Post-Tribune Latest news from Post-Tribune Online en-us (Editor) Post-Tribune 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Merrillville welcomes Mediterranean restaurant ]]> Lead story image

MERRILLVILLE — A new Merrillville restaurant serves up distinct tastes with its Mediterranean offerings. There also is a health-conscious edge to much of the cuisine at the Mirage Grill, 510 W. Lincoln Highway. “It’s fresh food,” said 38-year-old Ferass Safadi, who owns the fast-casual eatery, along with his brother, Mazen, 33. For many in Northwest Indiana, the Mirage Grill provides what the Safadi brothers call “a sensory food rarity,” evident in fare such as tabouli, a traditional Lebanese salad that basically consists of vitamin C-rich parsley, which also boasts plenty of iron. Additionally, tabouli brims with Vitamin A. A good … ]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 17:33:45 -0500 <![CDATA[ Ukraine conflict weighs on markets; retailers fall ]]>

U.S. financial markets ended slightly lower Thursday, marking their first loss in a week of record highs. The escalating conflict in Ukraine, disappointing retail earnings and profit outlooks combined to weigh down the market, eclipsing some good news on the U.S. economy and labor market. ]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:34:16 -0500 <![CDATA[ Business briefs for Sept. 1 ]]>

United Way President Search: The board of trustees of the Lake Area United Way recently accepted the retirement notice of president and CEO Lou Martinez, according to a release from the organization. Martinez has been on staff at the Lake Area United Way since May 1979 and has served as president since 1995. A committee is overseeing the search process for a successor. The board has hired Organizational Development Solutions to facilitate a nationwide search. Search committee chair Aaron McDermott said in the release that the organization hopes to name a successor within six months. Inquiries and resumes are to … ]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 17:33:45 -0500 <![CDATA[ JPMorgan investigating possible cyberattack ]]>

JPMorgan Chase, the nation’s biggest bank by assets, is working with law enforcement officials to investigate a possible cyberattack, though the bank isn’t currently seeing any unusual fraud activity at the time. ]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:52:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Darden delays shareholders meeting ]]>

Olive Garden’s parent company Darden Restaurants said it is postponing its annual meeting to give shareholders enough time to review its proxy materials. ]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:54:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ US economy grew at brisk 4.2 percent rate in 2nd quarter ]]> Lead story image

After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy grew at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 percent in the April-June quarter, the government said Thursday, slightly faster than it had first estimated. ]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:42:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Dollar General still wants to buy Family Dollar ]]>

Dollar General Corp. said it still wants to buy rival Family Dollar, even though its nearly $9 billion offer was rejected by the discount retailer rejected last week. ]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:24:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Spiders force Suzuki to recall midsize cars ]]>

Suzuki is recalling more than 19,000 cars because spider webs can clog a fuel vapor vent hose in some 2010 to 2013 Kizashi cars, cutting off air flow. If that happens, it can cause the gas tank to deform, causing cracks, fuel leaks and possible fires. ]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:40:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France ]]> Lead story image

Christine Lagarde, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, was placed under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back to her days as France’s finance minister. ]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:28:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved ]]>

Time Warner Cable said Wednesday service was largely restored after a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours. ]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:32:07 -0500 <![CDATA[ US durable goods orders surge record 22.6 percent ]]> Lead story image

Business orders for long-lasting manufactured goods shot up by the largest amount on record in July but much of the strength came from a huge surge in demand for commercial aircraft. Outside of transportation, orders actually fell. ]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:12:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ US consumer confidence near a 7-year high: survey ]]> Lead story image

U.S. consumer confidence this month reached its highest point in nearly seven years, boosted by strong job gains. The optimism suggests Americans will be more likely to spend in the months ahead, an important boost to the economy. ]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:34:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ US closes probe into Camry Hybrid brake problems ]]>

An eight-month investigation into brake problems with some older Toyota Camry gas-electric hybrids has been closed without a recall. ]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:28:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Best Buy posts mixed results in 2Q ]]>

Best Buy’s fiscal second-quarter net income fell 45 percent, with sales weakening as shoppers continued their move to making purchases online. ]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 07:30:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ US probes Ford Explorer police SUV brake hoses ]]>

U.S. safety regulators are investigating a complaint that front brake hoses can fail on some Ford Explorer Police Interceptor SUVs. ]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 07:30:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Ford adds workers, investment to back MKC output ]]>

Ford has beefed up its workforce and investment at a Kentucky plant to support production of its new Lincoln SUV as the automaker looks to reinvigorate its luxury brand. ]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:42:00 -0500