Economy


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Biden Takes Aim at America’s Growing Hunger Crisis With Executive Orders

Around 40 million Americans say they don't have enough to eat, according to the latest data from the US Census Bureau.

President Joe Biden signs his first executive order in the Oval Office of the White House on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington.
Michiganders Relieved as Biden Freezes Evictions, Students Loan Payments

President Joe Biden has already accomplished a lot to help Michiganders in dire financial situations and to buy time to address looming economic disasters.

FILE - In this June 5, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump poses for a photo after signing the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act during a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.  Thousands of minority-owned small businesses were at the end of the line in the government’s coronavirus relief program as many struggled to find banks to accept their applications. Or, they were disadvantaged by the program's terms. Data from the Paycheck Protection Program analyzed by The Associated Press show many minority owners desperate for a loan didn’t receive one until the PPP's last weeks.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
Data Shows Business Owners of Color Waited Months for Loans

Close to 18% of companies received funding, nationwide. Less than 12% of Wayne County business owners received PPP loans.

Rep. Justin Amash, formerly a Republican and currently an Independent, is among the five Michigan members of Congress to vote against the $2,000 coronavirus stimulus. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
These Five Michigan Reps. Voted Against $2,000 Coronavirus Relief

The House passed a measure to boost coronavirus relief payments to $2,000 on Monday. But five Michiganders in the lower house of Congress opposed it.

The Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory on Belle Isle, Detroit
Michigan Schools and Tribes Encouraged to Apply for Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in Grants

The Michigan DNR has raised the maximum request for state recreational grants into the hundreds of thousands of dollars for 2021. Here's how to apply.

Memes erupted across social media in response to US government plans to send $600 stimulus checks to many Americans.
The Best $600 Stimulus Check Memes and Tweets You Need to See Right Now

The government is finally sending a bit of help to the American people—and social media was quick to respond with memes.

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Michigan Is Preserving Hundreds of Acres of Farmland Through a New Grant

More than 400 acres have already been preserved, ensuring future generations will have the land they need to grow crops that are Pure Michigan.