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House Republicans vote to extend keep-away rules for overtime pay

LANSING - Many Michiganians who work as salespeople, nurses, or truck drivers - among several other types of occupations - currently are not eligible for mandatory overtime pay under federal law. ..

What did you make last year? Average U.S. CEO earned that yesterday

In 2005, the average CEO in the United States earned 262 times the pay of the average worker - the second-highest level of this ratio in the 40 years for which there is data. ..

Under way on Michigan Street: New level of medical development

GRAND RAPIDS - The building trades are bringing out of the ground what will be this city's largest development in the last decade. ..

Time to take cover and screen the sun

The sun warms our planet, provides energy for plants to grow and generally lets us know when to get out of bed in the morning - but it can be brutal on our skin. ..

Minimum wage hike gets Senate majority of votes - but it's not enough

WASHINGTON (PAI)--By a 52-46 margin, the GOP-run Senate voted June 20 to raise the minimum wage. But the measure needed 60 votes to pass, so it didn't. ..

St. Joe's renews its facilities, in a big way

YPSILANTI - In an area dominated by low-level buildings, the 13-story critical care tower going up on the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital's 360-acre campus is difficult to miss. ..

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