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Elijah, our little boy who was a baby but yesterday, is getting ready to celebrate his third birthday on Sunday. In his 2-year-old mind, it didn’t make any sense why the rest of us were all celebrating our birthdays during the summer and fall, and his turn simply would not come. Now at long … Read more

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Elijah, our little boy who was a baby but yesterday, is getting ready to celebrate his third birthday on Sunday. In his 2-year-old mind, it didn’t make any sense why the rest of us were all celebrating our birthdays during the summer and fall, and his turn simply would not come. Now at long … Read more

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I’ve spent several days over the past month providing economic forecasts on Zoom. In this pandemic year, I gave a forecast for the five states of the Great Lakes region and seven metro areas. This is a broad set of forecasts, but the pandemic makes the forecast easier to explain. The evidenc… Read more

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I’ve spent several days over the past month providing economic forecasts on Zoom. In this pandemic year, I gave a forecast for the five states of the Great Lakes region and seven metro areas. This is a broad set of forecasts, but the pandemic makes the forecast easier to explain. The evidenc… Read more

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A common belief I hear repeated often is that too many young people go to college, and that more should go into the trades where they can avoid the wasteful debt of college and still earn a good living. The problem with this argument is that the few parts that are true are largely benign, an… Read more

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A common belief I hear repeated often is that too many young people go to college, and that more should go into the trades where they can avoid the wasteful debt of college and still earn a good living. The problem with this argument is that the few parts that are true are largely benign, an… Read more

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On Christmas Eve 1822, Santa Claus was born. Yet in various parts of the world, a man known as Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, Kris Kringle, Abbot of Unreason, Julenissen and many other names had been associated with the Yule season since the fourth century. Read more

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As consumers continue to check items off their shopping lists, BBB encourages them to keep small businesses in mind as the place to shop. COVID-19 has had the largest impact on small, local businesses, so this holiday season is the perfect time to show your support. Read more