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Venditti chosen as state’s 2022 Beekeeper of the Year

IRON MOUNTAIN — A local man has been named Beekeeper of the Year 2022 by the Michigan Beekeepers Association. Gino Venditti received the award in November in a ceremony at the Dickinson County Library in Iron Mountain, with other members of the Northwoods Beekeepers present to congratulate ...

Eagle Mine, MTU given $8.1M for EV battery recycling research

CHAMPION — Michigan Technological University and Eagle Mine will receive $8.1 million to research technologies aimed at developing sustainable processes to supply critical minerals for battery manufacturing. The grant is part of a $74 million funding package announced in November by the ...

Stocks rally on signal rate hikes may slow

Wall Street closed out a solid November with a broad market rally Wednesday after the head of the Federal Reserve said the central bank could soon begin easing up on its aggressive interest rate increases aimed at taming inflation. Fed Chair Jerome Powell, speaking at the Brookings ...

At Michigan chip plant, Biden says unions ‘built middle class’

BAY CITY, Michigan (AP) — President Joe Biden reminded Americans he is a “pro-union” president Tuesday as he toured a technology plant to highlight a $300 million expansion, just a day after he sided with business leaders in asking Congress to pass legislation to stave off a crippling ...

Cyber Monday deals lure in consumers

NEW YORK (AP) — Days after flocking to stores on Black Friday, consumers turned online for Cyber Monday to score more discounts on gifts and other items that have ballooned in price because of high inflation. Cyber Monday was expected to remain the year's biggest online shopping day and ...

Biden calls on Congress to head off potential rail strike

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday asked Congress to intervene and block a railroad strike before next month’s deadline in the stalled contract talks, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said lawmakers would take up legislation this week to impose the deal that unions agreed to in ...