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Fiat Chrysler Recalls 4.8 Million Vehicles that Could Get Stuck in Cruise Control « Detroit News Watch

(CNN Money) — Fiat Chrysler is recalling 4.8 million vehicles over an issue that could prevent drivers from turning off cruise control. Only one incident related to the malfunction has been reported to Fiat Chrysler, and there are no reported injuries. The issue can be triggered when the car accelerates while operating under cruise control, which it might do in ...

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Sergio Marchionne, who saved Fiat and Chrysler, has died « Detroit News Watch

MILAN (AP) – Sergio Marchionne, a charismatic and demanding CEO who engineered two long-shot corporate turnarounds to save carmakers Fiat and Chrysler from near-certain failure, died Wednesday. He was 66. The holding company of Fiat’s founders, the Agnelli family, announced Marchionne had died after unexpected complications from surgery in Zurich. That came days after a deterioration in his health led ...

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How other cities won community benefits

In September 2017, Little Caesars Arena opened to much fanfare. The $863 million facility would be the flashy new home to both the Detroit Red Wings and Pistons, as well as a state-of-the-art entertainment complex. Right in the heart of downtown, it was also the centerpiece of District Detroit, Olympia Entertainment’s 50-block commercial investment in the city. This story has ...

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How to engage with Cody Rouge

We have reached the midpoint of our neighborhood series, Voices of Cody Rouge. With so much to learn and discover about this close-knit community, we thought we’d share ways to get to know Cody Rouge in person.  Pop-Up and PlayWednesday, July 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Greenview/Wadsworth Park Join the Southfield Plymouth Community Alliance, Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance, Detroit ...

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Four Detroit-based food entrepreneurs among winners of statewide Good Food Fund

The Michigan Good Food Fund has awarded ten Michigan food-based businesses a total of $100,000, with each business receiving a $10,000 Catalytic Investment Award. Businesses are deemed “good food enterprises” on account of their commitment to providing healthy food access in otherwise underserved communities. The money comes from the statewide loan program the Michigan Good Food Fund. Four of the ten ...

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Michigan researchers innovate to end childhood disease

Here in Michigan, researchers are working to find cures for childhood illnesses, including leukemia and other forms of cancer, and they are using innovative methods to find answers to what causes these diseases. But their work couldn’t even begin without funding from local philanthropic organizations. Learn more about how local funding is helping researchers get their projects off the ground, ...

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Maurice Cox’s vision for Detroit neighborhoods

For the next few months, Model D will sit down with Maurice Cox, the city of Detroit’s Planning Director, to talk about the work of his department. This month, we spoke about the neighborhood planning process: how those plans are developed, why they matter to Detroiters, and some of the complexities that arise.  Maurice Cox understands the complexity of his ...

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Summer jobs with Green Corps cultivate Detroit’s next generation of environmental stewards

Summer jobs for teens come in all shapes and sizes: flipping burgers or serving ice cream, life guard duty at the neighborhood pool, babysitting, lawn mowing, and caddying, to name a few. But in Detroit, one youth jobs program provides teens an opportunity for nontraditional, green work. Greening of Detroit’s Green Corps employs Detroit high schoolers, ages 14 to 18, ...

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