Stories tagged: "economic fallout"


In June, inflation in the US hit a four-decade high of 9.1%.
Let’s Talk About Why Prices Are Rising.

We’re taking a closer look at what’s behind the sticker shock, what could make the economy better, and which politicians have plans you should know about.

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Job Numbers Are Up in Michigan, Even Despite Difficult Economic Circumstances

Michigan’s economy has improved at one of the best rates in the country. But what’s being done about inflation and gas prices? 

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‘We Were Homeless’: Michigan Mom Shares Why She Wants a Higher Minimum Wage

The inflation rate is up big-time, but Michigan's minimum wage is lagging far behind. That's hitting home for families.

In this photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich., Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP)
Michigan’s Plan to Reignite the Economy Addresses the Real Cause of the Labor Shortage

The real reason businesses struggle to hire during the economic recovery has little to do with direct COVID relief and a lot to do with poor wages and working conditions.

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How Reopening Michigan Schools Too Early Could Lead to More Statewide Closures

While some leaders express concerns on public health and the economy, State Rep. Greg Markkanen has another concern about the pandemic's effect on reopening schools: snow days.

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We Might Finally Have an Effective COVID-19 Treatment, But the Economy Is Getting Worse

Word of the drug came as the U.S. government reported that American economic output is shriveling in the biggest and fastest collapse since the Great Depression.