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Meijer to build, remodel stores in Michigan

Meijer plans to spend $80 million to remodel a dozen stores in southeast Michigan, the Grand Rapids retailer announced today.<p>The company said the …

Detroit

St. Clair River crude oil plan raises questions

A Houston-based petroleum transport company says it has no intention of shipping crude oil under the St. Clair River in twin, 98-year-old pipelines — …

Detroit

Details of Max Scherzer’s seven-year, $210 million contract with the Nationals

The Nationals and right-hander Max Scherzer finalized a seven-year, $210 million contract yesterday. It has already been reported that half of the …

Max Scherzer

E-mails: Snyder could have declared Flint emergency sooner

LANSING -- Gov. Rick Snyder could have declared a state of emergency in Flint months earlier than he did, according to an e-mail sent to the …

Snorkeling

UAW shifts ratification strategy for new FCA deal

The new tentative agreement between the United Auto Workers and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV includes significant gains over a previous agreement …

Student debt traps parents and children

Washington – — A college degree practically stamped Andres Aguirre’s ticket to the middle class. Yet at age 40, he’s still paying the price of …

U.S. auto tariffs fall slowly in trade deal

<i>Washington</i> — In the landmark Asia-Pacific free trade deal reached among the United States and 11 other nations, U.S. automakers won a lengthy delay …

Holiday help may be harder to find for retailers

With Michigan experiencing its lowest unemployment rate in 14 years, local and national retailers are going out of their way to attract employees for …

High School Financial Planning Program

Regardless of their understanding of basic financial principles, graduating seniors will face financial decisions they won’t be prepared for as they …

Debt Commercial - Media Library - Dirk

Saturday Night Live<p>This short sketch from a 2007 episode of Saturday Night Live explains how to get out of debt. It remains very timely today given …

US economy chugging along at 3.5% growth

The American economy had a smooth summer.<p>Gross domestic product increased 3.5% between July and September, according to the U.S. Commerce Department. It exceeded analysts' expectations and offered more proof of an economy gaining momentum.<p>"This is a good number," says Jay Bryson, global economist …

Stossel - Spread The Wealth

The human-driven driverless car

TECHNOLOGY companies from Google to Audi have made remarkable strides in autonomous vehicle technology over the past few years. This progress is the …

Through the roof

<b>How much city-dwellers overpay for housing</b><p>EVERY urbanite grumbles about the price of housing. But some have more cause to complain than others. The …

Food Prices and Inflation in China and the U.S. Are Following Similar Paths

Inflation, as measured by growth in the consumer price index (CPI), has been relatively stable during the past two years in both the U.S. and China. …

Ford earnings top expectations

Ford Motor delivered quarterly earnings that surpassed analysts' expectations on Friday, but revenue was light.<p>After the earnings announcement, the …

Bah Humbug: Sears is closing 77 more stores

Sears is closing 77 Sears and Kmart stores and cutting 5,300 jobs. And that's not even the worst news.<p>The fact that most of these stores will close before Christmas is akin to raising a white flag, since holiday sales are the lynchpin for any retailer's entire year.<p>"They're not giving anybody …

Wall Street delivers bad news to Amazon

Amazon's shareholders are fed up.<p>The e-commerce giant's stock fell nearly 11% in after-hours trading Thursday. The company reported a $437 million loss in the last quarter, even though its revenue was up 20% from the same time last year.<p>Losing money isn't new territory for Amazon (AMZN). Its …

Microsoft sales soar 25% on huge demand for Office, Surface, Xbox and cloud

Who needs Windows?<p>Microsoft (MSFT) sales soared 25% in the last three months on the back of cloud, Xbox and, yes, even the Surface tablet and Nokia smartphones.<p>This is a new Microsoft that doesn't need to rely on its operating system to support it. Windows sales were just OK in the last quarter: …

The Michigan-designed Toyota Camry

The 2015 Toyota Camry, the nation's best-selling car, traces its roots to Toyota's Technical Center outside Ann Arbor, a facility that continues to …

Bill Gates' Solution to Income Inequality

5 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine<p>It might not come as a surprise to many that Bill Gates, whom <i>Forbes</i>’ magazine ranks as the second wealthiest man in the world, doesn’t agree with the ideas of French economist Thomas Piketty.<p>It’s Piketty, after all, who made a big splash …

Income Inequality

McDonald's gets burned in Asia

McDonald's sales in Asia are collapsing under the weight of a food scandal, aggravating the company's headaches in markets around the world.<p>Consumers in the key markets of China and Japan were clearly spooked by a food scare at an American-owned McDonald's (MCD) supplier. The scandal, which broke …

Investors pour out of Coke

If you owned Coca-Cola (KO) stock on Monday, it was akin to having a refreshing bottle of the classic soft drink in your hand on a hot day. By Tuesday, that same bottle exploded all over your favorite shirt.<p>Shares of the beverage giant fizzled 6% after it reported disappointing revenue growth for …

Ezra Klein - Clinton and the housing boom

Clinton and the housing boom<p>Last week, I asked Dylan Matthews to pull together a graph tracking rates of homeownership against policies designed to increase homeownership. The result was surprising: Neither Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the Community Reinvestment Act, nor the tax reforms that created …

Power of the Market - Invisible Hand

The Invisible Hand - 60 Second Adventures in Economics (1/6)

H&R Block Budget Challenge - How to Play