University of Michigan

Researchers have mapped the US by people’s fear of romantic intimacy

Does it ever seem like everyone around you is freaking out about their love life in exactly the same way?<p>According to research from the University of Michigan, that’s because geography has a role in our approach to romance. Researchers analyzed data from Americans in all 50 states, looking for two …

Life Sciences

New York Manufacturing Index Pulls Back in January - Income Investing

By Amey Stone<p>There is a lot of global and political news in the headlines, but this month’s release of the Empire State Manufacturing Index (the only …

Business

Study: Instructor Quality 'Clearly' an Important Factor in Student Success

The study analyzed information on 2,343 instructors who had taught 34,725 sections of MTH/208, covering a total of 396,038 student observations, …

Education

'5-D protein fingerprinting' could give insights into Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

In research that could one day lead to advances against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, University of Michigan …

Life Sciences

Baseball. Wolverines to Host Leadoff Banquet on Feb. 10

Michigan will hold its 2017 Leadoff Banquet on Friday, Feb. 10, at 6 p.m. in the Junge Family Champions Center.

Michigan Wolverines

Howell mayor helps rescue pilot after plane crashes, bursts into flames

<b>HOWELL, Mich.</b> - A pilot who was attempting to land a small plane Monday at an airport near Howell received minor injuries when the plane crashed into …

Aviation

China to build world's largest autonomous driving testing zone

The city of Zhangzhou, Fujian province, is planning to build the world's largest experimental zone for autonomous driving.The project, which was …

Autonomous Tech

When should kids stay home sick from school?

<b>GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) —</b> How sick is too sick for school?<p>In a <b>national poll</b> released Monday by the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s …

Parenting

Not Fade Away: Will High Consumer/Business Confidence Fade or Persist?

Not Fade Away: Will High Consumer/Business Confidence Fade or Persist?<p>Key Points<p>Measures of both consumer and business confidence have recently surged.<p>Consumer health and confidence rests on fairly strong pillars.<p>Business confidence may be on weaker pillars and subject to post-inauguration …

Charles Schwab

Teenager raises $30K after saying parents cut off college funds because of black boyfriend

A 18-year-old student from Tennessee has raised more than $30,000 for college this month after saying her parents cut her off financially for dating …

College & University

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The oval-shaped shuttle began running on Tuesday as part of a 10-day pilot program, carrying up to 12 passengers for free along a short stretch of …

Transportation

U.S. Equity And Economic Review: The Post-Election Rally Fades

This was a very light news week for the United States. Most importantly, the Census' retail sales figures increased .6% M/M and 4.1% Y/Y. The …

Michigan researchers make an 'InPACT' through activity: BTN LiveBIG

<b>The Problem</b><p>Childhood obesity is an epidemic in our country. One factor fueling its rise is an increasingly sedentary routine for most school-aged …

Education

Vincent Lushington "Roi" Ottley: Famous Correspondent & Writer in U.S. During the Mid-20th Century

Vincent Lushington “Roi” Ottley was an American journalist and writer. He was among the most notable famous Black correspondents in the United States …

Your fitness tracker might soon be able to tell you that you’re sick before you even notice

But just because Dr. Snyder accurately predicted his illness, doesn’t mean we should all going around doing that.<p><b>Dr. Snyder is a knowledgable</b> …

Consumer Technology

The dollar is trickling down

The dollar is trickling down.<p>The <b>US dollar index</b> is down by 0.4% at 101.09 as of 8:26 a.m. ET.<p>"The kind of momentum seen throughout the capital market in most of the fourth quarter last year has yet to return," Marc Chandler, global head of currency strategy wrote.<p>Additionally, Friday is looking to …

Business

Complete Guide to Travelling as a Full-Time Student

When people see how frequently I travel, their most common question is simply “How do you do it?” My answer to this is that it really comes down to …

Travel

Former football star sues Detroit over closed rehab center

A former University of Michigan football player whose drug and alcohol rehab center was shut down in August has sued the city of Detroit.<p>The Detroit …

Miami

Consumer Sentiment in U.S. Hovers Near 12-Year High in January - Bloomberg

Consumer confidence was little changed in January from its highest level since the start of 2004, showing Americans are still optimistic that fresh …

Business

U.S. retail sales boosted by auto demand; producer prices climb

| WASHINGTON<p>U.S. retail sales rose in December amid strong demand for automobiles and furniture, providing further evidence that the economy ended the fourth quarter with momentum and is poised for stronger growth this year.<p>The strengthening economy is causing inflation to perk up. Other data on …

With Finie, Apple’s Siri could transform banking

Imagine if you could use Siri to request a detailed breakdown of your bank accounts, or find and pay for financial products using Apple Pay.<p><b>It’s</b> …

Apps

Americans have never been this conflicted about the economy's direction

The partisan difference in opinion on the US economy has never been this wide in the history of at least one major survey.<p>Various surveys of consumer and business confidence have shown decisive improvement in sentiment since the election. Both consumers and business owners are looking forward to …

Business

Bacon: The best sports story you probably didn’t hear about

The most compelling sports story of the week was not the NFL playoffs, the college football championship game, the NBA, or the NHL. It wasn’t even …

Detroit

Corrective Forces Persist

The corrective/consolidative phase began after the Fed hiked rates in mid-December.<p>It does not seem like the "dump the Trump trade" best …

The Race For Aubrey Solomon Is On Between Alabama, UGA

Well this is awkward …<p>Dead Period is over. First stop for Alabama and UGA this morning is Lee County pic.twitter.com/13TARefVOK<p>— Coach Pych (@pychke) …

College Sports

Nine tips for stronger swimming - Triathlete Europe

Go in confident, come out happy. Yes, you can do it, even if the swim’s not your favourite leg (yet). Here’s how to shore up your technique, your …

Triathlons

Rival AIs Battle to Rule Poker (and Global Politics)

Tuomas Sandholm and Noam Brown spent the past year building an AI that plays Texas Hold ‘Em. The two Carnegie Melon researchers call their creation …

Artificial Intelligence

Consumers Confident but Not Enough to Spend

Americans say they’re feeling more upbeat about the economy. Retailers will be forgiven if they don’t quite believe that.<p>The surge in confidence that followed the election of Donald Trump appears to have carried through into 2017. The University of Michigan reported Friday that the preliminary …

Keynesian Economics

Why you're more likely to break your iPhone when a new one is released

Does it seem like your phone is more likely to suffer a fatal mishap — dropped onto the pavement, left in a taxi — right around the time that an upgraded version makes its debut?<p>If so, you're not alone, and that apparent happenstance isn't as coincidental as you might imagine.<p>It might seem strange …

Life Sciences

Fiat defends itself

<i>Want to receive this post in your inbox every morning?</i> <i>Sign up here.</i><p>Fiat rebuffs U.S. emissions allegations, China is said to further boost yuan …

Financial Markets