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Consumer confidence rises in December

January 3, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Impressed with an improving economy, American consumers are feeling more confident, a private survey showed. more »»

Average 30-year mortgage rate edges up

January 3, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly this week, but the benchmark 30-year rate stayed near a 19-month low. more »»

Applications for US jobless aid rise

January 3, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, but the number of applications continues to be at historically low levels that suggest solid economic growth will continue. more »»

Ingram takes position at Cornell University

December 27, 2014 ITHACA, N.Y. — Tamara Ingram has taken a job with Cornell University of Ithaca, N.Y., as Assistant director of international programs in the College of International Labor Relations. more »»

US consumer sentiment at high point

December 27, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers are more optimistic about the economy than at any other time in the past eight years, buoyed by more jobs and falling gas prices, a survey finds. more »»

Google researching use of color in business

December 27, 2014 NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Google is one of the major U.S. corporations researching the power of color in the working world, in everything from workspaces to marketing and branding. more »»

Nardi named president/CEO

December 20, 2014 ESCANABA — Northern Michigan Bank & Trust is pleased to announce Michael N. Nardi as its president, chief executive officer and member of the board. more »»

Local truck technician receives national award

December 20, 2014 HERMANSVILLE — Fred Short, an ASE certified master medium/heavy truck technician from Hermansville, was recently honored with a national achievement award as the Navistar/ASE Master Medium/Heavy... more »»

Lakes Radio to sell Escanaba stations

December 20, 2014 ESCANABA — Lakes Radio, Inc. announced the sale of its Escanaba-based radio stations, along with its affiliated web sites to Armada Media Partners, based in Fond du Lac, Wis. more »»

US Fed slashes inflation forecast for 2015

December 20, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve has sharply cut its forecast for inflation next year, saying it will remain far below its 2 percent target through 2015. more »»

US jobless aid applications decline

December 20, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, a sign of solid job security and growing confidence among employers. more »»

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 »»



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