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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.

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Susan Lahti

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  • 2015 Contractors's Directory
  • Energy Independence
  • Heritage Garden Wind Farm
  • New Hospital on the Horizon
  • Meijer Store coming to Escanaba
  • New Focus in DCHS Partnership

Yahoo! Finance: Top Stories

Apple reveals Q2 beat, ups share buyback
Apple posted fiscal second-quarter profits and sales Monday that handily beat Wall Street's estimates, while also unveiling a sharp increase in its plans to return capital to shareholders.

Why I've taken some money out of market: El-Erian
Allianz's Mohamed El-Erian made some changes to his portfolio and it has to do with the Federal Reserve and asset prices, he told CNBC Monday.

U.S. stocks slip as traders await earnings deluge
U.S. stocks are mostly lower in afternoon trading on Monday as investors brace for a busy week of corporate earnings. European shares rallied on the hopes that Greece will strike a deal with its creditors ...

With economy uncertain, no Fed rate hike is seen before fall
For 6½ years, the Federal Reserve has held its key interest rate near zero, and for nearly that long the financial world has speculated about when the Fed will start raising it. Don't look for it soon.

Jeff Bezos Is now richer than three of the four Wal-Mart heirs Inc.'s first-quarter results sent a jolt into the fortune of  Jeff Bezos Friday, making him richer than three of the four Wal-Mart heirs, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index . The ...

Walt Disney's ESPN sues Verizon for breach of contract
Walt Disney Co's sports network, ESPN, has sued Verizon Communications Inc over an alleged breach in contract, a court filing showed on Monday. The breach in contract relates to Verizon's new cable plan, ...

‘No One's Going Back': Everest Industry Shut for a Second Year
Ada Tsang remembers the ground shaking and then trying to zip up a tent flap before the roaring ocean of snow overtook her. When she awoke, Tsang saw bodies strewn around Mount Everest, just some of the victims claimed by the earthquake that rocked Nepal on Saturday. For the second consecutive year, fatal natural disasters struck Mount Everest, hitting one of the most important revenue sources in Asia’s second-poorest country. Since New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Nepali Tenzing Norgay reached the summit in 1953, more than 4,000 people have followed, creating a sizable industry.

Hedge funds raise bets on rising Brent price to new record
Hedge funds and other money managers raised their bets on rising Brent crude oil prices for a fifth week in a row to a new record, exchange data showed on Monday. Speculators increased net long positions in Brent futures and options by 8,351 contracts to 271,929 in the week to April 21, InterContinental Exchange (ICE) data showed, the highest level since records began in 2011. "We have more or less seen longs rise since October so it’s been going on for some time," said Ole Hansen, head of commodity strategy at Saxo Bank. Brent crude prices fell by more than half between June and January.

Apple is no bellwether for the market
It’s the biggest stock in the world, but don’t call it a bellwether. Apple is worth more than any company in history, at more than $750 billion.

Deflation? Oil's 45 pct rebound could be markets' next headache
Whisper it, but the next challenge for financial markets and policymakers may not be deflation, but the remarkable surge in oil prices from the six-year low touched in January. Since then, Brent crude futures have risen 45 percent. These measures have ranged from interest rate cuts to bond-buying "quantitative easing" programmes. All have been in response to the fall in inflation rates and inflation expectations driven by the 60 percent collapse in oil prices over the latter part of last year.