The lead role of Michigan Republicans in solving Detroit’s record bankruptcy is dispelling decades of suburban antipathy and may validate Governor Rick Snyder’s gamble of asking his party to help the insolvent city.
The resolution of Detroit’s record $18 billion bankruptcy won’t be decided just in a hushed courtroom, but buffeted by advertisements designed to sway Michigan lawmakers and dissected at pensioners’ kitchen tables.
Lloyd Blankfein is sticking by Steven Cohen through thick and thin. While other banks have drifted away from the personal credit lines they’ve given Cohen since, well, you know, Goldman Sachs appears never to have wavered.
Somehow, short though his existence was, there always seems to be more to discover about the life and art of Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890). The past week has brought two revelations about the hot and feverishly busy summer of 1888, during which Vincent created some of his greatest work.
A restituted Pissarro painting, a Van Gogh canvas and prominent dealer’s collection fueled Sotheby’s record auction in London yesterday as collectors from 44 countries competed for Impressionist, modern and Surrealist art.