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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.

Mary Ann Heath

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  • Getting into business aviation
  • 2013 Logger of the Year
  • Sawyer gets $1.1 M upgrade
  • Gogebic's Forest Tech program

Yahoo! Finance: Top Stories

Fiat-Chrysler sees New York stock market listing on October 13
Fiat-Chrysler aims to list shares in the newly merged carmaker in New York on Oct. 13, Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne said on Saturday, adding that a decision on any capital increase would be made at the end of that month. He was speaking a day after the merger between Fiat and its U.S unit Chrysler cleared its last remaining hurdle. Fiat bought out Chrysler at the start of 2014 and both operate as one firm. Marchionne wants to incorporate the two into Dutch-registered entity Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), paving the way for the U.S.

U.S. coal stocks could gain on Russia tension
Beaten-down U.S. The crisis in eastern Ukraine has emboldened Europe and the United States to impose broad sanctions on Russia.

Alibaba aims to launch share sale in early September: source
Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is planning to launch its New York stock market debut in the week of Sept. 8, a person briefed on the matter told Reuters on Saturday. The much-anticipated sale or initial public offering (IPO) could raise more than $20 billion, making it the biggest technology listing in the United States. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to kick-off the listing, the person said, adding that the date was still a moving target. An external spokeswoman for Alibaba in Hong Kong declined to comment on the share sale plans when contacted by Reuters on Saturday.

Can auto and back-to-school sales carry the economy?
This weekend marks the unofficial end of summer, which means the warm, lazy days of August are over (though the S&P crossing 2,000 and economic growth of 4.2% hardly warrant the use of ‘lazy’). It’s time to breathe some fresh autumn air into your portfolio and Yahoo Finance’s Aaron Task, Jeff Macke and Rick Newman are here to preview some of what you should be looking out for in order to do it.

What to know before taking out a peer-to-peer loan
From Lending Club to Prosper, here's how the peer-to-peer (P2P) lending business works .

Searching for the next Apple? Citi says look East
Investors who missed out on Apple's turnaround should eye Japan and Korea's low-valued, "cash-hoarding" companies, according to analysts at Citi.

Oracle loses bid to restore $1.3 bln SAP verdict, could get new trial
Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said jurors used "an undue amount of speculation" in awarding $1.3 billion in damages in 2010. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton in Oakland, California, had erred in concluding that Oracle deserved only $272 million of damages, a sum Oracle rejected. Writing for a three-judge 9th Circuit panel, Judge William Fletcher directed Hamilton to offer Oracle a choice of $356.7 million of damages or a second trial.

Hershey takes wraps off new corporate logo
HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — The Hershey Company is rolling out a new corporate logo that features a freshly stylized version of one of its most famous chocolate products.

How a 15-Year-Old Investor Beat the Market
When her 15-year-old son Michael Finn-Henry set out to invest, it was with modest objectives. “I wanted to understand how the stock market works, because that seems to be where a lot of adults end up making money,” he says.

Amazon and Google face off — in the sky
Google has joined a small, but growing, number of companies that are developing a drone delivery system. Commercial drones are still illegal in the U.S. which is why companies are testing them elsewhere and lobbying Congress and the FAA to change the rules.