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A look at local, regional, national and international trends.
Flat, but meekly positive. Read More
Nonresidential construction spending dipped for a second consecutive month, falling 0.4 percent on a monthly basis in December, according to analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. Read More
According to the latest numbers on international trade released by the World Trade Organization, in the first 10 months of 2015 the value of world merchandise exports plunged $1.6 trillion, or 11.2 percent, to $12.7 trillion from the same period in 2014. Read More
Flat or slightly negative. Read More
Slow growth is still the best description of the West Michigan economy, according to the data and comments collected in the last two weeks of November. Read More
In a recent New York Times article, Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics Paul Krugman stated that “darkness is spreading over our society as evidenced in increased mortality rates resulting from suicide and excessive drinking, particularly among middle-aged white Americans.” Read More