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Charles Ballard

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Professor of Economics at Michigan State University

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Donald Trump  unveiled details of his economic policy plan Monday in a speech in Detroit .

How hard have trade agreements hit Motor City?

Donald Trump unveiled details of his economic policy plan Monday in a speech in Detroit .

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New numbers from the Census today show little upward movement from last year. Median income last year didn’t budge from the previous year, and it’s the same story with poverty.

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Republican Governor Scott Walker is ready to sign a law that allows workers to benefit from union negotiations without paying union dues.

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Republican Governor Scott Walker is ready to sign a law that allows workers to benefit from union negotiations without paying union dues.

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