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Business

Chamber Chat: New normal is proving a challenge

Woohoo, we’re getting back to work! Well, some of us are. Some of us are still at home trying to figure out the next move or how to run a business with all of the new regulations. It’s crazy to think that I haven’t written one of these articles since April. You could say 2020 has been ...

US retail sales plunged a record 16% in April as virus hit

BALTIMORE — U.S. retail sales tumbled by a record 16.4% from March to April as business shutdowns caused by the coronavirus kept shoppers away, threatened the viability of stores across the country and further weighed down a sinking economy. The Commerce Department’s report Friday on ...

Exploring the area virtually

Many destinations around the world have resorted to virtual tourism opportunities as physical distancing restrictions are in place and the greater Munising area is no different. The Munising Visitors Bureau recently launched an interactive web and mobile map that provides users with area ...

LSCP graduation season 2020

Normally, this time of year we would be busy with the hustle and bustle of the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) graduation season. This would be for the Lake Superior Leadership Academy (LSLA) and the Electrical Line Technician program. However, in the world we live in today, there ...

Keep toy safety in mind for children

MARQUETTE — With the holiday that so many children love the most just two days away, Dr. Joshua Dykla, a pediatrician at UP Health System, has some advice to give parents who are out getting the last few gifts for Christmas. “The most important thing I would tell parents is to read the ...

Holidays bring phishing scam surge aimed at small business

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer NEW YORK — The email looked legitimate, so Danielle Radin clicked on the link it contained, expecting to have her products included in a holiday gift guide. “I instantly regretted it,” says Radin, owner of Mantra Magnets, a website that sells ...