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Michigan Economy

Michigan Unemployment Held Steady At End Of 2012

ABC News Radio | Anselm Gibbs | Posted 03.20.2013 | Detroit

(LANSING, Mich.) -- Michigan ended 2012 with no change in its unemployment rate, a report released Thursday by the Michigan Department of Technology, ...

Michigan Unemployment Rate Drops

ABC News Radio | Anselm Gibbs | Posted 02.20.2013 | Detroit

(LANSING, Mich.) -- Michigan's unemployment rate is on the decline, according to the latest figures from the state's Department of Technology, Managem...

Relentless Positive Action to Reinvent Michigan

Gov. Rick Snyder | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Gov. Rick Snyder

There are a lot of great stories of success in Michigan, and each of them has the same theme: Michigan is open for business, and together we're reinventing our state with relentless positive action.

We Need More Than a Campaign in This Election

Sherry Gay-Dagnogo | Posted 10.07.2012 | Detroit
Sherry Gay-Dagnogo

To truly usher our state into economic recovery, and move from great to excellent, we must change the culture of education in our state and the City of Detroit.

Detroit Shows Big Job Growth In One Sector

Posted 05.09.2012 | Detroit

Reversing the trend of the previous decade, Detroit has added more manufacturing jobs in the last two years than all but one other metropolitan area i...

Stronger Local Economy Could Hurt Mitt's Chances In The Mitten

AP | KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN | Posted 04.19.2012 | Detroit

LANSING, Mich. -- The unemployment rate in Michigan is high, its population is shrinking and scores of manufacturing plants have closed. Still, Presid...

Detroit Housing Market Improving More Than Other Big Cities

Posted 03.27.2012 | Detroit

For the seventh straight month, Detroit home prices rose in year-over-year comparisons. According to the Standard & Poor's/Case-Schiller home-pric...

Things That Wouldn't Go Bad Quickly

Erika Jost | Posted 01.21.2012 | Detroit
Erika Jost

The narrow aisles of Witherbee's, the self-proclaimed first downtown Flint grocery store in over 30 years, faltered under the strain of the shoppers who had descended like vultures upon its discounted corpse.

Michigan Debate To Highlight Economic Downturn

Rochester-Rochester Hills Patch | Alan Stamm and Kristin Bull | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

If there is one message Oakland University President Gary Russi would like to shout out this week to the residents of Rochester and Rochester Hills, a...

Michigan's Economic Recovery Second Fastest In The Nation

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.02.2012 | Business

Long the symbol of America's deindustrialization, Michigan may be on the comeback trail. The state is recovering at the second fastest pace in the...

Paul Needham

Is This The Next Michigan?

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Needham | Posted 12.14.2011 | Business

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- When Rich Sheridan lost his job in the dot-com bubble about a decade ago and decided to start his own company, he had some trouble...

Reihan Salam: How To Save The Country From

forbes.com | Reihan Salam, | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Just as the roughly $3 trillion spent on the former East Germany didn't stave off economic collapse, federal bailouts won't bring back Detroit. As Mic...

McCain Boosted In Michigan by Economic Gloom and Romney Rumors

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

If McCain picks Mitt Romney, son of former Michigan Gov. George Romney, as his running mate, Obama will almost certainly be forced to devote significant resources to maintain a close race in the state.

The Holdouts: Michigan's Brewer Yet To Endorse Obama

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

While Gov. Jennifer Granholm has come over strongly to Obama, waving a blue heeled shoe in the air on one occasion, Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer has been conspicuously inarticulate.