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U.P. construction firm honored

November 15, 2014 HOUGHTON — At the annual Excellence in Construction Awards program recently held in Grand Rapids, Moyle Construction was awarded first place for the Enstrom Helicopter Corporation Addition and... more »»

US business inventories up 0.3 percent

November 15, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses added to their stockpiles at a faster rate in September, though sales remained weak. Business inventories increased 0.3 percent in September following a tiny 0. more »»

Average US 30-year loan rate slips

November 15, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates edged lower this week, approaching their lows for the year. The benchmark 30-year loan rate hovered near 4 percent. more »»

Companies hire at fastest pace in 7 years

November 15, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. companies ramped up hiring in September, and more Americans were confident enough to quit their jobs — two signs of a steadily improving economy. more »»

Pioneer TV and Appliance gets award

November 8, 2014 LAS VEGAS, Nev. — BrandSource, the Appliance, TV and Furniture marketing group, has named its 2014 Dealers of the Year. more »»

Two join Ashley Furniture HomeStore

November 8, 2014 ESCANABA — Ashley Furniture HomeStore in Escanaba recently added two employees to its staff. Lewis Garren is a sales consultant at Ashley Furniture HomeStore. more »»

The New Congress

November 8, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — The shift in power in Congress may give small businesses help with taxes and regulations, but there’s little expectation that sweeping changes are in store. more »»

Frost-Jensen gets real estate designation

November 8, 2014 MARQUETTE — Upper Peninsula Association of Realtors announced Jennifer Cosco and Wendy Huey from Select Realty of Marquette; Frida Waara and Jim Jackson from RE/MAX 1st Realty of Marquette and Jamie... more »»

Bunno, Larson join The Other Place

November 8, 2014 ESCANABA — Larry Bunno and Janie Larson have joined the staff of The Other Place, 2327 1st Ave. N., Escanaba.. Bunno lives in Gladstone with his wife, Phillis. more »»

Average 30-year loan rate up to 4.02 pct.

November 8, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates rose this week, with the benchmark 30-year loan crawling back over 4 percent. more »»

Applications for jobless aid fall to 278,000

November 8, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, adding to signs that the job market should continue to improve. more »»

US businesses add 230,000 jobs

November 8, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. more »»

Strengthening growth reflects help from Fed

November 1, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy powered its way to a solid annual growth rate of . more »»

US consumer sentiment index reaches high

November 1, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers expect better economic growth and rising incomes in the coming months, pushing a measure of confidence to a seven-year high in October. more »»

Applications for US jobless aid tick up

November 1, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose slightly last week, but remained at historically low levels that signal a strengthening job market. more »»

The Whole Nine Yards opens in Esky

November 1, 2014 ESCANABA — Hanna Lee recently opened The Whole Nine Yards, a business specializing in custom-made clothing, tailoring and alterations. She also carries vintage clothing from the 1900s to the 1980s. more »»

Attorney featured in NAELA magazine

November 1, 2014 MARQUETTE — Marquette-based attorney Robert C. Anderson was the featured attorney in the August/September 2014 issue of NAELA News. NAELA (National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. more »»

Holiday sales forecasts optimistic

November 1, 2014 LANSING — Michigan retailers expect better holiday sales this year, their forecasts a blend of optimism and caution, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers... more »»

US consumer spending down 0.2 percent

November 1, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer spending fell in September, the first decline in eight months, as shoppers took a breather after a big spending spree in August. more »»

Seaton completes real estate course work

October 25, 2014 ESCANABA — Darlene Derocher, broker/owner, for Coldwell Banker Pro-Realty, Escanaba announced Shannon Seaton has completed a four week, intensive online course which further prepares her for a caree... more »»



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