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Dow and S&P edge up, Nasdaq off on data, Fed minutes
January 6, 2010 – 11:00 pm

The Dow and S&P 500 inched higher, while the Nasdaq dipped on Wednesday after Federal Reserve officials said they were still worried about labor market weakness and a report on the services sector showed only slight improvement in the economy.

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SMFG to raise $9.7 billion in share issue
January 6, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (8316.T) said it would raise up to $9.7 billion in a share sale to meet stricter global banking regulations and expand overseas.

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GM not hopeful on Saab deal, proceeds with closure
January 6, 2010 – 11:00 pm

General Motors Co Chief Executive Ed Whitacre said on Wednesday he is not hopeful a breakthrough deal can be reached to save Saab and said GM is proceeding with the wind-down of the Swedish brand.

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Cadbury talks to Hershey, others for rival bid
January 6, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Members of Cadbury Plc’s board are talking with counterparts at Hershey Co and other potential bidders as hopes wane for a significantly higher bid from Kraft Foods Inc.

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The last word in astrology: 1/7/10
January 6, 2010 – 11:00 pm

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: David Yost, 41; Nicolas Cage, 46; Katie Couric, 53; Kenny Loggins, 62

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BANANA ICE CREAM
January 6, 2010 – 6:09 am

A good for you treat that’s good to eat.

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Presque Isle environmental group in court over air quality permits
January 6, 2010 – 5:33 am

A Presque Isle County environmental group is headed to court Wednesday, challenging a law that could impact the future development of coal-fired power plants.

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Habermehl retains chair; Fournier steps down from finance
January 6, 2010 – 5:32 am

The Alpena County Board of Commissioners will move through 2010 relatively unchanged.

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Alpena’s new zoning ordinance
January 6, 2010 – 5:31 am

The City of Alpena is moving forward with its new zoning ordinance despite a couple of lingering issues.

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NE MI unemployment on the rise
January 6, 2010 – 5:28 am

Seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates increased in 14 of Michigan’s 17 major labor market areas in November.

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3rd Alpena robbery suspect takes plea deal
January 6, 2010 – 5:25 am

The third and final suspect to be convicted in the armed robbery of an Alpena service station has accepted a plea agreement.

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It’s a boy! ARMC welcomes New Year baby
January 6, 2010 – 5:24 am

It took nearly 5 days for Alpena Regional Medical Center to see its first baby of 2010.

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