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  1. Akerson: 'We all' misread problems in GM's recall crisis

    Washington — Former General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson says the automaker's recent ignition switch recall crisis shows that problems with GM's corporate culture were far more serious than executives realized.

  2. Amid heavy scrutiny, Dave Brandon motivated by Michigan's 'unfinished business'

    Dave Brandon took over Michigan athletics during one of the most-tumultuous times in school history. More than four years later, the noise has abated a bit, but it never, ever stops.

  3. Detroit becomes cause célèbre as city moves toward recovery

    Comedian Ellen DeGeneres has helped fund and promote the Detroit Achievement Academy and the Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences. 'Law and Order: SVU' star Mariska Hargitay pushed for legislation and funding to process rape kits. Last week, 'Weeds' star Romany Malco Jr. visited several Detroit nonprofits after asking on his Facebook page for the names of Detroit organizations he should help. Detroit is suddenly seen as a soulful, hip location for the largesse of celebrity VIPs.

  4. Accountability will be the Lions' mantra this season

    Insulating some players from criticism — something Schwartz and his staff were rightfully accused of doing, most notably with quarterback Matthew Stafford — is another. And when asked if those days are over, Raiola replied frankly Sunday, “Yeah, you could say that.

  5. Lions training camp position previews: Quarterbacks and special teams

    Matthew Stafford has one of the most talented arms in the NFL, but his decision-making and lazy footwork have prevented him from consistently playing to his full potential.

  6. Hot topics will get plenty of attention at Big Ten Kickoff

    The rest of college football's power conferences have had their turn and on Monday the Big Ten gets its shot to promote its 14 teams with its annual media days that culminate Tuesday with the Kickoff Luncheon at the Hilton Chicago.

  7. Cash hoarding reflects consumer unease with the economy

    With wounds from the Great Recession still fresh, chastened Americans are hoarding more cash in their checking accounts than at any time in the last 25 years.

  8. Rand Paul hiring top Mich. GOP strategist

    Lansing — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is hiring a top Michigan Republican political strategist to help steer his national political action committee — the precursor of a likely 2016 presidential campaign.

  9. Detroit water department to rebid contracts after protest

    Detroit — The city's water department will rebid next month a pair of contracts for sewer line repairs at the direction of Detroit's City Council, following a protest over how the agreements were awarded.

  10. Four Democrats fight for nomination for 11th District House seat

    Four Democrats are fighting to be their party's candidate for the congressional seat held by U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, whom the Capitol Hill tabloid Roll Call estimates has at least a 50 percent chance of not being re-elected.

  11. A rental car grace period? Better say your prayers

    The nuns at old St. Mary's taught me that there were two kinds of grace: sanctifying and actual. But I don't think Sister Theresa traveled much, or she would have known there's a third kind of grace: rental car.

  12. Most voters say stock market is rigged, poll finds

    Nearly two-thirds of voters say the stock market is rigged against them, and a majority say Wall Street and big banks hurt average Americans, according to recent poll results released by a pro-regulation group.

  13. Bound for San Diego, Coast Guardsman's mover gets beached in Mo.

    When the driver of the moving van carrying all 15,840 pounds of your earthly possessions gets fired on his way to San Diego and abandons the trailer in some dinky town in Missouri, just shrug and take your family to dinner.

  14. 'Downton Abbey' cast shares some details to hold you over

    American viewers are still a ways off from having the upstairs-downstairs bunch of 'Downton Abbey' over as guests in their homes through the telly, but we have some crumpets of information to hold you over before then.

  15. Macomb County voters face millage requests

    Officials from Eastpointe and Mount Clemens are urging residents to support millage issues Aug. 5 that they say could stave off financial crises in the two ...

  16. Former allies battle for state Senate District 2

    Lansing — Democratic Sen. Bert Johnson is locked in a bitter re-election battle with former ally John Olumba, a state representative who perplexed Democrats by ...

    • 5:54 PM, Jul. 27, 2014
    • RELIGION

    Muslims marking end of holy month with traditional dishes, festivities

    Like other Muslims in Metro Detroit, Irfan Sheikh spent the holy month of Ramadan striving to reach spiritual heights.

    • 7:24 PM, Jul. 27, 2014
    • SCIENCE

    Exporting U.S. coal also shifts pollution

    Newport News — As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy ...

  17. Verizon rewards program includes tracking

    Verizon Wireless is launching a nationwide loyalty program for its 100-million-plus subscribers.

    • 9:50 PM, Jul. 27, 2014
    • SCIENCE

    Grand River burn planned to remove invasive plants

    Lansing — State officials are planning a series of fires on two islands in the Grand River in Ottawa County to get rid of an invasive, reedy plant called ...

  18. Vote no on Wayne school proposal

    Residents across Wayne County are being asked to approve a 2-mill tax increase for schools countywide. The measure on the Aug. 5 ballot would translate into an ...

  19. Social Security offices will keep verifying benefits

    Bowing to pressure from Congress, the Social Security Administration has said its field offices will continue issuing statements that recipients can use to ...

  20. Don't overspend on exchanging currency

    Headed overseas for summer vacation? It's easy to get hit with extra fees and expensive exchange rates when switching currencies.

  21. Questions surround the value of lower unemployment rate

    As the unemployment rate has been shrinking to June's 6.1 percent rate, some analysts have been wringing their hands about the potential negative implications ...

  22. Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

    New York — Sarah Palin is starting her own subscription-based online network.

  23. Monday's TV/radio

    Noon San Diego at Atlanta, MLB

    • 6:03 PM, Jul. 27, 2014
    • LIFESTYLE

    Panhandler is OK to use his rooster

    Is it OK to use a rooster to goose donations?

  24. America's vacant presidency

    The president's demeanor is worrying a lot of people. From the immigration crisis on the Mexican border to the Islamic State rising in Mesopotamia, President ...

  25. Eliminate personal property tax, make Michigan more competitive

    I hear it in every state the Detroit Regional Chamber travels to: 'Get rid of the personal property tax — then let's talk.' That's the reaction from potential ...

  26. Professionals share tips to stay on task

    A quick check of Facebook and next thing you know, a half-hour's passed. Start chatting with a co-worker and suddenly 20 minutes is gone and the report you ...

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