Michigan's governor and the boss of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday they believe "significant progress" has been made on cleaning an oil spill on the Kalamazoo River, but the spill remains a serious situation.
Jim Press, the former head of Toyota's U.S. operations and the only non-Japanese ever to sit on the automaker's board of directors, released a statement today blaming the company's troubles on "financially oriented pirates" who "hijacked" the company some years ago.
This was Christmas night. In the basement of a church off an icy street in downtown Detroit, four dozen homeless men and women sat at tables. The smell of cooked ham wafted from the kitchen. The pastor, Henry Covington, a man the size of two middle linebackers, exhorted the people with a familiar chant.
Michigan's Supreme Court issued an order Tuesday allowing lower state courts to "exercise reasonable control" over the appearance of witnesses and parties, a rule change proposed after a Muslim woman refused to remove an Islamic garment in a small claims court.
More than 20 of Detroit, Michigan's public schools may close and 600 teachers will be laid off in an attempt to reduce a projected $303 million deficit, the state-appointed financial manager of the schools said Thursday.
As one might expect, the gathering of the Newspaper Association of America annual convention was a somber and lightly attended affair, relatively speaking. Highlights, if you could call them that, included bold talk of reinvention and threats from the Associated Press to clamp down on online pilfering of its content.
The San Francisco Chronicle is in danger of being sold or closed if it doesn't stop bleeding millions, officials said Tuesday, putting the city at risk of becoming the first U.S. metropolis without a major daily paper.
Top executives from General Motors and Chrysler will meet with members of President Obama's auto team Thursday. To say the stakes couldn't be higher would be to understate the seriousness of the situation.
A merger between U.S. automakers General Motors Corp. and Chrysler is likely on hold until after next week's presidential election, as the U.S. Treasury Department said it will not provide the automakers with aid, the Detroit Free Press reported Friday.
Embattled Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick will not plead guilty Wednesday in connection with his text message scandal, a representative for a Michigan prosecutor said, despite an earlier statement that said he would.
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick offered an abject apology to his constituents Wednesday, but remained adamant that he would not resign following a newspaper report that he exchanged romantic text messages with his chief of staff.
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick exchanged romantic text messages with his chief of staff, a discovery that contradicts the pair's testimony in a police whistle-blower trial last summer, the Detroit Free Press reports.
A deal now in the works between the United Auto Workers and General Motors could include a large signing bonus for workers at the plant as a way of winning approval for the automaker shedding billions in retiree health care costs, according to published reports.