Daily Archives: August 2, 2019

Americans Are Buying More Expensive Cars, GM Reports Say – Detroit News Watch

(CNN) — The US economy is strong, and Americans are splurging on their trucks. That’s great news for General Motors, which reported strong second-quarter earnings Thursday, boosted by higher pickup truck prices. GM credited higher prices and robust North American demand for its lineup of pickup trucks, including the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. The automaker’s net income rose 1.6% ...

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Friesen Gets 1st Trucks Victory At Eldora – Detroit News Watch

Stewart Friesen won on the dirt at Eldora Speedway on Thursday night for his first NASCAR Trucks Series victory and a spot in the playoffs. ROSSBURG, OHIO – AUGUST 01: Stewart Friesen, driver of the #52 Halmar International Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series Eldora Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway on August 01, ...

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Here’s What You Need To Know – Detroit News Watch

METRO DETROIT, Mich. (Detroit News Watch) – Construction is scheduled for this weekend in Metro Detroit. (Credit: Michigan Department of Transportation) Below is a list of construction in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties. I-75: Oakland – NB/SB 75, 1 LANE OPEN, Square Lake to Baldwin, Sun 4am-10pm. Oakland – NB 75 ramp to Chrysler Dr, ramp closed, Sun 4am- thru ...

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Samuel Stanley Takes Over As Michigan State President – Detroit News Watch

EAST LANSING (Detroit News Watch/AP) — Michigan State University’s new president is on the job. MSU says Samuel Stanley Jr. officially took office Thursday, two months after he was hired by the school’s governing board. In a written statement, he says he’s proud “to join the Spartan community.” Stanley was president at Stony Brook University in New York. He is MSU’s first ...

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Delaying Pension Payments Has ‘Long-Term Cost’ – Detroit News Watch

DELHI TOWNSHIP (Detroit News Watch/AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says suggestions that she has opened the door to delaying the elimination of debt in Michigan’s teacher retirement system to help boost road spending are “overstated.” The Democrat said Thursday there’s “ultimately a long-term cost of pushing off (the) paying off of our debts,” and using such a mechanism would mean ...

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Sidewalk Festival returns for 7th year, will feature 40-plus performance and art installations

The seventh annual Sidewalk Festival returns to the Artist Village in Old Redford, at Grand River and Lahser, Aug. 1-3, kicking off with a storytelling event Thursday and culminating in the main event boasting some of Detroit’s best creative talent on Saturday. Known for not using traditional stages, using alleys, gardens, and the streets as platforms for art and discovery, ...

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Daniel Norris And Tigers Down Angels, Win Series – Detroit News Watch

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Detroit Tigers earned their first series win in two months despite having two of their clubhouse leaders traded before Wednesday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels. The Tigers dealt pitcher Shane Greene and outfielder Nicholas Castellanos at the deadline, but got contributions from the rest of the lineup in a 9-1 victory.   ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA ...

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