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FUTURES FILE: Cattle market slaughtered

After making an all-time high early Monday morning, cattle prices reversed sharply lower as cattlemen began bringing cattle to the market to capture record high prices.

July 11, 2014 3:01 pm

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: City Hopes Baseball Movie Will be a Tourist Hit

A small southern Indiana community is hoping to turn a well-known movie into a tourism boon. Huntingburg is home of League Stadium, where the 1992 movie "A League of Their Own" was filmed. Mayor Denny Spinner says he hopes to replicate the success Iowa has had in marketing itself as the home…

July 11, 2014 2:56 pm

SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Challenge.gov offers incentive to public

One way the federal government seeks to tap into the public knowledge base to help it solve problems is with challenge or prize competitions.

July 11, 2014 12:18 pm

Business - Metal prices

Metal Price Change Copper  $3.2560  +0.0195 Gold  $1338.70  +14.90 Silver  $21.459 +0.437 Platinum  $1516.00  +10.10

July 11, 2014 12:00 am

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Hasler says ecosystem fostering innovation

Purdue Research Foundation President Dan Hasler believes Indiana is a "treasure trove of innovation" that is helping push the university's commercialization efforts to record levels. The nonprofit reports two dozen startups linked to the school's intellectual property have been launched with…

July 10, 2014 12:33 pm

YOUR MIND ON MONEY: Fed shows confidence in recovery with policy changes

Investors got a peek this week at the mindset of the Federal Reserve when the Fed released its June meeting minutes for public review.

July 10, 2014 12:03 pm

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Video games not just child's play

Indiana University is a charter member of a group that promotes the educational value of video games. The Higher Education Video Game Alliance says the technology can help prepare students for the 21st century work force. Assistant Professor in the Learning Sciences Program at the IU School …

July 09, 2014 1:30 pm

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

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Valeo Planning Hundreds of Greensburg Jobs

An automotive supplier is planning to expand in Greensburg and create more than 250 jobs by the end of 2015. Valeo says it will invest nearly $38 million in the project. The Greensburg City Council has approved a six-year tax abatement on the growth plans. Valeo's Greensburg facility has bee…

July 08, 2014 12:30 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
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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INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: First Financial Banks on Indianapolis

Ohio-based First Financial Bancorp is making a multi-million dollar investment in Indianapolis that involves three major projects. They include a downtown regional hub and an electronic service center in Indianapolis as well as a prototype banking center in Hendricks County. Indiana Banking …

July 07, 2014 12:53 pm

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

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
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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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 1: The dunes

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 1: The dunes

"No other dunes than ours show such bewildering displays of dune movement and existence, such labyrinths of motion, form and life. They are without a parallel." - Henry Chandler Cowles, 1917

July 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Telling the tale of the South Shore in 100 objects

Telling the tale of the South Shore in 100 objects

From a piece of Albanese candy that fits in your palm to the vast, Flintstones-like pit of the Thornton Quarry, countless objects are associated with the Calumet Region.

July 06, 2014 12:00 am

ESTATE PLANNING: Start planning now for children

Q: If something happens to my husband and me, how do they decide who will take care of our kids? Will they be the same people to take care of their inheritance?

July 05, 2014 5:35 pm
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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EYE ON THE PIE: A new ranking of the states

The same day Gov. Pence held his tax circus (conference) 2 weeks ago, CNBC the cable business channel CNBC released its ranking of “America’s Top States for Business.”

July 05, 2014 4:20 pm
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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CONSUMER AFFAIRS: Preparing for retirement

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), working with other organizations, has developed a retirement planning publication, “Taking the Mystery out of Retirement Planning.”

July 04, 2014 8:11 am
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