Daily Archives: April 15, 2011

Severe budget problems could get all Detroit teachers laid off

Every single teacher employed by the city of Detroit will be laid off by July 29, unless the city can fix some chronic budget problems.
Picture of Detroit skyline

First-time homebuyer tax credit: Get ready to pay

The first payment on the $7,500 first-time homebuyer tax credit from 2008 is due with the 2010 tax return for anyone who received the credit.
A young couple dreamily contemplates their first new home.

Two-thirds of US men worked in 2010, a record low

Only two-thirds of U.S. men worked in 2010, a record low. Only 45.4 percent of U.S. adults worked last year, the lowest figure since 1983.
A man dressed in a 1970s “Battlestar Galactica” Cylon costume. He's pandhandling. His  sign reads “Replaced by CGI. Please help.”