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UP Business Today

We are a monthly magazine that keeps the U.P. business community informed on regional business activity and trends. For over 20 years, we have featured stories of local professionals who are thriving in the U.P. economy. As we continue to be your trusted source of business news, we bring new sections to highlight the people and events that make the U.P. unique including 4Hire, On the Network and The Loop.

Keeping you, our business to business partner, Intrigued, Interested and Informed.

Tricia VanEnkevort

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In This Issue

  • Manpower: Achieve Your Potential
  • BBB offers tips for Scan Protection
  • Retirement planning for small business owners
  • Sale of UPPCO complete
  • Shamco and Ponsse help the fight against cancer

Yahoo! Finance: Top Stories

Stocks charge toward new highs after Bank of Japan's 'QE'
For just the 16th time in 114 years the Dow is set to reverse from 6% down to back in the black in one month.

Exxon posts surprise profit jump on refining
ExxonMobil Corp. profits rose 3 percent in the third quarter as strong refining performance offset lower revenues from falling oil prices and production. The company said Friday it earned $8.07 billion ...

U.S. consumer spending weakest in eight months, savings jump
The Commerce Department said on Friday consumer spending declined 0.2 percent last month as demand for goods tumbled and Economists polled by Reuters had expected consumer spending, which accounts for more than two-thirds of U.S. When adjusted for inflation, consumer spending fell 0.2 percent. The softer consumer spending at the end of the third quarter could add to expectations of slower growth in the final three months of the year.

U.S. third-quarter wage gains largest since 2008
The Employment Cost Index, the broadest measure of labor costs, increased 0.7 percent after advancing by the same margin Wages and salaries, which account for 70 percent of employment costs, rose 0.8 percent in the third quarter, the largest increase since the second quarter of 2008. Federal Reserve officials view the ECI as one of the better measures of labor market slack. In the 12 months through September, labor costs increased 2.2 percent, the largest increase since the second quarter of

Wal-Mart bringing Black Friday to Halloween weekend
Wal-Mart joins the likes of Amazon, Office Depot and OfficeMax, which are also launching their first holiday deals over the weekend

Futures rally after BOJ ramps up stimulus
U.S. stock index futures rallied on Friday after the Bank of Japan significantly ramped up its stimulus program just days after the U.S. Federal Reserve wound down its own package of economic incentives.

Bulls set to win midterm election
Sam Stovall of S&P Capital IQ says investors are the winners no matter who comes away with a victory next Tuesday.

Hackers Probing Financial System’s Defenses Show Why Everyone Should Worry
Hackers are testing the financial system's cyber defenses, and they can boast of some alarming success. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) says a breach of its computer systems exposed the personal information of 76 million households and 7 million small businesses. They accessed names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses, although the bank says there's no evidence they compromised account information, passwords or Social Security numbers, Bloomberg Markets magazine will report in its December issue.

Citigroup Cuts Profit by $600 Million Amid Criminal Foreign Exchange Probe
Citigroup Inc. (C) revealed that it's facing a U.S. The lender is cooperating with criminal and antitrust investigations by the Justice Department as well as inquiries by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and regulators in the U.K. and Switzerland, New York-based Citigroup said today in a regulatory filing. The increase in third-quarter legal costs, on top of the $951 million disclosed earlier this month, "resulted from rapidly evolving regulatory inquiries and investigations, including very recent communications with certain regulatory agencies related to previously disclosed matters," the company said in a separate statement. Citigroup, led by Chief Executive Officer Michael Corbat, is among banks facing investigations by authorities on three continents over alleged rigging of currency markets, people with knowledge of the situation have said.

Exxon third-quarter profit rises 3 percent on refining
Exxon Mobil Corp , the world's largest publicly traded oil company, on Friday reported a better-than-expected 3 percent increase in quarterly profit on higher results in its refining and chemicals businesses. ...