Eckerman Real Estate News
9 hrs ago | via Michigan Radio
As we near the vote to raise the sales tax to fund our abysmal roads, we've heard this question come up quite a bit these last few months: "Why couldn't the Legislature just do the job they were elected to do instead of passing responsibility off to the voters?" We haven't given our legislators the chance to do their jobs because we've cauterized a deep-seeded distrust into statutes and amendments to the state constitution. Potholes are just one concrete example of how Michigan's culture of distrust in politics has hurt our government's ability to function. Comment?
Thursday Apr 23 | via MLive.com
From new hires and promotions to industry awards, here's a roundup of achievements by businesses and individuals in the greater Ann Arbor area: The Bouma Group of Keller Williams Realty is donating the commission dollars from their 100th home sale to local non-profit charities chosen by the community. Everyone is encouraged to participate and vote for the charity of their choice on The Bouma Group's website at www.bouma.com and can vote once per day. Comment?
Friday Apr 17 | via Entrepreneur Magazine
Manufacturing in Michigan - its lifeblood over the past century - is making a strong comeback despite global competition. Since December 2009, Michigan has led the nation with more than 88,000 new manufacturing jobs, according to the National Association of Manufacturers. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 15 | via Northern Michigan News
Michigan's state and local tax rates are among the worst in the nation, according to a report released last week. WalletHub ranked Michigan at No. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 15 | via WLNS-TV Lansing
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded more than $1.5 million in federal grants to 10 Michigan organizations dedicated to helping residents with housing needs. The housing counseling grants are given to community-based organizations that assist families and individuals looking to find housing, make more informed housing choices and avoid foreclosures. Comment?
16 min ago | via American Reporter
It's hard to resist being gleeful at seeing Wall Street swindler Bernard Madoff get the maximum sentence - 150 years in prison - for bilking investors out of anywhere between $65 billion and $171 billion. Because many of the people whom Madoff ripped off were more renowned than, say, the millions who lost their homes in the subprime mortgage debacle, he has gotten far more attention than he deserves. Comment?
17 min ago | via Korea Herald
South Korea's housing market continued to improve in the first quarter of 2015 amid a surge in transactions and rising prices, a report showed Tuesday. Home purchases surged 18.3 percent on-year to 270,053 in the January-March period, the highest number since the first quarter of 2006, according to the report by the state-run Korea Development Institute. Comment?
18 min ago | via Seeking Alpha
AGNC had Comprehensive Income of $0.46 per common share. This did not cover the dividend of $0.66 per common share. Comment?
30 min ago | via Boston Herald
Although there's no denying that the economy is getting better, it's nowhere near as healthy as the Obama administration would lead us to believe. Certainly, Wall Street has pretty much recovered from its disaster back in 2008-09. Comment?
34 min ago | via American Reporter
Readers who see three YouTube videos on our front page this past week must be curious. Has The Americzan Reporter become tabloid? Is the editor out of his mind? There is a simple explanation, and it is a news-related one. Comment?
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