State / National Business

State / National Business

U.S. trade gap ticks higher

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit increased to the highest point in 10 months, driven up by a big...

Tree farms in Indiana help families round out the Christmas season

By LISA TRIGG,  Terre Haute Tribune-Star “Timber!” is not a warning shout usually heard when a Christmas tree is cut, but it’s what Landon Crawn yelled...

Steel Dynamics sets eyes on $75M expansion at Columbia City plant

Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly Steel Dynamics Inc. will invest more than $75 million to expand production capabilities its Columbia City mill, creating as many as 33...

Court blocks overtime expansion pay rule

By MICHELLE RINDELS Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal court on Tuesday blocked the start of a rule that would have made an estimated...

Who should talk to each other — cars or people?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cars that wirelessly talk to each other are finally ready for the road, creating the potential to dramatically reduce traffic deaths,...

Vectren plan would retire coal plants

By John Martin Evansville Courier & Press Vectren Corp. officials said Tuesday they anticipate a more diverse energy production portfolio in the future, relying less on coal...

Monthly record set for mergers, acquisitions

By The Associated Press U.S. companies are cutting merger deals at a record pace even though antitrust regulators have moved to oppose several recent high-profile...

Stocks move slightly lower in quiet trading; tech in focus

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were slightly lower in early trading Friday, as investors booked some of the profits made this week. Technology stocks...

State-funded welder class provides labor to RV supplier, fills need for skilled workers

By TED BOOKER South Bend Tribune GOSHEN — A state-funded welder training program is starting to bear fruit for Lippert Components and Elkhart County’s growing recreational vehicle...

Rental for use of cell towers to pay for Bicentennial projects

By ZACH OSOWSKI Evansville Courier & Press INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana residents could soon see expanded broadband capabilities, especially in rural areas, after Indiana entered a 50-year lease...