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  • Experts tapped to help judge in Detroit bankruptcy

    DETROIT (AP) — A judge overseeing Detroit's bankruptcy has selected experts from Boston and New York to advise him on the city's plan to get out of Chapter 9. Marti Kopacz (KO'-paz) of Phoenix Management Services will be the court's expert witness. She will give opinions on whether Detroit's...

  • Should the bankrupt, blighted city of Detroit turn in its charter?

    Should the city of Detroit turn in its charter and go out of existence? A good friend of mine proposed this, many years ago, and I thought it absurd. It seems less so now. Now comes Dennis Lennox, former Cheboygan County drain commissioner and Republican public affairs consultant, writing in the...

  • Nonprofit's Detroit agriculture work moves ahead

    DETROIT (AP) — A nonprofit's plans to create agriculture projects in Detroit neighborhoods are moving forward. The Detroit Free Press reports (http://on.freep.com/1iCBjn7 ) RecoveryPark began construction Friday of a high-tunnel greenhouse in which more than two dozen varieties of herbs and...

  • Treasury Secretary to visit Detroit on jobs push

    DETROIT (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew plans to visit Detroit this week to explore ways to promote job creation and economic growth. An announcement about Lew's planned visit says he'll highlight the continued commitment of President Barack Obama's administration to the city's...

  • Judge to interview experts in Detroit bankruptcy

    DETROIT (AP) — A former New York lieutenant governor is among the candidates to be interviewed as a possible expert in the Detroit bankruptcy case. Judge Steven Rhodes wants a set of fresh, experienced eyes to offer opinions as Detroit tries to emerge from bankruptcy this year. Richard...

  • Detroit bailout plans just paper over the problem with more money

    In Detroit's unfolding saga, the only innocent victims are city residents. So if there is any case for a Motown bailout, it is to make the city more livable for them. However, that seems to be the main goal of neither the Democratic White House nor the state's Republican governor -- both of...

  • Judge wants Detroit mayor to back bankruptcy plan

    DETROIT (AP) — Looking years ahead, the judge overseeing Detroit's bankruptcy said Thursday he wants assurances from the mayor and other elected leaders that they'll follow a final plan that likely cuts pensions, sheds debt and plows millions into better services. The bankruptcy case — the...

  • Detroit still needs $350M from state lawmakers

    DETROIT (AP) — Pressure was building Wednesday for Michigan lawmakers to commit $350 million to Detroit pensions, a day after the city reached tentative agreements with pension funds and a retiree group to reduce payouts. The city has an $816 million pledge from foundations, philanthropists...

  • Detroit strikes 2nd deal with its other retirees

    DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit pension fund that covers all retirees except former police officers and firefighters says it has reached a tentative agreement with the bankrupt city. Tina Bassett, a spokeswoman for the city's general pension fund, says retirees would see a 4.5 percent cut and...

  • 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...



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