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COMMENTARY: A 'SMILE' goes a long way

July 1, 2015

By Marie E. Matyjaszek When you are involved in the family law court system, chances are you don’t feel like smiling. And if there weren’t already enough lawyer appointments and court hearings, the judge may order you to attend a program called ...

TAKING STOCK: CVS is hot

July 1, 2015

Dear Mr. Berko: My financial adviser has recommended that I buy 50 shares of the drugstore chain CVS as a long-term investment. Please tell me whether you also think this is a good issue to own. CP, Vancouver, Wash. Dear CP: CVS (CVS-$100.17) began life ...

COMMENTARY: ABCs of immigration

July 1, 2015

By Richard W. Pierce In grade school, we learned that A is for Apple; B is for Baby, etc. In immigration, there also are ABCs. These are different nonimmigrant statuses which allow, in the words of the Statute, “aliens” (we’ll call them ...

MY TURN: Golfing legend takes his setback in stride

July 1, 2015

Much has been made of the precipitous fall of golfing great Tiger Woods, whose quest to become the finest player in the history of the sport seemingly hit rock bottom last weekend when he carded the worst score of his professional career, a 14-over-par 85 ...

What street people eat

July 1, 2015

My 5th floor office perch at Main and Huron anchors the north side of downtown Ann Arbor. Good weather brings throngs of shoppers, diners and drinkers, as well as the inevitable street people asking for money. Some of them have claimed certain spots just ...

TAKING STOCK: Social media

July 1, 2015

Dear Mr. Berko: I’m ashamed to admit that last April, I bought 300 shares of Twitter at $51. As you know, the price is lower today by almost 13 points. But I’m grateful that I took your advice not to buy the stock in January 2014, when it was ...