Street Talk: Disaster preparedness

The Federal Reserve last week announced a 50-basis-point cut to its target rate as an emergency response to economic concerns stemming from the coronavirus.This...

Street Talk: The immigration situation

A coalition of business and industry leaders last week launched the Michigan Compact on Immigration, a set of principles outlining the need for smart...

Street Talk: Moving the chains

A Western Michigan University expert in supply chains and risk mitigation estimates we are two to six weeks away from serious disruptions as the...

Street Talk: Just call in sick

While it is difficult for the CDC to predict flu severity, influenza in all its forms is expected to cost U.S. employers over $13...

Street Talk: Road less traveled

Looking forward to some vehicle insurance relief this summer?Those premium savings might not be automatic. A report from the personal finance website WalletHub indicates...

Street Talk: Nurses save lives

When a group of Muskegon Community College nursing instructors and students traveled to a convention, they never expected to leave being called heroes.But that’s...

Street Talk: Rosy outlook for retail

Retailers in Michigan reported higher sales in December and predict stronger winter sales than a year ago, according to the Michigan Retail Index.The December...

Street Talk: Looking out for local

The Grand Rapids Planning Commission will hold a public hearing Jan. 23 regarding the city’s recreational cannabis ordinance, and the West Michigan Cannabis Guild...

Street Talk: Group seeks to stall sex trafficking

A human trafficking workgroup is inviting Grand Rapids residents to join the movement to end sex trafficking in Grand Rapids.The event, titled “Understanding Sex...

Street Talk: 2019’s job cuts go out like a lamb

Job cuts announced by U.S.-based employers fell for the second consecutive month, to 32,843, the lowest monthly total since 27,122 cuts were announced in...

Street Talk: A lights-out scam

The Better Business Bureau Serving Western Michigan and Consumers Energy are warning businesses to be cautious of a growing utility scam.In the scam, a...

Street Talk: Welcome to all

In response to an executive order on enhancing state and local involvement in refugee resettlement, the Kentwood City Commission adopted a resolution in support...

Street Talk: Manufacturer’s cool concept driven by research

Structural Concepts met an upcoming climate change-reducing standard a cool month ahead of schedule.Muskegon-based Structural Concepts reported Dec. 9 that all of its self-contained...

Street Talk: More than just money

Guiding Light has partnered with Chemical Bank to offer the men in its Back to Work program a finance class to help them tackle...

Street Talk: Opening their drawers

A racial equity lending fund is tapping a new foundation for help funding its services.Rende Progress Capital and the Michigan State University Federal Credit...

Street Talk: GR rates as LGBTQ all-star

A national report released last week lists six Michigan cities, including Grand Rapids, as examples of leading the way on LGBTQ inclusion.At a time...

Street Talk: You can’t look away

A new study projects that employees who are following the televised hearings and news coverage of President Donald Trump’s impeachment inquiry on the job...

Street Talk: College has new plans for your weekend

Starting next semester, Grand Rapids Community College is offering Saturday classes to make college more accessible, especially for learners trying to work around jobs...

Street Talk: The leaders and best

During his days at the University of Michigan, Wayman Britt was known for his defensive wizardry and leadership on the basketball court.When the former...

Street Talk: Pilots are grounded

A pilot to improve the integration of Medicaid physical health and behavioral health services that two West Michigan organizations were set to take part...

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