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"Rosie the Riveter" dressed in overalls and bandanna was introduced as a symbol of patriotic womanhood in the 1940's. Rose Will Monroe played  "Rosie the Riveter," the nation's poster girl for women joining the work force during World War II.  Monroe was working as a riveter building B-29 and B-24 military airplanes at the Willow Run Aircraft Factory in Ypsilanti, Mich., when she was asked to star in a promotional film about the war effort. (AP Photo)

Trying to save part of Rosie the Riveter’s factory

YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit-area factory where Rosie the Riveter showed that a woman could do a “man’s work” by building World War II-era bombers, making her an enduring symbol of American female […]

07/29/2013

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Treasury’s Lew: Congress needs to pass debt limit

WASHINGTON (AP) – Congress needs to raise the debt limit and take away the “cloud of uncertainty” about the nation’s ability to pay its bills, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said in an interview broadcast Sunday. […]

07/28/2013

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder addresses reporters during a news conference Friday, July 19, 2013 in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Mich. governor front, center in Detroit bankruptcy

DETROIT (AP) — Seven governors came and went during the decades-long decay of Michigan’s largest city that culminated with a humiliating collapse into financial ruin. It’s the eighth, former business executive and relative political novice […]

07/21/2013

A pedestrian walks by graffiti in downtown Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Detroit bankruptcy interactive guide

An interactive guide containing a PDF of Detroit’s bankruptcy filing with charts on Detroit’s economy and a list of invitees to a June creditors meeting.  

07/19/2013

The Detroit skyline rises behind the Monument to Joe Louis, also known as "The Fist," Thursday, July 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Long-suffering Detroit finally turns to bankruptcy

DETROIT (AP) — At the height of its industrial power, Detroit was an irrepressible engine of the American economy, offering well-paying jobs, a gateway to the middle class for generations of autoworkers and affordable vehicles […]

07/19/2013

A covered vehicle sits in part of the new paint shop at Chrysler's Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Sterling Heights, Mich., Tuesday, July 16, 2013.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Chrysler to roll out all-new midsize car next year

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — Chrysler will start selling a completely new midsize car during the first quarter of next year, company executives confirmed on Tuesday. The replacement for the aging Chrysler 200 and Dodge […]

07/16/2013

Singer Aretha Franklin (AP Photo)

Aretha cancels hometown show citing treatment

  CLARKSTON, Mich. (AP) — Aretha Franklin has canceled a Detroit-area performance set for July 27, citing ongoing treatment. The show at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston initially had been scheduled for June 22, […]

07/13/2013

Ford trucks on lot

Auto sales maintain momentum, led by pickups

DETROIT (AP) – U.S. buyers snapped up new cars and trucks in June at a pace not seen since before the recession. Continuing demand for big pickups helped boost sales for Detroit’s automakers. Ford said […]

07/02/2013

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Ford recalls Explorer, Taurus, MKS to fix locks

  DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling just over 13,000 Explorer, Taurus and Lincoln MKS cars and SUVs because the child safety locks might not work on the rear doors. The recall affects 2013 model […]

06/28/2013

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2 Mich. McDonald’s drop halal food after suit

DETROIT (AP) — The only two McDonald’s restaurants in the United States that were serving food prepared according to Islamic law have stopped several weeks after a $700,000 settlement over a lawsuit that alleged the […]

06/24/2013

James R. Hoffa headshot, as Brotherhood of Teamsters Union President

FBI hunt for ex-Teamster boss Hoffa’s remains ends

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The excavation of a rural field in suburban Detroit has failed to turn up the remains of former Teamsters union leader Jimmy Hoffa, the FBI announced Wednesday, adding another unsuccessful […]

06/19/2013

A guide to the life and mystery of Jimmy Hoffa

DETROIT (AP) — The FBI has spent this week digging up a field in suburban Detroit for the remains of former Teamsters union leader Jimmy Hoffa, who disappeared 38 years ago. He was last seen […]

06/19/2013

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