Post-Tribune Latest news from Post-Tribune Online en-us (Editor) Post-Tribune 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Brewers seek to rekindle Belgium’s love of beer ]]> Lead story image

The Belgian beer federation is trying to rekindle local interest in the drink with a “Proud of our Beers” public awareness campaign, including a tricolor national flag with the middle yellow turned into a glass of beer. “Belgian beer made in Belgium but not drunk in Belgium is not really Belgian beer anymore,” brewery owner Gert Christiaens said. ]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:06:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Documents detail another delayed GM recall ]]> Lead story image

General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday. ]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:56:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Luncheon to honor service excellence set for May 8 ]]>

MICHIGAN CITY Honors Luncheon: Indiana Dunes Tourism is inviting individuals and businesses from throughout Northwest Indiana to the annual ROSE Awards luncheon, which honors those who provide the best service to visitors and residents alike. The ROSE (Recognition of Service Excellence) luncheon is set for 11:30 a.m. May 8 at Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City. It takes place each year during National Travel and Tourism Week. The luncheon is hosted by Indiana Dunes Tourism, the official tourism bureau of Porter County, and Visit Michigan City LaPorte Convention and Visitors Bureau. Among the awards presented each year are best restaurant, … ]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:29:13 -0500 <![CDATA[ Largest solar farm on Superfund site goes online ]]> Lead story image

INDIANAPOLIS — The nation’s largest solar farm built atop a federal Superfund site is now generating power on a tract of land in Indianapolis tainted by a long-shuttered plant’s wood-treating operations. The 43-acre Maywood Solar Farm went online last month, with more than 36,000 solar panels feeding 8 megawatts of electricity into Indianapolis Power & Light’s power grid. The solar farm is the largest built to date on a Superfund site, said Environmental Protection Agency spokesman Francisco Arcaute. The next largest is a 40-acre, 6-megawatt solar farm near Rancho Cordova, Calif. EPA Region 5 Administrator Susan Hedman said in a … ]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:32:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Record labels sue Pandora over older songs ]]>

Major record labels are suing Internet radio giant Pandora for copyright infringement for using songs recorded before 1972 without paying license fees. ]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:54:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Mazda recalls 109,000 older SUVs for rust problem ]]>

Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs in cold-weather states to fix rusting frame parts. The recall covers SUVs from the 2001 through 2004 model years. ]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:54:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ RDA offers $3.3M for Northwest Indiana job creation effort ]]>

CROWN POINT -- The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority has earmarked $3.3 million to support job creation in Northwest Indiana. According to a press release from the group, from the board of directors authorized the use of $3.3 million from the RDA’s No-Interest Securitized Forgivable Loan Fund to support two projects. The projects, one in Lake County and one in Porter County, would result in approximately $33 million in investment and the creation of up to 285 jobs, the press release said. No RDA funds will be issued if the projects do not come to fruition and no other information … ]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:08:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Judge won’t order recalled GM cars to be parked ]]> Lead story image

A Texas federal judge has denied an emergency motion that would have forced General Motors to tell owners of more than 2 million recalled cars to stop driving them until the ignition switches are replaced. ]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:44:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Ford to sell Lincoln cars in China for first time ]]> Lead story image

Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it will sell high-end Lincoln cars in China for the first time later this year when it opens eight dealerships in seven cities. ]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:42:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Chipotle plans first price hike in 3 years ]]> Lead story image

Mexican food chain Chipotle said Thursday it will raise prices for the first time in three years as its popularity continues to soar. Menu boards with the new prices should start rolling out in coming weeks and be in place at all restaurants by this summer. ]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:47:02 -0500 <![CDATA[ PepsiCo 1Q jumps on snack sales, cost cuts ]]> Lead story image

PepsiCo reported a stronger-than-expected first-quarter profit as the company slashed costs and sold more snacks around the world. ]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:40:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ UnitedHealth’s 1Q profit tumbles 8 percent ]]>

UnitedHealth Group’s first-quarter net income slid 8 percent as fees and funding cuts from the health care overhaul helped dent the performance of the nation’s largest health insurer. ]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:38:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Post Holdings to buy Michael Foods for $2.45B ]]>

Cereal maker Post Holdings Inc. is buying fellow packaged food maker Michael Foods Inc. in a $2.45 billion deal that will expand Post’s range of products. ]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:36:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Fed stimulus still needed for job market: Yellen ]]>

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the U.S. job market still needs help from the Fed and that the central bank must remain intent on adjusting its policy to respond to unforeseen challenges. ]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:31:26 -0500 <![CDATA[ Ford to offer 50th anniversary Mustang ]]> Lead story image

Ford is building a limited-edition Mustang GT to honor the pony car’s 50th anniversary. The company will only build 1,964 special cars, honoring the year the Mustang first went on sale. ]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:08:09 -0500 <![CDATA[ Bank of America posts loss, hurt by legal expenses ]]>

Bank of America says it swung to a loss in the first quarter, hurt by $6 billion in legal expenses. ]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:28:00 -0500