Monday, April 10th, 2017


WATCH: Fed Chair Janet Yellen speaks at U of M Ann Arbor

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from the University of Michigan for a special discussion between Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and Susan Collins, Dean of the Ford School of Public Policy. The chairwoman discussed the current state of the economy. Yellen hinted that interest rates could soon hit 2 percent. She said our country’s unemployment rate fell to 4.5 percent in March, its lowest level since mid-2007. “I think we have a healthy economy now,” Yellen said. U-M President Mark Schlissel introduced the chairwoman.  

Trivia Tuesday: 5 New Questions from “Page-A-Day”

TweetEvery Tuesday is a Trivia Tuesday on AmericaJR. Look for five new trivia questions and answers from the “365 Amazing Trivia Facts for 2017” calendar. This week’s questions: All of the following movies came out in the same year: E.T., Bladerunner, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, and Tootsie. What year was it? In 1907, a teenager named James Casey borrowed $100 from a friend to found the American Messenger Company. What longstanding business grew out of these beginnings? In Roman numerals, what does D indicate? Who played oneRead More

Detroit Red Wings fans bid farewell to Joe Louis Arena “The Joe”

TweetDETROIT — Thousands of Detroit Red Wings fans showed up early to Sunday’s final game at Joe Louis Arena. That’s because dozens of current and former players walked a special red carpet to say goodbye to their fans at the 38-year-old arena. A look back at the history: The Joe opened back in 1979. It cost $57 million to build and was named after Detroit-born champion boxer Joe Louis. The Red Wings won four Stanley Cups in the venue: 1996-1997; 1997-1998; 2001-2002; and 2007-2008. Chevrolet sponsored the farewell red carpetRead More

Hinchcliffe races to Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach victory

Tweet LONG BEACH, Calif. – James Hinchcliffe stole hearts in Southern California last fall with a runner-up effort on “Dancing with the Stars,” and the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver did one better in his return by claiming victory at today’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Hinchcliffe, driving the No. 5 Arrow Honda, held off Sebastien Bourdais of Dale Coyne Racing by 1.4940 seconds to collect his fifth career Verizon IndyCar Series win and first in nearly two years. Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden rounded out the podium in third place.Read More

Movie Monday: Friday’s Upcoming Movie Releases for 4/14

TweetLook for these new movies to hit the box office on Friday, April 14, 2017: “The Fate of the Furious” Rated PG-13. 136 minutes. Action, Crime, Thriller. -Dwayne Johnson, Charlize Theron, Scott Eastwood, Vin Diesel; Director: F. Gary Gray “Spark: A Space Tail” Rated PG. 90 minutes. Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi. -Susan Sarandon, Jessica Biel, Patrick Stewart, Hilary Swank; Director: Aaron Woodley “The Lost City of Z” Rated PG-13. 141 minutes. Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History. -Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland; Director: James Gray. “Norman” RatedRead More