Economy

Economy
8:09 am
Tue May 26, 2015

WE Energies bills lower this winter

MILWAUKEE, WI (AP)--   Customers of Wisconsin's largest utility caught a break this past winter. 

After paying almost $800 to keep warm during the "polar vortex" winter of 2013-14, bills for a typical We Energies customer were down by almost $190 for the six-month heating season that ended April 30.

Company spokesman Brian Manthey tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that a typical customer's bill fell 24 percent to $596 between Nov. 1 and April 30.

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Economy
6:37 am
Tue May 26, 2015

Price of gas goes up

DEARBORN, MI (AP)--   AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have risen by about 10 cents over the past week. 

It's the fifth increase in the past six weeks. The Dearborn-based auto club says the average price per gallon of self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.72 on Monday.

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Economy
9:20 am
Thu May 21, 2015

Michigan joblessness ties US rate for 1st time in 15 years

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Michigan's unemployment rate has fallen again and has pulled even with the national rate for the first time in 15 years. 

The state announced Wednesday that the seasonally adjusted jobless rate dropped 0.2 points to 5.4 percent in April. The U.S. rate fell 0.1 points in the latest month.

The Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget says the state's jobless rate has fallen 2 percentage points from 7.5 percent in April 2014. It says Michigan's jobless rate now has fallen for 20 consecutive months since September 2013.

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Economy
9:28 am
Mon May 18, 2015

Gas prices up again

DEARBORN, MI (AP)--   AAA Michigan says gas prices around the state have gone up by about 10 cents in the past week. 

It's the fourth such increase in the past five weeks. The Dearborn-based auto club says the average price per gallon of self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.62 on Sunday. That's about $1.13 less than the average at the same time last year.

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Economy
10:41 am
Mon May 11, 2015

Price of gas down slightly

DEARBORN, MI (AP)--   AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have fallen by about 3 cents in the past week.

It's the first such decline in four weeks. The Dearborn-based auto club says the average price per gallon of self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was $2.52 on Sunday. That's about $1.18 less than a year ago.

AAA Michigan surveys daily fuel costs at 2,800 gas stations in the state. The club says the cheapest price was about $2.48 per gallon in the Flint Area, and the highest price was about $2.66 a gallon in the Traverse City area.

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