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Rick Haglund: COVID-19 shows how our economy depends on low-wage workers...

As Michigan clawed back from the ravages of the Great Recession, in no small part due to the President Obama administration’s 2009 bailout of...

Detroit small businesses score grants to survive COVID-19 crisis

One Detroiter who expressed concern about her business’ survival during the early days of the COVID-19 crisis has secured a $5,000 grant designed to...

Michigan has 4th most jobless claims in nation with 311K last...

Initial unemployment insurance claims spiked again last week as more than 311,000 Michigan residents reported job losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s continued impact...

Whitmer: COVID-19 hit Michigan hard due to poverty, airport hub

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer appeared on the newly renamed "Daily Social Distancing Show" Wednesday evening, where host Trevor Noah asked why Michigan was getting slammed...

Robinson’s death renews calls for safer Legislature protocols

First-term state Rep. Isaac Robinson (D-Detroit), 44, died from suspected COVID-19 complications Sunday morning. As his friends and colleagues mourn him, some say his...

Self-employed, gig workers can claim unemployment benefits 

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday announced new programs for workers affected by COVID-19, a disease caused by a new coronavirus. The governor, under the federal...

COVID-19 update: Who can work during the stay at home order?

COVID-19 is now impacting how people vote, sign up for unemployment benefits and even spend their time outdoors. It’s also led to the launch...

Column: COVID-19 stimulus shows needs of Michiganders, nation can transcend party...

A lot has changed in the last two weeks. I recently wrote about the COVID-19 crisis that had just landed in Michigan, and now...

Updated: Trump signs behemoth $2T COVID-19 response bill

Updated, 3:39 p.m., 3/27/20 with additional comments WASHINGTON — A $2 trillion bill to aid workers, health care providers and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic...

130K Michiganders filed for unemployment last week

New figures from the U.S. Department of Labor show more than 129,000 Michigan residents reported being out of work last week, an indicator of...

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