President Barack Obama will travel to Michigan Thursday for the groundbreaking of a plant that will produce batteries for electric vehicles.
An administration official says Obama will attend the event at the LG Chem factory in Holland, Mich. Partial funding for the plant came from a federal program to boost the production of electric vehicles.
State Lottery officials say bar and restaurant owners who join a Lottery boycott this weekend could lose their right to sell games and tickets. The businesses are protesting the state's ban on smoking in workplaces.
AUDIO: The bar and restaurant owners want the Legislature to amend the law to allow their customers to smoke. Some owners say they've lost business since the smoking ban took effect May 1.
The Michigan Supreme Court split along party lines as it ruled insurance companies may use their customers' credit histories as part of setting their rates. The Republican majority said Michigan's insurance regulator does not have the authority to reject rate plans that charge customers less for having good credit.