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Rate hikes linked to switch from coal to renewable energy leaves customers worried about the future of their energy expenses

Indiana consumers could see a 12 percent energy rate hike soon after The Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) submitted a new energy initiative proposal to The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission. The average household could experience an extra $100 added to their expense per year.

South Bend area has 14th highest home vacancy rate among U.S. metro areas

The number of vacant homes in the South Bend area was nearly 3,200 in the third quarter of 2018, a 126-unit increase over what it was a year ago, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Indiana ranked No. 10 in 2019 business climate index

Indiana finished at No. 10 among the 50 states in the Washington-based Tax Foundation’s analysis of how states’ tax systems affect their ability to attract and retain businesses.

Household appliances and electrical and electronic goods wholesalers report 2.8 percent increase in year-over-year January sales

Sales by household appliances and electrical and electronic goods wholesalers in January 2019 were $51.3 billion, an increase of 2.8 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Lumber and other construction materials wholesalers report 1.8 percent increase in year-over-year January sales

Sales by lumber and other construction materials wholesalers in January 2019 were $12.1 billion, an increase of 1.8 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Farm product raw materials wholesalers report 2.7 percent increase in year-over-year January sales

Sales by farm product raw materials wholesalers in January 2019 were $15.5 billion, an increase of 2.7 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Apparel, piece goods and notions wholesalers report 1.8 percent increase in year-over-year January sales

Sales by apparel, piece goods and notions wholesalers in January 2019 were $13.3 billion, an increase of 1.8 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Paper and paper products wholesalers report 1.3 percent increase in year-over-year January sales

Sales by paper and paper products wholesalers in January 2019 were $8.2 billion, an increase of 1.3 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Miscellaneous nondurable goods wholesalers report 1.8 percent increase in year-over-year January sales

Sales by miscellaneous nondurable goods wholesalers in January 2019 were $21.2 billion, an increase of 1.8 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Grugs and druggists' sundries wholesalers report 4.6 percent increase in year-over-year January sales

Sales by grugs and druggists' sundries wholesalers in January 2019 were $59.5 billion, an increase of 4.6 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and supplies wholesalers report 3.3 percent increase in year-over-year January sales

Sales by motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and supplies wholesalers in January 2019 were $39.8 billion, an increase of 3.3 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Beer, wine and distilled alcoholic beverages wholesalers report 11 percent increase in year-over-year January sales

Sales by beer, wine and distilled alcoholic beverages wholesalers in January 2019 were $13.7 billion, an increase of 11 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Metals and non-petroleum minerals wholesalers report 13.7 percent increase in year-over-year January sales

Sales by metals and non-petroleum minerals wholesalers in January 2019 were $16.4 billion, an increase of 13.7 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Professional and commercial equipment and supplies wholesalers report 0.8 percent increase in year-over-year January sales

Sales by professional and commercial equipment and supplies wholesalers in January 2019 were $42.6 billion, an increase of 0.8 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Miscellaneous durable goods wholesalers report 1 percent increase in year-over-year January sales

Sales by miscellaneous durable goods wholesalers in January 2019 were $19.8 billion, an increase of 1 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Machinery, equipment and supplies wholesalers report 12.9 percent increase in year-over-year January sales

Sales by machinery, equipment and supplies wholesalers in January 2019 were $40.2 billion, an increase of 12.9 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Grocery and related products wholesalers report 2.4 percent increase in year-over-year January sales

Sales by grocery and related products wholesalers in January 2019 were $54.8 billion, an increase of 2.4 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Petroleum and petroleum products wholesalers report 4.6 percent increase in year-over-year January sales

Sales by petroleum and petroleum products wholesalers in January 2019 were $54.9 billion, an increase of 4.6 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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