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Ford is pumping $350 million into a plant outside of Detroit where a new transmission for fuel-efficient vehicles will be built.

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Michigan consumers told to return certain Pepsi bottles. 

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Check out our interview and picture gallery of Biggby Coffee Headquarters in East Lansing during an interview with Co President and CEO Bob Fish. 

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While the Lansing area has experienced a recent influx of independent coffee houses, Ann Arbor is home to a variety of cafe fixtures.


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GM is motoring as profit jumps 34 pct on US truck, SUV sales

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Ford 1Q profit down on recalls, lower sales, but tops Street.

Michigan tax burden rank goes down, still lower than national average. 

Michigan approves amended tax incentives for Dow, AK Steel.

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Auto parts supplier breaks ground on new plant in Detroit. 

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The CEO of the Capital Area Transportation Authority, Sandy Draggoo, will retire next year.

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GM keeps profit forecast despite head winds in US market. 

UM study shows why consumers ignore recalls

Apr 5, 2017
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A national survey conducted by the University of Michigan sheds light on why many consumers choose to ignore vehicle safety recalls.

Nearly 51 million vehicles, as well as 34 million vehicle-related pieces of equipment, were recalled in 2015 according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Despite this, 20-percent of the owners continue to skip the fixes, the NHTSA reports.

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The Michigan House is considering a series of bills that would alter the state’s firearms licensing system.  The legislation would remove the penalty against people who carry concealed pistols without a state-issued permit.  Supporters say Michigan citizens don’t need a license to exercise their Second Amendment right.

 


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The automotive industry has been and remains one of the main anchors of business in Michigan.  WKAR's Jim Peck takes a look at what the future may hold.


Takata, automakers face further airbag injury suits

Feb 27, 2017
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Dozens of lawsuits have been filed against air bag manufacturer Takata, as well as five other automakers. The plaintiffs claim the companies knew that Takata's products were dangerous, but continued using them to cut costs.

Takata’s air bag inflators are responsible for 16 deaths worldwide and more than 180 injuries. Under the force of a car crash, the inflators can explode and project shrapnel into passengers.

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