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Chinese Trade Friction Impacting Michigan Firms « Detroit News Watch

(Detroit News Watch) – As Washington and Beijing battle over trade with talk of tariffs and tough words, some Michigan companies and farmers are caught up in the crossfire. Mary Buchzeiger, CEO of Lucerne International in Auburn Hills, is one of them. She appears with Carol Cain, Senior Producer, Host of “Michigan Matters” to talk about it. The Trump administration ...

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New Michigan Law Makes It Harder For Candidate To Request Recount « Detroit News Watch

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Political candidates who lose big won’t be able to seek a recount under a new law signed by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, shutting down the possibility of another aftermath like the one instigated by Green Party candidate Jill Stein after the 2016 presidential election. (Credit: Jeff Kowalsky/ Getty Images) The Republican governor signed the bill Thursday. ...

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MSU Officials State Michigan State Did Not Violate NCAA Rules In The Nassar Case « Detroit News Watch

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) – The “abhorrent” criminal conduct by now-convicted sexual abuser Larry Nassar, while he was a sports doctor at Michigan State, did not violate NCAA rules, an attorney for the university has told the governing body of college sports. (Credit: Rena Laverty/ AFP/Getty Images) The school shared its findings in a letter from attorney Mike Glazier to ...

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Michigan House Approves Potential Tax Break For Exonerees « Detroit News Watch

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – A bill advancing in Michigan’s Legislature would ensure wrongfully convicted inmates who receive state compensation fully qualify for a potential income tax break. The legislation would exclude the payments from the definition of total household resources, which is used to decide if a homeowner or renter is eligible for a homestead property tax credit worth up ...

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Critics Pounce on New York Times for ‘Reverse Ruin Porn’ Photo Essay on Detroit  –  Deadline Detroit

The online-only presentation begins with this view of a shell at John R and Erskine streets, a block west of Brush Park. The premise sounds straightforward, though the topic is sensitive and fraught with pitfalls: “Last week, we visited the city to find further signs of recovery as Detroit moves out from under budgetary oversight,” writes New York ...

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More Businesses Are Mellowing Out Over Hiring Pot Smokers « Detroit News Watch

WASHINGTON (AP) – FPI Management, a property company in California, wants to hire dozens of people. Factories from New Hampshire to Michigan need workers. Hotels in Las Vegas are desperate to fill jobs. Those employers and many others are quietly taking what once would have been a radical step: They’re dropping marijuana from the drug tests they require of prospective ...

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