Columns

COMMENTARY - Pure Michigan: An economic development program that doesn't create any development

June 24, 2016

By Michael D. LaFaive and Dr. Michael J. Hicks May marked the 10th anniversary of the Pure Michigan advertising campaign, which is designed to lure tourists to the Great Lake State. It is sold as a program that leads to economic development and yields more ...

MY TURN: Word 'brilliant' best described legendary researcher, adviser

June 24, 2016

By all accounts but her own, she was a feminist, a trailblazer who made her mark long before women were afforded opportunities to shine in the legal world. She was the first woman named as an assistant prosecutor in Wayne County and became the first female ...

MAY IT PLEASE THE PALATE: Cod with toasted almonds

June 24, 2016

If an email sounds too good to be true, it's probably from a scam artist calling himself a Nigerian prince. But once in a while, it's for real. In my case, it dropped in my inbox from Nigella Lawson. The popular British journalist and purveyor of recipes presented ...

TAKING STOCK: Why, why, why?

June 24, 2016

Dear Mr. Berko: My wife and I are both seniors and have a $20,000 certificate of deposit coming due at Wells Fargo. We told the teller that we won't renew the CD because the rates are too low. The teller introduced us to a Wells Fargo stockbroker, who wanted ...

OFF THE PRESS

June 24, 2016

As the nation continues to grapple with the after effects of multiple cases involving police using deadly force to kill unarmed African-American males, which has eroded the public's assurance of police, prosecutors, judges and public defenders, a new book ...

TAKING STOCK: An elixir for aging?

June 24, 2016

Dear Mr. Berko: Our neighbor is an engineer. He's a bright, well-read 76-year-old, and he's nobody's fool. He was telling us about a drug called metformin, which he says delays the aches and pains of advancing age and postpones many of the devastating diseases ...