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One-third of Michigan’s Republican congressional delegation was in Lansing Monday to tout the newly passed House tax reform bill.

 


Detroit Water Front
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Technology giant Google is opening an office in a planned office, retail and residential development just north of downtown Detroit.

Ford company
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Pickup trucks helped Ford Motor Co. to a strong finish in the third quarter despite lower global sales.

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Waymo's autonomous vehicles are heading to Michigan for some cold-weather testing.

Spartan Motor's lot of Isuzu trucks.
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A mid-Michigan vehicle design company has landed its largest contract to date. 

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Grand Rapids based Meijer stores announced it recalled several brand produce items because it may be contaminated with Listera. The organism can make healthy people sick. It has the potential of being fatal to people with weakened immune systems. 

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The Motor City's pitch for Amazon's second headquarters has been delivered.

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The retail giant Amazon is looking for a second home and there are a lot of contenders trying to land the project being called “H-Q-2.” At stake are many thousands of jobs and a new economic anchor for the winner. 


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Auto Workers at a General Motors plant in Canada have overwhelmingly voted for a new contract, ending a strike that lasted almost a month.

Sakthi Automotive
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A ceremonial groundbreaking has been held for a $7 million manufacturing and distribution facility expansion in southwest Detroit.

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BMW is recalling more than 85,000 SUVs in the U.S. because a mat that detects front-seat passengers can fail, meaning the air bag might not inflate in a crash.

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The man behind the McDonald's "you deserve a break today" and State Farm's "Like a good neighbor" campaigns visited the Michigan State University campus this week. Keith Reinhard, chairman emeritus of DDB, talked with WKAR's Reginald Hardwick about his midwestern roots, forming the most successful ad campaign of the 20th century and the company that's getting "branding" right in 2017. 


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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is looking for private companies to operate concession areas at state parks and other locations.

WKAR File Photo

General Motors is buying a small company that is developing Laser light sensors for autonomous cars, a move the automaker says will speed deployment of self-driving technology.

Kellogg is buying protein bar maker RXBar, just days after the cereal company hired a former vitamin executive as CEO.

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