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Michigan State, food industry start safety center

Associated Press – Michigan State University is joining food and drink makers and sellers to create a center that will focus on the safety of foods, drinks, cosmetics and household consumer products. Full News here – Crain’s Detroit Business – Latest Detroit News

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William Clay Ford, last living grandchild of Henry Ford, had ‘profound impact’ on auto industry

William Clay Ford, the last living grandchild of Ford Motor Co. founder Henry Ford, died Sunday morning from pneumonia at his home. Ford, 88, served the Dearborn-based automaker for 57 years as an employee and board member, including most recently as Director Emeritus. Full News here – Detroit News

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Grand Rapids furniture industry veteran named Inscape CEO

Former Steelcase executive Jim Stelter takes helm of Inscape, but will continue to have hand in running his Grand Rapids firm Vanerum-Stelter. Full News here – Oakland Business

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5 Ferndale studios at epicenter of Detroit's music recording industry

5 Ferndale studios at epicenter of Detroit's music recording industry Nestled along a half-mile stretch in Ferndale, among the rugged industrial shops and gray warehouses, is the bustling epicenter of Detroit's music recording scene. Most of the thousands who drive every day through this area by 9 Mile and Hilton … Full News here – […]

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State strategy for growing auto industry: Focus on talent, training, recruitment of new firms

Chris Gautz – A group of Michigan lawmakers visited the North American International Auto Show on Wednesday, in part to hear the state’s strategy for strengthening and growing its automotive industry. Full News here – Crain’s Detroit Business – Latest Detroit News

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Poll: Has the domestic auto industry fully recovered from crisis? Is Vice President Joe Biden right?

Do you think Vice President Joe Biden is correct? Are the Big Three – Ford, General Motors and Chrysler – fully recovered from previous struggles and ready to help Metro Detroit and Michigan roar? Cast a vote in MLive.com’s reader poll. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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US auto industry sees best sales since 2007; recovery expected to slow in 2014

Automakers, including the Detroit Three, Friday reported total sales of 15.6 million cars and trucks last year in the U.S. — marking the highest sales volume since 16.1 million vehicles in 2007. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Obama on auto bailout, GM exodus: Detroit auto industry ‘strong enough to stand on its own’

The U.S. government lost $ 10.5 billion of its $ 49.5 billion given to GM as part of the 2008-2009 auto bailout, which forced GM and crosstown rival Chrysler Group LLC into a government-backed bankruptcy. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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US auto industry surges to best November sales since 2003

Automakers, including the Detroit Three, on Tuesday reported total sales last month of nearly 1.25 million cars and trucks, a 9 percent increase from a year ago and the highest November since sales of 1.26 million in 2003. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Ann Arbor looks to stake its place at the intersection of IT and the automotive industry

Automotive manufacturing has taken a major hit in Washtenaw County, but the area has been positioning itself to be a major player in the development of what many are calling “iPads on wheels.” Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Detroit’s music industry a $1.1 billion business that contributes $170 million to economy, report claims

DETROIT, MI – The city of Detroit appears broke and is going through bankruptcy proceedings, but the region’s music industry is booming. Full News here – Detroit Entertainment

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US government shutdown debacle doesn’t stop auto industry in October

Auto companies, including the Detroit Three, reported strong sales of 1.2 million vehicles sold last month — an 11 percent increase from October 2012, but a tad bit lower than what some analysts predicted. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Survey: Office furniture industry leaders worried about economy, health care costs

Analyst Michael Dunlap says Material Cost Index is third highest since the survey was started in 2004. Full News here – Oakland Business

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Rising lake levels buoy boating industry

Harbors and marinas around the state enjoyed a better than expected seasonal rise in the lakes during spring and early summer that cleared the way for better boating conditions and averted the crisis some expected. Full News here – Metro/State News RSS from The Detroit News

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2015 GMC Yukon and Chevy Silverado, Tahoe: GM expects new SUVs to continue industry dominance

The Detroit-based automaker, a leader in the full-size SUV segment, says the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Suburban and GMC Yukon family deliver greater capability and refinement, with more power and better fuel economy. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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