

SCHERERVILLE | Collecting baseball cards isn’t quite the American tradition it used to be.

July 03, 2014 10:28 pm Photos

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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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Mega magnet arrives in Munster

Mega magnet arrives in Munster

MUNSTER | After more than three hours of prepping counterweights for a crane and removing a rectangle of roof, workers lowered a 55,000-pound U-shaped magnet into place Wednesday at a new MRI office.

July 02, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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Mega magnet arrives in Munster

Mega magnet arrives in Munster

A new 55,000-pound magnet for a stand-up MRI machine is hoisted and lowered into a new Munster MRI facility Wednesday.

July 02, 2014 4:08 pm
Mega magnet arrives in Munster

Mega magnet arrives in Munster

A new 55,000-pound magnet for a stand-up MRI machine is lowered into position at a new Munster MRI facility Wednesday.

July 02, 2014 4:06 pm
Mega magnet arrives in Munster

Mega magnet arrives in Munster

A new 55,000-pound magnet for a stand-up MRI machine is hoisted and lowered into a new Munster MRI facility Wednesday.

July 02, 2014 4:06 pm
Mega magnet arrives in Munster

Mega magnet arrives in Munster

A new 55,000-pound magnet for a stand-up MRI machine is hoisted and lowered into a new Munster MRI facility Wednesday.

July 02, 2014 4:06 pm
Mega magnet arrives in Munster

Mega magnet arrives in Munster

A new 55,000-pound magnet for a stand-up MRI machine is hoisted and lowered into a new Munster MRI facility Wednesday.

July 02, 2014 4:07 pm
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