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Welcome to Upper Peninsula Business Today

Audra Vandam

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.

Audra VanDamme

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In This Issue

  • Marquette Food Co-op's new location
  • A look at the BotEco Center project
  • Thomas Theatre Group builds new multiplex
  • 2014 Contractors Directory

Yahoo! Finance: Top Stories

Wall Street Week Ahead: Spring fever brings hope for U.S. earnings
Several behemoths, including Apple, the largest U.S. company by market value, as well as Microsoft, McDonald's (MCD.N) and AT&T (NYS:T), are due to report earnings. They'll be accompanied by highfliers like Netflix and Facebook, giving the first real cross-section of the state of corporate America as temperatures rise across the country and investors hope to put the cold weather behind them. Strategists will also be looking for clues on how badly China's slowdown hits U.S. corporate results. The first batch of earnings came out as equities were working their way through a selloff led by trading-crowd favorites like Netflix and the biotech stocks.

Fiat Chrysler strikes deal to produce Jeeps in China
Fiat Chrysler (MIL:F) has reached an agreement to start producing Jeep vehicles in China with partner Guangzhou Automobile Group Co , the companies said on Saturday, as Fiat tries to catch up with competitors in a fast-growing market. The plan to produce three new Jeep vehicles in China for the domestic market, through the GAC Fiat joint venture, has received the necessary government approvals, the companies said. GAC Fiat is also considering making a Jeep uniquely designed for China, where the Italian carmaker hopes the successful sport-utility brand can help it make up lost ground behind long-established rivals.

Comcast in talks with Charter over divestitures: source
Comcast Corp is in talks with Charter Communications over selling or spinning off roughly 3 million subscribers worth approximately $18 billion to $20 billion as part of the divestitures related to its ...

What economic recovery could look like for your family
Fed Chair Janet Yellen says the economy could be recovered by the end of 2016. What would that mean for your family's jobs, incomes and home values?

Even after the crash, Americans still love real estate best
Gallup's latest poll shows Americans see real estate as the best long-term investment, Yahoo Finance's Phil Pearlman on what it actually means

Shiller: Momentum may be changing in the housing market
Robert Shiller, Nobel prize-winning economist and co-founder of the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, offers his outlook on the housing market as the spring buying season gets underway.

NY attorney general seeks info from high-speed firm Virtu
High-speed trading firm Virtu Financial Inc, which has been pursuing an initial public offering, has received a letter of inquiry from the New York attorney general amid a wider probe of the industry, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday. News of the request by the office of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman came amid heightened attention to high-frequency trading following the publication of author Michael Lewis' book "Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt" last month. Schneiderman's office had earlier sent subpoenas to more than half a dozen high-speed trading firms including Tower Research Capital LLC, Chopper Trading LLC and Jump Trading LLC, a person familiar with the matter previously told Reuters. Federal agencies including the Justice Department, Securities and Exchange Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission have also said they had active probes into high-speed and automated trading.

Why 'cheap' stocks are for suckers
“Maybe it’s an ego trip or something, but people love the idea of owning 10,000 shares of a terrible $2 or $3 stock,” says trader Jonathan Hoenig.

Chobani to expand beyond top-selling Greek yogurt
Chobani plans to expand beyond its Greek yogurt cups this summer as it faces intensifying competition in the fast growing category. Starting in July, the company plans to offer Chobani Oats, which is yogurt ...

Unemployment rates fall in 21 US states last month
More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery. The Labor Department said ...