Rick Haglund


Trump’s tax audit and his bid for a Detroit casino

October 13, 2016 | Rick Haglund

A Detroit casino wasn’t in the cards for Trump, undone by some of the same issues dragging down his presidential campaign today, including a battle over tax returns

Community colleges pushing skilled trades, but students aren’t buying

September 18, 2014 | Rick Haglund

Despite sunny promises, most community college students are shunning careers in manufacturing, technical and skilled trades, leaving Michigan employers and the colleges themselves bewildered.

Troubling times for Michigan’s community colleges

September 18, 2014 | Rick Haglund

Struggling students and falling enrollment are presenting challenges to Michigan’s 28 community colleges. Their leaders are aiming to reverse fortunates with innovative job programs.

Benchmark: Jobs

June 24, 2014 | Rick Haglund

In Detroit, there are stirrings of job growth in the usual places, but data is still scant on improving prospects for most city residents.

Michigan residents below average in 'real' income

June 3, 2014 | Rick Haglund

New federal income statistics allow workers and businesses to compare how far their paychecks will stretch in different cities and states.

Is Michigan in another auto bubble?

February 12, 2014 | Rick Haglund

Growing inventories and modest sales forecasts raise questions about Gov. Snyder’s pledge to “double down” on auto industry and manufacturing investments.

Benchmark: Jobs

January 29, 2014 | Rick Haglund

High unemployment and a modestly educated workforce present a tough challenge. A push to attract highly skilled immigrants may boost job hopes.