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By Catherine Lutz

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Tag: Detroit Pensions


Posted on Dec 7, 2013 ENLARGE


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Back in the Day, Minimum Wage Could Feed a Family

Current minimum wage earners can’t make it above the poverty line, but this wasn’t the case before the ’80s; a radioactive bomb can be used to clear out the AIDS virus in the body; meanwhile, a new study finds a correlation between intelligence and drinking. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Dec 5, 2013 READ MORE

Detroit’s Pensions Under Attack

The bankrupt city is looking to cut its already underfunded retirement benefits; given the current economic climate, perhaps it’s time for the affordable housing options that were used in the last century to make a comeback; meanwhile, Pope Francis’ new banker, hired to clean up the Vatican’s messy accounts, comes with sex scandals of his own. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jul 22, 2013 READ MORE

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