With the U.S. staring down the barrel of a default deadline, an economist says an agreement on the budget may be too little, too late.
“The American people would get better government out of Monkey Island at the local zoo than we’re giving them today.”
The state will lose $18 million each day the shutdown continues, Budget Director John Nixon said. “This is just ridiculous.”
An early Labor Day helped August car sales, at the expense of September.
A deeper look at homelessness statistics shows signs of an improving economy.
Sales are expected to grow, but economy and high car prices remain a risk.
Chrysler and Ford sales up 11 percent in July. GM sales up 16 percent.
Ford sales up 13 percent, Chrysler sales rise 8 percent, GM up 6 percent. Imports see similar gains.
Ford and Chrysler are expected to be in the lead when June car sales numbers are released on Tuesday.
Bret Panter of W. Bloomfield is a graphic designer who chose to stay at home when the job market dried up.