economics 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 Rising flood insurance premiums could lead to more foreclosures http://wkar.org/post/rising-flood-insurance-premiums-could-lead-more-foreclosures <p></p><p>Attempts to reform <a href="http://www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program">flood insurance</a> in America are having serious repercussions. Homebuyers, sellers and others across the country are being&nbsp; slammed with soaring increases in the cost of flood insurance. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 19:48:33 +0000 Current State 49372 at http://wkar.org Rising flood insurance premiums could lead to more foreclosures Budget director explains 2015 state spending plan http://wkar.org/post/budget-director-explains-2015-state-spending-plan <p></p><p></p><p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-6508790b-0831-4a83-6c24-88e1da60900d" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Georgia;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Governor <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/snyder">Rick Snyder</a> unveiled his budget for the 2015 fiscal year yesterday. Overall, the plan increases state gross spending by 2% over this year's budget, with increases in education and educator pensions, the rainy day fund, roads, and many more.</span> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 18:03:36 +0000 Current State 48977 at http://wkar.org Budget director explains 2015 state spending plan In Port Huron, Michigan and Canada seek to strengthen economic ties http://wkar.org/post/port-huron-michigan-and-canada-seek-strengthen-economic-ties <p></p><p>Exporting is big business in Michigan, and no country is more crucial than our neighbor to the north: Canada. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 17:14:55 +0000 Current State 42781 at http://wkar.org In Port Huron, Michigan and Canada seek to strengthen economic ties