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  • Judge approves Detroit swaps deal with 2 banks

    DETROIT (AP) — Detroit can move ahead with a plan to settle a ruinous multimillion-dollar debt with two banks for $85 million, a judge said Friday as he also urged the bankrupt city and other creditors to reach more deals. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes signed off on the agreement to pay UBS...

  • Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signs bill to block scrap metal thefts

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation intended to crack down on sales of stolen scrap metal. Michigan scrapyards that buy copper wire, air conditioners and catalytic converters will only be able to pay sellers by mail for sales of more than $25. Scrapyards will have...

  • Detroit reaches bankruptcy deal over some bonds

    The city of Detroit reached a deal in bankruptcy over $388 million in bonds, mediators announced Wednesday, a significant agreement that could influence other creditors to try to get a settlement.

  • Detroit creditors still have eye on city-owned art

    DETROIT (AP) — Some creditors in Detroit's bankruptcy with eyes on city-owned art say they've found buyers willing to pay more than $1 billion for parts or all of the collection. The disclosure was made in a court filing Wednesday. The creditors are asking bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes to...

  • GM to invest $449 million in 2 Detroit-area factories

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors plans to invest $449 million in two Detroit-area factories to build the next-generation Chevrolet Volt hybrid electric car and two unspecified new vehicles. The company said the investment eventually will bring a second shift at the Detroit assembly plant that...

  • Retiring Mike Rogers endorses Mike Bishop to fill spot

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – On Monday morning, U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, a Republican from Michigan who recently announced his retirement, endorsed Mike Bishop, the former state Senate majority leader, to fill his spot in Congress. In the race for Michigan’s 8th Congressional District,...

  • Company considers drilling west of Ann Arbor

    SCIO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A company is moving forward with plans to possibly drill for oil or natural gas in an area west of Ann Arbor. The Ann Arbor News reports (http://bit.ly/1g1bzQr ) some residents of Washtenaw County's Scio Township are being asked to give up mineral rights. The...

  • Michigan to boost efforts for auto industry jobs

    DETROIT (AP) — Michigan plans to boost efforts to attract and retain automotive industry jobs in engineering and design, software and coding, systems integration and skilled trades, officials said. Nigel Francis, the state's senior automotive adviser, this week plans to outline details of a...

  • Maker Faire Detroit event set to return in July

    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Organizers of an annual Detroit-area event that celebrates arts, crafts, engineering and technology are asking for entries. Maker Faire Detroit 2014 will be held July 26-27 at The Henry Ford, the Dearborn attraction that includes Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield...

  • Harsh winter damages Michigan's fruit trees, vines

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's heavy snowfall and bitter cold winter have damaged some fruit trees and vineyards, according to a leading state farm group. The late thaw is finally allowing fruit farmers to assess damage from the cold and heavy snow, the Michigan Farm Bureau said in a...

  • Final Four floor originated in tiny Michigan town

    AMASA, Mich. (AP) — Workers in a tiny Michigan town toiled to produce the hardwood floor on which Connecticut, Florida, Kentucky and Wisconsin will try to produce their shining moment. The floor being used for the Final Four games on Saturday and the national championship game on Monday, all...

  • Obama spotlights minimum wage in university town

    Will the minimum-wage issue drive Democrats to the polls next November?

  • Michigan House proposes $500 million roads minimum

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's ragged roads could stay smoother for longer under changes to transportation funding proposed by House leaders Thursday. Republican House Speaker Jase Bolger announced a roads funding plan of at least $450 million in fiscal 2015 and at least $500 million...

  • Michigan police join information sharing networks

    NOVI, Mich. (AP) — Michigan police agencies are increasingly compiling and sharing information about suspects and everyday citizens as part of an effort to cut costs and improve communication, officials said. As budgets tighten, police are joining consortiums to manage records and reports...

  • Obama mocks GOP message on minimum wage as 'Get off my lawn'

    Obama, traveling to Michigan to push Congress to raise the minimum wage, said conservatives dismissed the proposal because they believed it helped only young people.



From the Weekly Standard

  • Why the New York Times Poll Is Bogus

    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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  • Hustle Is Overrated

    The Bryce Harper-Mike Trout showdown is underway and the outcome is, well, inconclusive. In round one Monday night, the Nationals leftfielder walked and went hitless in three at bats while the...

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  • Kennedy’s Question

    We often think of the Constitution as a two-part document: first the original 1787 text, which primarily establishes the government’s structure; and then the amendments, which primarily set...

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