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US trade deficit narrowed in November

January 9, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit dropped to the lowest level in nine months in November as exports fell to a nearly four-year low. The November deficit fell 5 percent to $42. more »»

Holiday sales: Small retailers get creative

December 5, 2015 With the Thanksgiving weekend behind them and the big final rush of holiday shopping still to come, independent retailers have to get creative to bring customers in during the slowest part of the... more »»


December 5, 2015 Growth at US services firms slowed WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. services firms grew again last month — but at the slowest pace since May. more »»

Factory orders end streak of declines

December 5, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factory orders rebounded in October after two prior monthly declines, helped by rising demand for aircraft, computers and machinery. THE NUMBERS: Factory orders rose 1. more »»

Smartphones overtake desktops on many holiday shopping lists

November 28, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — If the beginning of the holiday season is any indication, it could be a merry mobile Christmas for shopper. more »»

Three retail trends for the holidays

November 28, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — The holiday season is upon us. more »»


November 28, 2015 US consumer confidence falls hard WASHINGTON (AP) — Confidence in the economy eroded this month as Americans became more worried about the job marke. more »»

Gladstone DDA hosts Grow Gladstone talk

November 21, 2015 GLADSTONE — The Gladstone DDA is sponsoring a monthly series of free talks to help business startups and entrepreneurs, as well as existing business owners who may be interested in some of the... more »»

Maino named Financial Advisor of Month

November 21, 2015 ESCANABA — Geno Maino, financial advisor, has recently been named the MEMBERS Insurance & Investments Financial Advisor of the Month from CUNA Mutual Group. more »»

Average rate on 30-year mortgage slips

November 21, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged slightly lower this week after two straight weeks of sharp increases. more »»

Norway, Crystal Falls banks to merge

November 21, 2015 NORWAY — Northern Interstate Financial, Inc., the parent company of First National Bank of Norway, Mich., has announced an agreement has been executed to merge with C.F.C. Bancorp, Inc. more »»

Thomas Theatre renovations complete

November 14, 2015 ESCANABA — Thomas Theatre Group announced seating renovations have been completed in theatres 1 & 8 at the Willow Creek Cinemas 8 in Escanaba and the Tri City Cinemas 8 in Quinnese. more »»

Plum Creek, Weyerhaeuser Co. unite

November 14, 2015 Weyerhaeuser Company and Plum Creek announced they have entered into an agreement to create a timber, land and forest products company with more than 13 million acres of the most productive and... more »»

US retail sales crawl upward

November 14, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans ramped up their online shopping and restaurant spending in October, but barely-there inflation kept overall retail sales growth muted. more »»

US productivity slows in third quarter

November 7, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. productivity slowed in the summer, while labor costs rebounded yet stayed at a level suggesting only modest inflation pressures. Productivity rose at an annual rate of 1. more »»

Average rate on 30-year mortgage jumps

November 7, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose sharply this week amid growing expectations that the Federal Reserve may soon raise its key short-term interest rate. more »»

US jobless aid requests near historic lows

November 7, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but levels remain near historic lows as employers are hesitant to let go of workers. more »»

Small business owners just say no to preserve family time

November 7, 2015 Joyce M. Rosenberg AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Sometimes family comes first. That’s the priority Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. more »»

Local credit unions host financial classes for students

October 31, 2015 ESCANABA — five local credit unions from across Delta County will participate in a Financial Reality Fair for area high schools on Nov. 9-11. more »»



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