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Has Detroit Found An Answer To The Publicly Financed Stadium Scam?

When Marathon Petroleum received a $175 million tax break from the city of Detroit in 2007, they promised jobs for Detroiters. And, as of last January, the $2.2 billion expansion of Marathon's refinery on the city's southwest side had, in fact, created new jobs for tax-paying residents —all of 15 of them. »2/10/15 2:47pm2/10/15 2:47pm

Red Wings Generously Agree To Accept Huge Sums Of Money From Public

Yesterday, the Detroit Red Wings unveiled plans for their brand new publicly subsidized $450 million arena development. The arena, which promises to include $200 million additional investments in mixed-used development, will break ground in September. The Ilitch family, which owns the Red Wings and Tigers, is calling… »7/21/14 10:33am7/21/14 10:33am

"World Series Shits To Detroit" Declares Chicago Tribune, Fox News, Et Al

Gather ‘round, my little dreamlets. Grandpa's going to sing of the days before every baboon with a wireless connection could vomit up a website and call it news. In those long-forgotten times, human beings would staff publications—magazines and newspapers, chiefly. But as audience habits and advertising money wandered… »10/27/12 2:50pm10/27/12 2:50pm