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State Approves UPPCO Sale

The Michigan Public Service Commission has approved the proposed sale of the Upper Peninsula Power Company. Intgrys Energy Group is spinning off UPPCO to Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Partners for around 300-million dollars. The state did make its approval contingent on Balfour Beatty meeting a number conditions, including: – The sale …

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Lawmakers Want to End “Smurfing”

It’s called “smurfing.” And state lawmakers are trying to crack down on it. The Michigan Legislature is considering a package of bills that target the purchase of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine. The drug is used in the illegal manufacturing of methamphetamine. And part of the effort now moving through the Michigan …

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Fuel Economy Rates Increase

Researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute say fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the U.S. set another record high last month. According to researchers, the average fuel economy of cars, light trucks, vans and SUVs purchased in May was 25.6 mpg, up 0.4 mpg from April …

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