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Sister Simone Campbell. (Credit/CBSDenver) File Photo.

Sister Simone Campbell To Speak On Growing Economic Disparity In U.S.

Sister Simone Campbell, who leads the Catholic social justice lobby called NETWORK, says people don’t realize that the average age of those making minimum wage is 28 and many are struggling to feed their children.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/17/2013

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Business Economists See Steady Economic Growth In Months Ahead

A survey of business economists predicts economic growth will accelerate in the months ahead.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/15/2013

A Pakistani child drinks water from a hand-pump in an impoverished neighborhood. According to UNICEF as many as 60 million people may not have access to safe drinking water. Clean water is also one of the factors considered in calculating the Multidimensional Poverty Index. (Photo by RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Poverty Levels Are Declining Throughout The World

A new study indicates that the level of poverty seen throughout the world is decreasing, with Earth’s poorest denizens experiencing less poverty than the lowest economic echelons of the past.

03/19/2013

Bankrupt city government, but a red-hot, growing downtown. Istockphoto

Purchasing Managers December Index Shows Growth In Production, Jobs

The Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index dipped one-tenth of a point in December to 51.8 from 51.9 in November. PMI index values above 50 generally suggest an expanding economy.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/03/2013

Event Notices From February 2

The latest event and meeting notices from Michigan’s technology-focused companies and institutions

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/02/2012

The downtown Grand Rapids skyline. WWJ file photo.

GVSU Economist Predicts Rising Regional Business Confidence

A Grand Valley State University economics expert aid the business confidence index in West Michigan is poised to approach 60 percent for the first time in five years.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/18/2012

Event Notices From November 8

The latest event and meeting notices from Michigan’s technology-focused companies and institutions

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/08/2011

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Economics Dept.: Personal Income Up, But Are We Better Off?

Although U.S. personal income per capita has risen 5.7 percent since 2000, an increase in tax-exempt benefits provided by the government and employers accounted for all of the income growth in the past decade, says a University of Michigan economist

03/30/2011

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Comerica: Michigan Economy Ticks Up in January

Comerica Bank’s Michigan Economic Activity Index rose one point in January, to a level of 87. January’s level is two points above the average for all of 2010, and 15 points, or 23 percent, above the Index cyclical low of 71.

03/16/2011

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If You’re Happy And You Know It…Do You Live In Detroit?

Where do the happiest people live? A new Gallup-Healthways Well Being Index says it’s not Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/06/2011

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