Recent Updates

U.P. Prisoners Making & Selling U.S. Flags

New American flags made by inmates at state prisons in the Upper Peninsula are now available. Michigan State Industries, operated by inmates at various Michigan prisons, is offering various sizes of the flags from 3 feet by 5 feet to 8 feet by 12 feet. The flags are among the …

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Consumer Confidence Swings Upward

Consumer confidence took off in the first half of the year as consumers voiced the largest and most sustained increase in economic optimism since 2004. That’s’ according to the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers. U-M economist Richard Curtin says that same feeling is held by households in the top …

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Health Care Exchange Rates Set To Go Up

Michigan residents covered by the Affordable Care Act and get insurance from the federal health care exchange could see their rates increase in 2016. Eleven of Michigan’s sixteen insurers that offer plans on the health care exchange have asked for a rate increase, according to the state Department of Insurance …

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