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Visual search to shop: gimmick or game changing?

Visual search to shop: gimmick or game changing?

NEW YORK | Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of in…

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When life changes hit home, don’t fear

When life changes hit home, don’t fear

I never set out to be the poster child for change. But I believe I qualify. Just since July, I have gone through more changes than a newborn: …

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13-year-old Texas fashion designer finds success

13-year-old Texas fashion designer finds success

AUSTIN, Texas | At the age of 9, Isabella Rose Taylor — a painter since she was 3 — took a weeklong sewing class with an eye toward incorporat…

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It's in the bag: Temple Beth-El fundraiser sells purses, accessories for good cause

MUNSTER | Finding bargains on great accessories, such as purses and jewelry, now ranks among the most popular national pastimes, and has even …

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Cashier tales from the checkout

While this column undoubtedly appeals to shoppers (especially those trying to stretch their dollars to the fullest!), it also appeals to retai…

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Book tells of importance of women at wartime

Book tells of importance of women at wartime

Before she began researching and writing her book, "Women Heroes of World War I: 16 Remarkable Resisters, Soldiers, Spies, and Medics" (Chicag…

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TIMES BOARD OF ECONOMISTS: U.S. energy boom benefits spread far and wide

TIMES BOARD OF ECONOMISTS: U.S. energy boom benefits spread far and wide

The United States' energy boom is benefiting all sectors of the economy, helping fuel an economic recovery that is finally producing jobs at a…

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TRANSPORTATION: Rail moving nation into recovery

The South Shore commuter railroad appears to be turning the corner on ridership declines, with peak weekday and weekend ridership both besting…

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Disney World marathon provides fond look back at childhood

Technically, we spent two days at Walt Disney World. But the 17 hours my younger son, Peter, 21, and I spent at three Disney parks on July 3 s…

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Inside INdiana Business

Prof: Three-year degree trend 'has to occur'

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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 57: Statue of Flick

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 57: Statue of Flick

The way the statue of Flick beckons fans of "A Christmas Story" to the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond all year, you'd think Christmas never…

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Highland transfers $225,650 for E-911 funding to county

HIGHLAND | The Town Council has approved a resolution to reduce $225,650 from the town's tax levy as Lake County's new E-911 emergency calling…

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Road closings loom in Hobart; motorists advised of detours

HOBART | A storm sewer installation project will close portions of 49th Avenue and LaSalle Street beginning Tuesday through Nov. 21.

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Highland Town Council meets Thursday in special session

HIGHLAND | The Highland Town Council meets in special session at 7 p.m. Thursday on a variety of topics.

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Evansville firm will help Lowell save on plastic bench costs

LOWELL | The town wants residents to save their plastic caps and lids for the annual CAP-A-THON.

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Crown Point trash collection contract extended six years

CROWN POINT | The Board of Public Works and Safety has approved a  six-year extension of a contract with Republic Services for trash pickup fo…

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Visual search to shop: gimmick or game changing?

Visual search to shop: gimmick or game changing?

NEW YORK | Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of in…

5 hours ago

When life changes hit home, don’t fear

When life changes hit home, don’t fear

I never set out to be the poster child for change. But I believe I qualify. Just since July, I have gone through more changes than a newborn: …

5 hours ago

13-year-old Texas fashion designer finds success

13-year-old Texas fashion designer finds success

AUSTIN, Texas | At the age of 9, Isabella Rose Taylor — a painter since she was 3 — took a weeklong sewing class with an eye toward incorporat…

5 hours ago Photos

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It's in the bag: Temple Beth-El fundraiser sells purses, accessories for good cause

MUNSTER | Finding bargains on great accessories, such as purses and jewelry, now ranks among the most popular national pastimes, and has even …

5 hours ago

Cashier tales from the checkout

While this column undoubtedly appeals to shoppers (especially those trying to stretch their dollars to the fullest!), it also appeals to retai…

5 hours ago

Book tells of importance of women at wartime

Book tells of importance of women at wartime

Before she began researching and writing her book, "Women Heroes of World War I: 16 Remarkable Resisters, Soldiers, Spies, and Medics" (Chicag…

5 hours ago

TIMES BOARD OF ECONOMISTS: U.S. energy boom benefits spread far and wide

TIMES BOARD OF ECONOMISTS: U.S. energy boom benefits spread far and wide

The United States' energy boom is benefiting all sectors of the economy, helping fuel an economic recovery that is finally producing jobs at a…

5 hours ago

TRANSPORTATION: Rail moving nation into recovery

The South Shore commuter railroad appears to be turning the corner on ridership declines, with peak weekday and weekend ridership both besting…

5 hours ago

Disney World marathon provides fond look back at childhood

Technically, we spent two days at Walt Disney World. But the 17 hours my younger son, Peter, 21, and I spent at three Disney parks on July 3 s…

5 hours ago

Inside INdiana Business

Prof: Three-year degree trend 'has to occur'

5 hours ago

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.

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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 Smit…

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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 Be…

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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.

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Disney magic gets a complicated makeover

Disney magic gets a complicated makeover

Travelers to Walt Disney World in Florida will encounter new technology that has drastically transformed the guest experience at the sprawling resort.

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