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Michigan official: Tugboat damaged Great Lakes pipelines

Michigan official: Tugboat damaged Great Lakes pipelines

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (AP) — Recent damage to underwater oil and electrical lines in the waterway connecting Lake Huron and Lake Michigan that's blamed for an insulation fluid spill was caused by a tugboat dragging its anchor, Michigan's attorney general announced Tuesday.
Attorney General Bill Schuette said he notified Vane ... (full story)


Edmunds: 7 things you may not know about new car warranties

Edmunds: 7 things you may not know about new car warranties

Most of us know the new-car basic warranty, often referred to as the "bumper-to-bumper warranty," is designed to protect the owner against any factory defects during the first few years of ownership. But did you know this coverage doesn't actually apply to the bumpers? The vehicle's bumpers are considered body panels and s ... (full story)


Insurers look to pass drug price breaks straight to consumer

Insurers look to pass drug price breaks straight to consumer

Some major health insurers plan to take a little sting out of prescription drug prices by giving customers rebates at the pharmacy counter.
Aetna and UnitedHealthcare both say they will begin passing rebates they get from drugmakers along to some customers starting next year. They could spark a trend: The idea has been championed ... (full story)


Politics and McDonald's

Dear Mr. Berko: You've never expressed your political opinions. Some of us had hoped you'd comment on Donald Trump's presidency. You've made many pointed comments about the House and Senate, but you have never commented about our country's political direction. I and others in my area would like to read your comments.
Next questio ... (full story)


3 ways parents can help grown kids own a home

3 ways parents can help grown kids own a home

When responsible first-time homebuyers need help buying a home, the family bank sometimes can lend a hand.
Younger homebuyers face a mountain of obstacles, including rising home prices and interest rates, too few homes for sale and unpaid college debt. Student debt is a major source of trouble. When the National Association of Re ... (full story)