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Snyder: ‘I’m kicking myself every day’ on Flint water

<i>Flint</i> — Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday acknowledged he and his staff failed to “connect the dots” on early warnings about Flint’s water quality, saying …

Kroger quarterly earnings top estimates

Kroger Co., the biggest U.S. grocery-store chain, reported fourth-quarter earnings that topped analysts’ estimates after same-store sales jumped and …

Investing

U.S. trade deficit up 3.4% in October to $43.9B

<i>Washington</i> — The U.S. trade deficit widened in October, the Commerce Department said Friday, as exports of U.S. goods fell to the lowest level in …

Economy

Lego books tenth year of strong sales

<i>Helsinki</i> — Lego says its popular multi-colored toy blocks were in high demand last year in all regions, giving it a tenth consecutive year of strong …

Bill Gates, UN say malaria could be eradicated by 2040

<i>London</i> — Malaria could be wiped out by 2040, despite the lack of an effective vaccine, previous failed attempts to eradicate the disease and drug …

Detroit's challenge: To spread the wealth

The challenge facing Detroit as it prepares to emerge from bankruptcy is whether the nascent development boom downtown will spread to other …

Not so sweet: Chocolate prices are set to rise

<i>New York</i> — That bowl of chocolates for ninjas and ghosts won’t cost you more this Halloween. Picking the perfect sweet for your Valentine could.<p>The …

ATM fees soar 21% in last 5 years as transactions fall

If you have an unquenchable thirst for beer but your billfold is empty, think twice before using that ATM in the corner of the bar — it might end up …

As sales sag, department stores look to evolve

<i>Chicago –</i> Less-than-stellar holiday sales – despite extra-long hours and extra-steep discounts – may be a wake-up call to department stores that they …

Detroit

Car Culture: Refresh restores Malibu’s relevance

Palo Alto, Calif. –<p>Wander around the elegant Stanford University campus and the streets of this town and you can almost sense the young, innovative …

Oakland County cities, schools seek millage approvals

While voters statewide will be asked to vote on a new road funding plan, Ferndale is asking its residents to decide whether the city should borrow up …

Home sales slump as higher prices weigh on buyers

<i>Washington</i> — Fewer Americans bought homes in October, a sign that rising home values may be pushing more would-be buyers to the real estate market’s …