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Obama proposes bank fee, slams Wall Street
January 14, 2010 – 11:00 pm | Comments Off on Obama proposes bank fee, slams Wall Street

President Barack Obama on Thursday proposed Wall Street banks pay up to $117 billion to reimburse taxpayers for the financial bailout, as he slammed bankers for their “massive profits and obscene bonuses.”

Las Vegas Monorail bankrupt; Ambac big exposure
January 14, 2010 – 11:00 pm | Comments Off on Las Vegas Monorail bankrupt; Ambac big exposure

The Las Vegas Monorail Co has filed for bankruptcy protection, marking the latest economic trouble to hit America’s busiest gambling center, and exposing bond insurer Ambac Financial Group Inc to a potential $1.16 billion of liabilities.

Looking for guns, bombs harder when risk is small
January 14, 2010 – 11:00 pm | Comments Off on Looking for guns, bombs harder when risk is small

Screeners searching for weapons like guns or bombs are more prone to error when the incidence of such threats is small, U.S. researchers said on Thursday.

U.S. watchdogs warn of Haiti relief scams
January 14, 2010 – 11:00 pm | Comments Off on U.S. watchdogs warn of Haiti relief scams

U.S. law-enforcement agencies and charity watchdogs have warned that con artists may use Haiti-relief scams to take advantage of an outpouring of generosity after the Haitian earthquake to steal cash and sensitive financial information from potential donors.

Gay marriage good for economy, San Francisco says
January 14, 2010 – 11:00 pm | Comments Off on Gay marriage good for economy, San Francisco says

Legalizing gay marriage would provide a financial boost for San Francisco, the city’s top economist said on Thursday in a closely watched federal trial over California’s same-sex marriage ban.

Ridership slump costs New York transit authority $100 million
January 14, 2010 – 11:00 pm | Comments Off on Ridership slump costs New York transit authority $100 million

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority carried 75 million fewer riders in the first 10 months of 2009 as employers cut jobs, costing the agency over $100 million of revenue, a report said Thursday.

HOTDOGS WITH SAUERKRAUT & DUMPLINGS
January 14, 2010 – 4:50 am | Comments Off on HOTDOGS WITH SAUERKRAUT & DUMPLINGS

It’s a sad day…. the last day of Hotdog week 🙁

Sports reports from teams in Michigan
January 14, 2010 – 4:47 am | Comments Off on Sports reports from teams in Michigan

Spartans cruise past Gophers; Tigers sign 1 year deal with Zumaya.

International Olympic snowboarders descend on Gaylord
January 14, 2010 – 3:16 am | Comments Off on International Olympic snowboarders descend on Gaylord

International Olympic snowboarding hopefuls continue to usher into Gaylord.

APS could receive $370K through Race to the Top
January 14, 2010 – 3:15 am | Comments Off on APS could receive $370K through Race to the Top

There is still debate among Michigan schools on whether or not a new proposed federal program will be good for students.

MI teachers union won’t back Race to the Top
January 14, 2010 – 3:12 am | Comments Off on MI teachers union won’t back Race to the Top

It’s official: Michigan’s largest teachers union won’t endorse the state’s efforts to win up to $400 million for schools through the federal Race to the Top competition.

Oscoda pulls funding for MOA recycling
January 14, 2010 – 3:08 am | Comments Off on Oscoda pulls funding for MOA recycling

Oscoda County Commissioners Tuesday, withdrew an earlier promise to help cover the cost of recycling for its townships.