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Bird flu is spreading to more farm animals

A bird flu outbreak in U.S. dairy cows has grown to affect more than two dozen herds in eight states, just weeks after the nation’s largest egg producer found the virus in its chickens. Health officials stress that the risk to the public is low and that the U.S. food supply remains safe ...

Grede given ENERGY STAR award

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Grede Holdings LLC has received a 2024 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award, the company recently announced. “This recognition not only celebrates our achievements but also underscores our shared responsibility to cultivate a sustainable future for generations to ...

USDA invests $1M to support renewable energy in UP, northern Michigan

EAST LANSING — More than $1 million in grants has been awarded to northern Michigan and Upper Peninsula agriculture producers and rural businesses to make investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency. “These projects will help lower costs, enhance incomes and strengthen the ...

US producer prices rose 2.1% from last year, less than expected

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. producer prices rose in March from a year earlier at the fastest pace in nearly a year, but the gain was less than economists expected. And wholesale inflation eased on a month to month basis. The Labor Department said Thursday that its producer price index — which ...

Content creation holds appeal for laid-off workers

With a compact mirror in one hand and an eyelash curler in the other, Grace Xu told her roughly 300,000 TikTok followers she was likely about to be laid off. She was right, she tells them in a subsequent clip. But she was planning to pursue a different career anyway: as a content ...

Brian’s Auto Glass expanding in UP

ESCANABA — Escanaba-based Brian’s Auto Glass, freshly settled into its new headquarters on Stephenson Avenue, has already expanded into Iron Mountain and Chatham. Negaunee will also soon see a new location after the acquisition by Brian’s of the assets of two similar businesses in ...