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First-Time Unemployment Claims Fall as Lawmakers Debate Relief Package

First-time unemployment claims fell to levels not seen since March, but they're still far above pre-pandemic levels.

Grand Rapids ‘Icon’ Peter Secchia Dies at 83

Grand Rapids businessman Peter Secchia is being remembered for his love of everything Grand Rapids and Michigan State University. Secchia, 83, died Wednesday.

Washtenaw County Orders U-M Students to Stay in Place

As cases surge at the University of Michigan, students in on-campus, off-campus and near-campus housing are told: Stay home.

Experts: Halloween Likely Will See Slower Retail Sales and Fewer In-Person Events This Year

Halloween is likely to be slower this year for retailers and trick-or-treaters, but experts say there will still be opportunities to celebrate.

GM Investing Millions in Michigan, $2 Billion in Tennessee Plant to Build Electric Vehicles

General Motors is investing $2 billion in a Tennessee plant that will become its third to produce electric vehicles, and millions more in five Michigan facilities.

Unemployment Claims Tick Up as Lawmakers Debate Relief Package

While federal lawmakers and President Trump wrangle over a new COVID-19 relief package, first-time unemployment claims ticked up to nearly 900,000 last week.

Experts: Struggling Restaurant Industry Likely to Turn to Innovation to Save on Costs, Labor...

Experts say diners are likely to see innovations in their restaurants -- including robots -- as owners figure out their strategy moving forward.

DTE Foundation Grants $1 Million to Domestic Violence Shelters

With COVID-19 putting a strain on the resources of domestic violence shelters, the DTE Energy Foundation announced Tuesday it would provide $1 million in grants to 45 shelters to help them weather the strain.

Economist: U.S. Economy Needs a ‘Foot on the Accelerator’ to Fully Recover from the...

Economist Mark Zandi said the last six months have been "unprecedented" for the U.S. economy, and that the next president needs to "step on the accelerator" to get it going.

State Health Department Issues New Rules on Masks, Venue Capacity

Basically re-creating limits imposed by orders issued by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer before her powers were struck down by the state Supreme Court, the state health department Friday issued new guidelines on masks, venue capacity and other restrictions.

SBA Releases Form Designed to Streamline Forgiveness of Smaller PPP Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration yesterday released a new, simpler loan forgiveness application for businesses that took Paycheck Protection Program loans of $50,000 or less.

Panel: Diversity, Inclusion Work Key to Building a More Equitable Society

Panelists at a Corp! Magazine webinar on making society more racially equitable agreed: The work isn't easy.

Supreme Court Decision Means Whitmer, Legislature Will Need to Work Together

The Michigan Supreme Court ruled that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer does not have the authority to declare a state of emergency, meaning the governor and the Republican-led state Legislature will have to work together to fight COVID-19.

U.S. Added 661,000 Jobs in September, Unemployment Rate Takes a Dip

The U.S. added 661,000 jobs in September, but the airline industry is eyeing layoffs unless federal aid is approved. Meanwhile, first-time unemployment claims remained under 1 million for the fifth week.

Under New CEO Farley, Ford Announces Leadership, Operational Changes

Jim Farley stepped in as the new CEO at Ford Thursday. On the same day, the company announced a restructuring of its leadership team and changes to its operating model.

Experts: Holiday Shopping Will Start Earlier, Offer More Unique Experiences to Lure Customers

Experts say the challenge for retailers this shopping season will be convincing people they're adapting to customer needs, providing new services and offer promotions that draw customers in.

Theaters, Other Venues Can Start to Recoup Losses After State Eases COVID Restrictions

Movie theaters, bowling alleys and other performance venues can reopen beginning Oct. 9, after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order to that effect.

Michigan’s Weekly Unemployment Claims Fall; Pandemic Total Hits 2.6 Million

Michigan's weekly unemployment claims drop, but overall stastistics are still historically bad since the COVID-19 pandemic started.

Budget Deal Includes Funding for Business, Education, Health Care

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the state Legislature have reached agreement on a 2021 budget, though concerns still exist over a likely 2022 shortfall.

United Wholesale Mortgage Going Public in $16 Billion Merger

United Wholesale Mortgage announced a merger with Gores Holdings IV officials say will value the company at some $16.1 billion.
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