Business / Corporate Jan 12, 2016

Honda, Volvo take top awards at Detroit auto show

After a few years of Detroit domination, two foreign automakers have nabbed 2016 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year honors. A panel of about 55 independent automotive journalists selected the Honda Civic and Volvo XC90 on Monday. The winners were unveiled at the ...

Detroit's 'Avenue of Fashion' eyes new future

Travel Jan 9, 2016

Detroit's 'Avenue of Fashion' eyes new future

by Jeff Karoub

When it comes to Detroit, much of the attention and investment has gone to downtown, Midtown, Corktown and even Mexicantown. But one area coming back on its own terms and with a little less fanfare belongs to part of "Uptown," specifically, a stretch of ...

World's oldest person turns 116

World May 24, 2015

World's oldest person turns 116

A Detroit-area woman turned 116 on Saturday, but she offers no secret for a long life. "There's nothing I can do about it," said Jeralean Talley of Inkster ahead of her birthday weekend. Talley was to celebrate her birthday twice, including at a party on Sunday ...

Bankrupt Detroit on the way to recovery

Travel Jan 24, 2015

Bankrupt Detroit on the way to recovery

by Beth J. Harpaz

I arrived in a power outage, got a $45 parking ticket and drove past dozens of abandoned homes. But as a tourist on my first trip to Detroit, I also sang in the Motown studio, saw the paintings that were nearly sold to pay ...

Hot cars at the Detroit auto show

Business Jan 13, 2015

Hot cars at the Detroit auto show

The North American International Auto Show begins this week in Detroit with media and industry previews. It opens to the public Jan. 17. Here are some of the new cars and experimental concept vehicles unveiled at the show: — FORD GT: Ford stunned the crowd with ...

Bills escape snowbound Buffalo

More Sports / Football Nov 22, 2014

Bills escape snowbound Buffalo

Bills receiver Chris Hogan trudged through hip-high drifts of snow to get to Ralph Wilson Stadium. Tight ends Scott Chandler and Lee Smith shared a ride on a snowmobile. Mush. All that was missing were Sherpas and sled dogs for the Bills to escape the clutches ...

Judge approves bankruptcy exit plan for Detroit

Business Nov 8, 2014

Judge approves bankruptcy exit plan for Detroit

A judge cleared Detroit to emerge from bankruptcy Friday, approving a turnaround plan that will require discipline after years of corruption, mismanagement and an exodus of residents brought this one-time industrial powerhouse to financial ruin. "What happened in Detroit must never happen again," Judge Steven ...

World Aug 8, 2014

Detroit mayor offers new water plan after uproar

Detroit's mayor, who faced international criticism for mass water shutoffs aimed at resolving millions of dollars' worth of unpaid bills, announced Thursday the bankrupt city will offer affordable payment plans to many delinquent customers. Mayor Mike Duggan made the announcement not long after several groups ...