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Midwest U.S. deals with weekend flooding, expects more rain

Midwest U.S. deals with weekend flooding, expects more rain

VICKSBURG, Miss., April 22 (UPI) -- Midwestern states expect additional rain and snow, from Monday through Wednesday, that will slow the decline of floodwaters, authorities said.

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Crisis contained, says Cypriot president ..., NYC council works on sick-leave bill ... Michigan right-to-work law now in effect ... Taiwan bank opens branch in Cambodia ... News from United Press International.

Michigan right-to-work law now in effect

DETROIT, March 29 (UPI) -- Michigan's new right-to-work law took effect and Gov. Rick Snyder called it a time of opportunity. Protesters disagreed and demanded his removal.

Michigan emergency manager law protested

DETROIT, March 28 (UPI) -- Opponents of Michigan's new emergency manager law they charge is unconstitutional took their protests to Detroit City Hall Thursday, officials say.

Jesse Jackson protests Detroit manager

DETROIT, March 23 (UPI) -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson says the appointment of an emergency financial manager violates Detroiters' right to elect their own leaders.
Orr up to challenge in Detroit

Orr up to challenge in Detroit

DETROIT, March 15 (UPI) -- Detroit Emergency Financial Manager Kevyn Orr says he's confident he can turn the city around, despite criticism from the City Council and residents.

Detroit mayor accepts emergency decision

DETROIT, March 7 (UPI) -- Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says he won't fight a state decision to send an emergency financial manager to his struggling city.

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Markets down early Monday ... Banks report on seized military homes ... China set for 2014 maiden flight of C919 ... Some suggest Romney rescue Detroit ... News from United Press International.
Some suggest Romney rescue Detroit

Some suggest Romney rescue Detroit

DETROIT, March 4 (UPI) -- Political pundits have proposed Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder choose former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to serve as Detroit's emergency manager.

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Gov. Snyder declares Detroit emergency

DETROIT, March 1 (UPI) -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder declared a fiscal emergency in Detroit, opening the way Friday for appointment of an emergency manager.
N.J. to use U.S. money to expand Medicaid

N.J. to use U.S. money to expand Medicaid

TRENTON, N.J., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Gov. Chris Christie, a sharp critic of President Barack Obama's healthcare law, says he wants New Jersey to get federal dollars to expand Medicaid after all.
Fla. U-turn: Yes to Obama Medicaid option

Fla. U-turn: Yes to Obama Medicaid option

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Gov. Rick Scott, a sharp critic of President Barack Obama's healthcare law, says he wants Florida to participate in an optional part of the law after all.

Detroit declared in 'financial emergency'

DETROIT, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- A review team in Michigan has found the city of Detroit in a financial emergency but the state treasurer has ruled out a bankruptcy filing at this time.

Detroit to get emergency manager

DETROIT, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Facing $12 billion in debt and pension liabilities, Michigan's governor will appoint an emergency manager to overhaul Detroit's city finances, officials said.
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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, right, and his wife Sue arrive at Grace Episcopal Church for the funeral for former first lady Betty Ford on July 14, 2011, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. UPI/Rex Larsen/POOL
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Richard Dale "Rick" Snyder (born August 19, 1958), is an American businessman and Republican Party politician. He assumed office as the 48th governor of Michigan on January 1, 2011. Previously, he was chief executive officer, chairman of the board and co-founder of Ann Arbor, Michigan-based venture capital firm Ardesta LLC.

Snyder was born in Battle Creek, Michigan and studied at the University of Michigan, where he earned a Bachelor of General Studies with high distinction in 1977, then a MBA from the University of Michigan Business School with distinction in 1979, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School in 1982. Snyder also served as an adjunct assistant professor of accounting at the University of Michigan. He resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan with his wife Sue and their three children and has a vacation home near Gun Lake. The couple were married in 1987 at Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church in Dearborn.

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