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TAKING STOCK: Interest rates

February 10, 2016

Dear Mr. Berko: In February of 2009, I wrote you for advice on how to invest $60,000 for safety and appreciation, and you told me to invest $6,000 each in AFLAC, United Health, Toyota, Federal Express, Panera Bread, Chevron, Boeing, Chubb, Eli Lilly and Bank ...

LEGAL PEOPLE

February 10, 2016

Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce that associate Rachel A. Smith has been selected as a member of the 2016 Oakland County Executive's Elite 40 Under 40 class, one of 40 individuals L. Brooks Patterson is recognizing for their innovation, talent and leadership. ...

COMMENTARY: Restorative Justice - Finding a voice, making a difference

February 10, 2016

By Darlene A. O’Brien   At a fall presentation I was impressed by a woman deeply harmed by a criminal act who described her journey to healing. Jennifer, a victim who volunteers at Dispute Resolution Center’s Peacemaking service in Washtenaw ...

MAY IT PLEASE THE PALATE: Greek dinner

February 10, 2016

A five course Greek dinner for six diners. This is the dinner I auctioned off, and cooked for the winning bidder in the silent auction benefiting the Michigan Association for Justice. (The “super heroes” in this particular justice league happen ...

TAKING STOCK: Scared of market fluctuations

February 10, 2016

Dear Mr. Berko: I'm 54, a self-employed engineer, married and have over $897,000 in my retirement plan that was worth $1,050,000 at the end of 2015. I'm scared of this market and my wife thinks I should sell and buy U.S. Treasury bonds. Our broker ...

TAKING STOCK: Scared of market fluctuations

February 10, 2016

Dear Mr. Berko: I’m 54, a self-employed engineer, married and have over $897,000 in my retirement plan that was worth $1,050,000 at the end of 2015. I’m scared of this market and my wife thinks I should sell and buy U.S. Treasury bonds. Our broker ...