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Mercantile Bank: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Jul. 16, 2024 05:13 AM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Mercantile Bank Corp. (MBWM) on Tuesday reported second-quarter profit of $18.8 million. The Grand Rapids, Michigan-based bank said it had earnings of $1.17 per share. The results met Wall Street expectations....

Trump picks Sen. JD Vance of Ohio, a once-fierce critic turned loyal ally, as his GOP running mate

Jul. 15, 2024 22:38 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former President Donald Trump chose Sen. JD Vance of Ohio as his running mate on Monday, picking a onetime critic who became a loyal ally and is now the first millennial to join a major-party ticket at a time of deep concern about the advanced age of America’s political...

Swing-state Democrat Casey walks a fine line between his own campaign and turmoil surrounding Biden

Jul. 13, 2024 10:56 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey has a fine line to walk. He and other Democrats fighting to hang on to hotly contested Senate seats have seemed jittery about the turmoil surrounding President Joe Biden after his disastrous debate performance. In many cases...

Conservative groups are pushing to clean voter rolls. Others see an effort to sow election distrust

Jul. 13, 2024 10:53 AM EDT

Conservative groups are systematically attempting to challenge the legitimacy of large numbers of voter registrations across the country before the presidential election. The strategy is part of a wider effort raising questions about the integrity of this year's election as former...

In 'blue wall' push, Biden defiantly says he's 'not going anywhere' as he slams Trump, Project 2025

Jul. 12, 2024 23:45 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday forcefully defied the growing number of critics in his own party who have called on him to exit the race, pivoting to warnings about a second Donald Trump term and declaring he was “not done yet.” As a raucous Detroit crowd chanted...

The Latest: Biden returns to the campaign trail following high-stakes news conference

Jul. 12, 2024 20:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Yesterday, President Joe Biden opened his highly anticipated news conference with a forceful defense of his foreign and domestic policies and batted away questions about his ability to serve another four years, even as he flubbed a reference to former President Donald Trump in...

The Democratic Party crisis after Biden's debate spirals with no clear ending

Jul. 12, 2024 18:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For more than two weeks now, the Democratic Party has been mired in crisis. And yet there is no sign that the threat to Joe Biden’s reelection is nearing a conclusion, as the president digs in and a growing chorus of Democratic officials, donors and strategists calls for him to...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jul. 12, 2024 16:27 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. ___ Michigan bill does not prohibit...

Biden says during news conference he's going to 'complete the job' despite calls to bow out

Jul. 11, 2024 22:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden used his closely watched news conference Thursday to deliver a forceful defense of his foreign and domestic policies and batted away questions about his ability to serve another four years, declaring: “I’m not in this for my legacy. I’m in this to...

Biden awards $1.7 billion to boost electric vehicle manufacturing and assembly in 8 states

Jul. 11, 2024 17:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is awarding nearly $2 billion in grants to General Motors, Stellantis and other carmakers to help restart or expand electric vehicle manufacturing and assembly sites in eight states, including the presidential battlegrounds of Michigan, Pennsylvania and...