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Don't Cry for Detroit

Jim Jacobs | Posted 01.23.2014 | Detroit
Jim Jacobs

Is Detroit a basket case? Indeed, many of us who work and live in the Detroit metropolitan area are becoming thoroughly annoyed with the tears of the media. It seems as if many Americans are using us to deflect other unsolved problems by implying that "we are not as bad as Detroit."

The Fall Of Detroit

AP | SHARON COHEN | Posted 07.22.2013 | Detroit

-- Blue-collar workers poured into the cavernous auto plants of Detroit for generations, confident that a sturdy back and strong work ethic would bri...

What The Big Three's Comeback Means For Detroit

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 07.19.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Four years ago, America's Big Three automakers mortgaged all they owned or went into bankruptcy court to keep from going broke. Since then...

Old Cars, New Sales: Americans Finally Buying, Chrysler Sales Up 30 Percent

AP | TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 08.01.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT — Easier credit, hot new cars and falling gas prices kept Americans buying vehicles at a strong pace in May despite bad economic news. ...

Romney Saves Detroit

Jeff Danziger | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


New Chevy Impala Is No John Wayne

David Kiley | Posted 06.09.2012 | Detroit
David Kiley

This week, Chevy is showing off the 2014 Impala, a car that looks like the greatest single-generation improvement in anything since Rocky III made us forget about the tragedy of Rocky II.

Ford Sales Up 65 Percent From Last Year

AP | Posted 04.03.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co. says its U.S. sales rose 5 percent in March on strong demand for the Focus small car. Ford says it was the company's best M...

Volt Plant Will Take A Three-Week Summer Vacation

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 04.02.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- General Motors Co. will suspend production of the Chevrolet Volt for an extra week this summer as it tries to control the electric car's in...

Ford's Comeback As 'American Icon'

David Kiley | Posted 05.16.2012 | Detroit
David Kiley

If Ford matters to you, you are going to want to read "American Icon."

CEO's Strangely Altruistic Move

Reuters | Posted 05.07.2012 | Business

DETROIT, March 7 (Reuters) - Sergio Marchionne, the chief executive of Chrysler Group LLC, declined a salary and bonus for 2011 when the smallest U....

This Time, The Big 3 Are Ready For Big Gas

AP | By DEE-ANN DURBIN and TOM KRISHER | Posted 03.02.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Gas prices are spiking. But this time, Detroit is ready. When prices soared in 2008, the city's three U.S. automakers were caught flat-foo...

Now Hiring: Big 3 Detroit Automakers Rebuild Workforce To Keep Up With Demand

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 04.28.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT — Auto sales are growing so fast that Detroit can barely keep up. Three years after the U.S. auto industry nearly collapsed, sales of c...

Call to Action

Craig Fahle | Posted 04.21.2012 | Detroit
Craig Fahle

Whether you count yourself as a member of Detroit's revival community or you are burnt out, disgusted and sitting on the sidelines, it's time for us to dig in and push ourselves to the next level.

Sharon Silke Carty

Detroit Baffled By Romney | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 02.15.2012 | Business

DETROIT -- Three and a half years ago, as the auto companies at the heart of this battered city faced bankruptcy, Texas Bar and Grill on Kercheval Str...

Jason Linkins

Romney Makes For An Awkward 'Son Of Detroit' | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.14.2012 | Detroit

In an op-ed in today's Detroit News, Mitt Romney attempts to restate and reconfigure his argument against the government's intervention in the U.S. au...

Good News For Ford Employees

AP | Posted 01.19.2012 | Detroit

DEARBORN, Mich. -- Ford Motor Co. is showing confidence in its turnaround and the U.S. economy by giving pay raises and bonuses to 20,000 white-collar...

2012 Detroit Auto Show Highlights: Day 2 (PHOTOS)

Posted 01.10.2012 | Detroit

The North American International Auto Show press preview week kicked off in Detroit Monday with big debuts from the Big Three American automakers as w...

A Will for Transit in Metro Detroit

Geoff Young | Posted 01.16.2012 | Detroit
Geoff Young

For a decade or more, the Detroit region has talked about building a regional transit system. As it stands today, nothing has been built. So what is the remedy to Detroit's struggles to move forward on regional transit?

Leadership Lessons, Imported from Detroit

Josh Linkner | Posted 01.16.2012 | Detroit
Josh Linkner

We Detroiters have a choice. We can continue to point fingers, cry in our soup, and long for the days gone by. Or we can do something about it. We can own it, fix it, and rebuild it.

Michigan's Economic Recovery Second Fastest In The Nation

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.02.2012 | Business

Long the symbol of America's deindustrialization, Michigan may be on the comeback trail. The state is recovering at the second fastest pace in the...

Moody's Upgrades Ford, GM

AP | By DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business

DETROIT -- Moody's Investors Service raised the corporate debt ratings for General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. on Thursday, citing new labor agreeme...

UAW: Ford, Union Reach Tentative Contract

Posted 12.04.2011 | Business

DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co and the United Auto Workers union have reached tentative agreement on a new four-year labor contract, the union ...

Let's Make A Deal: UAW Nears Vote On GM Contract

Posted 11.20.2011 | Business

About 48,500 General Motors Co workers at U.S. factories will begin considering the details of a proposed four-year contract on Tuesday that repre...

Ford Post Best First Quarter In 13 Years

AP | By DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 06.26.2011 | Business

DEARBORN, Mich. -- An improving economy and new vehicles like the Ford Explorer propelled Ford Motor Co. to a $2.6 billion profit, its best first-quar...

GM To Offer Buyouts To Thousands Of Skilled Workers

AP | DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — General Motors Co. is offering buyouts to several thousand skilled trades workers at 14 plants around the U.S. The company estimates ...