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Feds Widen Safety Probes Of Ford, VW And Nissan « Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) – The U.S. government’s highway safety agency is expanding three investigations for brake and air bag troubles that could affect more than 2.3 million vehicles from Ford, Volkswagen and Nissan. The expansions by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration were announced Monday and over the weekend on the agency’s website after investigators found more consumer complaints about the ...

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Why our current K-12 curriculum is failing students

This essay is part of the 2018 essay series “VOICES: Overcoming Challenges in Learning” from Michigan Nightlight. In this series, we feature the authentic voices of teachers, parents, students, administrators, counselors, medical practitioners, and others about a challenge to learning they’ve encountered and how they are working to overcome it. David Gamlin is the vice president and program director at ...

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Business leaders on Avenue of Fashion explore new era for the historic corridor

In its heyday, Livernois’ Avenue of Fashion was a shopping destination for all variety of expensive clothes and accessories.  “It became big in the ’50s and early ’60s,” says Michael Dolphin, director of the Avenue of Fashion Business Association (AFBA). “We had B. Siegel’s department store, big name retail stores. You could buy anything: furs, jewelry, high-end men’s and women’s ...

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No Surprise In Michigan, It’s GM’s Mary Barra « Detroit News Watch

DETROIT – (Detroit News Watch/ Business.org) – Business.org named 70 of the Most Inspirational Women Leaders in 2018 and there a few familiar names on here, including Ellen, Oprah, Sheryl Crow, Chelsea Clinton, Jessica Alba and Michigan’s own Mary Barra.Mary Teresa Barra was born in Waterford, Michigan. She the chairman and CEO of General Motors Company. She was named Forbes’ ...

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Michigan Council on Future Mobility makes key recommendations

Michigan’s mobility future isn’t just about the technical innovations under the hood. The transition to mainstream connected and autonomous vehicle use on Michigan roadways is also driven by issues related to insurance, liability, legislation, talent, and accessibility, according to the Michigan Council on Future Mobility 2018 Annual Report. The report, which the council presented to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder this ...

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China Will Allow Foreign Ownership Allowing More US Automakers In Market « Detroit News Watch

BEIJING (AP) – Facing the risk of a trade fight with the United States, China announced plans Tuesday to allow full foreign ownership of automakers in five years. The change would scrap rules that require global automakers to work through state-owned partners — an arrangement that forces those foreign companies to share technology with potential competitors in China. It was ...

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Which Detroit neighborhoods are most vulnerable to major change? New reports uses data to find out

As Noah Urban puts it, determining a predictive model for resident displacement is the “holy grail” of urban planning research. Figure that out, and cities would be able to anticipate and mitigate the effects of transformational change brought on by the forces of gentrification, well before it happens. Yet try as they might, researchers and academics the world over have ...

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U-M conducts city-wide survey of Detroit to discover what matters to residents

A good deal of reporting about Detroit takes the perspective of an individual and extrapolates that as representative of the city at large. But what do Detroiters really think about the impact of investments, the state of transportation and public safety, and much more? That’s what the University of Michigan, with support from the Knight Foundation, sought to learn with ...

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GM Replaces Cadillac President After Us Sales Decline « CBS Detroit

DETROIT (AP) – General Motors has replaced the head of its Cadillac luxury brand, which has struggled for years to compete against German and Japanese luxury automakers in the U.S. The company says Steve Carlisle will replace Johan de Nysschen, who is leaving to pursue other opportunities. Carlisle had been managing director of GM’s Canadian operations. De Nysschen was hired ...

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