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TAKING STOCK: When will rates rise

July 7, 2015

Dear Mr. Berko: Do you have any idea when the Federal Reserve will begin raising interest rates? -TW, Punta Gorda, Fla. Dear TW: I will get to your question, but first I want to address a request from a recent letter writer. He wrote: "Some five or six ...

MAY IT PLEASE THE PALATE: What's for breakfast?

July 7, 2015

I came upon a web page that breathlessly revealed, "Here's What Real Healthy People Actually Eat for Breakfast" (buzzfeed.com). I learned from the article that "breakfast is a very important meal!" So what, pray tell, are these real healthy ...

LEGAL PEOPLE

July 7, 2015

­Barris, Sott, Denn, & Driker PLLC is pleased to announce that Benchmark Litigation has named Sharon M. Woods one of the top 250 women in litigation nationwide for 2015. Only five women lawyers in Michigan were recognized. Woods is the chairperson ...

COMMENTARY - Lincoln's Cottage: The venerable home of the Emancipation Proclamation

July 7, 2015

By Dennis Brescoll The Emancipation Proclamation was issued in 1862 by President Abraham Lincoln when he ordered the freedom of slaves in the Confederate States rebelling against the Union during the Civil War by declaring in part: "That on ...

COMMENTARY: Consumers should avoid DIY legal work

July 7, 2015

By Philip J. Curtis Often, our job as lawyers involves fixing problems after the fact, as opposed to our preferred approach of proactively planning and documenting transactions. Most of the time, do-it-yourself (DIY) issues arise because someone ...

Lincoln's Cottage: The venerable home of the Emancipation Proclamation

July 7, 2015

By Dennis Brescoll The Emancipation Proclamation was issued in 1862 by President Abraham Lincoln when he ordered the freedom of slaves in the Confederate States rebelling against the Union during the Civil War by declaring in part: “That on the first ...