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Roughly 29 percent of American households aged 55 and older have neither retirement savings or pension plan. For those who do, the savings averages $104,000. With Americans living longer the reality is the savings won't go far.

For perspective and advice we talk with Elizabeth White author of "Fifty-five, Unemployed and Faking Normal."

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President Donald Trump isn't budging on his international tariff stance so far despite remarkably public pleadings from House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republican allies to back off his threat and avoid a possible trade war.

Trump says, "We're not backing down." But he's holding open the possibility of exempting longstanding friends Canada and Mexico if they agree to better terms for the U.S. in revising the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Red Sparrow opens Oscars weekend

Mar 2, 2018

Jennifer Lawrence stars in Red Sparrow, while Bruce Willis steps into Charles Bronson's shoes in a remake of Death Wish, and relationship drama Nostalgia with Jon Hamm and Catherine Keener also opens...WGVU talks those movies and Oscars with Ron Van Timmeran from Celebration Cinema.

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From startup to mature company, MiBiz takes a look at the proposed sale of MPI Research to Charles River Laboratories and how acquisitions impact a community. Also, credit union consolidation and Mary Free Bed's research aims.

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Owners of West Michigan cideries and distilleries talk about growth and appeal. Hospital systems seeking savings are disrupting the health care sector with innovative ideas.

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The Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids are in the process of renovating and transforming its 35 acre Marywood Campus. Assisting in the planning are Mercy Health Saint Mary's and Trinity Senior Services Management.

WGVU spoke with Sister Maureen Geary, Prioress of the Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids about the comprehensive plan.

Larry Nassar, the sports doctor who was convicted for molesting 190 girls and women earlier this month has been making headlines nationally. Katie Strang is the managing editor of The Athletic, a sports news publication in Michigan. Her coverage of the Nassar’s trial stood out in that it centered the stories of the women who spoke out and stood up to the doctor who abused so many. WGVU’s Mariano Avila talked to Katie Strang about her coverage.  A warning, accounts of abuse described here may be disturbing. 

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12 Strong Men, Den of Thieves, and Forever My Girl open in theaters around western Michigan, along with Oscar favorites Phantom Thread and Call Me By Your Name.  WGVU talks with Ron Van Timmeran about these movies.  First here's the preview for Phantom Thread.

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The #MeToo movement sparking a national dialogue about sexual abuse of women has lead to FRONTLINE updating its 2015 documentary "Rape on the Night Shift."

WGVU talks with Andres Cediel who is a producer for FRONTLINE and with the investigative reporting program at U.C. Berkeley about sexual abuse of janitor immigrant women.

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MiBiz senior writer Mark Sanchez focuses on mergers and acquisitions in 2018.

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One in 10 workers in the United States in employed by some form of philanthropy. With changes coming to the field in 2018 what can nonprofits expect?

The Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University has identified 11 trends.

Executive Director Kyle Caldwell discusses those trends and how to best understand their impacts.

Movie Talk

Jan 5, 2018
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Celebration Cinema!'s Ron VanTimmeren and Eric Kuiper preview Molly's Game, Insidious: The Last Key and Darkest Hour during our weekly Movie Talk.

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This week on Order Up! we highlight GROVE restaurant in Grand Rapids as they share with us what they are doing with their menu to bring in the new year.

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MiBiz senior writer, Mark Sanchez, talks with area business leaders discussing their views on what lies ahead for the West Michigan economy in 2018.

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WGVU continues honoring area Veterans. Today, we turn our attention to Veteran volunteers in Muskegon restoring a Vietnam era river patrol boat. It’s one of only 33 remaining PBR boats. We share with you the story of nonprofit Operation Black Sheep.

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