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AAA Expects Summer Travel To Be Down By 15%

For obvious reasons, fewer of us will be traveling this summer. AAA of Michigan spokesperson Adrienne Woodland tells WSJM News the auto club’s travel forecast for the third quarter shows people being cautious. “Americans will take about

Unemployment Improving, But Still High

Some signs of improvement as the number of laid-off workers who applied for unemployment benefits fell last week. Bankrate senior economic analyst Mark Hamrick told Michigan News Network some industries are hurting more than others: “Mind you,

Judge Orders Line 5 To Cease Operations

A judge has ordered that Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline through the Straits of Mackinac be shut down. The office of Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has released the following statement: Ingham County Circuit Court Judge James S.

Retailers Struggle With Unruly Shoppers

Now that employers that are reopening for business, they have a new concern during the pandemic — hostile and unruly customers. Paul Beasinger owns Keene Training and Consulting and says he’s been swamped with employers reaching out

SWM Housing Market Down In May

Southwest Michigan’s housing market was hit hard in May. The Southwestern Michigan Association of Realtors says the overall economic downturn caused by COVID-19 pushed local homes sales to their lowest level since 2006. Selling prices also dropped.