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  • Don't let February freeze your finances

    February generally means two things to me: Valentine's Day and all of those President's Day mattress sales. Other than those two oddly complementary events, February is a month best forgotten. The snow that made for a romantic white Christmas is a slushy...
  • Chrysler Extends Fuel-Tank Warranty on 2006 V-8 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Magnum

     
    Following an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Chrysler will extend fuel-tank warranties on 153,817 V-8 cars from the 2006 model year. The extension applies 5.7- and 6.1-liter versions of the Chrysler 300 and its Dodge...
  • Winter Weather Impacts Auto Production Worldwide

     
    The severe weather that has made drivers' commutes miserable for much of this winter across much of the U.S. is also affecting global and domestic auto production. Production was expected to resume Tuesday at most Toyota and Honda factories shut......
  • John Dingell leaving an 'obnoxious' Congress -- after six decades

    John Dingell leaving an 'obnoxious' Congress -- after six decades
    For many politicians partaking of this retirement season, the stated reasons for leaving have reeked of the common excuse that has someone leaving a job to spend more time with his — or most of the time, her -- family. Touching, maybe, but comes off...
  • Who's to blame for Detroit's collapse?

    Who's to blame for Detroit's collapse?
    Detroit filed for bankruptcy Thursday, making it the largest U.S. city to ever seek Chapter 9 protection. It’s sad news for the once-great city. Still, the headline seemed to have delighted many. Just check out The Times' comments section, with...
  • Crime novelist Elmore Leonard dies at 87

    Elmore Leonard, one of America's best known crime novelists, died Tuesday morning due to complications from a stroke, according to Leonard's Facebook page and his longtime researcher at the Detroit News, Gregg Sutter. Leonard, 87, was working on his...
  • Elmore Leonard recovering after a stroke

    Elmore Leonard recovering after a stroke
    Crime writer Elmore Leonard is recovering from a stroke in an undisclosed Detroit-area hospital. "It happened a week ago, last Monday [July 29]," his longtime researcher, Gregg Sutter, told the Detroit News. "He's doing better every day, and the...
  • Funny Money: Sound of an angel? Just like an exploding toilet

    I never really believed in angels, although I believe in the devil after working for several of his incarnations here on Earth. But now I do trust in one cherub: The Column Fairy. I'd heard newsroom tales of The Column Fairy's relative, The Quote Fairy,...
  • Camp credit lets you pitch some savings

    Summer's officially here, which I recognize not by the turning of the calendar pages but by the riffling of the carbon copies in my checkbook. At first I thought that buzzing sound was the drone of cicadas in their 17-year lifecycle, until I realized it...
  • A vintage problem: What to get for mom?

    Mom is back! After a significant drop-off during the Great Recessepression, Mother Day's spending is set to jump by 11 percent this year, according to the latest survey by the National Retail Federation, which averages out this year's spending to $168....
  • Does the Pope quit in the woods?

    The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI raises a great many questions as the pontiff heads into retirement. To wit: -- When Benny goes to cash his papal pension check, will the Vatican Bank require two forms of I.D.? -- If he lifts the Sweet'N Low...
  • Funny Money: Bucking higher gas prices? Deer me!

    With the Labor Day holiday here, the end of summer is nigh. If the start of school isn't enough of a signal, the arrival of sporting goods catalogs stuffed with deer-hunting accessories reminds me that the leaves soon will be fluttering from the trees,...