Economy

Gas prices down even more this week

Jul 27, 2015

DEARBORN, MI (AP)--   Triple A Michigan says gas prices statewide have gone down by about 10 cents in the past week, making it the third straight weekly decline by at least that amount.

The Dearborn-based auto club says the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.62 per gallon on Sunday. That's about 88 cents less than at the same point a year ago.

Price of gas down more than a dime

Jul 20, 2015

DEARBORN, MI (AP)--   AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have gone down by about 11 cents over the past week. 

The Dearborn-based auto club says the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.72 per gallon on Sunday. That's about 92 cents less than at the same point a year ago.

AAA Michigan surveys daily fuel prices at 2,800 gas stations across the state. The lowest average price was about $2.49 a gallon in the Jackson area, while the highest average was about $2.83 in the Ann Arbor area.

Michigan unemployment rate static

Jul 16, 2015

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Michigan's unemployment rate has held steady in the latest month at 5.5 percent, 1.6 points lower than a year earlier. 

The state announced Wednesday that the seasonally adjusted jobless rate for June was identical with the rate in May. The U.S. rate fell 0.2 points to 5.3 percent in the latest month.

The Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget says the state's jobless rate has fallen from 7.1 percent in June 2014.

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Triple A Michigan says gas prices statewide have gone up by about 6 cents in the past week.
The Dearborn-based auto club says the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.94 per gallon on Sunday. That's about 85 cents less than at the same time last year.
AAA Michigan surveys daily fuel prices at 2,800 gas stations across the state. The lowest average price was about $2.74 per gallon in the Marquette area, while the highest average was about $2.99 a gallon in the Ann Arbor area.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Neighborhoods in Ishpeming and Negaunee will see some improvements, thanks to a state grant worth about $223,000. 

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority awarded the grant to the Marquette County Land Bank Authority.  The land bank intends to demolish three commercial and eight residential structures in the two towns. 

According to the grant application, downtowns that were built to support the booming mining industry are falling into disrepair, and residential properties are also suffering. 

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