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Trump EPA Expected To Roll Back Auto Gas Mileage Standards (Updated) « Detroit News Watch

By TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) – The Trump administration is expected to announce soon that it will roll back automobile gas mileage and pollution standards that were a pillar in the Obama administration’s plans to combat climate change. It’s not clear whether the announcement will include a specific number, but current regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency require ...

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Driverless Car Testing Center Opens, Partners With Microsoft « Detroit News Watch

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) – Michigan’s 500-acre (202-hectare) center for autonomous vehicle research is officially open and will partner with technology giant Microsoft. Gov. Rick Snyder trekked to the Ypsilanti-based American Center for Mobility for Wednesday’s grand opening. Last year, the site became one of 10 places designated by the U.S. Department of Transportation as “proving grounds” for an automated vehicle ...

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Duo Security opens Detroit office in Bamboo Detroit coworking space

Opening a Detroit office was always a matter of “when” more than “if” for Ann Arbor tech company Duo Security.   That’s according to Duo chief information officer Raffaele Mautone, who helped lead the company’s recent expansion into Detroit. Duo celebrated its first day in business at co-working space Bamboo Detroit, 1420 Washington Blvd. in Detroit, on April 9.   ...

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Ex-UAW Official Pleads Guilty In Federal Corruption Probe « Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) – A former United Automobile Workers official has pleaded guilty to accepting illegal payments from Fiat Chrysler. The U.S. attorney’s office in Detroit says Thursday that 64-year-old Keith Mickens is the fifth person convicted as part of federal investigation into corruption involving the union and the automaker. The scheme funneled away millions of dollars meant for a Detroit ...

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The Commons laundromat and cafe on east side to host grand opening gala

We’ve been following the development of The Commons, a combination coffee shop, laundromat, and community space on Mack Avenue for a long time. Last year, we wrote about the community-based development group, MACC Development, spearheading the project and its young leader, Ezekiel Harris.  Earlier this month, The Commons finally opened. The $1.5 million dollar renovation took a long time to complete, ...

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Government Agency Says Goodyear Tires May Have Caused Almost 100 Deaths or Injuries « Detroit News Watch

By TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) – The U.S. government’s road safety agency says it has received allegations that defective Goodyear motor home tires caused crashes that killed or injured 95 people during the past two decades. The allegations were revealed in an information-seeking letter dated Tuesday that was sent to Goodyear by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. ...

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