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  • Sysco pulling out of US Foods buyout after FTC move
    29 June
    NEW YORK (AP) - Sysco is scrapping its proposed $3.5 billion buyout of US Foods after a Federal Trade Commission legal victory that temporarily blocked the deal to combine the two food-service companies. The FTC opposed the deal, saying it would reduce competition. The U.S.…
  • U.S. pending home sales climb to 9-year high
    29 June
    WASHINGTON (AP) - More Americans signed contracts to purchase homes in May, as pending sales climbed to their highest level in more than nine years. The National Association of Realtors says its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index rose 0.9 percent to 112.6 last month.…
  • Survey: Consumer sentiment up to highest level since January
    26 June
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Consumer sentiment rose this month to the highest level since January, suggesting that spending will strengthen this year. The University of Michigan says its consumer sentiment index rose to 96.1 this month from 90.7 in May. The June reading was the highest…
  • Drop expected for Michigan's cherry crop due to May freeze
    26 June
    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Michigan's cherry crop is expected to be down this year following freezing temperatures in May. MLive.com reports the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service Great Lakes Regional Office says the state's tart cherry production is forecast to be…
  • Michigan unadjusted joblessness 5.9 percent, up 1.1 points
    25 June
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The state says Michigan's seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate rose 1.1 points to 5.9 percent in May as a large number of people entered the workforce for the summer. The Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget released state and regional employment…
  • Google's new self-driving cars cruising Silicon Valley roads
    25 June
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) - The latest models of Google's self-driving cars are now cruising the streets near the Internet company's Silicon Valley headquarters in a test of how they work around other vehicles driven by people. It's the first time that the pod-like, two-seat…
  • Beecher urban farmer brings dream of organic market to life
    24 June
    BEECHER, Mich. (AP) - An urban farmer is soon opening an organic market in the Genesee community of Beecher. The Flint Journal reports that Jacky King gets will open the market in a building next to Harvesting Earth Educational Farm, which he owns with his…
  • Michigan's health insurance expansion uncertain in DC
    24 June
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan's expansion of medical insurance under the federal health law hangs in the balance at the U.S. Supreme Court and inside the Obama administration. The court in coming days will rule on the legality of tax subsidies for 228,000 Michigan residents…