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    Official: Chevy boasts about Caprice PPV performance in Michigan State Police test
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    General Motors has a reason to preen over the results of the Michigan State Police vehicle evaluations. The Chevrolet Caprice PPV managed to eclipse its competition in top speed and braking tests. The Caprice PPV managed to scoot down from 60 miles per hour in just 125.8 feet, which is a full ...

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    Video: Hell plays host to world's largest gathering of hearses
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    If you're heading to Hell, you're probably going to take a ride in a hearse at some point in your journey. Seems only fitting, then, that a group of hearse owners chose the tiny hamlet of Hell, Michigan as the place to set a world record. An official from the Guinness Book Of World Records was on ...

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    Report: Despite lengthy bankruptcy, Visteon's Stebbins earns more than any other MI-based CEO
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    There were some raised eyebrows after Ford CEO Alan Mulally raked in $26.5 million in 2010, even after the company realized a healthy profit and significantly improved sales. But while Mulally got a big check for being instrumental in the company's high-profile turnaround, he wasn't even the ...

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    Report: CAR projects Michigan will net up to 23,000 new auto jobs in 2011
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    The fourth quarter of 2010 showed strengthening auto sales, and analysts believe 2011 will reveal further sales growth. That will likely lead to more profit for automakers, and The Detroit News reports that Michigan jobs could follow. The report cites findings by the Center for Automotive ...

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    Government seen backing graduated drivers licenses
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    Getting your driver's license can be a tremendous event. It signifies a new-found level of freedom and a chance to go out and explore more of the surrounding world. The privilege of being licensed to drive a car is a wonderful thing, yet not everyone thinks of it that way. A teenager with a ...

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    Report: Authorities skeptical of Ford's new Police Interceptor at testing event
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    2012 Ford Police Interceptor testing – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Michigan law enforcement officials have gathered to run a rodeo with the Ford Police Interceptor, Dodge Charger Pursuit and Chevrolet Caprice police car. The last horse standing will be trying to slide into the ...

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    Retooled Ford Wayne assembly plant to be company's most flexible
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    Workers building pre-production 2012 Ford Focus – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ford is crowing that its freshly retooled Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, MI is now the most flexible final assembly factory in its global network. The Wayne plant used to assemble the Expedition and ...

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    Rumormill: Chevy Corvette production to leave Bowling Green for... Lansing?
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    2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Convertible – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Even though it was just named the Official State Sports Car of Kentucky not even a month ago, a story from WLNS speculates that Chevrolet Corvette production could move from Bowling Green, Kentucky to ...

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    Report: MI towing co. files $750k lawsuit against student over Facebook page [w/video]
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    T&J Towing suing Michigan student for $750,000 – Click above to watch the video
    Where does reporting the facts end and libel begin? That's what a court in Michigan will probably be deciding when it takes on the case of T&J Towing vs. Justin Kurtz. According to WoodTV.com, Back in ...

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    Washington D.C. joins California and Michigan as initial launch markets for 2011 Chevrolet Volt
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    2011 Chevrolet Volt - Click above for high-res image gallery
    In advance of the 2010 Washington Auto Show, Chevrolet has announced that the greater Washington D.C. area will join California and Michigan as initial launch markets for its upcoming plug-in hybrid electric Chevrolet Volt. The ...

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    REPORT: Fiat makes 500 engine plant in Michigan official
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    Fiat currently owns 20 percent of Chrysler and can raise its stake to 35 percent once it satisfies three criteria: builds a plant in the U.S. to assemble fuel efficient engines; builds a 40 mpg car in the U.S. and expands Chrysler's international reach. For each milestone achieved, Fiat gets ...

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    REPORT: Michigan gives GM tax break but automaker to still halve staff at RenCen
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    There are roughly 4,000 GM employees working at the company's Renaissance Center headquarters in Detroit. During the restructuring, GM has been working out how many employees to let go and where to put the remainder, and that, for the state of Michigan, meant another few thousand workers ...

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    REPORT: Michigan legislature pondering eco-friendly motoring tips in driving school
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    There's always a mouthful of teeth gnashing whenever lax US driver's ed standards are brought up. Yes, we need sixteen-year-olds on the road so they can get to their part time jobs at Taco Bell, but most are really lousy drivers. Or are they just uneducated drivers? Remember, even though 9 and 3 ...

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    REPORT: GM gets out from under its polluted sites scot-free
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    Among those clamoring for attention and payouts from Motors Liquidation Co., the company that assumed General Motors' unwanted assets after its Chapter 11 filing, are the environmental and economic redevelopment departments of state governments. According to reports, when GM exited bankruptcy, ...

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    REPORT: Ford Transit Connect to be built Stateside in 2012
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    2010 Ford Transit Connect - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    A welcome splash of news for the UAW and the U.S. economy: Ford will commence production of the Transit Connect at a U.S. assembly plant by mid-year 2012. Currently built in Turkey on a version of the Euro Focus platform, the ...

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    GM reportedly picks Orion Township plant for upcoming small car
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    The state of Michigan finally got some good news Thursday when it learned that General Motors chose its Orion Township plant as the location that will produce the automaker's future small car. GM plans to make up to 160,000 cars at the plant, likely over two shifts. When the General announced that ...

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    REPORT: Detroit businesses lining up to court Fiat execs with... $1,600 sandals?!
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    It is estimated that up to 200 Fiat executives would relocate to Michigan if Fiat ends up owning Chrysler, and the city of Birmingham, Michigan wants them. It's gearing up for something like an Olympic bid to attract prosperous Continental types, and is joined in the effort by nearby city ...

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    Warren mayor wants requirement for all municipal works to 'Buy American'
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    Calling it "economic and consumer patriotism," the mayor of Warren, Michigan wants to make it compulsory for city officials to buy American cars. Jim Fouts says that 15% of his fiscal budget depends on the auto industry, and the city's two most lucrative tax payers are General Motors and Chrysler. ...

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    REPORT: MI attorney general pleads for automakers to declare bankruptcy in state
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    As in a basketball game when players are yanking on jerseys trying to block each other out under the basket, General Motors and Chrysler's creditors have officially begun jockeying for position. Michigan's Attorney General, Mike Cox, has sent letters to the CEOs at both companies to ask that, if ...

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    So Cold in the D: Motown student pleads for auto aid in documentary
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    Nicole Pentis is a high school junior in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan who has been making videos for five years. When C-SPAN sent out a call for students to make a video address to President Obama and tell him what they thought were the most pressing issues facing the U.S., Pentis grabbed her camera. ...

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