DETROIT (AP) — More than 13,000 Detroit-area property owners have entered into payment plans hoping to avoid losing their homes to tax foreclosure, and that number will likely rise.
Hundreds of applicants lined up before 7 a.m. Tuesday outside the Wayne County Treasurer's Office in Detroit before the tax repayment plan deadline. Chief Deputy Treasurer David Szymanski says another 16,000 owners living in their homes still are facing foreclosure.
DETROIT (AP) — There's a little-known danger on the nation's roads from truck tires.
Nearly all truck tires are built for a maximum sustained speed of 75 miles an hour. That's been the standard since the middle of last decade, when drivers across the vast majority of the U.S. were allowed to go no faster than 65 or 70.
But many tractor-trailers are driven faster than that. Fourteen states, mainly west of the Mississippi River, now have speed limits...
WASHINGTON (AP) — An improving job market drove U.S. consumer confidence higher this month after a dip in February.
The Conference Board's consumer confidence index rose to 101.3 in March from revised 98.8 reading in February.
The business group takes into account expectations for the future and consumers' assessment of current conditions. Consumers were more optimistic about the future, but a little less impressed with current economic conditions....
NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food labor organizers are expanding the scope of their campaign for $15 an hour and unionization, this time with a day of actions including college campuses.
Kendall Fells, organizing director for Fight for $15, said Tuesday that the protests will take place April 15 and include actions on about 170 college campuses, as well as cities around the country and abroad.
Among those joining fast-food workers and their supporters will...
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A jewelry expert is testifying against a political fundraiser charged in a $20 million insurance scheme that Pennsylvania prosecutors say involved three mansion fires in five years.
Prosecutors hope to show GOP hostess Claire Risoldi claimed losses for jewelry that later turned up in her bank deposit box.
Prosecution expert Don Palmieri believes that at least some of the jewelry reported stolen after a 2013 fire were custom...