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Monday: In Business

Kognisjon Bryggeri ale honors local tradition

MARQUETTE—Patrons of Kognisjon Bryggeri Brewery can now honor the long legacy of skiing in the U.P. with a new ale. K-Point Red Ale is a “liquid tribute” to the rich history of ski jumping in the Upper Peninsula. Made in collaboration with the Ishpeming Ski Club, it’s also a drink ...

Poverty is killing the Amazon rainforest

TEKOHAW, Brazil (AP) — At dawn in this small Amazonian village in Brazil’s Para state, flocks of noisy green parrots soar overhead as children run and play between wooden homes, kicking up sandy soil — in places white and bare as a beach. The ground reveals one of the paradoxes of the ...

LSCP Perspectives: Supporting small businesses with big investments

As we head into the holiday shopping season, it’s always a great time to plan a strategy for how and where you’ll find the perfect gifts for those on your list. The National Retail Federation expects a 3-4% increase in sales for November and December, amounting to about $960 million. This ...

Sugar prices rising worldwide after bad weather damaged crops in Asia

NIGERIA (AP) — Skyrocketing sugar prices left Ishaq Abdulraheem with few choices. Increasing the cost of bread would mean declining sales, so the Nigerian baker decided to cut his production by half. For scores of other bakers struggling to stay afloat while enduring higher costs for fuel ...

New childcare center opens in Marquette

MARQUETTE—A new childcare center is open in Marquette. The Lake Superior Community Partnership assisted Little Clubs Learning Center LLC with a ribbon-cutting to celebrate its new childcare group home located at 325 Brookton Road in Marquette. The owner, Lysa Stockwell, is the first ...

Moody’s lowers US credit outlook, though keeps triple-A rating

WASHINGTON (AP) — The credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Service lowered its outlook on the U.S. government’s debt on Friday to “negative” from “stable,” citing the cost of rising interest rates and political polarization in Congress. Moody’s retained its top triple-A ...