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Applications for US jobless aid tick up

November 1, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose slightly last week, but remained at historically low levels that signal a strengthening job market. more »»

The Whole Nine Yards opens in Esky

November 1, 2014 ESCANABA — Hanna Lee recently opened The Whole Nine Yards, a business specializing in custom-made clothing, tailoring and alterations. She also carries vintage clothing from the 1900s to the 1980s. more »»

Attorney featured in NAELA magazine

November 1, 2014 MARQUETTE — Marquette-based attorney Robert C. Anderson was the featured attorney in the August/September 2014 issue of NAELA News. NAELA (National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. more »»

Holiday sales forecasts optimistic

November 1, 2014 LANSING — Michigan retailers expect better holiday sales this year, their forecasts a blend of optimism and caution, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers... more »»

US consumer spending down 0.2 percent

November 1, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer spending fell in September, the first decline in eight months, as shoppers took a breather after a big spending spree in August. more »»

Seaton completes real estate course work

October 25, 2014 ESCANABA — Darlene Derocher, broker/owner, for Coldwell Banker Pro-Realty, Escanaba announced Shannon Seaton has completed a four week, intensive online course which further prepares her for a caree... more »»

Pathways hires Swift as new CEO

October 25, 2014 ESCANABA — Last month, the Pathways Board of Directors unanimously approved Mary Swift as its new chief executive office. more »»

Business After Hours Wednesday

October 25, 2014 ESCANABA — Business After Hours will be held Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Hilltop RV Superstore. more »»

Ebola, energy and elections

October 25, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — Small business owners have their fair share of issues they need to stay on top of. These days they can add three more to the list. Gas prices are plungin. more »»

Coldwell Banker Pro Realty in top 20

October 18, 2014 ESCANABA — Coldwell Banker Pro Realty was ranked No. more »»

Embree promoted to regional CFO

October 18, 2014 MARQUETTE — Jim Bogan, market president for LifePoint Hospitals in the Upper Peninsula announced he has expanded his executive tea. more »»

Average 30-year mortgage rate 3.97 pct.

October 18, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. mortgage rates tumbled this week. more »»

Snow, ice and maybe profit in forecast for small businesses

October 18, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — What do you do in the midst of mountains of snow? If you’re like some small business owners you try to profit from it. more »»

Entrepreneurial program launched

October 18, 2014 MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University held an open house and ribbon-cutting to officially launch Invent@NMU, a new innovation and entrepreneurial program that gives students real-world experience... more »»

Factory output rises in September

October 18, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing output rose in September, led by gains for aerospace products, furniture, clothing and plastics. The Federal Reserve said Thursday that factory production rose 0. more »»

US jobless aid applications fall to 14-year low

October 18, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. more »»

Hacking a danger for small businesses

October 11, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — It’s not just big businesses like JPMorgan Chase, Target and Home Depot that get hacked. Small companies suffer from intrusions into their computer systems, too. more »»

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 »»



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