SW Michigan

11:55 am
Thu November 21, 2013

U.S. to sell remaining shares of General Motors stock by end of year

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Government's exit is expected to help GM draw more interest from investors
The U.S. Treasury Department expects to sell its final shares of General Motors stock by the end of the year, concluding a controversial chapter of the automaker's history more than four years after a federal bailout saved the company from liquidation.
11:44 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Michigan removes 1,500 rules for environment and occupations

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Office created by Governor Rick Snyder has been studying state regulations to determine which can be phased out
LANSING - The state has been cleaning house the past two and a half years, scrubbing hundreds of administrative rules in an effort to trim red tape and promote business growth. While many of the rescinded rules are obsolete, unnecessary or even unenforceable, some regulatory changes have raised concerns among environmental activists and others keeping an eye on the process.
7:34 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Men's basketball: North Dakota State 83 Western Michigan 74

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David Brown led the Broncos and all scorers with 27 points
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- North Dakota State started hot and did not cool off much en route to an 83-74 win over Western Michigan University Wednesday at University Arena.
7:12 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Group continues to press Kellogg on palm oil

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Environmental groups want Battle Creek company to end relationship with Singapore-based Wilmar
Kellogg Co. officials were handed thousands of petition signatures Wednesday as residents and environmentalists gathered outside headquarters in another push to end alleged rainforest destruction. Wearing coats and holding signs, more than 70 people stood across the street from the Battle Creek-based company's offices.
6:57 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Michigan unemployment rate remains at 9%

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State added 3,000 net jobs in September and October
The Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget said total employment, the number of unemployed and the state's labor force were little changed over the August to October period. The report, normally issued monthly, covered two months this time due to the interruption caused by the recent federal government shutdown.