money http://wkar.org en Michigan Legislature considers state stock exchange http://wkar.org/post/michigan-legislature-considers-state-stock-exchange <p><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Mention the phrase 'stock exchange' to most people and they’ll likely visualize Wall Street, the home of the New York stock exchange, the world’s biggest. However</span><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">,</span><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> smaller, regional stock exchanges are nothing new. A proposal to allow local stock exchanges in Michigan was recently filed in the state legislature. The aim is to allow citizens to invest in small, promising Michigan companies that may not qualify for a larger exchange.</span></p><p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 17:25:24 +0000 Mark Bashore 50828 at http://wkar.org Michigan Legislature considers state stock exchange 'Moo Cluck Moo' bucks wage trend at $12 per hour http://wkar.org/post/moo-cluck-moo-bucks-wage-trend-12-hour <p></p><p>Last week, thousands of fast food restaurant employees across the country walked out of their kitchens and into the streets to demand a living wage. They were demanding their companies pay them $15 per hour...well above the national average. &nbsp;There were protests in several Michigan cities, including Detroit, Flint and Lansing.</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 16:41:48 +0000 Current State 41893 at http://wkar.org 'Moo Cluck Moo' bucks wage trend at $12 per hour Michigan Treasury Department responds to criticism over tax collecting http://wkar.org/post/michigan-treasury-department-responds-criticism-over-tax-collecting <p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 17:45:10 +0000 Current State 34117 at http://wkar.org Michigan Treasury Department responds to criticism over tax collecting For Richer, For Poorer: Michigan Households Experience Growing Income Gap http://wkar.org/post/richer-poorer-michigan-households-experience-growing-income-gap <p>There’s a steadily growing gap between the incomes of Michigan’s wealthiest and poorest families.&nbsp; That’s the finding of a new report analyzing national income trends. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 20:40:29 +0000 Kevin Lavery 26984 at http://wkar.org For Richer, For Poorer: Michigan Households Experience Growing Income Gap Financial Literacy Classes Aim to Combat Credit Scams http://wkar.org/post/financial-literacy-classes-aim-combat-credit-scams <p>Michigan may be officially out of the Great Recession, but its aftermath continues to affect millions of people here and across the country.&nbsp; Today, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago kicks off its 10<sup>th</sup> annual &ldquo;Money Smart Week&rdquo; in mid-Michigan.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s a public education program offering nearly two dozen financial literacy classes in the city of Lansing.&nbsp;</p><p>Many Americans struggle with credit problems.&nbsp; Using it wisely and repairing it when it gets damaged is just one focus of the week&rsquo;s activities.</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Kevin Lavery 16023 at http://wkar.org Financial Literacy Classes Aim to Combat Credit Scams