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The Consumer Outlook for 2015

[ 20 Nov 2014 ]

ISR economist Richard Curtin, director of the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers, presented his annual forecast of consumer spending on November 20 at the 62nd U-M Economic Outlook Conference. According to Curtin, the data indicate that consumers now hold the…


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Few Students Attend Schools Meeting Nutrition Standards

[ 17 Nov 2014 ]

ANN ARBOR—Implementing the latest government standards for foods and beverages sold at schools would substantially improve school nutrition, according to a new University of Michigan study. The study, published online by JAMA Pediatrics, finds that from 2008 through 2012, only two…