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A Detroit Anthology: stories of a city in transition
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A Detroit Anthology: stories of a city in transition

By on Nov 24, 2014

Detroit is an endlessly fascinating topic. Its rise and fall is an American tragedy, while its slow ascent back to normalcy has drawn the attention of historians and urbanologists.   Although plenty has been written about the city, much of it has been by outsiders. A Detroit Anthology is different. It is stories, art, poetry, and […]

Must Read Money Stories, Monday Nov. 24
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Must Read Money Stories, Monday Nov. 24

Marketing Katniss on a relative shoestring. The New York Times reports that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 sold an estimated $123 million in tickets this weekend. That was the strongest movie opening since last November, when another Hunger Games film, Catching Fire, took in $158 million in its debut weekend. Hunger Games is produced […]

Commerce, by Dominic Valente: a Reynolds Center photo exhibit
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Commerce, by Dominic Valente: a Reynolds Center photo exhibit

The Reynolds Center’s offices at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication have become an art gallery. On Thursday, we kicked off Commerce, a photo exhibit by Dominic Valente. He’s a photojournalism student set to graduate in 2015, and he also is working for the Arizona Republic. Valente’s photos depict commerce taking place around […]

Entertaining Business: The financial impact of bad behavior (Bill Cosby etc.)
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Entertaining Business: The financial impact of bad behavior (Bill Cosby etc.)

The latest string of rape allegations against Bill Cosby, and the surrounding bad press in the media, have caused NBC to cancel its development deal with the comedian who was at work creating a new family-oriented sitcom. Cosby’s deal is reported to have a clause guaranteeing him a payout regardless of whether the show went […]

Must Read Money Stories for Friday, Nov. 21
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Must Read Money Stories for Friday, Nov. 21

Big news is big news. The President took to the airwaves last night (some of them, at least) to lay out a new plan that could spare about 4 million immigrants from deportation for the next few years. MarketWatch has a take on what the announcement could mean for jobs and wages in the United […]

Michael Grabell: how I covered temporary workers
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Michael Grabell: how I covered temporary workers

In four feature stories and 22 follow-up articles, Michael Grabell, an investigative reporter at ProPublica, brought the safety of temporary workers into the spotlight. His research found that in California, Florida, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Minnesota, representing more than a fifth of the U.S. population, temporary workers are hurt at rates as high as six times […]

Must Read Money Stories, Thursday, Nov. 20
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Must Read Money Stories, Thursday, Nov. 20

The Bill Cosby fallout has begun. NBC, Netflix and TV Land are all backing away from the the 77-year-old comedian after four women have come forward recently accusing him of rape, including model Janice Dickinson, the New York Times reports. NBC was developing a pilot with Cosby that would have brought him back to primetime, […]

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Must Read Money Stories for Wednesday, Nov. 19
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Must Read Money Stories for Wednesday, Nov. 19

The power of one vote. A plan to force the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline went down last night. The bill was one vote shy of passing. One vote, on a project worth $8 billion. It’s likely the legislation would have gone down anyway. Many Washington-watchers expected the president to veto the plan, if […]