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  1. Michigan's minimum wage takes first step up

    Mya Hill is getting a small raise today, and it couldn't come at a better time. Hill, 24, is making $7.70 an hour and will receive a 45-cents-an-hour bump when the state's minimum wage of $7.40 increases to $8.15 an hour on Labor Day.

  2. Labor stokes Democratic support for Michigan governor, U.S. Senate races

    Lansing After bruising defeats in 2012, organized labor has rearmed for this fall's electoral battle to try to keep an open U.S. Senate seat in the Democratic column and dethrone the Republican governor who made Michigan a right-to-work state.

    • 10:00 PM, Aug. 31, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    Season ripe for Mich. apple growers; another bumper crop expected

    The polar vortex was no match for Michigan's apple trees. The orchards emerged from arctic winter weather largely unscathed, and are celebrating with an abundant harvest predicted to rival last year's record-breaking haul.

  3. Red Wings' Ken Holland stands by plan amid criticism over lack of free-agent signings

    Fresh off signing a new four-year contract to stay with the Wings through his 36th year with the franchise, one of Holland's challenges is persuading people the lack of signings is probably not significant for his redeveloping team in the long run.

    • 10:03 PM, Aug. 31, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    Bacon prices sizzle with demand

    Like his father and grandfather before him, butcher Lou DeRosa lifts thick slabs of bacon from the glass case at Marconda's Meats and wraps them for a waiting customer.

  4. Look past perks on credit cards

    Store credit cards may offer some tempting perks, like 20 percent off your purchase when you apply for a card at the cash register. But lately, the interest rates on these cards, already steep, have been inching higher.

  5. Culture goes on display at festivals

    Hamtramck — Music and diverse crowds flooded the streets on Sunday in communities across Metro Detroit in celebration of the holiday weekend.

  6. Wisconsin 'hurting' after giving away Saturday night's game to LSU

    Save for the fact Wisconsin was wearing different colors, the Badgers did their best imitation of an early 2000s Michigan State team, dominating a top-level opponent for the majority of the game before wrapping the game up with a bow and handing it away in the end.

  7. ESPN's GameDay headed to Oregon for Michigan State game

    GameDay will be on live on ESPN from 9 a.m. to noon Eastern time Saturday -- that's 6-9 a.m. local time in Eugene.

  8. Twitch pushes video games to come of age as spectator sport

    The online network Twitch attracts millions of visitors, most of whom watch live and recorded footage of other people playing video games —in much the same way that football fans tune in to ESPN.

    • 12:01 AM, Sep. 1, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Efforts expand to make construction viable career choice for more women

    New York — Janice Moreno graduated from college with a degree in English literature, but never landed a job paying more than $12 an hour. Now, at 36, she's back in the classroom — in safety glasses and a T-shirt — learning how to be a carpenter.

    • 12:12 AM, Sep. 1, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE

    Filipino troops slip past Syrian rebels in Golan Heights

    Beirut — Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials said Sunday.

  9. O'Connor: Put the brakes on auto insurers' unfair practices

    Head's up, Funny Money fans: In honor of the end of summer and start of a new school year, here's a pop quiz! Our topic? Your automobile insurance.

  10. Don't count on lenders to use new FICO scores

    Lost in the news about how the most-used credit score brand, FICO, has changed its formula for calculating scores was an important fact: It won't matter, at least for a while.

  11. Credit card late payments take 2Q dip

    Americans are doing a better job of making timely credit card payments, even as many lenders increasingly extend credit to more people with less-than-stellar ...

  12. Mich.-based moving company gives young entrepreneur a lift

    Jonathan Crain had just driven 1,500 miles and was lugging heavy furniture up five flights of stairs when he developed a true appreciation for his moving- ...

  13. Working parents share kids' back-to-school stresses

    Kareem Anguin gripped his daughter's hand and walked her through the bustling hallway to her first-grade classroom at Lincoln-Marti School in Miami.

  14. Key remedies for a rejected insurance claim

    Keep calm and take notes. Stay true to this principle and you can improve your odds of successfully fighting a health insurer's claim rejection.

    • 10:35 PM, Aug. 31, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    Enlist some help getting acclimated to corporate ranks

    Q: After accepting a position in my company's corporate office, I have found that I'm not very comfortable here. In engineering, where I previously worked, ...

  15. State needs more jobs as economy grows

    Michigan's economy grew for a century on the back of the automotive industry and the manufacturing that supports it. Following the Great Recession, the state's ...

  16. Monday's TV/radio

    1 Philadelphia at Atlanta, ESPN

  17. A tribute to the Job Corps

    Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson made good on his promise of a 'War on Poverty' with the Economic Opportunity Act.

  18. Workers need higher wages

    Under pressure by a ballot campaign to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 and to eventually bring tipped workers up to minimum wage, the Michigan Legislature ...

  19. UAW members should thank right to work

    It is pretty clear that union officials do not like right to work laws. They insist that they can't survive without the power to force employees to pay union ...

    • 12:01 AM, Sep. 1, 2014
    • EEDITION

    In today's e-Edition of The Detroit News

    Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to kick off Detroit's Labor Day parade in an effort to energize union members to promote U.S. Rep. Gary Peters to the ...

  20. Grosse Pointe lawyer swims 21 miles across Lake St. Clair

    Please, no jokes about sharks and lawyers. Attorney Sarah Colegrove didn't encounter any finny friends in her recent 21-mile swim across Lake St. Clair, ...

  21. Intelligence chiefs warn of Islamic State threat to U.S.

    Washington — Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against what they say are ...

  22. Video: West Bloomfield hopes bubble soccer league pops with players

    Soccer traditionally requires a ball, some cleats and shin pads. In West Bloomfield this fall, players also will need a giant, protective bubble. The Parks and ...

  23. Column: A New Orleans model for Detroit?

    If you aren't familiar with the name Paul Pastorek, chances are you've heard about his work.

  24. Study: 40 percent of Michigan households not meeting needs

    A new study released Sunday finds 40 percent of Michigan households with at least one worker don't make enough money to meet basic survival needs.

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