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UM tops U.S. public universities in global ranking

The University of Michigan is the nation’s top public university for the second straight year, according to the QS World University Rankings. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Yet another consumer site: Metro Detroit has highest car insurance rates in the U.S.

No matter where the report comes from, few people within or outside of the insurance industry dispute this: Detroit has the highest car insurance rates in the country. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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UM 4th best public school in U.S. News rankings

The University of Michigan is the nation’s fourth-best public university and the 29th best overall, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 Best Colleges rankings. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Serena Williams wins 3rd straight U.S. Open

Serena Williams ended a Grand Slam season Sunday, winning her third consecutive U.S. Open title by beating Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-3. Full News here – Sports | WXYZ

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Trucks and SUVs drive U.S. sales results for automakers in August

American consumers continue to gravitate toward buying trucks and smaller sport utility vehicles and away from passenger cars, according to industry analysts. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Feds: U.S. auto production rate highest since 2002

According to data from the U.S. Federal Reserve Board, the number of vehicles built on American assembly lines rose to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 13.2 million vehicles in July — the highest its been since 2002 and up from 3.7 million in the depth of the recession. Full News here – Detroit Business […]

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Best Beers in America: Thrillist ranks Michigan No. 4 in the U.S.

The Thrillist.com list ranked each state. Oregon was No. 1, followed by California (No. 2) and Colorado (No. 3). Michigan was ranked No. 4 in the Best Beers in America list. Full News here – Detroit Entertainment

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U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga gets pitch on tax breaks during visit to Grandville shop floor

Troy Turnbull, president and owner of Industrial Innovations, wanted to show Huizenga the type of investment he has made to bring his company up to world-class standards. Full News here – Oakland Business

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U.S. giving Michigan $750K for flood aid to fix roads; veterans qualify for disaster assistance

Associated Press – LANSING — Michigan U.S. Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow say the U.S. Department of Transportation is giving Michigan $ 750,000 in disaster aid to help pay for repairs and reconstruction of roads damaged in the severe flooding that hit the southeastern corner of the state. Stabenow said in a statement Wednesday […]

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Chinese seek freedom, edge at U.S. high schools

— After getting a glimpse of the endless cramming for China’s grueling college entrance exams from the seniors in his high school, 16-year-old Zhang Kaisheng decided to take a different path. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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At 212 miles, Michigan’s Longest Garage Sale on U.S. 12 is not short on treasures, adventures

The sale started on Friday, Aug. 8, but continues through Sunday, Aug. 10, along U.S. 12 from New Buffalo to Detroit. Full News here – Detroit News

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New U.S. Bankruptcy Judge John T. Gregg follows in his father’s footsteps

As one of three bankruptcy judges on the West Michigan District, John T. Gregg replaces Jeffrey R. Hughes, who retired for health reasons. Full News here – Oakland Business

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Teacher attrition costs U.S. $2.2B a year, Michigan $59.4M, report says

Roughly half a million U.S. teachers either move or leave the profession each year, attrition that costs the United States up to $ 2.2 billion annually, according to a report from the Alliance for Excellent Education. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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U.S. students in middle of pack on financial knowhow

Washington — The United States runs in the middle of the pack when it comes to the financial knowledge and skills of 15-year-old boys and girls, according to an international study released Wednesday. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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8 out of 25 of the fastest-shrinking U.S. cities are in Michigan

Bloomberg posted this list of the fastest-shrinking U.S. cities back in May, but we just noticed a sobering fact about the list — 8 out of the 25 of its cities are in Michigan. Bloomberg ranked U.S. cities based on the percentage change in population from 2012 to 2013. Only cities with at least 50,000 residents as of […]

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