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Five things small businesses need to know this fall

September 20, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — What do small business owners need to pay attention to this fall? Heath care, Internet Security and new technology make the lis. more »»

 
 
 
Applications for US jobless benefits fall

September 20, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped by a sharp 36,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 280,000, a sign that the job market is strengthening. more »»

Unemployment rates rise in 24 states in August

September 20, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates rose in nearly half of U.S. states in August, even as employers in two-thirds of the states added jobs. more »»

First Bank names new director

September 20, 2014 GLADSTONE — Jeanine Dagenais, chairperson of First Bank, Upper Michigan, announced the election of Brian Larche to the Board of Directors. more »»

Stock gains lift US household wealth

September 20, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Strong stock market gains and higher home prices boosted Americans’ net worth in the April-June quarter to a record high, a trend that could encourage more spending. U.. more »»

Nastoff joins Escanaba law firm

September 20, 2014 ESCANABA — The law firm of Burkhart, Lewandowski & Miller, P.C. announces the addition of attorney Jeremy J. Nastoff. more »»

Coldwell Banker ranks in top 20

September 20, 2014 ESCANABA — Coldwell Banker Pro Realty was ranked #19 in the office size category of one to 10 sales associates in total units for year-to-date August 2014 performance from among 763 Coldwell Banker... more »»

Average 30-year mortgage rate 4.23 pct

September 20, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates surged this week, marking their largest one-week gain this year. more »»

Capital One banker upbeat on small business

September 13, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — Based on what she’s seeing among the bank’s more than three million small business customers, Capital One’s Keri Gohman is upbeat. more »»

Average US mortgage rate at 4.12 percent

September 13, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly this week but remained near their lows for the year. more »»

Applications for US unemployment rise

September 13, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, though the trend in benefit applications in the past month remained low. more »»

Workplace death reporting rules tighten

September 13, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Tightening its standards, the government issued new regulations Thursday that will require managers to file a detailed report within eight hours on fatal workplace accident. more »»

US retail sales rise in August

September 13, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Auto buying drove U.S. retail sales higher in August, a possible sign that job growth in recent months has led to accelerated consumer spending. more »»

US worker productivity up 2.3 percent

September 6, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. workers’ productivity increased in the April-June quarter after a big decline in the first quarter while their labor costs edged down slightly. more »»

Applications for US jobless aid at 302K

September 6, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Slightly more Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, but the total number receiving aid remained at its lowest level in more than seven years. more »»

Average 30-year mortgage rate steady

September 6, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The average 30-year U.S. mortgage rate this week remained at a 52-week low of 4.10 percent for the third straight week. more »»

US trade deficit narrows

September 6, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit fell in July to its lowest level since January, as exports of autos, telecom equipment, industrial machines and semiconductors rose. The trade deficit fell 0. more »»

Sale of UPPCO is completed

August 30, 2014 SHPEMING — Upper Peninsula Power Company announced the sale of the utility has been completed, marking a return of UPPCO to its original roots of being a Michigan-headquartered energy provider. more »»

Applications for US unemployment aid slip

August 30, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, a low level that signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring i... more »»

Michigan retail sales climb again in July

August 30, 2014 LANSING — Michigan’s retail industry posted strong sales numbers in July for the second month in a row, and forecasts for the end of summer and beginning of fall also rose, according to the... more »»

 
 

 

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