US Rep. Thaddeus McCotter of Michigan says he's running for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. His biggest challenge is name recognition.
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Detroit has the highest unemployment rate of any major US metro area.
The impact will spread beyond the industrial Midwest to employees in states like Florida, Delaware, and Virginia.
Plea deal ousts Kilpatrick after an eight-month scandal. Interim mayor inherits a city in a slump.
Higher mortgage rates since March are tied in part to investors' inflation worries.
Kwame Kilpatrick's legal woes could hurt the city's image, and also stall nascent economic development.
By helping improve lives around the world, they rebuild the America's image abroad.
Down 3.3 percent in the past year, median US home values are still 7.6 percent above 2004 levels.