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Michigan building permits: November 2018

Michigan issued 1,353 building permits for privately owned housing during November, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Analysis: University of Michigan-Ann Arbor ranks 16th best for medical research in the nation, study finds

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor finished in a tie for 16th in a ranking of best medical schools for research by U.S. News that examined 120 campuses around the nation.

Analysis: IRS audit rate for Wayne County residents is highest in Michigan

Wayne County residents were audited by the Internal Revenue Service at a greater rate than similar jurisdictions in Michigan, according to an analysis by the website 24/7 Wall St.

Miscellaneous durable goods wholesalers report 6.9 percent increase in year-over-year April sales

Sales by miscellaneous durable goods wholesalers in April 2019 were $19.4 billion, an increase of 6.9 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Metals and non-petroleum minerals wholesalers report 1.4 percent increase in year-over-year April sales

Sales by metals and non-petroleum minerals wholesalers in April 2019 were $15.6 billion, an increase of 1.4 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Professional and commercial equipment and supplies wholesalers report 2.6 percent increase in year-over-year April sales

Sales by professional and commercial equipment and supplies wholesalers in April 2019 were $43 billion, an increase of 2.6 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Apparel, piece goods and notions wholesalers report 3.7 percent increase in year-over-year April sales

Sales by apparel, piece goods and notions wholesalers in April 2019 were $14 billion, an increase of 3.7 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and supplies wholesalers report 3.7 percent increase in year-over-year April sales

Sales by motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and supplies wholesalers in April 2019 were $39.8 billion, an increase of 3.7 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Hardware and plumbing and heading equipment and supplies wholesalers report 6.3 percent increase in year-over-year April sales

Sales by hardware and plumbing and heading equipment and supplies wholesalers in April 2019 were $12.6 billion, an increase of 6.3 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Furniture and home furnishings wholesalers report 0.8 percent increase in year-over-year April sales

Sales by furniture and home furnishings wholesalers in April 2019 were $7.7 billion, an increase of 0.8 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Grugs and druggists' sundries wholesalers report 4.6 percent increase in year-over-year April sales

Sales by grugs and druggists' sundries wholesalers in April 2019 were $59.9 billion, an increase of 4.6 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Miscellaneous nondurable goods wholesalers report 0.6 percent increase in year-over-year April sales

Sales by miscellaneous nondurable goods wholesalers in April 2019 were $21.2 billion, an increase of 0.6 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Machinery, equipment and supplies wholesalers report 7.6 percent increase in year-over-year April sales

Sales by machinery, equipment and supplies wholesalers in April 2019 were $40.7 billion, an increase of 7.6 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Chemicals and allied products wholesalers report 0.7 percent increase in year-over-year April sales

Sales by chemicals and allied products wholesalers in April 2019 were $11.3 billion, an increase of 0.7 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Beer, wine and distilled alcoholic beverages wholesalers report 6 percent increase in year-over-year April sales

Sales by beer, wine and distilled alcoholic beverages wholesalers in April 2019 were $13.5 billion, an increase of 6 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Lumber and other construction materials wholesalers report 4.3 percent increase in year-over-year April sales

Sales by lumber and other construction materials wholesalers in April 2019 were $11.6 billion, an increase of 4.3 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Household appliances and electrical and electronic goods wholesalers report did not change much in year-over-year April sales

Sales by household appliances and electrical and electronic goods wholesalers in April 2019 were $50.3 billion, were nearly the same from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Paper and paper products wholesalers report 5.5 percent increase in year-over-year April sales

Sales by paper and paper products wholesalers in April 2019 were $7.9 billion, an increase of 5.5 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Grocery and related products wholesalers report 4.9 percent increase in year-over-year April sales

Sales by grocery and related products wholesalers in April 2019 were $55.8 billion, an increase of 4.9 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Farm product raw materials wholesalers report 8.4 percent increase in year-over-year April sales

Sales by farm product raw materials wholesalers in April 2019 were $16.4 billion, an increase of 8.4 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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