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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 »»

Women small business owners struggle to get loans

August 23, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — Women are a growing force in the business world, but if they own a company, they may still struggle to get a loan from a bank. more »»

U.P. Labor Education Conference set

August 23, 2014 MARQUETTE — The 24th U.P. Labor Education Conference “Economic & Social Justice” will be held Sept. 19 and 20 at the Don H. more »»

Rapid River Logistics LLC honored

August 23, 2014 SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. — Rapid River Logistics LLC was presented a Platinum award by Great West Casualty Company as part of the 2013 National Safety Awards Program. more »»

Northern Initiatives gets District Award

August 23, 2014 MARQUETTE — On July 9, The Small Business Administration District Director for the State of Michigan, Gerald Moore, met with community leaders and business owners who have applied Small Business... more »»

Applications for US unemployment aid fall

August 23, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving. more »»

EMP develops AC Condenser

August 23, 2014 ESCANABA — In collaboration with Walmart, Engineered Machined Products, Inc. (EMP) has completed development and field pilots of an innovative remote mount AC Condenser. more »»

Bosk joins the Jacobs Smile Center Team

August 23, 2014 ESCANABA — Jacobs Smile Center of Escanaba announces the addition of Gladstone native Dr. Kyle Bosk to their tea. more »»



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