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Federal Reserve To Discuss Interest Rates

Federal Reserve policymakers are wrestling with what additional steps – if any – should be taken to strengthen the plodding economy and drive down near double-digit unemployment.

09/21/2010

Partnership To Help Boost Detroit Grad Rates

Two Detroit Schools will partner with Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and other agencies to boost student achievement and poor graduation rates.

09/16/2010

Mortgage Rates Hit 4.44%

Mortgage rates sank to the lowest level in decades this week, pushed down by the weak economy and the Federal Reserve’s move to help lift the recovery by purchasing government debt.

08/12/2010

Stocks Cut Losses On Fed's Economic Stimulus Plans

Stocks have recovered some of their losses after investors reacted positively but still cautiously to news that the Federal Reserve is taking steps to stimulate the economy.

08/10/2010

Hands-Only CPR, Pushy Dispatchers Are Lifesavers

New research shows that more bystanders are willing to attempt CPR if an emergency dispatcher gives them firm and direct instructions — especially if they can just press on the chest and skip the mouth-to-mouth. […]

07/28/2010

Court: Insurance Rates Can Reflect Credit Scores

Insurance companies can use a person’s credit report to determine rates, the Michigan Supreme Court said Thursday in declaring that state regulators exceeded their authority when they banned the practice as discriminatory.

07/09/2010

Post Office Seeks New Rate Increase

The post office wants to increase the price of a stamp by 2 cents to 46 cents starting in January. The agency has been battered by massive losses and declining mail volume and faces a […]

07/06/2010