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  • Police nearing contract amid Detroit bankruptcy

    DETROIT (AP) — Detroit and a union representing police officers are moving toward reaching a multi-year contract agreement as part of talks during the city's bankruptcy case. Federal mediators announced an agreement Tuesday night with the Detroit Police Officers Association on "important core...

  • After Detroit, another city ponders bankruptcy

    FLINT, Mich. (AP) — As Detroit struggles to climb out of bankruptcy, another Michigan city with strong ties to the auto industry may be about to fall into the same hole. Flint, the birthplace of General Motors that once had 200,000 residents, has also endured a spectacular drop in population...

  • Deadline approaches for bankruptcy plan vote

    DETROIT (AP) — The most anticipated vote in Detroit this summer isn't for a city office. Instead, ballots due by Friday from city retirees could determine how quickly Detroit exits its historic bankruptcy and how much of the financial weight pensioners will bear. Non-uniformed retirees are...

  • Lump sum repayments approved in Detroit bankruptcy

    DETROIT (AP) — Detroit retirees will be allowed to repay generous annuity returns with a lump sum in the city's bankruptcy case. A single payment could be cheaper than stretching it over time. The city is proposing to recover as much as 20 percent of the money paid between 2003 and 2013....

  • Meijer breaks ground Monday on 2nd Detroit store

    DETROIT (AP) — Midwest retailer Meijer Inc. has held a groundbreaking event on its second store in the city of Detroit. Grand Rapids-based Meijer's event took place Monday on the city's west side on the former Redford High School site. Construction is expected to take about a year. Detroit...

  • Detroit's largest union, city sign new contract

    DETROIT (AP) — A representative of Detroit's largest union and the city's emergency manager signed an agreement reached during the ongoing municipal bankruptcy case. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees official Ed McNeil and Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr took...

  • Detroit bankruptcy judge may take tour of city

    DETROIT (AP) — The judge in Detroit's bankruptcy said Thursday he's leaning toward a three-hour tour of the city but suggested the details may become a secret because of concerns about safety. The city believes a tour of warts and jewels would help Judge Steven Rhodes as he considers whether...

  • Beverly Hills Cop sequel being shot in Detroit

    DETROIT (AP) — Eddie Murphy is returning to his role as Axel Foley in a new installment of the Beverly Hills Cop movie series, with shooting taking place in Detroit and environs and release expected in March 2016. The Michigan Film Office announced Thursday that Brett Ratner will direct and...

  • Detroit's emergency manager to give school lecture

    DETROIT (AP) — Detroit's state-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr is going back to school to discuss the city's comeback with college students. Wayne State University says Orr will guest lecture Wednesday evening during an urban studies and planning course that covers Detroit's...

  • Grosse Pointe Park could stop using Detroit water

    GROSSE POINTE PARK, Mich. (AP) — Grosse Pointe Park has come up with a plan that could make it the next Michigan community to stop buying water from Detroit. The suburb of about 12,000 residents has proposed building its own $15 million water filtration plant at a park along Lake St. Clair...

  • Faygo founder's grandson loses job, sues company

    DETROIT (AP) — The grandson of a founder of an iconic Michigan soft drink company says he was fired because of his age. Hugh Rosenthal was marketing director at Detroit-based Faygo when he lost his job at age 68 in 2012. He tells the Detroit Free Press (http://on.freep.com/1nw6DE8 ) there was...



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