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  • GM issues 6 more safety recalls Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 1:41 PM ET

    DETROIT— General Motors issued six more recalls on Wednesday, bringing its annual total to 60 recalls covering almost 30 million vehicles.

  • $148 million metal research center set for Detroit Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 12:54 PM ET

    The public-private partnership includes companies, the University of Michigan, Ohio State University and research institutions. The institute will contribute to economic development in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee and Kentucky over the next five years, according to officials.

  • July 23- Momentum is building toward a deal that would make painful losses inevitable for investors holding about $20 billion in bonds issued by Puerto Rico's highway, water and electricity authorities even as some big U.S. mutual funds launch a legal battle to squelch a new law that authorizes a restructuring.

  • SYDNEY, July 23- Brazil's BTG Pactual has received a green light from the London Metal Exchange to set up warehousing operations in Singapore, marking the investment bank's first foray into Asia as builds out its physical metals business.

  • Chrysler recalls Jeep SUVs for ignition switches Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 4:15 PM ET

    DETROIT— The ignition switch defects that engulfed General Motors are now a rapidly growing problem at Chrysler. Chrysler said Tuesday it is recalling up to 792,300 older Jeep SUVs worldwide because the ignition switches could fall out of the "run" position, shutting off the engine and disabling air bags as well as power-assisted steering and braking.

  • July 22- Detroit will head into the critical phase of its historic bankruptcy case next month with the backing of an overwhelming majority of its active and retired workers and with opposition from a small, hard-core group of hold-out creditors.

  • Documents filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court show the city's current and retired police and fire employees, along with other active and retired city workers, will accept benefit cuts to help Detroit shed some of its $18 billion of debt in the largest-ever U.S. municipal bankruptcy case.

  • Bond insurers vow to fight Detroit financial plan Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 12:14 AM ET

    DETROIT— A year after filing for bankruptcy, Detroit is building momentum to get out, especially after workers and retirees voted in favor of major pension changes just a few weeks before a judge holds a crucial trial that could end the largest public filing in U.S. history.

  • Groups sue over steel plant's air emissions permit Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 3:10 PM ET

    The Sierra Club and several other groups are challenging the May ruling by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, which changed the permit for a Dearborn plant owned by Severstal. Severstal was awarded an air permit in 2006 to increase production and to install a new blast furnace and additional air pollution control equipment.

  • Detroit: No water shutoffs for next 15 days Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 10:51 AM ET

    DETROIT— Detroit suspended its aggressive policy of cutting off water to customers with unpaid bills on Monday, the latest response to a controversy that has prompted large protests and caught the attention of the judge overseeing the city's bankruptcy.

  • Detroit retirees vote in favor of pension cuts Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 4:02 AM ET

    DETROIT— Workers and retirees approved pension cuts in Detroit's bankruptcy, the city announced Monday, a crucial step to emerging from the largest municipal insolvency in U.S. history.

  • US companies report rising sales, employment in 2Q Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    DETROIT— Rising sales helped boost hiring and wages at U.S. businesses in the second quarter, and companies are optimistic that the trends will continue this fall, according to a new survey by the National Association for Business Economics.

  • Detroit seeing upgrades ahead of bankruptcy trial Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | 11:47 AM ET

    DETROIT— Detroit neighborhoods are being relit, its vacant homes are being sold off or torn down, its public transportation is cleaner and more often on schedule and the city has renegotiated some burdensome union contracts.

  • Private jet recovery from recession an uneven ride Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | 8:56 AM ET

    HARTFORD, Connecticut— Private jet sales are rising again, climbing out of a deep recession when the company plane was an easy target for spending cuts. The chief executive of General Dynamics Corp., maker of Gulfstream jets, says corporate customers are back and wealth creation is bringing out shoppers for private jets.

  • Federal judge sends key GM case to Georgia court Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 4:27 PM ET

    DETROIT— A federal judge in Atlanta has sent an important wrongful death lawsuit against General Motors back to a Georgia court. Judge Thomas Thrash Jr. ruled Friday that a Cobb County judge should handle the case filed by the family of Brooke Melton.

  • New Toyota minivan makes it easier to yell at kids Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 3:42 PM ET

    DETROIT— Toyota wants to help you scream at your unruly kids. Toyota says it added Easy Speak "so parents don't have to shout to passengers in the back. Automakers are trying to come up with creative ways to make the out-of-fashion minivan more appealing, said Jessica Caldwell, senior analyst at the Edmunds.com automotive website.

  • Michigan denies Detroit oil byproduct storage Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 9:40 AM ET

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich.— A company cannot store piles of petroleum coke at an open riverfront site in Detroit because it does not have adequate measures in place to control dust, a Michigan state agency said Thursday.

  • Kia recalls nearly 52,000 Souls to fix steering Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 9:24 AM ET

    DETROIT— Kia is recalling nearly 52,000 Soul small SUVs to fix a problem that can cause steering failure. The recall covers vehicles from the 2014 model year built from July 21, 2013, through Jan. 17, 2014. The Korean automaker says a plug that secures a pinion gear to the steering assembly can loosen and cause the gear to separate.

  • *Ukraine says rebel missile shoots down Boeing 777 with 298 aboard. HRABOVE, Ukraine, July 18- World leaders demanded an international investigation into the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine in which all 298 people on board were killed, a tragedy that could further heighten tensions between Russia and the West.

  • *Ukraine says rebel missile shoots down Boeing 777 with 298 aboard. HRABOVE, Ukraine, July 18- The United States believes a surface-to-air missile brought down a Malaysian airliner that crashed in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing all 298 people on board, an incident that sharply raises the stakes in a conflict between Kiev and pro- Moscow rebels.