Business

General Motors
WKAR File Photo

General Motors has replaced the head of its Cadillac luxury brand, which has struggled for years to compete against German and Japanese luxury automakers in the U.S.

dairy cows photo
Kevin Lavery / WKAR

A young Michigan dairy farmer has auctioned off his herd of 230 milking cows after being unable to absorb losses brought about by an oversupply of milk in the state.

Ford sign
jeepersmedia / Flickr

Ford is recalling about 350,000 trucks and SUVs in the U.S., Canada and Mexico because they might be in a different gear than the one shown on the shift indicator.

Hazel Park Raceway
WDET Radio

A horse racing venue north of Detroit is shutting down after nearly 70 years of operations.

pills in hand
flickr/frankieleon

A city government in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula is joining a lawsuit against drug companies and distributors over the consequences of excessive opioid use.

Medical marijuana photo
Dank Depot / flickr creative commons

Michigan officials have shuttered 40 medical marijuana businesses across the state.

Ford sign
jeepersmedia / Flickr

Ford, with a sagging U.S. market share and one of the oldest vehicle lineups in the industry, is promising to revamp three-quarters of its models in the next two years.

Consumers Energy

Consumers Energy plans to become more environmentally friendly – while keeping customer bills stable. Capital Correspondent Cheyna Roth has more.


Kevin Lavery / WKAR Public Media

On Wednesday, Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs' Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation director Andrew Brisbo updated WKAR's Brooke Allen about the business licensing process. He also discussed a deadline on February 15. 


Ford company
Mike Mozart / Flickr

Ford is telling the owners of 33,428 additional Ranger pickups in North America not to drive them because their Takata air bag inflators may present an extreme danger.

General Motors
WKAR File Photo

A $7.3 billion accounting charge pushed General Motors into a $3.9 billion net loss for 2017, but without the expense the company posted record per-share earnings.

Courtesy of William G. Anderson

In the 60-second spot aired during the Super Bowl, viewers see images of the rugged Ram pickup along with people working, helping others or hugging loved ones. The images are set against audio of "The Drum Major Instinct" sermon delivered by Martin Luther King Jr. at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta exactly 50 years ago, in which he says that in order to be "great" and to serve the greater good, "you only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love."

MSU Spartans

In a letter to former Michigan State rower Cate Hannum, Nike says it is following the events at Michigan State and takes the matter seriously.

Medical marijuana photo
Dank Depot / flickr creative commons

Plans are moving forward for an industrial park in mid-Michigan where marijuana would be grown.

Cadillac CT6 photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Cars with self-driving technology are no longer on the way. They’re here, and you can see some of them through Sunday at the North American International Auto Show at Detroit’s Cobo Center.


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