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News, Surveys of Consumers

Consumer sentiment slips in June but still remains high

[ 30 Jun 2017 ]

ANN ARBOR—Consumer confidence in June slipped to its lowest level since President Trump was elected, although the overall level still remains quite favorable, according to the University of Michigan (U-M) Surveys of Consumers. The average level of the Sentiment Index…

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News, Research

Study raises doubts about safety of some forms of birth control pills

[ 27 Jun 2017 ]

ANN ARBOR—New research on how birth control pills affect the level of hormones in women’s blood serum has found much higher levels of hormones in women who take birth control pills compared to women who don’t. The University of Michigan…