What consumer sentiment says about the economy

Feb 22, 2012
Richard Curtin of the Reuters/University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index discusses how the survey gauges consumer hopes and expectations, and what it means in elections.

Budget surplus, weather important to Michigan economy

Feb 22, 2012
The state of Michigan actually has a budget surplus on its hands, in large part due to big cutbacks put in place by the governor.

Michiganders on the economy and the election

Feb 22, 2012
Host Jeremy Hobson ventured out into Ann Arbor, Mich. to see how people are feeling about this year's election, and how the economy will play a role in it.

Super PAC spending in Michigan and beyond

Feb 21, 2012
Republican presidential candidates are spending millions on the state's airwaves. But those ads are more and more often not being paid for by official campaigns but by giant political action committees -- super PACs.

Auto bailout a major issue in Michigan primary

Feb 21, 2012
General Motors' turnaround has been pretty dramatic. It's only been a couple years since the government bailed the company out. That bailout has turned into a major issue in the upcoming Republican primary in Michigan.

Gov. Rick Snyder on Michigan's continuing progress

Feb 21, 2012
The governor discusses the state's falling unemployment rate, the state of the auto industry and his corporate tax proposal.

On bailouts, from Greece to Michigan

Feb 21, 2012
As news arrives that Greece will receive a fresh $170 billion from the rest of Europe, we are broadcasting from Michigan this week leading up to that state's primary. On the minds of citizens of Michigan? The big auto bailout of a few years back.

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More from Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder

Feb 21, 2012
How has Michigan rebounded from the days of the auto bailout, bringing its unemployment down from 14 to 9 percent?

Michigan town takes school zone sign to the next level

Feb 16, 2012
In suburban Detroit, there's a speed limit sign telling drivers to slow down to 25 mph on school days -- but it's a little different than the signs you might be used to seeing in your neighborhood.

The bailout plan and prospects for renewable energy

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