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Are You Better Off Now Than You Were Four Years Ago? [POLL]

If you listen to the news or read polls, you're most likely a little confused. Most polls are national and don't really reflect the true nature of things locally.

So I figured we could do our own people poll. Are you game? It's easy to take and requires no special skills and one other thing, it's free.

Are you better off now than you were four years ago? So far, half of our listeners say they're actually doing better, while half are doing worse (and Steph even chimed in with her own observation about joining Rod on the Cars 108 morning show). Take the poll after the jump.

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Is the Economy Getting Better? – Survey of the Day

Over the last few months, there has been some data that suggests the sluggish economy could be improving. Mainly, the unemployment rate, which has dropped to 8.3 percent after reaching a 26-year high of 10 percent in late 2009. However, according to a new survey from Poll Postion, the public is split on whether America is entering into a period of economic recovery.

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Recession? What Recession? Americans Say ‘We’re Doing Better Than Our Folks’ — Survey of the Day

While the county has been going through an extended period of economic decline and uncertainty, a solid majority of Americans still think that they are ahead of where their parents were financially.

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Still Living With Your Parents as an Adult? Well, You’re Hurting the Economy

While many college grads are only too happy to fly their parents’ nest and get a place of their own, the dip in the economy has meant some can’t — or won’t — until they feel more financially able to do so comfortably. What does this mean for the economy? Unfortunately, nothing good.

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Study: Some US Companies Pay No Taxes

Check your tax return from last year. If you paid taxes, you may have paid more, percentage-wise, than some of this country's largest corporations.

More details after the jump.

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Michigan’s Economic Recovery No. 2 in US

Economy watchers are oohing and aahing over Michigan’s recovery, saying the Great Lakes State is coming out of the recession at the second-fastest rate in the US. The one state outpacing Michigan is North Dakota, where the economy is being fueled by an oil boom.

More details after the jump.

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Florida Lawmaker says ‘Dwarf Tossing’ should be Legalized

It's an unconventional way to cut unemployment, but that's exactly the reason Ritch Workman is citing for his proposed repeal of a law that bans "Dwarf Tossing" in Florida. Seriously.

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Flint Township Casino Could Bring In 700 Jobs

According to the Flint Journal, The Bay Mills Indian Community is thinking about building a casino in the area which could generate 700 jobs in Genesee County. Officials will be meeting next month to go over this potential plan.

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City of Flint Is Financially Stressed

The city of Flint has been reviewed by the state and the initial findings state that the city is in financial stress, according to ABC-12. Mayor Dayne Walling received the news over the weekend and isn't surprised by the review:

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Mayor Dayne Walling Discusses Job Growth

Last week, President Obama announced his new plan for job creation and Mayor Dayne Walling sat down in the studio to discuss the future of jobs in Genesee County. The mayor says it's up to everyone to work together in this situation:

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President Obama Addresses the Debt Ceiling Crisis [LIVE]

President Obama's address, live from the White House Rose Garden.

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