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  • Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Congressman Dave Camp travels to Afghanistan with GOP leaders »

"MIDLAND, MI — U.S. Rep. Dave Camp, R-Midland, is among a group of seven GOP House leaders traveling to Afghanistan with House Speaker John Boehner."

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Study: Michigan CEOs make 171 times more than average worker; Detroit execs dominate list of highest paid »

"DETROIT, MI – Chief executives of publicly traded companies in Michigan make 171 times more than the average worker in the state, and 455 times more than the earnings of full time minimum wage workers, according to the AFL-CIO’s 2014 Executive PayWatch."

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Snyder gets agricultural endorsement »

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St. Louis— Gov. Rick Snyder picked up a re-election endorsement Tuesday from the Michigan Farm Bureau’s political action committee at a press conference staged on a Gratiot County farm in the heart of staunchly Republican rural central Michigan."

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Execs: GM sales not hurt by recall crisis »

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New York —General Motors executives say they don’t think the automaker’s recall crisis is hurting sales."

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Barra: GM 'agonized' over suspending engineers »

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New York — General Motors Co. CEO Mary Barra repeatedly defended the company Tuesday — including its initial decision to recall less than half of the vehicles with faulty ignition switches — while saying she “agonized” over a decision to suspend two engineers linked to GM’s failure to address problems more quickly."

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Chapter 9 turns page in Detroit, but remains far from closed »

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What a difference a weekend of marathon mediation can make."

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Kerry Bentivolio: A way to wean the jobless off unemployment benefits »

"One of the trademarks of President Barack Obama’s time in office has been high unemployment and the economic suffering of too many Americans. Because of the failure of Obama’s economic policies, millions of Americans — and many Michiganders — have relied on unemployment insurance, continuously extended by Congress, to make end’s meet during their long-term unemployment."

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More Higher Ed Spending Questionable »

"As state politicians are primed to deliver $82 million more this year to state higher education institutions, it is appropriate to ask what taxpayers will get for this spending.

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Special Deals Allow Detroit To Collect Hundreds Of Millions In Extra Revenue »

"While some are pitching a storyline in Detroit of a bankrupt city in need of more revenue, the city already collects hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes that no other city can.

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Michigan gets serious about high cost of prisons »

"Since 1980, Michigan’s biggest growth industry has been its prison system."

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