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US employers scaled back hiring in April

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's employers pulled back on their hiring in April but still added a decent 175,000 jobs in a sign that persistently high interest rates may be starting to slow the robust U.S. job market. Friday's government report showed that last month's hiring gain was down ...

Willow Gifts off the beaten path

VULCAN — Missy Spade is turning a love of decorating into a business, again. Spade owned and operated Stone Road Coffee and Decor in Norway from 2008 through 2013 until a fire put her out of business. Spade said rebuilding on U.S. 2 would have been just too costly. “So I just went to ...

Aspirus Iron River Hospital now offering lung cancer screenings

IRON RIVER — Aspirus Iron River can now provide lung cancer screenings, which have proven to be effective in detecting the disease at its earliest and most treatable stages. Lung cancer remains among the most prevalent and deadly forms of cancer worldwide, Aspirus stated in a news ...

Fed to continue high interest rates

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve on Wednesday emphasized that inflation has remained stubbornly high in recent months and said it doesn't plan to cut interest rates until it has "greater confidence" that price increases are slowing sustainably to its 2% target. The Fed issued its ...

Automatic emergency braking to be required on new vehicles

DETROIT (AP) — In the not-too-distant future, automatic emergency braking will have to come standard on all new passenger vehicles in the United States, a requirement that the government says will save hundreds of lives and prevent thousands of injuries every year. The National Highway ...

Semi-automated driving system Ford crashes to be investigated

DETROIT (AP) — Two fatal crashes involving Ford's Blue Cruise partially automated driving system have drawn the attention of U.S. auto safety regulators. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation of the crashes, both involving Mustang Mach-E electric ...