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Wall St hits new highs on recovery hopes
January 8, 2010 – 11:00 pm | Comments Off on Wall St hits new highs on recovery hopes

U.S. stocks rose on Friday after trading in the red most of the day as investors concluded weak December jobs data wouldn’t interrupt a trend of steady economic recovery.

Bankruptcy fears hit Japan Air as government mulls aid
January 8, 2010 – 11:00 pm | Comments Off on Bankruptcy fears hit Japan Air as government mulls aid

Shares in Japan Airlines Corp tumbled on Friday as media reports and comments from government officials heightened fears Asia’s biggest carrier by revenue will file for bankruptcy as part of a state bailout.

Canwest looks to sell newspaper unit
January 8, 2010 – 11:00 pm | Comments Off on Canwest looks to sell newspaper unit

Canwest Global Communications Corp (CGS.V) said on Friday it has received an offer to buy its newspaper division and will seek others as Canada’s biggest media company put its publishing business under bankruptcy protection.

GM names firm to wind down Saab, says weighing bids
January 8, 2010 – 11:00 pm | Comments Off on GM names firm to wind down Saab, says weighing bids

General Motors named a restructuring firm to run the winding-down of Swedish carmaker Saab on Friday, even as it reviewed several bids which included an offer from Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone.

The last word in astrology: 1/9/10
January 8, 2010 – 11:00 pm | Comments Off on The last word in astrology: 1/9/10

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: A.J. McLean, 32; Dave Matthews, 43; Crystal Gayle, 59; Jimmy Page, 66

District Health Department #4 upcoming H1N1 vaccination clinics
January 8, 2010 – 4:02 pm | Comments Off on District Health Department #4 upcoming H1N1 vaccination clinics

District Health Department #4 is offering more free H1N1 vaccinations at area schools.

MDOT closes left lanes on I-75 in Cheboygan County until spring
January 8, 2010 – 3:20 pm | Comments Off on MDOT closes left lanes on I-75 in Cheboygan County until spring

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is closing one lane on I-75, in each direction, from Levering Road to US-31 in Cheboygan County for pavement repairs.

AHS boys basketball team falls to Traverse City Central
January 8, 2010 – 12:11 pm | Comments Off on AHS boys basketball team falls to Traverse City Central

Turnovers prove costly for Wildcats

Sports reports from teams in Michigan
January 8, 2010 – 5:01 am | Comments Off on Sports reports from teams in Michigan

Red Wings beat Kings 2 to 1; Lions GM says 2-14 season not good enough.

New board to oversee local recycling program
January 8, 2010 – 3:28 am | Comments Off on New board to oversee local recycling program

A new board is being formed to oversee the recycling program and transfer station operations in Alpena County.

Cheboygan Cement-Glawe concrete dispute
January 8, 2010 – 3:26 am | Comments Off on Cheboygan Cement-Glawe concrete dispute

The two companies at odds over bad concrete placed in parts of Alpena could go to trial this spring.

“Friends Together” helps obtain van for cancer appointments
January 8, 2010 – 3:24 am | Comments Off on “Friends Together” helps obtain van for cancer appointments

A local non-profit group is giving cancer treatment patients at Alpena Regional Medical Center a chance to ride in style.