Stories tagged: "economy"

Updated: More Michigan Starbucks Locations Vote to Unionize

Michigan coffee shops are becoming hotbeds for unionization. There’s a common thread between complaints.

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Faced With Economic Uncertainty, Michiganders Started Their Own Businesses in Record Numbers.

With economic uncertainty high, more people started new businesses. If that ain’t Michigan. 

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Mortgage Servicers’ Convenience Fees Are ‘Pay to Pay’ and Exploit Homeowners, Michigan Attorney General Says

“Convenience fees are exploitative and ultimately allow mortgage officers to be paid twice," Nessel said. "It is unfair that consumers face additional fees depending on how they decide to pay their bills."

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Michigan Attorney General Wants to Eliminate Overdraft Fees to Help Vulnerable Families, Low-Income Consumers

“Charging overdraft fees that can sometimes be more than five times the amount of the original purchase is abhorrent,” Attorney General Dana Nessel said in a release.

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The White House Wants to Help People Burdened With Unpaid Medical Bills by Holding Shady Debt Collectors Accountable

The Biden-Harris administration has announced new actions to lessen the burden of medical debt and protect consumers from unfair and aggressive debt-collection practices.

Promise Fulfilled: Flint’s Makeover Continues With a New State Park

Flint is on the comeback trail, thanks to new funding that will upgrade the county park at the old Chevy in the Hole with boat launches, play spaces, and an amphitheater. 

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Michigan’s Manufacturing Hot Streak Continues With 1,200 New Jobs at Battery Facility

“Michigan was a natural choice to our commitment of building an impactful global business because of its rich pool of talent, being close to the geographic epicenter of the automotive industry and its strong support."