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Consumers Energy

Consumers Energy will phase out electricity production from coal by 2040 to slash emissions of heat-trapping gases that cause global warming, the Michigan utility's president and CEO told The Associated Press.

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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
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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.

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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.

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

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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.


Camaro ZL1
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WKAR’s Scott Pohl is checking out the Lansing-built vehicles on display at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit through  Sunday.

Buick Enclave Avenir photo
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The North American International Auto Show in Detroit is open to the public through Sunday. Hundreds of thousands of people will converge on the Cobo Center to see the new models of cars, trucks and SUV’s coming from automakers all over the world. WKAR’s Scott Pohl visited this year’s show during press preview days to check out the Lansing-built General Motors vehicles on display. We’ll have several auto show interviews this week.


Buick Enclave photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

The North American International Auto Show opens at Cobo Center in Detroit on Saturday. Hundreds of Thousands of people will be checking out all the cars, trucks and SUV's on display by the world's leading automakers.

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Ford Motor Co. is offering a diesel engine in its F-150 pickup for the first time.

The U.S. auto industry's historic growth streak has ended, but demand for new vehicles — especially SUVs — remains healthy as the new year begins.

Cars on freeway
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U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether some older Goodyear motor home tires can fail and cause crashes and possibly deaths.

Ramtrucks.com

Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 1.8 million Ram trucks mainly in North America because they can be shifted out of park without the driver's foot on the brake or possibly without the key in the ignition.

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