Items Tagged with 'recession'


Street Talk: You want to keep them? Pay them

Checking the list.

December 19, 2014
The Business Journal this week is filled with forecasts, featuring comments from The Right Place, Upjohn Institute, Answers Corp., Colliers International and more. Read More

More 401(k) is on the way

In the wake of the recession, employers are renewing retirement contributions.

November 7, 2014
There is good news for workers: It appears companies have sufficiently recovered from the recent recession to again begin offering matching funds for 401(k) retirement plans. Read More

Reasons for the financial meltdown spelled out

April 5, 2013
One of the great advantages of retirement is having the time to pursue an understanding of events that you could not take the time for when you were working. Read More

College degrees pay off even during recession, new study shows

Pew study shows college grads had lower unemployment rate than their counterparts.

LANSING — A four-year college degree is still worth paying for — even during recession years, a recent study shows. Read More

Kent County-GRAR agreement could ‘lift all boats’

February 8, 2013
The agony of the blackest days of the housing market meltdown during the Great Recession appear to be fading to a still-painful memory, and while there are high expectations, caution comes in the words of the Federal Reserve: Expect interest rates to rise by year-end. Read More

That was then, this is now

December 29, 2012
In the not-too-distant past, stories like the one on today’s front page by David Czurak, “City manufacturers continue to invest,” would have drawn a few complaints and muttered criticisms. Read More