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  • Free Press columnist wins Pulitzer for commentary

    DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Free Press columnist Stephen Henderson has been awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his commentary on the city's financial crisis, it was announced Monday. The Pulitzers are given out each year by Columbia University in New York on the recommendation of a board of journalists...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Project closing stretch of I-96 in Detroit area

    LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — A major freeway construction project in the Detroit area is going to require motorists to take detours until October. The Michigan Department of Transportation says a several-mile stretch of Interstate 96 in Livonia and Wayne County's Redford Township is being shut down...

  • Detroit bankruptcy plan may mean airport upgrades

    DETROIT (AP) — An aging airport in Detroit could again get passenger service if $28.5 million in funding is approved as part of the city's bankruptcy plan, officials said. The money for Coleman A. Young International Airport on the city's east side would pay to upgrade hangars and the...

  • Detroit hopes to exit bankruptcy by Oct. 15

    DETROIT (AP) — The emergency manager running Detroit says he wants to see the city get out of bankruptcy by Oct. 15. Kevyn Orr's 18-month term expires in September, but he can stay unless the City Council and Mayor Mike Duggan remove him. Orr made his remark about a bankruptcy exit Thursday...

  • Detroit gets approval to use $120 million loan

    DETROIT (AP) — Bankrupt Detroit has been given approval to move forward with a $120 million quality of life loan to help improve city services. Federal Judge Steven Rhodes on Wednesday approved the loan brokered with Barclays. He says Detroit can use the money to meet the needs of people...

  • Michael Moore: General Motors 'criminals' deserve death

    Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore believes that whoever was responsible at General Motors for failing to recall a faulty ignition switch deserves death. "I am opposed to the death penalty, but to every rule there is usually an exception, and in this case I hope the criminals at General Motors...

  • Why is Obama administration blocking Detroit River bridge?

    Why isn't the Obama administration willing to finance the customs plaza for the new international bridge over the Detroit River between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario? That's a question raised by this article in the Wall Street Journal.

  • It's not about race --- it's about how liberalism doesn't solve poverty

    When Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., went off on Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., for his remarks that, “We have got a tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work,” the...

  • Home demolitions turn Detroit into blank canvas

    DETROIT (AP) — The families of Detroit's Brightmoor area are delighted that the day is finally approaching when bulldozers will arrive to level more of their neighborhood. After that, their community's future will be like the cleared landscape — a blank canvas. For years, Brightmoor...

  • $120 million Detroit financing plan going to vote

    DETROIT (AP) — A state board involved in Detroit's financial reorganization has scheduled a meeting Tuesday to consider city leaders' proposal for a $120 million loan. The announcement of the Lansing meeting Monday didn't detail the proposal, but the Detroit Free Press reports Detroit's been...



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