Monthly Archives: April 2012

Improved Biz Climate Brings Jobs to Michigan

Michigan’s unemployment rate dropped to 8.5 percent in March – down from 8.8 percent in February — with total employment increasing by 21,000.

“The bold reforms made to Michigan’s business climate by Governor Snyder and the Legislature are working,” Michigan Economic Development Corp. President and CEO Michael A. Finney said. “We are reinventing our state in a way that works better for everyone and moving forward with a new economic certainty that is very attractive to investors and businesses making new location and investment decisions.”

The unemployment rate for March is the lowest since August 2008 and marks eight straight months of improvement.…

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Mega Millionaires' Big Tax Bills

You hear it all the time: the rich don’t pay their fair share in taxes. Baloney! For proof, consider the daunting tax bills that will be faced by winners of the recent Mega Millions jackpot. Here’s the true story.

The jackpot for the March 30 drawing was a whopping $656 million.…

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