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Something to Think About - "Out of Sight, Out of Mind?"

Week in Review
February 10, 2016 9:00 PM

The topic in Something to Think About is "Out of Sight, Out of Mind." We have now had a series of Republican and Democrat debates. One topic that seems to have been overlooked is the federal deficit and resulting debt. Rather, we have seen a variety of new program proposals from the candidates that will have a dramatic effect on both. Why has the topic been ignored? Is it because it is easier to campaign on increasing benefits or spending more money than it is to promise fiscal restraint, eliminating government waste and ineffective programs, or by chance, launching entitlement reforms?

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A Look Ahead - Laboratory Developed Hamburgers and Sausages and More!

Week in Review
February 10, 2016 7:56 PM

Several startups are racing to be the first to fill US consumers’ plates with laboratory developed hamburgers and sausages that taste just as good as the kind from cattle and pigs.

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Michigan News - Record-Breaking Year for Venture Capital and More!

Week in Review
February 10, 2016 6:30 PM

It was a record-breaking year for venture capital in Michigan in 2015, with 2016 starting up where last year left off.

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A Look Around the Nation and the World - Airline Reliability and More!

Week in Review
February 10, 2016 4:00 PM

Yellow Cab Cooperative, San Francisco’s largest taxi company filed for bankruptcy, the latest in a string of traditional taxi companies to turn to Chapter 11 amid the rapid rise of ride hailing rivals like Uber and Lyft.

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Reports and Announcements - U.S. Economy Sputtered at the end of 2015

Week in Review
February 10, 2016 3:00 PM

The U.S. economy sputtered in the final months of 2015, a possible sign of flagging momentum amid global weakness and turmoil in financial markets.

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Wall Street Wrapup - Stocks Down, Oil Prices Down and More!

Week in Review
February 10, 2016 1:30 PM

Though the rate of U.S. jobs growth in January had a silver lining in the form of strong hourly wage growth and a drop in the unemployment rate to 4.9%, the weak headline number dealt a blow to growth-oriented plays like information technology and consumer-oriented shares. The Dow plunged 212 to 16,205, the S&P tumbled 35 to 1,880 and the Nasdaq was particularly hard hit losing 146 to 4,363.

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Seven Skills to Master to Become More Influential & News on where to get a beer Certificate in Michigan

Business Next
February 10, 2016 1:00 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, interviews nationally known small business advocate, Chris Holman, about seven skills to master to become more influential, and news of a beer certification program at a Michigan community college.

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Quit Procrastinating! Now! And Other Small Business Management Advice

Business Next
February 10, 2016 12:30 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, chats with business consultant, trainer and coach, Tom Borg, about why small business owners procrastinate and how to stop, the advantages of making your small business a more positive place to work, and how to build customer loyalty by letting your values show.

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Marketing Through Relationship Building Via Community Involvement

Communicating Business
February 10, 2016 11:30 AM

The Chief Community Officer of the Honigman Law Firm, Fritz Morsches, is one of the most experienced professional service marketers in Michigan. He talks about how the firm places importance of relationship building via community involvement with advice, which should benefit any business where “the person is the product."

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Promotional Marketing - Think About Your Business Message!

Communicating Business
February 10, 2016 9:40 AM

Joyce Golden, the owner of JCG Associates, in Farmington Hills, believes that promotional marketing is about much more than “trinkets and trash.” She works with her clients to put tangible items into the hands of those who can help grow their business. She provides advice, based on years of experience, that should make every businessperson think about their message and their audience and creative ways to connect with them.

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