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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 »»

Van Klompenberg joins Bellin in Escanaba

August 23, 2014 ESCANABA — Bellin Health Escanaba recently added the family medicine expertise of Dr. Gloria Van Klompenberg to its healthcare team. more »»

Business News Welcome

August 23, 2014 The Daily Press welcomes news submissions from the business community. Send news items to: The Daily Press, 600 Ludington St., Escanaba, MI 49829. more »»

Stewart Manufacturing expands

August 16, 2014 HERMANSVILLE — Stewart Manufacturing in Hermansville is branching out with a 21,000-square-foot expansion of its facility to include room for its latest acquisition, American Instrument & Implant,... more »»

US producer prices rise just 0.1 percent in July

August 16, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Falling gasoline costs lowered the prices that U.S. companies received for their goods and services last month, keeping overall inflation in check. The producer price index rose . more »»

Young Professionals Conference coming

August 16, 2014 MARQUETTE — “Cultivate You, Your Ideas, and Your Business” at the third annual Upper Peninsula Young Professionals Conference. more »»

US businesses boosted stockpiles 0.4 pct.

August 16, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses added to their stockpiles at a slightly slower pace in June compared with May, possibly reflecting weaker sales in the past two month. more »»

Vendor hopes to market pizzasty

August 16, 2014 ESCANABA — Several years ago, “A Simple Man’s Psychology” author Marvin Szukalowski drove home from Ontario through a blizzard. On the way back, he stopped in Iron River, Mich. for a past. more »»



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