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Dan Gilbert: Connectivity Is Name Of The Game

Detroit native Dan Gilbert is the majority owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers and founder of Quicken Loans. He bought several downtown properties that cover about 2 million square feet. He says he hopes to attract new businesses, prevent brain drain and make the area a top tech hub. Gilbert discusses his vision with host Michel Martin.

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing On City's Crisis

Bing is facing a massive financial crisis and population plunge in Detroit. He's also trying to avoid a state takeover of the city. The former businessman and NBA star speaks with host Michel Martin about what it takes to transform the city.

Most EU Nations To Sign Pact To Stop Overspending

European Union nations — except Britain and the Czech Republic — have agreed to sign a treaty to enforce budget discipline in the eurozone. European leaders meeting in Brussels Monday also promised to stimulate growth and create jobs.
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Montgomery County Eyes Three Big Box Bills

Montgomery County is attempting to address the construction of big box stores such as Walmart with three separate pieces of legislation.


Mortgage Giant Places Bets Against Homeowners

NPR and ProPublica have found that Freddie Mac, the giant government-owned mortgage company, has been placing financial bets against homeowners. Specifically, Freddie Mac has made targeted investments that pay off if homeowners are unable to refinance their mortgages. At the same time, Freddie has been making it harder for many homeowners to get new loans.
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Audit Shows $240M Budget Surplus In D.C.


After several years of financial difficulty, D.C. is back in the black after posting a large budget surplus to the tune of $240 million.