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IMF: Fed should delay interest rate hike to 2016

June 6, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund urged the Federal Reserve to wait until the first half of 2016 to start raising short-term interest rates because the U.S. economy remains subpa. more »»

Average rate on 30-year mortgage steady

June 6, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates were flat to slightly lower this week, remaining near their highest levels so far this year. more »»

Applications for US jobless aid remain low

June 6, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, a sign that job cuts remain low as employers are confident enough in the business outlook to hold onto their staffs. more »»

Kemppainen joins U.P. State Bank

May 30, 2015 ESCANABA — David C. Williams, president and CEO of Upper Peninsula State Bank, has announced the appointment of Patrick H. Kemppainen to the position of vice president and loan office. more »»

New surgeon coming to UP Health System

May 30, 2015 MARQUETTE — Paul Kemmeter, M.D., F.A.C.S., will soon be performing bariatric surgery at UP Health System - Marquette. D. more »»

Average rate on 30-year mortgage rises

May 30, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week to their highest level so far this year as new data showed strength in the housing market. more »»

Love not war wins for small businesses

May 30, 2015 Joyce M. Rosenberg AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine a world where David and Goliath are best buds. Well it’s becoming reality more frequently in the business world. Boston Beer Co. more »»

Hardt named North Woods Place director

May 23, 2015 ESCANABA — Enlivant, a national provider of senior care services, has announced Katherine Hardt, RN, has been hired as the new executive director for North Woods Place in Escanaba. more »»

Dickinson Memorial earns Five-Star Awards

May 23, 2015 IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson Memorial Hospital has received 5 stars from Healthgrades for the quality of its clinical care in the areas of Cardiac Care, Pulmonary Care and Critical Care. more »»

Average rate on 30-year mortgage slips

May 23, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged slightly lower this week after rising for three straight weeks. more »»

Assistants earn paralegal certification

May 23, 2015 MARQUETTE — The law firm of Kendricks, Bordeau, Adamini, Greenlee & Keefe, P.C. announces that assistants Teresa M. Laakso and Kurt C. more »»

Why many experts missed this: Cheap oil can hurt economy

May 23, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — If there was one thing most economists agreed on at the start of the year, it was this: Plunging oil prices would boost the U.S. economy. It hasn’t worked out that way. more »»

Dr Mott operating Lakeshore Eye Clinic

May 16, 2015 ESCANABA — Dr. Andrea Mott, OD, is the owner of Lakeshore Eye Clinic, 2500 7th Ave., Ste. 217, Escanaba. more »»

Average US rate on 30-year mortgage up

May 16, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates are up for the third straight week. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac says the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose to . more »»

US businesses increase stockpiles 0.1 pct

May 16, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses increased their stockpiles slightly in March, as sales picked up for the first time since July. more »»

US retail sales flat-line in April

May 16, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. shoppers kept their spending in check in April, as modest wage growth over the past year keeps family budgets tight. more »»

Uppertunities tourism conference coming

May 9, 2015 ESCANABA — With the 2015 Uppertunities Tourism Conference quickly approaching, Wednesday, May 27, organizers say now is the time for Upper Peninsula regional business owners to register themselves... more »»

US wholesale stockpiles rise slightly

May 9, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesalers expanded stockpiles modestly in March even though their sales fell for an eighth straight month. Wholesale stockpiles edged up 0.1 percent following a 0. more »»

Winneroski retires at Northern Insurance

May 9, 2015 GLADSTONE — Bruce Movalson, President of Northern Insurance Agency of Escanaba and Gladstone announces the retirement of John Winneroski from the Gladstone office, after more than 33 years as an... more »»



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