U.S. manufacturing sales jump in June as Canada’s falls

(July 17, 2012) -- Industrial production in the United States rose 0.4 percent in June 2012, thereby beating market expectations for a 0.3 percent increase. Canadian manufacturing sales unexpectedly dipped 0.4 percent in May 2012 to mark a second consecutive monthly decline after a 1.1 percent drop in April. June consumer prices were unchanged in the month, although this represented moderation from the 2.3 percent recorded in April and a first-quarter 2012 average increase of 2.8 percent.

Md. campground owner makes changes thanks to bank, SBA

(July 17, 2012) -- After Ron Vitkun installed a new swimming pool at his Yogi Bear Jellystone Park near Williamsport, new governmental requirements forced changes to the pool. But by working closely with his bank and the U.S. Small Business Administration to use the SBA's loan guarantee program, Vitkun succeeded in getting a loan to make the changes, reports The Herald-Mail.