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Mackinac Financial Corp. completes acquisition of Peninsula Financial Corp.

December 13, 2014 MANISTIQUE — The Directors of Mackinac Financial Corporation (Mackinac), the holding company for mBank, today announced the consummation of the merger of Peninsula Financial Corporation (Peninsula),... more »»

Americans’ wealth slips in 3rd quarter

December 13, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans’ net worth slipped in the July-September quarter as a drop in stock prices overwhelmed a solid gain in home values. U.S. household wealth declined . more »»

Coldwell Banker offers concierge service

December 13, 2014 ESCANABA — Coldwell Banker Pro Realty offers a one-stop shopping concept to consumers in the real estate market through the Coldwell Banker Concierge Service program, a ull-service real estate... more »»

Board OKs personal use of company e-mail

December 13, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board says employees can use their company email accounts for union organizing and other workplace-related purposes, if they do it on their own time. more »»

Average US 30-year loan rate at 3.93 pct.

December 13, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates edged higher this week after four weeks of declines, but they remained at historically low levels that could entice potential homebuyers. more »»

Anchor Coupling named Veteran Employer of the Year

December 6, 2014 MENOMINEE — Michigan Works has recognized Anchor Coupling in Menominee for its commitment to hiring the nation’s veterans. more »»

Classic Auto employees attend show

December 6, 2014 LAS VEGAS — Two managers and two technicians recently represented Classic Auto Collision at the SEMA show held in Las Vega. more »»

Average 30-year loan rate falls to 3.89 pct

December 6, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell for the fourth straight week, a continuing boon for potential homebuyers. more »»

US unemployment aid applications fall

December 6, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. more »»

U.P. North Roast Coffee open in Esky

November 29, 2014 ESCANABA — Local coffee roastery and wholesale outlet U.P. North Roast Coffee had its grand opening on Ludington Street Tuesday. more »»

US orders for durable goods up 0.4 pct.

November 29, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods rose in October, but a key category that tracks business investment plans declined sharply for a second straight month. more »»

30-year mortgage rates slip to 3.97 pct.

November 29, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates ticked down for the third straight week, a positive trend for potential homebuyers. more »»

US consumer spending up increases

November 29, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers spent modestly more in October, a slight improvement after no gain at all in the previous month. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that consumer spending rose 0. more »»

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 »»



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