03/09/14 06:45 PM
Comments on the death of William Clay Ford: "The Fords are among Michigan's iconic, founding families, and he was an innovator in the family tradition as well as a strong leader. Like his grandfather, he was passionate about automobiles and the auto industry, the city of Detroit and his family....
03/09/14 03:15 PM
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan says William Clay Ford was one of his struggling city's biggest boosters. The 88-year-old Detroit Lions owner and grandson of auto pioneer Henry Ford has died of pneumonia. Duggan says in a statement that William Clay Ford's dedication to Detroit "was...
03/09/14 02:45 PM
DETROIT (AP) — William Clay Ford, the last surviving grandchild of automotive pioneer Henry Ford and owner of the Detroit Lions, has died. He was 88. Ford Motor Co. said in a statement Sunday that Ford died of pneumonia at his home in Grosse Pointe, Mich. Ford helped steer the family business...
By Steve Chapman | 02/28/14 03:16 PM
If you're in the hospital with multiple fractures, a staph infection and a collapsed lung, you may not take great comfort when your doctor informs you that his last patient has it worse, being dead. Sometimes encouraging comparisons are not that encouraging.
By Corey Williams | 02/27/14 08:42 AM
Duggan said Wednesday night during his first State of the City address that he and other elected officials are addressing blight, unemployment, crime, poor public transportation, snow removal and many of Detroit's other problems.
02/26/14 10:01 PM
DETROIT (AP) — In the nearly two months that Mike Duggan has been Detroit's mayor, he's met with President Barack Obama, public bus riders, city workers and anyone who will listen to his message that the city is changing — this time for the better. Duggan said Wednesday night during his...
02/25/14 01:21 PM
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By Associated Press | 02/22/14 02:13 PM
The United Auto Workers' membership and dues are down sharply from just six years ago. In another sign of weakness, the union suffered a stunning defeat this month when it tried to organize a Tennessee factory run by labor-friendly Volkswagen.
By Associated Press | 02/22/14 01:47 PM
As Detroit tries to rebound — a plan to emerge from bankruptcy was filed Friday — few groups, if any, have been feeling the pain of the city's financial collapse more than the police.
02/21/14 10:00 AM
DETROIT (AP) — The idea to have Detroit throw its name into contention to host a national political convention in the summer of 2016 is getting some attention. Sandy Baruah, president and CEO of the Detroit Regional Chamber, tells the Detroit Free Press (http://on.freep.com/1f2pTmE ) that...
By Associated Press | 02/20/14 08:25 AM
A judge said he will decide in two to three weeks whether bond insurers' claims that the millions of dollars they are owed by Detroit should be considered secured debt during the city's bankruptcy.
02/20/14 06:15 AM
DETROIT (AP) — A TV station's review of public records has found that Detroit is owed $82 million in fines and late fees for unpaid parking tickets. WDIV-TV reported (http://bit.ly/NdzAsc ) the figure and says some of the overdue money is more than 10 years old and can't be collected. The...
By Michael Barone | 02/19/14 02:58 PM
It is 611 miles from the United Auto Workers headquarters in Detroit to Volkswagen's assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. It's a long day's drive, about 10 hours almost entirely on Interstate 75, but it turned out too be to far for the UAW.
02/19/14 08:00 AM
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Medical Center says investments promised as part of its sale to a for-profit company could be in jeopardy because of state funding cuts. The Detroit News reports (http://bit.ly/1dLJNGU ) that state lawmakers cut funding of $20 million, with matching federal grants,...
By Michael Barone | 02/15/14 11:18 AM
It's official: The United Auto Workers lost the representation vote at the Volkswagen Chattanooga plant. The cleverly named nooga.com has the story. The vote was close: 89 percent of workers voted, and they rejected the union by a 712-626 vote. What's remarkable about this is that the company...
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