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LEGAL PEOPLE

October 12, 2018

Plunkett Cooney Plunkett Cooney recently expanded its business law department with the addition of attorney Adel Fakhouri. A member of the firm's Bloomfield Hills office, Fakhouri focuses his practice in the area of business transactions, start-ups and formation, ...

Single mom masterminds $700K swing from debt to savings

October 12, 2018

By Kevin Voigt NerdWallet When Takiia Anderson graduated from Boston College Law School in 1999, she was a single mom with a 2-year-old child, nearly $100,000 in student loans and a new job as a government attorney that paid $34,102 a year. She didn't like ...

Is a personal loan for you?

October 12, 2018

Sarah Skidmore Sell, AP?Personal Finance Writer Personal loans have surged in popularity, due in part to increasing consumer confidence and a growing array of online lenders to provide them. Credit reporting agency Experian says that personal loans were the ...

How much will the repeal of prevailing wage save taxpayers in Michigan?

October 12, 2018

Jarrett Skorup, Mackinac Center for Public Policy Now that Michigan has repealed its prevailing wage law, the big question is how much it will save each year, either directly for taxpayers or to be spent elsewhere. The law mandated using union contracts to ...

Could villains clone themselves to take over the world?

October 12, 2018

Hua Lu, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (THE CONVERSATION) - If asked about clones, most people think of evil sci-fi characters. However, in real life, the word "clone" often has broader, far more positive applications. Just as office workers ...

Important takings case ends up before U.S. Supreme Court

October 12, 2018

Edward Sullivan and Carrie Richter BridgeTower Media Newswires Almost without public attention, the United States Supreme Court has taken up out of Pennsylvania a significant takings case – one that may revolutionize land use law for years to come. Since ...