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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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Here’s why West Michigan’s economy was ‘considerably stronger’ last month

“Looking at the individual industrial groups, there is still little doubt that the auto parts suppliers are underwriting the strength of the Michigan economy, as well as our economy in West Michigan.” Full News here – Oakland Business

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Southeast Michigan economy accelerates, purchasing index reveals

Tom Henderson – The economy in Metro Detroit accelerated in May, according to the Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index, which shot up from April’s reading of 55.3 to 61.2 Full News here – Crain’s Detroit Business – Latest News

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GM: 2014 Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra top Ford F-150 in fuel economy

The Detroit-based automaker Monday said its 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and 2014 GMC Sierra will achieve not only the best fuel economy of any V8 pickup, and top Ford Motor Co.’s F-150 pickup with its highly-touted EcoBoost V6 engine. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Kalamazoo-Portage economy was flat , Benton Harbor down 3.1% and Battle Creek down 2.3%, government data shows

GDP by metropolitan area provides a framework for analysis of an area’s economy, and provides an insight into whether an area may be growing or declining. Full News here – Oakland Business

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MSU’s planned move downtown strengthens future economy of Flint with ‘eds’ and ‘meds’

The news of 100 Michigan State University medical students coming to downtown Flint is touted as an economic home run, bringing high-paying jobs, additional residents and education to the area. Full News here – Oakland Business

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Rick Haglund: Right to work is latest panacea meant to transform Michigan’s economy

Other panaceas: High technology. Biotechnology. Information technology. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Silver-collar economy: Borgess pharmacist Said Yehia’s alarm still goes off at 4:30 a.m.

‘I do not have any plans for retirement,’ said Said Yehia, a pharmacist at Borgess Medical Center who also runs marathons in under four hours. Full News here – Oakland Business

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