University of Michigan

Economic Surveys Show Deep Splits in Confidence Along Party Lines

There’s more to the U.S. economy than the occupant of the Oval Office, but you might not know that looking at confidence surveys.<p>Since the election of President Donald Trump, consumer confidence and business sentiment surveys have been scrambled like never before along partisan lines. Confidence …

Tax Reform

Glory Days: 12 black preps athletes who left their mark

To celebrate Black History Month, Preps Plus identified Cincinnati’s all-time Top 12 African-American high school athletes.

College Football

Consumer confidence falls for the first time since Trump's election

Leon Halip/Getty<p>Consumer confidence in the US economy fell for the first time since the election, according to the University of Michigan's bimonthly survey.<p>The sentiment index in February fell to 96.3 from a January reading of 98.5, which was the highest in a decade. Economists had forecast a …

Business

Americans Haven't Been This Optimistic About the Job Market in Over 30 Years - Bloomberg

The largest share of Americans in decades believes the labor market still has room to grow. Thirty-five percent of U.S. consumers surveyed by the …

Business

Gold Up, Hits 3.5-Mo. High, As Stock Markets, U.S. Dollar Weaken

<b>(Kitco News) –</b> Gold prices are higher and scored another 3.5-mongh high in early U.S. trading Friday. Silver prices have also hit another 3.5-month high today. The metals’ competing asset class, world stock markets, were mostly lower overnight, on corrective and profit-taking pullbacks from recent …

Commodities

Study sheds light on what your coworkers really think about you

Have you ever wondered what’s really going through your colleagues’ minds?<p>Even if you were to guess who has it out for you, there’s a good chance you’d be wrong, a new study suggests.<p><b>WHY CHECKING FACEBOOK MIGHT ACTUALLY BE DRIVING YOU INSANE</b><p>Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis, the …

Research Triangle

'Unprecedented' divide: Democrats fear recession, Republicans see a boom

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> How's the economy doing? The answer may depend on who you voted for.<p>At first glance, Americans appear to have gained significant confidence since the conclusion of the deeply-polarizing election of Donald Trump.<p>The University of Michigan said on Friday that its index of consumer …

Business

Encouraging Today's Hidden Figures In STEM

Hidden Figures has taken not only the box office by storm, but the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education world as well. As a leading Oscar contender, it is helping to elevate the ongoing conversation surrounding women in STEM. By increasing awareness of past gender and …

Education

5 Charts That Show 2017 Could Be A Banner Year For Retailers

Consumer exuberance at 13-year high.<p>On stronger financial footing.<p>Strong retail sales expected… With a caveat.<p>Thursday morning, Treasury Secretary …

Dow Jones Industrial Average

U.S. new home sales rebound; consumer sentiment dips

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New U.S. single-family home sales rose less than expected in January, likely held back by heavy rains and flooding in California, but continued to point to a strengthening housing market despite higher prices and mortgage rates.<p>Other data on Friday showed a dip in consumer …

Business

The dollar is ticking down

The dollar is ticking down.<p>The <b>US dollar index</b> is down by 0.3% at 100.77 as of 8:08 a.m. ET.<p>On Thursday, US President Donald Trump once again said that a stronger dollar hurts American manufacturers.<p>In an exchange with Caterpillar's chairman Doug Oberhelman, he said that when the dollar strengthens …

Business

Liberal student activists want SEGREGATION (and they want it NOW)

What do you think would happen if a student group at a university demanded a designated space where only white people were allowed to meet? That …

Racism

Michigan extends latest QB offer to Florida's Joe Milton

Milton is a three-star quarterback and the No. 402 player overall in the 2018 class.

College Football

Are You Scared Your Future Self-Driving Car Will Get Hacked?

Americans are pretty concerned about autonomous vehicles cybersecurity—both for safety and privacy reasons.<p>There are plenty of reasons to be a bit hesitant about the impending autonomous-car takeover: Engineers are still ironing out the kinks in how these vehicles understand and respond to their …

Transportation

U-M to Honor ChadTough Foundation at Purdue Game

<b>Feb. 22, 2017</b><p><b>ANN ARBOR, Mich.</b> -- University of Michigan men's basketball head coach <b>John Beilein</b> announced today (Wednesday, Feb. 22), that he, his …

Michigan Wolverines

Dow tops 20,800 as stocks reverse early losses

It’s the market that could. Stocks (^DJI, ^GSPC, ^IXIC) recover early losses with the Dow and S&P 500 hitting fresh, record highs. Catch The Final …

Stocks

Can the Chinese government really control the Internet? We found cracks in the Great Firewall.

The Great Firewall of China, the vast hardware and software system the Chinese government uses to prevent access to certain Internet content, is often depicted as monolithic and Orwellian.<p>Our research uses new online analysis methods and reveals serious cracks. Although extensive, the Chinese …

China

Flexible claw puts non-invasive surgery in surgeons' hands

Minimally invasive surgery often sees robots acting as a surgeon's hands inside the patient's body. Such robots are large and cost several million …

Biomedical Engineering

Here's what the Ice Age tells us about future sea level rise

A new study on an ancient ice sheet may hold important clues about our planet's future.<p>The research focuses on the Laurentide Ice Sheet, the massive expanse covering North America during the last Ice Age, which ended about 10,000 years ago. A team of scientists found that small spikes in the …

Global Warming

Immigrant Crackdown Worries Food and Construction Industries

U.S. companies are girding for fallout from the Trump administration’s moves to tighten immigration enforcement, with farmers, food companies and builders among those bracing for possible deportations of workers that some fear could leave businesses short-staffed.<p>Memos issued by the Trump …

Immigration

NHL - Cerebral Columbus Blue Jackets rookie Zach Werenski could be the Tom Brady of hockey

The first 40 games as an NHL rookie are kind of a breeze. At least that's the way Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones describes it.<p>The thrill …

NHL

Demographic Shifts: Shaping the Future of Car Ownership

Boomers and millennials are defying expectations about where they live and how they get around – changing the future of urban mobility.

Millennials

Aiden Hutchinson, 4-Star Defensive End, Commits To Michigan

Aidan Hutchinson, a four-star defensive end out of Dearborn, has committed to his home state Wolverines.<p>Hutchinson, who plays for Divine Child High …

College Football

Are We Doing All We Can to Prevent Lead Poisoning?

At Byron’s one-year medical checkup this past summer at a clinic in Warren, a Detroit suburb, the pediatrician gave the infant a foot prick to test …

Flint

UM football names Magee director of player personnel

Sean Magee is Michigan’s new director of player personnel after spending the last five seasons in that role with the U.S. Naval Academy.<p>“Sean brings …

College Football

This Is the Most Effective Way to Beat Stress (Without Meditating)

I'll be completely honest: The thought of sitting alone in a room for a prolonged period absolutely terrifies me. Whenever I attempt to meditate, my …

Meditation

Michigan Now Pursuing Top Ohio Recruit The Buckeyes Want

The 2018 running back is one of the fastest-rising recruits in the country.<p>Tavion Thomas is just a three-star recruit (at the moment), but he’s …

Michigan Wolverines

New study shows how bacteria get into the lungs: Findings could help disease research

Findings could help disease research<p>Human lungs contain many bacteria, which make up a unique microbiome. New research pinpoints just how they get …

Biology

MSU bans whiteboards after bullying incidents

EAST LANSING — Michigan State University has decided to no longer allow whiteboards as an acceptable item on dorm room doors as of the coming fall …

Detroit

News@noon: Kalamazoo recovery; serial predator

Today is Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, and today marks the first anniversary of the Kalamazoo shooting spree that killed six people and injured two.<p>Abbie …

Detroit