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Mon November 1, 2010
In this morning's news...
Gubernatorial Campaigns in Final Stretch
Tomorrow is Election Day, and the candidates running for Governor spent a busy weekend getting out their campaign messages. Democratic candidate Virg Bernero spent Sunday visiting churches in Detroit. Republican nominee Rick Snyder traveled in his campaign bus from Traverse City to Grand Rapids. Today, Bernero will start the day in Detroit and end it in Lansing. Snyder will visit Portland and Ann Arbor.
Clock Ticking on Unemployment Benefits
Time may be running out for the hundreds of thousands of Michiganders who depend on unemployment benefits. By the end of the month, 142,000 people in the state will have exhausted their 99 weeks of jobless benefits. It's unknown whether Congress will pass an extension of the benefits as they've done in the past. Michigan's unemployment rate in September was 13%, the lowest since March of 2009.
Feds: Stop School Bullying
There's new emphasis from the federal government to stop bullying in schools. As Michigan Radio's Rina Miller reports, Michigan schools that don't comply with bullying and harassment guidelines could lose federal dollars. The issue is being highlighted after the suicides of several gay students around the country.
Auto Sales Predicted to Have Increased in October
Based on an early count, it's likely U.S. automakers sold about 15% more cars in October than the same month a year ago, Tracy Samilton reports. But, sales are still not stellar. Automakers will sell about eleven and a half million vehicles this year, that's down from the norm of fifteen to sixteen million. Automakers will report their October sales on Wednesday.