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  • Bankruptcy's end more clear than Orr's future

    DETROIT (AP) — Kevyn Orr's success in shepherding Detroit through its historic bankruptcy will leave him unemployed, at least temporarily, when and if his task in the Motor City is complete. The turnaround expert who helped Chrysler through its 2009 Chapter 11 restructuring says he has given no...

  • Rand Paul to Americans in poverty: 'Give Republicans another chance'

    Republicans must broaden their appeal to Americans in poverty by touting growth-oriented economic policies such as lower taxes, Kentucky senator and Republican presidential prospect Rand Paul said this week.

  • Detroit residents may get vacant lots for $100

    DETROIT (AP) — Plans call for allowing some Detroit residents to buy vacant lots next to their properties for $100. The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press report City Council on Tuesday approved the transfer of about 10,000 parcels of vacant city land to the Detroit Land Bank following an...

  • Judge will make Detroit water decision Monday

    DETROIT (AP) — A lawyer representing poor Detroit residents urged a judge Tuesday to suspend water shutoffs until next spring and order the city to come up with a new way to keep a critical service in place for people who simply can't afford it. "Detroit has an endemic poverty issue. ... We may...

  • Detroit bankruptcy trial resumes after settlement

    DETROIT (AP) — A judge refused to extend a timeout Monday in Detroit's bankruptcy trial after a deal with a major creditor removed another opponent from the city's plan to exit the largest Chapter 9 case in U.S. history. A bond insurer, Financial Guaranty Insurance, said it needs more time to...

  • Detroit bankruptcy trial on hold after major deal

    DETROIT (AP) — One of Detroit's fiercest opponents in bankruptcy once compared the city's fix-it plan to an automobile "lemon" fit for the "scrapyard." Now that same creditor, bond insurer Syncora, is making peace with Detroit in the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history under a deal that could...

  • Correction: Detroit-Bankruptcy story

    DETROIT (AP) — In a story Sept. 9 about a tentative agreement reached between Detroit and major creditor Syncora in its bankruptcy trial, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Steven Schlein is a spokesman for Syncora. Schlein does public relations for Kirkland & Ellis, a law firm...

  • Red Wings want local contractors to work on arena

    DETROIT (AP) — The owners of the Detroit Red Wings want local contractors to build the hockey team's new arena. To that end, Olympia Development of Michigan is inviting state-based construction firms and suppliers to attend a meeting it's hosting in Detroit. The Michigan Made, Detroit Built...

  • Detroit bankruptcy trial turns to poor technology

    DETROIT (AP) — Detroit's computer system is "beyond fundamentally broken" and years behind the latest software, the city's new technology chief told a bankruptcy judge Monday. Beth Niblock said she turned down the job twice before agreeing to move to Detroit from Louisville, Kentucky, at the...

  • Detroit works to curb demolition health issues

    DETROIT (AP) — Officials in Detroit are taking steps to prevent respiratory illness and other health problems among residents living near vacant and blighted properties slated for demolition. The city is urging residents to keep watch on demolitions and hold contractors accountable, The Detroit...

  • Detroit official: Debt plan 'adjustments' possible

    DETROIT (AP) — Detroit's chief financial officer acknowledged Thursday that officials may have to make "adjustments" to a plan aimed at reducing the bankrupt city's debt if future revenues come in lower than projected. John Hill Jr. was the first witness called during a trial that began this...

  • Creditor wants 75 cents on dollar for Detroit debt

    DETROIT (AP) — An attorney for one of Detroit's creditors told a judge overseeing the city's historic bankruptcy Wednesday that Detroit could afford to pay 75 cents on the dollar to settle its debt if it sold some masterpieces from the art museum. But an attorney for Detroit told federal Judge...

  • Where things stand with Detroit's bankruptcy plan

    DETROIT (AP) — More than a year after Detroit filed for the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history, a federal judge is hearing evidence on whether he should approve the city's plan to emerge from billions of dollars in debt. Here's a look at the past, present and future of the city's...

  • Attorney: Detroit needs debt plan to survive

    DETROIT (AP) — The plan to restructure billions of dollars in debt is the vehicle the Motor City needs to free up funds to provide services to residents and allow the city to survive, one of Detroit's attorneys told the federal judge at the helm of the historic bankruptcy trial, which started...

  • Ferguson: Not nearly as daunting as the 1960s riots

    Continued violence in Ferguson, Mo., brings back memories of the Detroit riots of the 1960s. But there are some differences of varying significance between the riots of the 1960s and Ferguson today.



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