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  • Michigan State grads to hear India IT entrepreneur

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University says that Indian information technology pioneer Azim Premji will speak at the school's undergraduate commencement May 2. Premji is chairman of Bangalore, India-based Wipro Ltd. He began leading the company in the late 1960s, taking it from...

  • Detroit still needs $350M from state lawmakers

    DETROIT (AP) — Pressure was building Wednesday for Michigan lawmakers to commit $350 million to Detroit pensions, a day after the city reached tentative agreements with pension funds and a retiree group to reduce payouts. The city has an $816 million pledge from foundations, philanthropists...

  • State says pig virus found on 93 farms in Michigan

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A virus that kills piglets at an alarming rate has been found on 93 farms in Michigan, the state agriculture department says. Jennifer Holton, spokeswoman for the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said porcine epidemic diarrhea is deadly to...

  • Ice affecting Mackinac Island ferry service

    MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — A ferry company that serves Mackinac Island says the start of service this year will be affected by ice. The Petoskey News-Review and MLive.com report that Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry is waiting to see how ice-breaking work goes before posting a schedule. The...

  • AAA Mich.: Gas prices rise 6 cents over past week

    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says gasoline prices have risen about 6 cents during the past week to a statewide average of about $3.71 per gallon. The auto club says Monday the average is about 19 cents per gallon more than this time last year. Of the cities it surveys, AAA Michigan...

  • Judge approves Detroit swaps deal with 2 banks

    DETROIT (AP) — Detroit can move ahead with a plan to settle a ruinous multimillion-dollar debt with two banks for $85 million, a judge said Friday as he also urged the bankrupt city and other creditors to reach more deals. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes signed off on the agreement to pay UBS...

  • Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signs bill to block scrap metal thefts

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation intended to crack down on sales of stolen scrap metal. Michigan scrapyards that buy copper wire, air conditioners and catalytic converters will only be able to pay sellers by mail for sales of more than $25. Scrapyards will have...

  • Detroit reaches bankruptcy deal over some bonds

    The city of Detroit reached a deal in bankruptcy over $388 million in bonds, mediators announced Wednesday, a significant agreement that could influence other creditors to try to get a settlement.

  • Detroit creditors still have eye on city-owned art

    DETROIT (AP) — Some creditors in Detroit's bankruptcy with eyes on city-owned art say they've found buyers willing to pay more than $1 billion for parts or all of the collection. The disclosure was made in a court filing Wednesday. The creditors are asking bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes to...

  • GM to invest $449 million in 2 Detroit-area factories

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors plans to invest $449 million in two Detroit-area factories to build the next-generation Chevrolet Volt hybrid electric car and two unspecified new vehicles. The company said the investment eventually will bring a second shift at the Detroit assembly plant that...

  • Retiring Mike Rogers endorses Mike Bishop to fill spot

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – On Monday morning, U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, a Republican from Michigan who recently announced his retirement, endorsed Mike Bishop, the former state Senate majority leader, to fill his spot in Congress. In the race for Michigan’s 8th Congressional District,...

  • Company considers drilling west of Ann Arbor

    SCIO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A company is moving forward with plans to possibly drill for oil or natural gas in an area west of Ann Arbor. The Ann Arbor News reports (http://bit.ly/1g1bzQr ) some residents of Washtenaw County's Scio Township are being asked to give up mineral rights. The...

  • Michigan to boost efforts for auto industry jobs

    DETROIT (AP) — Michigan plans to boost efforts to attract and retain automotive industry jobs in engineering and design, software and coding, systems integration and skilled trades, officials said. Nigel Francis, the state's senior automotive adviser, this week plans to outline details of a...

  • Maker Faire Detroit event set to return in July

    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Organizers of an annual Detroit-area event that celebrates arts, crafts, engineering and technology are asking for entries. Maker Faire Detroit 2014 will be held July 26-27 at The Henry Ford, the Dearborn attraction that includes Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield...

  • Harsh winter damages Michigan's fruit trees, vines

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's heavy snowfall and bitter cold winter have damaged some fruit trees and vineyards, according to a leading state farm group. The late thaw is finally allowing fruit farmers to assess damage from the cold and heavy snow, the Michigan Farm Bureau said in a...



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