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CEOs at Michigan's publicly traded companies earned an average of $7 million annually, 171 times the salary paid to average workers and 455 times more than full-time minimum wage workers, an analysis of S&P 500 companies shows. (Patch file photo)
Robert April 17, 2014 at 04:08 pm
When are people going to figure out that what a person earns is based on the value derived of theirRead More services. Hence a CEO which drives up profitability, guided by firm metrics brings much more value than a minimum wage worker who is only performing a service or unskilled function. This is no different than how entertainers and athletes are paid based on the value they bring, i.e. revenue they create within their organization.
Paul Schulz April 17, 2014 at 08:11 pm
God Bless America! Capitalism at its Best!
It could cost Americans 20 percent more to get their bacon fixes as a deadline virus sweeps through the nation's hog barns. (Patch file photo)
kay sieverding April 17, 2014 at 09:56 am
The price of pork can also go up because the price of beef is up. It's not just weather andRead More disease, it's also cost of fuel.
mark April 18, 2014 at 08:16 am
With prices rising in all industries, I call it the disease of liberal Democrats! And it is theRead More disease that will wipe out civilization!
mark April 18, 2014 at 08:23 am
When taxes are imposed on various industries then to stay in business the prices increase on theRead More consumer! Obamacare , gas taxes, payroll taxes, tolls, the proposed soda and candy tax , your tobacco tax is 75% of what the product really costs! Commercial Property tax increases! Do you people see what's going on here? This country is being destroyed by the Democrats! It is starting to resemble The a Soviet Union! We should change the name of this country to the USSA!
Meijer, a family owned grocery chain with a commitment to the local communities it serves, is stepping up its Simply Give food pantry program, co-chairman Hank Meijer said. (Screenshot: YouTube video)
joe smoe April 8, 2014 at 10:50 am
Get a job. Get off of welfare. lf obama's job creations are so grand, there ought to be jobs outRead More there to be had. Oh. l forget. obama lies.
RON Ostrodamus April 8, 2014 at 12:56 pm
Appropriate last name joe.
Harness racing opened earlier this month at Northville Downs, but it's the debut of thoroughbred racing that gives the family-owned track its best chance at survival. (Photo: Northville Downs)
Aridog March 22, 2014 at 08:44 am
Wonder if Northville will again host the "Winner's Circle Saloon" like back in the oldRead More days. An eclectic collection of track hands, local horsemen, and just local folks. Anyway, since the SBT is gone, the track won't have to pay taxes even on losses as they did under the SBT. I hated that in loss years...like where was the tax money (essentially a tax on labor) to come from? You back pocket is where. Gov Milliken would have fit right in with Obama's crowd today....he put the capital R in RINO.
johnj March 23, 2014 at 11:35 am
Close this place down already - just delaying the inevitable. Let downtown northville grow into itsRead More new space and explode as a true destination location! PS do you think anyone younger really cares about horse racing of any type any more? They/we prefer restaurants, bars, and a vibrant town core.
Mr Rogers March 23, 2014 at 02:58 pm
Great Idea!! Thoroughbred racing is a lot more fun and exciting to watch than harness racing. CountRead More me in!!
Michael Hunt March 19, 2014 at 10:05 pm
Only 4 percent of adults and 4 percent of children suffer peanut allergies ...
Vicky Kujawa March 19, 2014 at 11:02 pm
If someone was allergic to nuts they would not be able to be on this board lol!
Diana Flores March 21, 2014 at 02:16 pm
wow I can't believe that only one piece of candy had a peanut out of the 24 candies in the box!
A new Michigan law allows customers to bring their own bottles of wine to be served with their dinner at restaurants. Not all restaurants are participating. (Photo: Getty Images)
michelle March 17, 2014 at 10:25 am
Most nice restaurants already have a pretty extensive wine list to suit most tastes. I think thatRead More people can deviate briefly from their one specific favorite when they go out. I see this as more of a "we are just sick of paying the huge mark ups that the restaurants charge". I went out, had them recommend a wine for my meal and I enjoyed it. Then found the same bottle on my own significantly less. Maybe if there was a better balance and reasonable prices. I understand some markup...perhaps even double but it was way more than double the price. I like the wine, especially since I can get it for much less on my own. I would feel odd bringing my own wine to a place that serves wine. It just seems more of an economic choice than I just prefer this particular wine and we all know how the fancy restaurants are when you try to save a buck. They act like you are destitute and shouldn't dine there. I could see people trying to figure out what wines the restaurants do NOT sell so they know what to bring. LOL Oh, this is funny. I don't see why we needed a new law. We have too many crazy laws to begin with.
Bryan March 17, 2014 at 01:46 pm
This seems far too complex. In Chicago BYOB places are restaurants that don't offer beer so it makesRead More sense. Who has time to research what wines a restaurant doesn't serve?
K. Scott March 18, 2014 at 05:13 pm
Michelle, my understanding of this law is that you can't bring in a bottle that they carry. Only oneRead More they don't. The establishment must have a license. This law is different then it is in Chicago. I don't know why they are saying it's the same.
Following months of "Fight for $15" protests calling on higher wages for fast-food workers, some Michigan McDonald's employees have joined in six lawsuits filed in three states.
steve March 14, 2014 at 11:04 am
Breaks are usually mandated by work laws in each state. In California you have a minimum 15 minutesRead More in the morning and in the afternoon as an official paid break, plus a minimum of one-half hour for lunch (unpaid) sometime during the day. Breaks are supposed to be a "paid pause" in the work effort to allow you to perform personal care and take a breather.
Ed Callahan March 15, 2014 at 07:03 am
A position with McDonald's should not be a career path. If you don't like your job, find a new oneRead More that pays more.
l.c. March 26, 2014 at 09:03 am
"A position with McDonald's should not be a career path".could be a sign of the timesRead More & there are some workers whom have moved up the ladder & run the biz.to treat employees as the article suggests is wrong;time to boycott if you haven't already.
Severstal Dearborn would be allowed to emit toxins hundreds of times more than the amount allowed on its current permit in a request before the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. (Patch file photo)
Lee Jacobsen March 11, 2014 at 06:55 pm
The article is impossible to comment on as it does not state facts regarding the toxic levelsRead More allowed, and what is proposed. Are the levels allowed within reason? China has levels thousands of times higher, higher than what? If we restrict all of our manufacturing plants, soon we will be buying everything from China, which does not have meaningful restrictions on pollutants. With no manufacturing, that means no jobs, but also no pollution. Which is the better choice, buy from China and let their folk die from pollution, or do our best to keep the air clean, no one dies, but we keep our jobs, and perhaps have to sweep the porch more often. Hate pollution? Move to the country, next to a pig farm.....
Shawn Randazzo displays his Authentic Detroit Style Pizza, a regional favorite that the world is just discovering. (Photo: Detroit Style Pizza Company)
Dano March 7, 2014 at 09:22 am
I bought one of the Detroit style deep dish pizza pans as well as the dough they sell. I've hadRead More lot's of fun learning how to make my own Detroit style deep dish pizza. Not close to Buddy's or Cloverleaf's award winning pie yet but getting there.
Joe Clair of Michigan Cornhole.
Patti serafini February 22, 2014 at 10:36 am
Hi, I have never heard of Cornhole. Can you tell us what it is? I'm curious. Thank you!
Glenn February 22, 2014 at 09:01 pm
Also Debbie, the word "and" in your sixth sentence should not be capitalized.
Katie Ryan O'Connor February 24, 2014 at 09:00 am
Hi Debbie, Thank you for pointing out that unfortunate mistake. I've since corrected. And PattiRead More here is a great primer if you'd like to learn more: http://www.cornholehowto.com/how-to-play/
Scott February 22, 2014 at 08:50 am
Their Secret Menu is so secret that they've made graphics for it with links to Facebook and TwitterRead More and blabbed about it to the media. If I didn't know any better I'd say it was actually a marketing gimmick!
Theresa Costello, right, with her manager Deena Vervynckt.
Paul Stenquist February 18, 2014 at 04:01 pm
A welcome and informative interview. But you must have met Theresa in Birmingham or Troy, becauseRead More there are no parks in Bloomfield Township. Can't afford them. Have to pay for the cars and 4-day work week that township employees enjoy.
Saline's Christoper Frey at the Original Gravity Brewing Company in Milan, Michigan
johnj February 12, 2014 at 04:34 pm
Bring a brewery to DTN!!! :)
Jeff Holmquist February 14, 2014 at 02:12 pm
Katie, WONDERFUL article and interview! I'm aware of who "Christopher ("Crispy")Read More Frey is. I saw him again at the November Ann Arbor Brewer's Guild's monthly social meeting. Chris is truly a wonderful guy! As so many are, that are members of this great club. He's a man for all seasons, to be sure. The world is always so much better off with people like Chris! It restores your faith.
Katie Ryan O'Connor February 22, 2014 at 12:27 pm
Thank you Jeff. I really enjoyed getting to know Chris!
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