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Business

  • Lakeland has record quarterly earnings
    Lakeland Financial Corp. on Friday reported second-quarter earnings of $11.3 million, or 68 cents per diluted common share, a 22 percent increase over the $9.2 million, or 56 cents a share, poste ...
  • Fast-food workers flexing muscles
    Fast-food workers say they’re prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers will discuss the future of the
  • Lakeland has record quarterly earnings
    Lakeland Financial Corp. on Friday reported second-quarter earnings of $11.3 million, or 68 cents per diluted common share, a 22 percent increase over the $9.2 million, or 56 cents a share, posted for the same three months of 2013.
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Barometers

Fort Wayne indicators
Employment Nov. 2012 Nov.

2011

Change

Construction 9.5 10.0 -5.0%
Manufacturing 32.8 28.5 15.1%
Trade, Transp.

and Utilities

46.4 44.4 4.5%
Information 3.2 3.2 0.0%
Finance 12.3 11.9 3.4%
Prof. Business

Services

24.2 22.2 9.0%
Educational

Health Services

38.2 38.5 -0.8%
Government 23.0 22.7 1.3%
Figures are in thousands
Indiana indicators
Employment Nov.

2012

Nov.

2011

Change

Construction 128.7 127.9 0.6%
Manufacturing 488.2 453.5 7.7%
Trade, Transp.

and Utilities

571.9 542.7 5.4%
Information 34.4 34.4 0.0%
Finance 126.4 131.2 -3.7%
Prof. Business

Services

294.6 288.3 2.2%
Educational

Health Services

439.8 433.0 1.6%
Government 444.9 434.6 2.4%
Figures are in thousands
Unemployment

Area

Oct.

2012

Sept.

2012

Oct.

2011

Bloomington 6.3% 6.8% 7.6%
Elkhart 8.3% 8.4% 11.2%
Evansville 6.5% 6.8% 7.6%
Fort Wayne 6.8% 7.5% 8.5%
Indianapolis 7.1% 7.1% 8.4%
Lafayette 6.4% 6.5% 7.5%
Indiana* 8.0% 8.2% 9.1%
U.S.* 7.9% 7.8% 8.9%
*– Seasonally adjusted
Source: Bureau of Business Research, Ball State University

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