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Sara Cole hired as new CVB director

October 11, 2014 ESCANABA — The Bays de Noc Convention and Visitors Bureau has hired Sara Cole as its new executive director. more »»

Holiday sales seen rising 4.1 percent

October 11, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are expected to spend at the highest rate in three years during what’s traditionally the busiest shopping season of the year, according to the nation’s largest retail... more »»

Williams is presenter at conference

October 4, 2014 ST. LOUIS, Mo. — On Sept. 23, and 24, bankers and banking administrators from around the nation gathered to attend the 2nd annual Community Banking Research and Policy conference. more »»

Local credit union gets high ranking

October 4, 2014 ESCANABA — Great Lakes First Federal Credit Union, Escanaba, Michigan isn’t just a credit union. It’s an award-winning, 5-Star Superior credit union. more »»

US trade deficit drops to $40.1 billion

October 4, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit shrank for the fourth straight month in August, falling to the lowest level since January as exports rose to an all-time high. The deficit dropped . more »»

Average 30-year mortgage rate 4.19 pct

October 4, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — A key long-term U.S. mortgage rate dipped this week, the second drop after a large increase two weeks ago. more »»

US factory orders posted record drop

October 4, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories fell in August by the largest amount on record, but the drop was heavily weighed by an expected plunge in volatile aircraft orders. more »»

Small businesses help workers buy health plans

September 27, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — When Monty Hagler learned his employee insurance premiums could rise as much as 38 percent, the small business owner decided he couldn’t afford coverage that complies with the health... more »»

Consumer sentiment index hits high

September 27, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure of U.S. consumer confidence reached its highest level since July 2013, led by greater optimism that the economy will grow and incomes will ris. more »»

Peninsula Federal Credit Union honored

September 27, 2014 ESCANABA — Peninsula Federal Credit Union, Escanaba, isn’t just a credit union. It’s an award winning, 5-Star Superior credit unio. more »»

U.P. Health Plan ranked 12th in nation

September 27, 2014 MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Health Plan is again one of the nation’s best Medicaid health plans, according to a recent national ranking of Medicaid health plans. more »»

Average 30-year mortgage rate 4.20 pct.

September 27, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates declined slightly this week, after marking their largest one-week gain of the year the previous week. more »»

Economy’s Q2 rebound faster than thought

September 27, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy’s bounce-back last quarter from a dismal winter was even faster than previously thought, a sign that growth will likely remain solid for rest of the year. more »»

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 »»

 
 
 

 

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