first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr U.S. stock prices fell on Tuesday on weaker-than-expected economic data, while expectations of a possible Federal Reserve interest rate increase lifted the dollar to near a two-month high against a basket of currencies.The drop on Wall Street stoked safe-haven bids for gold and less riskier U.S. and German government debt. Oil futures faded into the red after rising earlier on higher expected U.S. gasoline demand for summer driving.The S&P 500 index posted a third straight month of gains in May, but it may struggle to post further gains due to the risk of a Fed rate increase and worries about Britain’s June 23 referendum on European Union membership.“Equities will be in sideways trading going into the middle of the year with a possible rate hike and the vote in the UK,” said Bill Northey, chief investment officer for U.S. Bank’s private client group in Helena, Montana. continue reading »last_img read more

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena, Mich. — Thursday marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.American, British, and Canadian forces landed on the beaches of Normandy, France. to liberate the continent from Nazi occupation.In the Pacific, soldiers fought a different war. Information was scare on what was happening in the world. 95 year-old Alpena native and Navy veteran Harry Tolzdorf served all over the Pacific when D-Day happened. The Navy veteran was a petty officer on two destroyers.His ships were in 9 different conflicts throughout the Pacific from Iwo Jima to Okinawa. During the war, it was hard for Tolzdorf to follow what was happening on the other front.“We were in silence,” said Tolzdorf. “We once in awhile would get “Tokyo Rose” messages about how bad we were. That was it… no pictures, nothing.”Tolzdorf was happy to see the war end on both fronts. Although it was 75 years ago, he still recalls his time in the service and knows the ordeal that each military member faced during World War II.There was a lot of bad ones [battles], but they just come in one ear and go out the other.”AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: alpena, D Day, Europe, Nazi Occupation, Pacific, Veteran, World War IIContinue ReadingPrevious Fire at Lafarge causes no structural damage to buildingNext Word on the Street 6/7/19last_img read more