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    • BUSINESS
    • 10:27 AM, Apr. 23, 2014

    After Joe Louis Arena, Detroit riverfront site's future up in air

    Now that The Joe is destined for the wrecking ball, the city faces the tough task of finding deep-pocket investors to develop what real estate analysts and urban planners say is a problematic riverfront property.

    • 9:26 AM, Apr. 23, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    Detroit nonprofit that funds startups through dinners may close

    Detroit Soup — a nonprofit organization that holds monthly dinners to raise money for startups — could soon shut down because of a lack of funding.

    • 10:24 AM, Apr. 23, 2014
    • REAL ESTATE

    Sales of new U.S. homes plunge 14.5% in March

    Washington — The number of Americans buying new homes plummeted in March to the slowest pace in seven months, a sign that real estate's spring buying season is off to a weak start.

  1. 'Wine Warriors' has potential to elevate Michigan winemakers

    Local producers are pitching a show about northern Michigan winemakers to TV networks. The show will follow the industry's 'bumpy road from grape to glass' by focusing on three Traverse City vintners and their daily struggles.

    • 7:13 AM, Apr. 23, 2014
    • TECHNOLOGY

    UN study: Cellphones can improve literacy

    Paris — A study by the U.N. education agency says cellphones are getting more and more people to read in countries where books are rare and illiteracy is high.

    • 1:10 PM, Apr. 23, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    First lady announces one-stop job site for vets

    Washington — Aiming to streamline employment resources for people leaving the military, the government has created an integrated website that can help job-seekers create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database of veterans and their s

  2. Amazon Prime snares classic shows in deal with HBO

    Seattle — Amazon is teaming up with HBO, the first such streaming arrangement agreed to by the cable network, in a deal that will make available to Amazon Prime members some classic TV like 'The Sopranos' and 'The Wire.'

    • 8:55 AM, Apr. 23, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    Delta navigates nasty winter, tops profit forecast

    Dallas — Delta Air Lines Inc. is making more money by filling more seats on its planes and paying a bit less for fuel.

    • 12:36 PM, Apr. 23, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    Gannett 1Q net profit falls 43%

    McLean, Va. — Gannett Co. said Wednesday that its first-quarter net profit dropped 43 percent, pulled down by restructuring costs, but its adjusted profit managed to beat Wall Street predictions by a penny.

    • 6:49 AM, Apr. 23, 2014
    • TECHNOLOGY

    Apple's slowing iPhone sales threaten stock after 5% slump

    Apple Inc. is testing Wall Street's patience with its slowing iPhone and iPad sales.

  3. Pupuseria y Restaurante Salvadoreno features filled pupusas, a national dish

    The titular pupusas — the national dish of El Salvador — are thick handmade corn tortillas that resemble pita bread more than they do Mexican tortillas, stuffed with 16 single or combo filling options at Pupuseria y Restaurante Salvadoreno.

    • 11:59 AM, Apr. 23, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    Dow Chemical 1Q net income jumps

    Midland — Dow Chemical said Wednesday its first-quarter net income jumped 75 percent, helped by easy comparisons to a prior-year period weighed down by hefty one-time charges.

    • 10:35 AM, Apr. 22, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    Startup competition awards cash, prizes to Michigan entrepreneurs

    Detroit is one of three cities nationwide chosen for a new program that rewards entrepreneurs and is sponsored by A+E Network, Comcast Cable and crowd-funding site RocketHub.

    • 10:17 PM, Apr. 22, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    Molina Healthcare plans $20M expansion in Troy, Detroit

    Troy-based Molina Healthcare of Michigan plans to expand in Troy and downtown Detroit by investing more than $20 million and adding 462 new jobs in the state.

    • 12:47 PM, Apr. 22, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    Job market for college grads better but still weak

    Washington — With college commencement ceremonies nearing, the government is offering a modest dose of good news for graduating seniors: The job market is ...

    • 11:20 AM, Apr. 22, 2014
    • REAL ESTATE

    Sales of U.S. existing homes slip to a 20-month low

    Washington — Sales of existing U.S. homes slipped in March to their lowest level since July 2012 as rising prices and a tight supply of available homes ...

    • 1:19 PM, Apr. 22, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    Detroit Metro Airport opens up pooch potty area

    Romulus — There's a new spot at Detroit Metropolitan Airport where dogs can do their business.

    • 7:36 AM, Apr. 22, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    No solution in sight for China shoe factory strike, crimping production for Nike, Adidas

    Beijing — Workers on strike at a Chinese factory owned by the world's largest maker of athletic shoes have rejected management's latest offer in an ongoing ...

  4. Which Wich brings 50-sub menu home

    Which Wich sandwich franchise opened its first Metro Detroit restaurant last week in Grosse Pointe. It was created by Michigan State University graduate Jeff ...

    • 6:57 AM, Apr. 22, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    E-cigarette industry awaits looming federal regulation

    Richmond, Va. — Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal ...

    • 10:17 PM, Apr. 22, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    Netflix to raise prices $1 to $2 a month as earnings jump

    Watching 'House of Cards' on Netflix is about to get more expensive, and investors are cheering.

    • 7:34 AM, Apr. 22, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    Comcast 1Q earns beat Wall Street on upbeat NBC result

    Philadelphia — Comcast Corp. said Tuesday that its first-quarter net income rose by 30 percent as ad revenue surged at broadcast network NBC, helped by the ...

    • 6:46 AM, Apr. 22, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    Japan, U.S. struggle to bridge gap on freer trade

    Tokyo — Japanese and U.S. negotiators are struggling to reach a preliminary agreement on a free trade pact that might have served as a centerpiece for ...

    • 8:32 AM, Apr. 22, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    McDonald's profit slips amid weak sales

    New York — McDonald's reported a lower profit for the first quarter as the world's biggest hamburger chain saw global sales remain weak.

  5. 50 isn't too late to fix up finances

    Reaching the age of 50 can be a financial wake-up call.

  6. Save your refund? That's the REAL no-brainer

    It's no secret that we Americans can be a nation of dim-bulbs when it comes to spending our money, which we so often do in breathtakingly stupid ways. During ...

    • 10:06 PM, Apr. 22, 2014
    • TECHNOLOGY

    Tablets, apps for children are on the rise

    Nick Stepka knew what gift would make his daughter's third birthday a hit, and it wasn't a toy or doll. He gave her a tablet — not a sleek new iPad or a hand- ...

    • 9:38 AM, Apr. 21, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    AAA: Gas prices rise 2 cents over past week

    Dearborn — AAA Michigan says gasoline prices have risen about 2 cents during the past week to a statewide average of about $3.74 per gallon.

    • 7:08 AM, Apr. 21, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wieners

    New York — Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese.

    • 5:56 PM, Apr. 20, 2014
    • PERSONAL FINANCE

    College athletes not alone in game to define work status

    What do exotic dancers, Sleepy's mattress delivery men, graduate assistants, FedEx drivers, cleaning contractors, student interns, carpenters and college ...

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