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Big F-150 Recall

Ford has issued three recalls covering more than 1.4 million vehicles. Most of them— select 2011-13 Ford F-150 vehicles with 6-speed automatic transmissions that may experience a loss of the transmission speed sensor signal resulting in a downshift into first gear. Ford is aware of five reports of accidents, including one report of whiplash. This…

Another Major University Settles Sex Abuse Cases

  The University of Southern California had it’s own Larry Nassar-type scandal… and now terms of a giant settlement have been announced. Attorneys for women who said they were sexually abused by a gynecologist at the University of Southern California say a $215 million settlement includes payouts and campus reforms. Attorneys say a proposed lawsuit…

Report On Auto Tariffs Due Soon

The Trump Administration is poised to declare imported vehicles and auto parts to be a threat to national security.President Trump would decide the next move. The final report by the Commerce Department, under review since last May, is due in less than a week. A national security threat by foreign vehicles would be a prelude…

Events For John Dingell

A public visitation for the late U-S Representative John Dingell will take place today from 11am until 8pm at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn. The funeral will be Tuesday at Divine Child Catholic Church. Both events are open to the public. Former Vice President Joe Biden will speak at the funeral…

Debbie Dingell Posts To Followers

Cong. Debbie Dingell has this post this morning: “To all our friends. My heart is broken. My true love is gone. The tears are flowing pretty freely as I miss the man that made me whole. One can know it is coming, but nothing prepares you for the hole in your heart. He was my…

Services Announced For John Dingell

The visitation and funeral for former Rep. John Dingell, will be held in Dearborn. Dingell, a World War Two veteran, will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery. A visitation will be held at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn. A funeral mass will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dearborn.…

Cruise May Be Headed For IPO

The GM Cruise autonomous vehicle unit could be setting up for a spinoff and a stock offering. Future and current employees of General Motors’ Cruise are being offered equity in the driverless startup under a new employee incentive plan filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Such incentive plans are typically designed to retain senior…

Big Development Aimed For Old Orchard

A developer proposes  to build a housing and mixed-use community on the Erwin Orchards site in Lyon Township. The orchard is a landmark in Lyon Twp. “Cider Mill Village” would consist of 579 homes, townhouses, apartments and retail that would cover more than 200 acres. The plan was brought before the township’s planning commission. There…

Ghosn Wedding Probed

Some new trouble for Carlos Ghosn, the fallen auto industry icon. French prosecutors will look into the 2016 wedding reception of Carlos Ghosn. Ghosn rented out part of the Palace of Versailles, using funds from Renault when he was the CEO of Renault. The theme was Marie Antoinette and King Louis. Ghosn is held in…

FCA Earnings Up For 2018

Fiat Chrysler had a 61 percent gain in fourth-quarter net income to $1.4 billion. For the full year, net income rose 3 percent to $4.1 billion. 44,000 UAW-represented workers will receive average profit-sharing payments of $6,000 — a $500 increase from the year before.

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