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How To Spend Your Tax Refund

The best part of paying your taxes is probably getting your refund check.


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Poll: Americans Embrace ‘Do-It-Yourself’ Lifestyle In 2012

According to a recently released poll, 2012 is shaping up to be the year of “do-it-yourself” among American consumers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/04/2012

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Businesses Optimistic While Waiting For Final Holiday Numbers

The Michigan Retail Index showed sales in November pushed the Index up for the fifth straight month — to its highest point of the year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/28/2011

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Economy May Be Down But Indulging In Luxuries Is Not

While the economy has been slow and some say there could be a new recession, that’s not stopping some people from indulging in some little luxuries.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/08/2011

Differences Emerge In Michigan Budget Plans

Governor wants budget complete by end of May. Lawmakers say the plans are a work in progress and are likely to change.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/25/2011

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Gas Or Easter Baskets? Economics May Come Into Play This Season

You’re paying about $1.10 more a gallon at the gas pump than you were a year ago. Will you spend less on Easter as a result?

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/17/2011

Will High Gas Prices Affect Travel, Retail Spending?

With the statewide average near $4 a gallon for gasoline, concern is rising in tourism and retail on how the higher costs will affect their industries this summer.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/09/2011

February Consumer Spending Up, But There’s A Catch

The Commerce Department says consumer spending rose seven-tenths of a percent last month.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/28/2011

Earmarks: $12-M Michigan Project Slashed From Spending Bill

Democrats controlling the Senate have abandoned a 1,924-page catchall spending measure that’s laced with home-state pet projects known as earmarks and that would have provided another $158 billion for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/17/2010

Black Friday Sales Up Slightly

Shoppers crowded stores on Black Friday but spent just a little more than last year on the traditional start of the holiday shopping season, according to data released Saturday by a research firm.