Art Van Furniture liquidating: Midwest retailer to close all stores

JC Reindl Detroit Free PressPublished 10:11 AM EST Mar 5, 2020Art Van Furniture, the metro Detroit-based company and the Midwest’s top furniture and mattress retailer, announced Thursday it is shutting down and will begin liquidation sales at all of its company-owned stores in Michigan, Illinois, Missouri and Ohio.The announcement comes just three years after the company’s sale…

Review: Ben Affleck soars in sobering ‘The Way Back,’ an addiction drama with underdog hoop dreams

Brian Truitt USA TODAYPublished 10:44 AM EST Mar 5, 2020Ben Affleck shoots, often scores and most importantly slam dunks a seriously gripping role in his new basketball drama “The Way Back.”Though it’s chock-full of sports-movie tropes – and juggling too many at times – director Gavin O’Connor’s quiet, sobering tale (★★★ out of four; rated R;…

Ex-UAW president Gary Jones charged in corruption probe

Eric D. Lawrence Detroit Free PressPublished 10:25 AM EST Mar 5, 2020Federal prosecutors have charged Gary Jones, the former head of the UAW, in a corruption probe.The charges, which accuse Jones of conspiring to embezzle union funds, among other things, were unsealed Thursday.Jones resigned in disgrace last year after he was implicated in federal court papers…