Mayor Duggan: ‘The Change In Detroit Is Real’

Detroit is going through the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, and Duggan’s address came less than a week after Orr filed his plan to pay creditors while providing money for city services and improvements in the coming years.

Mayor Duggan: ‘The Change In Detroit Is Real’

DETROIT (AP) — In the nearly two months that Mike Duggan has been Detroit's mayor, he's met with President Barack Obama, public bus riders, city workers and anyone who will listen to his message that the city is changing — this time for the better. Duggan said Wednesday night during his first State of the City address that he and other elected

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Serious Blow Dealt To US Unions In The South

VW workers vote against unionization in Chattanooga, following fierce campaign from outside interests

Serious Blow Dealt To US Unions In The South

The United Auto Workers union was dealt a serious blow Friday when auto workers at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee voted against unionization in a closely watched fight that could have historical implications for the future of unions in

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Dems Hope To Force House Vote On Minimum Wage Hike

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said her party will push a “discharge petition” when Congress returns from its recess on Feb. 24.

Dems Hope To Force House Vote On Minimum Wage Hike

CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) — House Democrats said Thursday they will try to highlight GOP resistance to a higher minimum wage with a tactical maneuver meant to bring new attention to an issue they consider a political winner. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said her party will push a "discharge petition" when Congress returns from its recess on

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Should Middle Class Americans Really Be So Down?

Data suggests that despite high social spending, average Swedish and French people lag behind the US middle class in economic well being.

Middle class Americans have taken a hit over the last few years with sluggish economic growth, an unemployment rate of 7.2 percent and a flat housing market. Most worrying to the middle class is that there are still no signs of a recovery as they struggle to meet the rising cost of living. So would the American middle class be better

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Tax-Free Internet Shopping In Jeopardy

Internet shoppers are moving closer to paying sales taxes for their online purchases. But the fight is far from over. The Senate voted 63-30 Thursday to advance a bill that would impose state and local sales taxes on purchases made over the Internet. An agreement among senators delayed the Senate’s final vote on passage until […]

Internet shoppers are moving closer to paying sales taxes for their online purchases. But the fight is far from over. The Senate voted 63-30 Thursday to advance a bill that would impose state and local sales taxes on purchases made over the Internet. An agreement among senators delayed the Senate's final vote on passage until May 6, when

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Closing Supermarket Leaves Free Food For Hungry — Police Deny Them The Food

On Tuesday, roughly 300 hungry people gathered at the Laney Supermarket in Augusta, Georgia, hoping to take some food the closing supermarket put out for the public to take as police were carrying out an eviction order for the supermarket. Instead of allowing poor citizens to enjoy the food or transporting it to a community pantry, […]

On Tuesday, roughly 300 hungry people gathered at the Laney Supermarket in Augusta, Georgia, hoping to take some food the closing supermarket put out for the public to take as police were carrying out an eviction order for the

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Cyprus: Another Fine Mess

Even by euro zone standards, the handling of Cyprus’ banking crisis has been a monumental mess. After a week of backtracking, blundering and last-minute brinkmanship, the deal stitched together between the Cypriot authorities and other euro zone governments in the small hours of Monday morning averted the imminent risk of a banking meltdown and ejection […]

Even by euro zone standards, the handling of Cyprus' banking crisis has been a monumental mess. After a week of backtracking, blundering and last-minute brinkmanship, the deal stitched together between the Cypriot authorities and other euro zone governments in the small hours of Monday morning averted the imminent risk of a banking meltdown and

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