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Economist: Job Growth Remains Agonizingly Slow

Ball State economist Michael Hicks says that while the U.S. economy added 192,000 jobs last month, its employment growth has been agonizingly slow.

Despite additional jobs being created, the national unemployment rate remained at 6.7 percent in March, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this morning.

“Today’s job growth numbers reflect a continued slow growth in labor markets,” says Hicks, director of Ball State’s Center …

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Important Safety Reminder about Digging Projects

MERRILLVILLE – With April marking National Safe Digging Month and the start of many outdoor projects, NIPSCO urges residents and businesses to help protect the public from serious risk or injury by calling 811 two business days before starting any digging project to have underground utility lines marked.

In addition to the risk of serious injury, not calling 811 before beginning a digging project could …

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Legalization of Marijuana in Indiana for Medicinal usage?

Listen to “Spotlight Indianapolis” radio segment about the legalization of marijuana in Indiana for medicinal usage.

Spotlight – Part One:

Spotlight – Part Two:…

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NWIgives Raises Nearly $250,000 in 24 Hours

GRIFFITH and MERRILLVILLE – Northwest Indiana residents, corporations and foundations came together for an unprecedented one-day philanthropic effort on February 12, contributing a preliminary total of $248,678 to nearly 100 nonprofit organizations in Lake, Porter and La Porte counties.

The donations were made through NWIgives, the first-ever online giving event to unite charitable organizations regionally. Organized and presented by Lake Area United Way and Legacy …

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2014 BEST OF BUSINESS FOR READERS VOTES

Click hereto vote for the Best of Northwest Indiana Business or the Best of Greater South Bend/Michiana.…

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Toxic Chemicals Widespread in Children’s Products

Makers of children’s products have reported widespread use of hazardous chemicals under the landmark Washington state 2008 Children’s Safe Products Act (CSPA). “What’s on Your List? Toxic Chemicals in Your Shopping Cart,” reveals the prevalence of chemicals that can cause cancer, hormone disruption, and reproductive and developmental problems in products readily available for purchase at many of the country’s largest retailers.

Among the total 4,605 …

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Planning for Recovery

Be sure your technology is prepared to survive failure or disaster.

by Gregory P. Scasny

In the event of hardware failure, file loss, theft or even natural disaster, it’s imperative that your business is able to resume without delay, in order to sustain productivity, revenue, customer satisfaction and success. A Recovery Time Objective (RTO) plus business continuity and backup plans can make downtime a thing …

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The Region’s Priorities

Summit brings leaders together to reach public-policy consensus.

On October 3, the One Region organization sponsored a session attended by 70 leaders from throughout the region. The event was designed to tap the wisdom of the participants concerning the public-policy choices we face as an extended community. The assembly included representatives from the business community, education, social service organizations, elected officials and the media. I …

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NIPSCO Offers Winter Safety Tips During Cold Temps

As Indiana continues to experience the latest blast of frigid temperatures, NIPSCO reminds customers of important safety tips during snowy and icy conditions.

NIPSCO crews across the region will be working to ensure safe, reliable natural gas and electric service, and the company is prepared to respond to emergencies and calls throughout this event.

While NIPSCO’s gas and electric system continue to operate normally, customers …

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NWIBQ’s Leading CEO’s Named

The top five 2014 leading CEO”S nominated by quarterlybusiness readers came from health care, education, non-for-profits,manufacturing and financial services. This year’s leadingCEO’s are: Gene Diamond, Franciscan Alliance Northern Region;Bipin Doshi, Schafer Gear Industries; Thomas L. Keon, PurdueUniversity Calumet; Michael Schrage, Centier Banks andBeth Wrobel, HealthLinc.…

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