Michigan

1:31pm

Thu November 15, 2012
The Salt

Cheaper Fruits And Vegetables Alone Can't Save Food Deserts

Originally published on Thu November 15, 2012 3:12 pm

Five days a week, the Peaches & Greens truck sells affordable fruits and vegetables to families on public assistance, people without a car, homebound seniors and even local workers who otherwise would grab fast food or candy for a snack.
Carlos Osorio AP

Tens of millions of Americans can't follow the government's guidelines for healthful eating because they can't afford or access enough fresh fruits and vegetables. Sometimes it's because they live in what's known as a "food desert," places devoid of markets with a good variety of quality fresh foods.

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2:35pm

Wed November 14, 2012
Crisis In The Housing Market

Foreclosed Homeowners Getting Back In The Market

Originally published on Wed November 14, 2012 4:15 pm

Millions of U.S. families have a recent foreclosure on their record. Typically, that means waiting at least seven years before securing another home loan. But some families say they are having luck buying again — sometimes in as few as three years.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

Buyers are coming back into the housing market after losing their homes during the financial crisis — returning to homeownership more quickly than lenders have typically allowed.

With millions of families with recent foreclosures on their records, some report that they are having luck buying a house — in some cases within three years.

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5:34am

Mon November 5, 2012
Around the Nation

Ex-Flint Mayor Displays His Own Statue

Originally published on Mon November 5, 2012 8:07 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

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3:16pm

Wed October 24, 2012
Sports

As World Series Begins, Detroit Catches Tigers Fever

Originally published on Wed October 24, 2012 4:12 pm

Fans make their way into the ballpark prior to the Detroit Tigers hosting the New York Yankees in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park in Detroit.
Jonathan Daniel Getty Images

In Detroit, Tigers fans are preparing for the return of their beloved team to the grand stage of the World Series. In a city largely known for hard times these days, the World Series means far more than just a chance at a championship.

Facing high unemployment and crime rates and teetering on the edge of financial collapse, Detroit needs something to celebrate. Maybe something along the lines of the celebration that broke out after the Tigers won the World Series again in 1968.

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8:32am

Wed October 24, 2012
The Two-Way

Tigers & Giants Have Been To Series Many Times, But Never Together

Originally published on Wed October 24, 2012 12:15 pm

Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland has seen a lot in his day, but never a World Series matchup between his team and the Giants.
Karl Mondon MCT /Landov
  • On 'Morning Edition': Tom Goldman and Renee Montagne preview the World Series

Seamheads surely know this, but here's a bit of baseball trivia that the rest of us can drop into a conversation today if we're caught in a discussion about the World Series, which gets started tonight at 8 p.m. ET. (on Fox TV).

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