The DOW Jones Industrial Index started Monday above 14,000 — which marks the first time it’s passed that threshold since before the 2008 financial crisis.
Ford’s credit rating was lifted to within one level of investment grade Friday, making it cheaper for the automaker to borrow, after it secured a new contract with workers.
Over the past 12 months, prices have fallen in all but two cities: Detroit and Washington.
Gov. Rick Snyder thinks a lower unemployment rate, rosier economic outlook and tight restraints in the new budget passed Thursday might be reason enough for the three ratings agencies to reassess.