John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press

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Past articles by John:

Manuel 'Matty' Moroun, controversial bridge owner and trucking magnate, dies at 93

Manuel 'Matty' Moroun was a Detroit native who took his father’s small cartage business and built it into a trucking and real estate empire. → Read More

Manuel 'Matty' Moroun, controversial owner of Ambassador Bridge, dies at 93

Manuel "Matty" Moroun, who built a trucking and real estate empire that included the Ambassador Bridge and Michigan Central Station, died at age 93. → Read More

Trump's farm bailout has cost taxpayers more than double the auto bailout

The U.S. government has been making direct payments to farmers for a long time. But the size of those payments is growing rapidly. → Read More

As UAW strike enters second week, losses growing for workers, GM and the nation

Besides the lost investment and production, a longer strike will worsen fears of a recession already being stoked by trade tensions with China. → Read More

Amazon's plan for Silverdome site may come with demand for incentives

Should Michigan give more public money to one of the world’s richest and most dominant companies that, by almost any measure, won't need the help? → Read More

'What is a picket line?' and answers to other GM strike questions

Strikes and picket lines used to be much more common in American life than they are today. → Read More

Ford reveals sweeping plans for its Dearborn campus — and it changes everything

Ford's biggest remake in half a century consolidates buildings, uses dramatic modern architecture and creates new spaces for workers and the public. → Read More

It's everyday objects, not just the rare masterpieces, that matter to Detroit design

The design of everyday objects from bus shelters to bike lanes can help tie a community together. → Read More

Greektown fights back against years of decline with sweeping new concepts

Detroit's Greektown has increasingly felt left behind as other districts flourished. But now Greektown is reasserting itself. → Read More

Detroit JACK layoffs another clue Gilbert is winding down casino empire

Top Dan Gilbert aide Matt Cullen says casinos are growing less important in Gilbert empire as attention shifts to Bedrock real estate arm. → Read More

UAW contract talks don't have impact they once did on Americans

The UAW is fighting a rear-guard action, hoping to stave off more plant closings rather than achieving broad new categories of benefits. → Read More

Bedrock hires architect for Book restoration, hosts public tour Saturday

As with its other projects downtown, Bedrock is look for "architecture as urban catalyst" to enliven the district beyond the building itself. → Read More

Workers are mobilizing: Author predicts what it could mean for unions

Steven Greenhouse said the new militancy among workers in many fields doesn't necessarily translate into a new union power in his book → Read More

Tiki boats could be start of untapped business opportunity on Detroit River

The Detroit River, hailed by many as the city's greatest asset, shows surprisingly few of the entrepreneurial ventures common in shoreline cities. → Read More

Detroit can't cherry-pick statistics, ignore inconvenient facts

Looking at Detroit's recovery, we see that many statistics deliver good news, but upbeat stats tell only half the tale. → Read More

Vice President Mike Pence speaks to Detroit Economic Club today but won't take questions

Organizers said Pence will not do a media conference nor take questions from the audience during his appearance — both a departure. → Read More

Atwater Beach opening soon, extending Detroit's network of family friendly public spaces

Atwater Beach will create the latest installment in Detroit's growing network of non-motorized public spaces. → Read More

Olympia Development to build Mercedes-Benz office complex in Farmington Hills

Construction is expected to begin this fall, with completion estimated for summer 2021. → Read More

Black firms aren't getting a fair share of Detroit work. A group wants to change that

The nonprofit effort, the Detroit Coalition for Economic Inclusion, hopes to advance the cause of economic justice in the city. → Read More

Hudson's site tower may not be the city's tallest after all, Bedrock says

Bedrock said switching the programming of the skyscraper tower from all residential to partly a hotel may change the height of the tower. → Read More