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COMMENTARY: What does it mean to be an American?

October 19, 2018

By Lee H. Hamilton Tell me: What does it actually mean to be an American? In the press of day-to-day events and amid the ongoing tumult of politics, we don't think about this much. Yet it's a crucial question, one that each generation in this country is called ...

MY TURN: His 'Rules of Life' offer a roadmap for all to follow

October 19, 2018

A longtime friend, who has enjoyed a successful career of presenting leadership programs for executives of Fortune 500 companies, celebrated a milestone birthday earlier this year. The occasion for Ron Potter was marked by the publication of his "12 Rules ...

NERDWALLET: Got an hour? Chalk up 4 quick financial wins

October 19, 2018

By Liz Weston NerdWallet Sometimes money is like technology. Getting stuff done - whether it's updating an operating system or moving a bank account - often takes longer than it should. There are some money chores, though, that can be done a lot faster than ...

TAKING STOCK: Ol' Dominion

October 19, 2018

Dear Mr. Berko: Back in the middle of 2014, I wrote and asked you to recommend a good utility stock for my 77-year-old mother. Mom had a $13,000 certificate of deposit that was coming due, and the interest rate on her renewal was terrible. Seeing as the women ...

CYBERSPACE SIGHTING: Updated website offers Michigan residents easy access to lead information and resources

October 19, 2018

A recently updated Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) website is providing a one-stop shop for Michigan residents seeking lead information and resources. Michigan.gov/lead provides information on lead and lead services in Michigan, along ...

EXPERT WITNESS: The economics of music for attorneys and others: A redux (part three)

October 19, 2018

By John F. Sase, Ph.D. Gerard J. Senick, general editor Julie G. Sase, copyeditor "There's a great Duke Ellington quote, 'There are only two types of music-good music and bad musicā?¦' I experienced this last week! Here I am, a film composer, ...