Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr’s road to fiscal recovery for the insolvent city may hit potholes with its largest union, whose leaders haven’t met with him and say he should look elsewhere to cut costs.
About a million people in Michigan lost health-insurance cover linked to their jobs in the first few years of the millennium, Detroit News reported, citing a report by the Economic Policy Institute, a research group in Washington D.C.
Phil Jackson, who guided the Los Angeles Lakers to five National Basketball Association championships and the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls to six, will advise the Detroit Pistons on their coaching search.
Progressive Corp. will announce this week a car-insurance discount program that involves installing monitoring devices in vehicles to track distances covered, speeds and braking patterns, the Detroit News reported, citing Heather Day, a company spokeswoman.
Sheila Cockrel remembers one early sign of Detroit’s decline: The retailer J.L. Hudson’s turned off the lights on floor after empty floor as shoppers abandoned the world’s tallest department store for new suburban malls.
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was fined $20,000 by the National Football League for a hit on Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton during an Aug. 12 preseason game, the Detroit News said.
Dow Chemical Co. Chief Executive Officer Andrew Liveris repaid more than $700,000 inaccurately billed to the company for personal expenses dating back to 2007 while travelling abroad, the Detroit News reported, citing company spokesman Declan Kelly.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre failed another concussion test yesterday, four days before what likely will be the final game of his National Football League career, the Detroit News reported.