Columns

MAY IT PLEASE THE PALATE: "Survivor, Thanksgiving Leftover Edition"

December 6, 2016

I’m sure we’ve all heard some variation of this from our parents: “Don’t waste food, there are people starving in (insert random remote country).” I also had that lesson reinforced in the restaurant business. One chef told ...

Giving the gift of financial well-being at the holidays

December 6, 2016

By Sarah Skidmore Sell AP Personal Finance Writer Instead of the latest toy or gadget, some people are trying to give their loved ones more financial security this holiday season. While it’s long been possible to hand out cash, buy stock or contribute ...

Legal People

December 6, 2016

Goodman Acker PC announced that Amanda Warner has recently joined the Southfield based firm as an associate attorney and will focus on personal injury liability. Warner, who has nearly ten years of legal experience, is dedicated to helping accident victims ...

COMMENTARY: Two tales of Michigan's troubling water ways

December 6, 2016

By Gary Maveal Two contrasting stories in the past week’s news about Michigan’s management of public water resources give us good reason to question the priorities of our state government and ponder reforms. Flint The first story told of the ...

COMMENTARY: Nationwide injunction halts overtime expansion

December 6, 2016

By James B. Perry Public and private sector employers all over the country can breathe a sigh of relief due to Federal District Court Judge Amos Mazzant’s ruling on Nov. 22, which granted a Preliminary Injunction blocking the Department of Labor (“DOL”) ...

Oil tax, Roth IRAs

December 6, 2016

    Dear Mr. Berko: Please answer the following two questions for me. A co-worker believes that Congress wants to add a $10 tax on each barrel of oil used in the U.S. to pay for infrastructure improvement. How much would that add to the ...