Detroit Files For Bankruptcy

By: Friday July 19, 2013 5:43 am

Once the center of America’s once dominant auto industry, the city of Detroit has filed for bankruptcy protection. It is the largest municipal bankruptcy case in U.S. history. The city of Detroit filed the largest municipal bankruptcy case in U.S. history Thursday, culminating a decades-long slide that transformed the nation’s iconic industrial town into a [...]

Auto Industry Comeback: Creating the Conditions for Success

By: Wednesday April 4, 2012 12:15 pm

Brad Plumer has a well-reported article about the domestic auto industry’s comeback, and how it derived from ending the failed business model of selling more and more gas guzzlers, and responding to consumer desires for lighter, more fuel-efficient cars. It’s a good in-depth piece, here’s an excerpt: “The economic recovery and a deep bench of [...]

Romney Imitates Needle in Haystack With Ford Field Speech

By: Friday February 24, 2012 1:52 pm

Everyone was amused throughout the Internets today by Mitt Romney holding a speech for 1,200 people inside Ford Field in Detroit, leading to images of a cavernous, empty stadium. And it’s completely puzzling WHY Romney’s advance team would site a speech like this in a big, empty stadium, just waiting for the snickering comments. Heck, [...]

101 Year-Old Woman Evicted in Detroit UPDATE: She’s Back in the Home

By: Wednesday September 14, 2011 2:25 pm

MoveOn.org has gone on the offensive in the fight to stop a foreclosure fraud settlement with the big banks. Like Progressives United before them, they are asking their supporters to call state Attorneys General and ask them to “refuse any settlement deal that would give big banks broad immunity from investigation and prosecution.” This builds [...]

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