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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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An 'Island Tax' Could Harm One Bright Spot In Greek Economy

An 'Island Tax' Could Harm One Bright Spot In Greek Economy

For years, hotels, shops and restaurants on the far-flung Greek islands kept costs low thanks to a big tax break...

The New, New Framework For AP U.S. History

The New, New Framework For AP U.S. History

The College Board has just released the latest curriculum framework for its Advanced Placement U.S.

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...

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Untangling The Many Deductibles Of Health Insurance

Untangling The Many Deductibles Of Health Insurance

Some people wind up having to pay hospital deductibles on top of other medical deductibles. But those do not apply to outpatient procedures.

The New, New Framework For AP U.S. History

The New, New Framework For AP U.S. History

After its 2014 Advanced Placement U.S. history framework became a target of intense criticism, the College Board did something unusual: It agreed to a re-write.

An 'Island Tax' Could Harm One Bright Spot In Greek Economy

An 'Island Tax' Could Harm One Bright Spot In Greek Economy

The new bailout plan for Greece calls for a steep sales-tax increase on the Aegean Islands, raising fears it could harm tourism, one of the few sectors that's been...

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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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