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Detroit still needs $350M from state lawmakers
Pressure was building Wednesday for Michigan lawmakers to commit $350 million to Detroit pensions, a day after the city reached tentative agreements with pension funds and a retiree group to reduce payouts.
China’s growth slows to 7.4 percent in 1Q
China’s economic growth slowed further in the latest quarter but appeared strong enough to satisfy Chinese leaders who are trying to put the country on a more sustainable path without politically dangerous job losses.
U.S. stocks close higher for third day in a row
Investors drove stock prices to their highest level in a week Wednesday, encouraged by a crop of corporate earnings and reassuring U.S. and Chinese economic data.
5th Annual Tyler Carter Memorial Duathlon
The 5th Annual Tyler Carter Memorial Duathlon will be held on Saturday, May 3 at the Berrien County Parks & Recreation Department.
Today in History for Thursday, April 17, 2014
In 1993, a federal jury in Los Angeles convicted two former police officers of violating the civil rights of beaten motorist Rodney King; two other officers were acquitted.
People with old Social Security debts get reprieve
People with old Social Security debts are getting a reprieve — for now.
Russia tests Obama’s ability to stop its advances
With the White House asserting that Russia is stoking instability in eastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama is once again faced with the complicated reality of following through on his tough warnings against overseas provocations.
GM sales eyed for impact of ignition switch recall
As General Motors executives show off their newest cars and trucks in New York this week, analysts are watching for signs that consumers are shying away from the ones sitting on dealer lots.
Supremacist faces murder charges in deaths
A white supremacist charged in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City was brought into a video conference room in a wheelchair Tuesday to make his first court appearance.
Storm topples RVs near Mississippi’s Gulf coast
A storm barreled through Mississippi Gulf Coast communities, damaging or destroying about a dozen RV trailers at one campground, downing trees and power lines and cutting electricity in some areas.
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