May 24, 2012 The mayor's plan would stop illuminating blighted neighborhoods, and spend more to light the rest.
May 18, 2012 The city of Stockton, Calif. has been hit hard by the financial crisis. With the city on the verge of bankruptcy, residents share what it's like when your town is teetering on the brink.
May 8, 2012 Hercules, Calif. was on the brink of bankruptcy. So the town made major sacrifices to stay solvent.
Apr 27, 2012 The fashion designer Betsey Johnson has filed for bankruptcy protection. Dozens of the fashion designers' stores will close, and hundred of employees will be laid off.
Apr 5, 2012 The city of Detroit has a projected a deficit of more than $200 million his year -- and it could run out of money by June. Last night, Detroit's city council narrowly passed a controversial deal with the State of Michigan.
Mar 26, 2012 The parent company of American Airlines wants more concessions from unions, or it'll push to cancel existing labor contracts.
Apr 13, 2012 Workers in Detroit who've been laid off from traditional industry are finding new and unexpected opportunities in the caring professions.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Mar 21, 2012 Current laws make it very hard for student loans to be forgiven. There's a proposal now in Congress that would change that.
May 3, 2012 Wrapping up a week in Michigan leading up to that state's primary, host Jeremy Hobson ventured to two very different neighborhoods in Detroit to figure out how people there are feeling about the election.
Feb 24, 2012 MSN's Liz Weston discusses tax rebates, student debt and how to negotiate the foreclosure process.