opinion The Detroit News Published 11:00 PM EDT Jul 15, 2019 Rick Snyder deserves no sympathy Nolan Finley's bid for sympathy on behalf of former Gov. Rick Snyder neglects to mention several salient facts: First, the Snyder administration was based on a bottom line culture (i.e., if it costs money, don't do it). In that atmosphere, saving $100 a day by not adding needed chemicals to the water makes sense. Second, the federal government saved GM and Chrysler. I'd like to see the tough puppet save Michigan's economy without those jobs. Lastly, he stabilized the economy on the backs of the poor and retirees. Now it's mob rule because people objected to his being held up as some sort of paragon. Cry me a river. Carmen Sarotte Berkley Amash wrong about GOP's blind loyalty I just read the article on U.S. Rep. Justin Amash leaving the Republican Party (Amash on leaving GOP: 'People are sick of these parties', July 10). As a person who was born and raised in … [Read more...] about Letters: Readers respond to Finley, the news
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Offseason accidents are a sad but inevitable part of the NFL, particularly before offseason programs begin in April and during the six weeks between spring practices and training camp. In 2015, Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul and Buccaneers cornerback C.J. Wilson each lost fingers in Fourth of July fireworks accidents. In 2009, former Titans quarterback Steve McNair was killed on July 4 in an apparent murder-suicide. Norton’s accident also brings to mind two other offseason tragedies. Patriots defensive end Marquise Hill drowned in a jet ski accident over Memorial Day weekend in 2007. And in 2009, Raiders linebacker Marquis Cooper was one of three people to drown in the Gulf of Mexico in March when their boat capsized. Norton’s accident is part of a familiar refrain during the NFL offseason — all news is bad news. This past week was a slow one in the NFL world, but there were still several not-so-flattering headlines. One was that the NFL investigator … [Read more...] about NFL offseason often a time for bad news
Nonstop news has continually inundated investors with information that might affect their investment performance.Rather than improving decision-making, too much information makes logical and rational investment decisions harder.It’s difficult to sort through a mountain of information to determine what is accurate and relevant to you.Most media outlets and their featured financial experts want to engage, excite and entertain you to hold your attention. They need a compelling story to obtain and keep your interest.Most news stories are based on short-term current events. This objective conflicts with the long-term goals of most investors. Stories on common-sense advice to meet long-term investment goals aren’t headline news.Investors tend to react emotionally to bad news, triggering greater worry, anxiety and concern.Reacting emotionally to news stories is a common mistake.Investors often overreact to negative information, wanting to take action and feel as though we are in … [Read more...] about Jane Young: Too much financial news harmful to your portfolio
SANTIAGO, CHILE - MARCH 17: Chance the Rapper performs during the second day of Lollapalooza Chile 2018 at Parque O'Higgins on March 17, 2018 in Santiago, Chile. (Photo by Marcelo Hernandez/Getty Images) Chance the Rapper will headline the second day of the three day Day N Night Festival held at Angel Stadium in Anaheim Friday, September 8-Sunday, Sept. 10. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Chance The Rapper accepts the Humanitarian Award onstage at 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images ) Chance the Rapper poses upon his arrival at the BET Awards ceremony, on June 25, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. / AFP PHOTO / CHRIS DELMASCHRIS DELMAS/AFP/Getty Images Courtesy Adeeb Haidari - Chance the Rapper performed Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the City National Civic as a guest of the F8 … [Read more...] about Outside Lands lineup: What acts will headline the 2019 festival?
Rod Beard The Detroit News Published 8:36 PM EST Feb 1, 2019 It’s crazy time in the NBA. The final week before the trade deadline generally brings a few more cups of coffee for beat writers, a few frenzied fans’ misguided, Monopoly-inspired proposals from the ESPN Trade Machine against the reality of maybe one trade that realistically could come to fruition. It’s a time for speculation, wild rumor and downright Hail Mary to try to improve before the Feb. 7 deadline. The Pistons find themselves in something of a quandary as the sands of the last few days disappear. It comes down to this: Go big or don’t go at all. News & Views takes a look at the Pistons’ position going into the deadline. News: The Pistons are 22-28 and in ninth place in the Eastern Conference. Views: They sit just two games behind the Hornets for eighth place and another half-game behind the Heat for seventh. They could make up that ground with a decent win streak and some solid … [Read more...] about News & Views: Any Detroit Pistons trade deadline trade should be big