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Friday, October 19, 2018

JPMorgan Chase study suggests a recession is coming sooner than you think

Posted By on Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 2:07 PM

In the next two years, the U.S. could plummet into another recession, according to research from JPMorgan Chase & Co. The study’s researchers claim there is a 60 percent chance that an economic downturn will occur in two years, and an 80 percent chance it will happen in three years....

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'Believed' podcast explores the Larry Nassar case and the survivors left in its wake

Posted By on Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 10:45 AM

The name Larry Nassar calls to mind many titles. Among them, famed former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor, convicted serial child molester, and as described by the first episode of Believed, a new NPR podcast dedicated to Nassar and his victims, a seemingly "good guy." "This guy...

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Hamtramck will soon break ground on its first archaeological dig

Posted By on Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 2:55 PM

The Old Hamtramck Center has long been the historical epicenter for the city of Hamtramck. Now, the center can boast that it is telling the city’s story through a new outlet: an archaeology site. Dr. Krysta Ryzewski, an associate professor of anthropology at Wayne State, is currently leading a...

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In news that isn't terrible, Battle Creek pizzeria makes 225-mile delivery to dying man

Posted By on Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 11:52 AM

Two things are true of pizza: everyone has a favorite slice and it is inarguably the greatest culinary gift in the history of the world. Also true of most pizzerias is that they deliver and usually within a certain zip code radius. This is not the case for Steve's Pizza...

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White Detroit cops get probation for wrongful chase that resulted in black teen's death

Posted By on Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 10:32 AM

What happens when you're a cop accused of violating your department's chase protocol, causing a deadly crash, and leaving the scene? In Detroit — at least, in this case — you get probation and the chance to have your conviction cleared. Detroit District Judge Kenneth King yesterday sentenced 28-year-old...

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The Gilchrist Detroit property 'controversy' appears to already be over

Posted By on Wed, Oct 17, 2018 at 1:41 PM

Well, that was quick. It seems like the whole Garlin Gilchrist II controversy has ended — at least for now. To recap: Gilchrist, Democrat gubernatorial nominee Gretchen Whitmer's lieutenant governor pick, was revealed to be the owner of a blighted North End duplex in a story by Charlie LeDuff...

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West Riverfront Park gets $50M from Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation, will be named for him

Posted By on Wed, Oct 17, 2018 at 1:34 PM

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. — the deceased Detroit native who founded the American Football League and was the longtime owner of the Buffalo Bills — will have a lasting impact on Detroit's riverfront. The foundation created with money from his sale of the team has announced it will donate...

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Michigan cops are cracking down on impaired driving this Halloween season

Posted By on Wed, Oct 17, 2018 at 12:36 PM

Halloween is that decadent time of year when adults dress like children in costumes, heavy drinking and partying is readily assumed, and cops — well, they're on high alert. Before you get a little too excited about this season's heavy-handed dose of hedonism, you better have a plan about...

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Fiscal agency projects marijuana taxes to bring in $287.9 million in new revenue to Michigan

Posted By on Tue, Oct 16, 2018 at 4:12 PM

If the proposal to legalize recreational marijuana passes this November, the potential new tax revenue is projected to be more than double than original estimates. The new analysis released Monday from the non-partisan Michigan Senate Fiscal Agency projects that a successfully passed Proposal 1 could generate up to $287.9...

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Dan Gilbert plans to open Quicken Loans office in Windsor

Posted By on Tue, Oct 16, 2018 at 1:13 PM

Quicken Loans has had a formidable presence in Detroit since the mortgage lending company first made the move downtown in 2010. Now, billionaire Dan Gilbert has his eyes on downtown Windsor. A building in Windsor's mostly shuttered downtown district is currently being renovated with the goal of creating a...

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