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2013 Holiday Retail Sales “Flat”

It wasn’t very jolly for retail sales in Michigan during the just-completed 2013 Holiday shopping season. A new survey just released by the Michigan Retailers Association found overall holiday sales in the state rose an average of just 0.1%, with only 38% of retailers showing positive numbers for the November-December …

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2013 A Good Year for Houghton

The first city council meeting for the city of Houghton was a productive one, as some of the first proposals of 2014 were accepted. City Manager Scott MacInnes said 2013 was a good year for the city.  The first two approved resolutions of the new year deal with deficit elimination …

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Flu, Measles Among Highest Cases in 2013

Health officials say flu, measles and pertussis were among the diseases the state saw higher cases of during 2013. But according to figures released by the Department of Community Health, chickenpox, West Nile Virus and typhoid were among the diseases that had fewer instances last year. Flu cases diagnosed and …

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December Auto Sales Down

Auto sales numbers for Chrysler, General Motors and Ford were beneath expectations for the month of December. But sales numbers were better when all of 2013 is considered. Last month, Chrysler sales were up 5.7 percent, below the 8.4 percent prediction. Ford sales last month increased only 1.7 percent, below …

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Ford Tops in Sales in 2013

For the fourth straight year, Ford Motor Company expects to be the best selling brand in the United States. When numbers are officially released later this week, Ford is anticipating reporting that 2.4 million vehicles were sold in the country this year. Sales highlights include record sales of Fusion, Escape …

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