Michigan

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In Flint, helping is just what you do

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016

Dealers step up to help in Flint but don't talk about it. It's too personal. Of all the body blows it has endured, lead-laced drinking water is the cruelest....
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Fuel economy up slightly in January as SUV, pickup sales level off

2:49 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2016

As the sales of SUVs and pickups leveled off in January, the average fuel economy of light vehicles purchased in the U.S. that month went up from December, albeit slightly, a University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute report said....
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Tesla applies for dealership license in Michigan

2:46 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2016

Tesla Motors has applied for a Michigan dealership license, a move the automaker said is intended to test a state law effectively banning the electric-vehicle maker's direct-sales model....
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How GM saved itself from Flint water crisis

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 31, 2016

Thanks to its fortuitous location and some heads-up planning, GM was able to sidestep a crisis that has befallen everyone else in the city where it was born more than a century ago....
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Michigan may see ballot petition to allow direct vehicle sales

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2016

A recent University of Michigan graduate who aspires to work in politics is launching a ballot petition drive to allow automakers to sell new vehicles directly to Michigan consumers....
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ZF TRW signs office lease for global electronics business

3:23 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2016

ZF TRW plans to open its global electronics headquarters in suburban Detroit by the end of the second quarter following a lease of a 171,000-square-foot office building....
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Wheel supplier Superior gets makeover under new CEO Stebbins

11:17 am U.S. ET | Dec. 30, 2015

Superior Industries, the longtime auto supplier with roots dating back to 1957 in southern California, is reinventing itself and the wheels it makes. New CEO Donald Stebbins is aiming to take Superior away from being a “middle of the road” supplier....
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GM to invest $356.4 million in 3 Mich. plants

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2015

General Motors plans to spend $1 billion at Michigan plants over the next 15 years.Details on roughly a third of the $1 billion investment, announced today by GM, will go toward plants in Flint, Saginaw and Grand Rapids...
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Nexteer's new tentative pact bumps up wages, reduces health care costs

3:29 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2015

A new tentative labor deal between Nexteer Automotive and the UAW secured higher wage gains for most workers and scrapped a controversial health care provision that was a major factor in the previous deal's overwhelming rejection and subsequent strike....
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Average U.S. new-vehicle fuel economy slips to 25 mpg

12:50 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 7, 2015

The continued combination of low gas prices and strong pickup and SUV sales led the average fuel economy of light vehicles purchased in the U.S. in November to fall from October, albeit slightly, a University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute report said....
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2016 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Tesla, Mini to skip Detroit auto show

11:54 am U.S. ET | Dec. 3, 2015

Tesla and Mini have joined Jaguar Land Rover in skipping the 2016 Detroit auto show next month....
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2 Fiat Chrysler dealerships, closed after years of bankruptcy litigation, are reopening

10:20 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2015

Two suburban Detroit dealerships have been quietly re-entering the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US network after more than six years away, now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ended a long legal battle over their reinstatement....
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Serra Automotive completes purchase of 3 northern Michigan dealerships

8:36 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2015

Serra Automotive said it has closed on its long-planned acquisition of three northern Michigan dealerships from Otto Belovich....
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FCA agrees to invest $1 billion more in Mich. to receive maximum tax credits

2:24 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015

Fiat Chrysler must invest an additional $1 billion in Michigan by 2029 to receive the maximum amount of state tax credits it is entitled to under a modified agreement approved by a state board today....
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Rivian Automotive to build r&d center for high-tech vehicles in Mich.

3:26 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015

Livonia automotive design and engineering firm Rivian Automotive LLC plans to invest $29.5 million and add 174 jobs at a new Dearborn r&d center to develop high-tech vehicles, rather than court talent in Florida and Silicon Valley....
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Average U.S. new-vehicle fuel economy slips in Oct., study finds

2:20 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 6, 2015

Thanks to lower gasoline prices and the continued strength of pickup and SUV sales, the average fuel economy of light vehicles purchased in the U.S. in October was down slightly from September, a University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute report said on Thursday....
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JCI to repay Michigan $3.75 million after failing to meet job targets

1:57 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2015

Johnson Controls agreed to repay the State of Michigan $3.75 million as a result of failing to create at least 400 jobs at its lithium ion battery plant in Holland, Mich., according to the Michigan Economic Development Corp. It also had its tax-exempt status revoked....
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GM to eliminate shift at small-car plant in Michigan

1:45 am U.S. ET | Oct. 23, 2015

General Motors will lay off about 500 workers at the assembly plant where the Chevrolet Sonic is built, the latest symptom of sagging demand for small cars as consumers buy more crossovers and SUVs....
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Fiat Chrysler buys naming rights at two Detroit area entertainment venues

9:54 am U.S. ET | Oct. 22, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' U.S. unit has bought the naming rights to a pair of high visibility entertainment venues near its headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich....
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Domino's modified Chevrolet Spark can pack in 80 pizzas

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2015

A Chevrolet Spark modified by Domino's Pizza soon will allow some franchises to deliver up to 80 pizzas at a time. Domino's publicly unveiled its DXP pizza delivery vehicle today at its headquarters in Ann Arbor, Mich....
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Average fuel economy of new cars dips 3rd time in 4 months

3:53 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

The average fuel economy of new U.S. light vehicles declined for the third time in four months in September, a University of Michigan report found....
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Daimler N.A. to move headquarters, 30 jobs to Mich., governor says

3:26 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2015

Daimler AG's North American holding company plans to move its headquarters and 30 administrative jobs to Michigan, Gov. Rick Snyder said today. Snyder announced the investment from the Frankfurt auto show, where he is wrapping up the second leg of an automotive-centric trade mission that started in Japan....
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Stant to close plant, open tech center in suburban Detroit

2:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 10, 2015

Indiana auto supplier Stant Corp. will shutter a plant in Romeo, Mich., and lay off 167 people by mid-November, but is moving some corporate and engineering positions into a new technical center in suburban Detroit....
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Tom Cole, longtime Michigan auto dealer, dies at 73

12:41 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 10, 2015

Tom Cole, a nominee for the 2014 Time Dealer of the Year award and founder and owner of Cole Automotive Group in west Michigan, died Sunday. He was 73....
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Average U.S. new-vehicle mpg falls in August

2:13 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2015

The average stated fuel economy of new light vehicles sold in the United States fell in August and is down nearly 2 percent from the record high set a year ago, a University of Michigan report released today said....
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