Tag Archives: banks

Yes, it looks kind of like me, but I did not rob a bank today

At 4:00 today, a man apparently robbed the Ann Arbor TCF bank branch at 1900 Pauline. As these kinds of things seem to happen all the time these days, I probably wouldn’t have even taken notice under normal circumstances. In this case, though, I received an email from a reader warning me that I might […]

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Michael Shuman… there’s a local business revolution on the horizon, and we can make it happen

Last week, I had the opportunity to spend a day with economist and author Michael Shuman. Shuman, for those of you who aren’t familiar with his work, is probably our nation’s foremost authority on the importance of cultivating, supporting and investing in local businesses. The stated purpose of his visit to Ann Arbor, which was […]

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I can’t sleep, so I’m watching Bill Moyers and Matt Taibbi… which isn’t helping

Bill Moyers’ most recent show was about how big banks are victimizing democracy. If you’re looking to get to sleep tonight, I’d suggest watching something else. Here’s a clip: BILL MOYERS: Both of you have been writing a great deal lately about the crisis in Europe. So explain to us simply what hand Wall Street […]

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Washtenaw Foreclosure Defense activities tomorrow in Ypsilanti

Tomorrow, at 10:30 AM, people will be coming together in Ypsilanti to discuss foreclosure resistance. The following notice comes from Ypsilanti’s Tad Wysor. Pull out your long undies and wool socks, and consider joining us Saturday morning for a first “foreclosure research” canvass in eastern Washtenaw! The new “Washtenaw Foreclosure Defense” group — an outgrowth […]

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Republicans gut Dodd Frank Act, killing efforts to protect American citizens from financial industry abuse

On July 21, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act into law. The legislation, written by Congressman Barney Frank, and Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee Chris Dodd, promised to be the most comprehensive financial reform to be undertaken since the Great Depression. As with the Glass-Steagall Act, […]

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