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Crews Start Demolition of Carson's in Hammond
The face of downtown retail in Hammond is changing once again with the demolition of Carson’s department store, the one-time the anchor of Woodmar Mall. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report excavating crews have started to demolish the last vestige of the shopping center which stood since the 1950s.
Some 'Emerging Ethical Dilemmas' Already Here
An annual list of emerging ethical dilemmas and policy issues in science and technology has been released by the John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values at the University of Notre Dame. It includes robotic clergy, a crime reporting app and facial recognition technology that could read emotions.
U.S. Steel Cuts Jobs, Low Price Imports Partially to Blame
Pittsburgh-based U.S. Steel has announced it will idle its tin mill operations in East Chicago, affecting nearly 300 workers, half of which will lose their jobs. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report U.S. Steel blames the layoffs on the Del Monte food company which announced its own mass layoffs.
UPDATE: Nestlé Details Fort Wayne Layoffs
Virginia-based Nestlé USA says only 40 employees will be laid off at the company's Fort Wayne distribution center. A spokesperson for Nestlé tells Inside INdiana Business a WARN Notice filed with the state incorrectly stated the facility would close at the end of the year, affecting nearly 70 workers.
Batesville Tool & Die Acquires Tipton Company
Batesville Tool & Die is adding to its portfolio. The metal stamping manufacturer has acquired a majority interest in Tipton-based DC Coaters LLC. Financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed.