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Rick Haglund: Top business climate rankings don’t necessarily mean a prosperous state economy

There’s a “startling level of disagreement” among the studies in determining the states with the best and worst business climates. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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2015 Corvette Stingray: GM improves performance, fuel economy with eight-speed transmission

An all-new eight-speed automatic transmission will improve performance and fuel economy of the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, according to General Motors Co. The Detroit-based automaker says the 2015 sports car will be a class-leading 29 miles per gallon highway – a 3.5-percent increase over the previous six-speed automatic – and have a quicker 0-60 time […]

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Sponsored Content: Business Leaders for Michigan introduce Turnaround Plan to improve state’s economy

  Smart solutions are helping bring Michigan out of its recent economic decline, but more work is needed to shore up its recovery. That’s the message from Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM), a non-profit executive leadership organization whose members introduced a… Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Watch bow-tied economist excitedly explain Metro Detroit’s real estate market, macro economy

Energetic economist Elliot Eisenberg says that, for the moment, things are (mostly) looking up for the Metro Detroit real estate market, and even for the economy as a whole. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Report: Higher taxes helped Minn. economy outpace Michigan

Tom Henderson – Higher taxes — including those on business — are the key to Minnesota’s economic good fortune in recent years, according to a report issued today by Michigan Future Inc. that takes an in-depth look at why our neighbor state has so outpaced Michigan in economic fortune since 1990. Full News here – […]

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Report: Michigan a leader in ‘blue economy’ jobs

Associated Press – Michigan is fourth in the nation in the share of its workforce associated with industries that develop freshwater technology and services or are highly dependent on plentiful and clean water, according to a report released today. Full News here – Crain’s Detroit Business – Latest Detroit News

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Detroit bankruptcy documentary on Crime: Gangs, drug dealers, decline of the economy – Detroit Video

Stefan Molyneux breaks down the truth about Detroit’s recent bankruptcy including debt, unfunded pensions, health care liabilities, legalities, unemployment,… Video Rating: 5 / 5

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Mary Sue Coleman says Michigan, universities should be ‘innovators’ in economy

Detroit — Michigan’s economy needs people who are willing to take risks and start a business — and that’s exactly what higher education needs, too, University of Michigan president Mary Sue Coleman said Monday. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Obama to visit East Lansing on Friday, address economy, White House says

Few details were released, other than that the event next Friday would be related to the economy. The last high-ranking Obama administration official to visit Michigan was Vice President Joe Biden, who attended the North American International Auto Show a few weeks ago. Full News here – freep

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Report: Research alliance for U-M, MSU, WSU adds $16.6B to state’s economy

Michigan’s three largest universities contributed $ 16.6 billion to the state’s economy but the number of start-up companies cultivated by the University Research Corridor is not keeping pace with its seven national peers, according to a report being released today. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Detroit’s music industry a $1.1 billion business that contributes $170 million to economy, report claims

DETROIT, MI – The city of Detroit appears broke and is going through bankruptcy proceedings, but the region’s music industry is booming. Full News here – Detroit Entertainment

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Survey: Office furniture industry leaders worried about economy, health care costs

Analyst Michael Dunlap says Material Cost Index is third highest since the survey was started in 2004. Full News here – Oakland Business

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Obama: Government shutdown will 'throw wrench' into economy

Obama: Government shutdown will 'throw wrench' into economy WASHINGTON — Contentious from its conception, President Barack Obama's health care law has survived the Supreme Court, a battle for the White House and rounds of budget brinkmanship. Now comes the ultimate test: the verdict of the American people. Full News here – Read more on Detroit […]

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Ready to run: Financial advisers eager as economy nears its stride

Ready to run: Financial advisers eager as economy nears its stride

Tom Henderson – There’s still a sense of jogging in place among local financial advisers, although many say they are starting to feel a firmer footing that promises a faster economic pace, and more investment opportunities, next year. Full News here – Crain’s Detroit Business – Latest Detroit News

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Chongqing mayor full of advice for Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on boosting economy

Mayor Huang Qifan is a fan of Detroit’s and approving of Pres. Obama’s economic policies. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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