Greater Lansing Business Monthly Index & Survey

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Overall the index had a moderate gain -- but the measure tells us the business climate is unchanged from the first three months of the year compared to the last three months of 2004.

There is, however, still a pessimistic view of the auto market as companies like General Motors looses market share in some areas.

Elsewhere there's more upbeat views on corporate business state wide and nearby.

Retail spending is increasing, despite the increasing cost of doing business with high oil costs.