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Small jump for May construction
New U.S. construction starts in May were up 1 percent compared to the previous month, according to McGraw-Hill Construction. ..

Educated voters key to making every vote count in 2004

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Of primary importance: vote on Tuesday, Aug. 3

The Nov. 2 general election ballot – which will include George W. Bush and John Kerry – will get the lion’s share of attention from U.S. voters this year. ..

Clean slate: new roof for an old school

Lowrey School in Dearborn got a pretty good return on its investment in high-end roofing materials in 1927. ..

Bush vs. the American worker…President picks fight on various fronts

Some union workers may have given George W. Bush the benefit of the doubt in 2000. ..

Rained out May 20-24? Disaster $ may be available

Michigan residents in 19 counties who were left temporarily or permanently unemployed because of damage from storms and tornadoes that swept through the counties in late May may be eligible for special federal unemployment aid. ..

Trades at the top of the Fox

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The Gangbox - Assorted News and Notes

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