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The Beer Institute releases economic impact study

The Beer Institute releases economic impact study

The American beer industry’s economic impact today is $253 billion.That's roughly 1.5 percent in U.S. Gross Domestic...

Michigan utility to launch residential solar energy program

Michigan utility to launch residential solar energy program

Michigan residents interested in solar power as an energy source can soon do so right on their utility bills.That’s...

Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury honors Ford family with birthday gift

Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury honors Ford family with birthday gift

President Gerald R. Ford would have turned 102 on Tuesday.The 38th President of the United States was honored in...

Cost of disparity makes economic case for equity

Cost of disparity makes economic case for equity

A recent report puts a multi-billion dollar price tag on inequality in the state, and calls for action by local leaders.Eric Williams is the executive director of...

State loses appeal over tax break in certain home sales

State loses appeal over tax break in certain home sales

The Michigan Supreme Court has ruled in favor of home sellers in a tax dispute involving property in a market that's...

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A Syrian Refugee School: Nearly 2,000 Students, 5 Shifts, 3 Languages

A Syrian Refugee School: Nearly 2,000 Students, 5 Shifts, 3 Languages

It's the summer session at the Al Salam School in Reyhanli, a town in southern Turkey, just across the border from...

Looking Up: Amusement Parks May Have A Record-Breaking Year

Looking Up: Amusement Parks May Have A Record-Breaking Year

If you're looking for a way to gauge the health of the U.S. economy this summer, consider regional amusement parks —...

One Of The World's Most Famous Free Divers Is Missing Near Ibiza

One Of The World's Most Famous Free Divers Is Missing Near Ibiza

One of the world's most prominent free divers is missing off the coast of an island called Formentera, near Ibiza...

For Some States, New Emissions Rules Will Force A Power Shift

For Some States, New Emissions Rules Will Force A Power Shift

Almost as soon as it was unveiled, opponents were lining up to oppose President Obama's new plan to limit carbon...

Who's In, Who's Out: Selection Day For The GOP Presidential Debate

Who's In, Who's Out: Selection Day For The GOP Presidential Debate

This post was updated at 7:15 p.m. The final polls are in and the stage is set for Thursday night's first Republican...

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Looking Up: Amusement Parks May Have A Record-Breaking Year

Looking Up: Amusement Parks May Have A Record-Breaking Year

Some 260 million people spend about $10 billion annually at regional theme parks, and attendance is soaring. To attract more thrill-seekers, the parks have been...

A Syrian Refugee School: Nearly 2,000 Students, 5 Shifts, 3 Languages

A Syrian Refugee School: Nearly 2,000 Students, 5 Shifts, 3 Languages

Many Syrian refugee children haven't been to school in years. NPR's Deborah Amos visits one school in southern Turkey that serves as a refuge for those lucky enough...

One Of The World's Most Famous Free Divers Is Missing Near Ibiza

One Of The World's Most Famous Free Divers Is Missing Near Ibiza

Natalia Molchanova took a recreational dive on Sunday, didn't come back up and is feared dead. Free divers hold their breath until they surface for air, instead of...

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Challenger, incumbent advance in Kentwood primary

Challenger, incumbent advance in Kentwood primary

Kentwood City Commission challenger Thomas Webb beat incumbent appointee Steven Redmond by less than 50 votes in...

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