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  • An Uber driverless Ford Fusion drives down Smallman Street on September, 22, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

    Companies can now test self-driving cars on Michigan public roads without a driver or steering wheel under new laws that could push the state to the forefront of autonomous vehicle development.

  • The 255- mile-long line would carry gas from Appalachia across northern Ohio and into Michigan and Canada. Most of the high-pressured line would be in Ohio. Federal law gives companies wide latitude to build interstate pipelines, and NEXUS Gas officials say the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's environmental impact study was a milestone move forward...

  • Shoppers at a Ford dealership in Schaumburg, Illinois.

    Ford is going ahead with plans to move small-car production from the U.S. to Mexico despite Trump's threats to impose tariffs.

  • WASHINGTON— President-elect Donald Trump moved closer to nominating Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of State on Saturday, a decision that would bring a business leader with close ties to Russia into the Cabinet. Some advisers worry that Tillerson's Russia connections would lead to a contentious Senate confirmation hearing and keep alive...

  • Many government services and operations would have been closed or suspended at midnight, when current funding authority expired, if the Senate had not approved the bill. Obama signed the measure, the White House said in a statement issued about 90 minutes after the Senate passed it. Democrats from coal-producing states, led by West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin,...

  • Many government services and operations would have been closed or suspended starting at midnight, when current funding authority expires, if the Senate had not approved the measure. Democrats from coal-producing states, led by West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, had delayed the Senate vote on the funding bill in a failed attempt to get a bigger extension of the...

  • Dec 9- President-elect Donald Trump said on Friday he would name Andrew Liveris, chairman and chief executive of Dow Chemical Co, to head the Manufacturing Council, a private sector group that advises the U.S. secretary of commerce.

  • DETROIT— The Takata tally: 42 million vehicles to be recalled, up to 69 million air bag inflators to be replaced. That's what the government said Friday will be the end result of the series of recalls of defective air bag inflators made by the Japanese auto parts supplier. They are responsible so far for at least 11 deaths and about 180 injuries in the U.S., and at least 5...

  • DETROIT— Ford Motor Co. is going ahead with plans to move small-car production from the U.S. to Mexico despite President-elect Donald Trump's recent threats to impose tariffs on companies that move work abroad. CEO Mark Fields said Ford's plan to move production of the Ford Focus from Michigan to Mexico will proceed, in part because U.S. consumers demand low...

  • NEW YORK— Graduate teaching and research assistants at Columbia University have voted to join a union affiliated with the United Auto Workers. The Detroit- based UAW announced Friday the New York Ivy League university students voted 1,602 to 623 in favor of union representation. New York University is the only private university in the U.S. where graduate...

  • Geese walk along the snow covered waterfront park through heavy snowfall as the first winter storm of the season hits the area in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016.

    Snowpiles grew across the US as an Arctic chill and winter storm brought plunging temperatures and dangerous winter conditions, NBC reports.

  • Dec 9- Michigan- based Rivian Automotive is negotiating to buy the former Mitsubishi Motors plant in Normal, Illinois, and plans to reopen it in about five years, city and state officials said Thursday. The seven-year-old company, which has facilities in suburban Detroit and San Francisco, plans to invest up to $175 million in the Normal plant by 2024, according to...

  • DETROIT— The U.S. government is trying to get automakers to move faster to fix 42 million vehicles that are being recalled because of potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators. Expressing renewed concern about the pace of the recall, which is the largest ever for the U.S. auto industry, officials from the National Highway Safety Administration released a...

  • Tabulators hand count ballots on the presidential recount on December 1, 2016 at the Green County Courthouse in Monroe, Wisconsin.

    A recount of presidential votes will continue in Wisconsin, one of three states where the Green Party is pursuing recounts of the election.

  • DETROIT— Companies can now test self-driving cars on Michigan public roads without a driver or steering wheel under new laws that could push the state to the forefront of autonomous vehicle development. "It makes Michigan a place where particularly for the auto industry it's a good place to do work," he said. The bills give Michigan the potential to be a leader by...

  • GRAND RAPIDS, Mich./ WASHINGTON, Dec 9- When President-elect Donald Trump returns to this factory town on Friday for a victory celebration, he will find a region that is already experiencing the manufacturing renaissance he promised on the campaign trail. Trump won the White House thanks to strong support from workers in Midwestern cities like Grand Rapids who...

  • GRAND RAPIDS, Mich./ WASHINGTON, Dec 9- When President-elect Donald Trump returns to this factory town on Friday for a victory celebration, he will find a region that is already experiencing the manufacturing renaissance he promised on the campaign trail. Trump won the White House thanks to strong support from workers in Midwestern cities like Grand Rapids who...

  • GRAND RAPIDS, Mich./ WASHINGTON, Dec 9- When President-elect Donald Trump returns to this factory town on Friday for a victory celebration, he will find a region that is already experiencing the manufacturing renaissance he promised on the campaign trail. Trump won the White House thanks to strong support from workers in Midwestern cities like Grand Rapids who...

  • GRAND RAPIDS, Mich./ WASHINGTON, Dec 9- When President-elect Donald Trump returns to this factory town on Friday for a victory celebration, he will find a region that is already experiencing the manufacturing renaissance he promised on the campaign trail. Trump won the White House thanks to strong support from workers in Midwestern cities like Grand Rapids who...

  • SINGAPORE, Dec 9- Chicago soybean futures lost more ground on Friday, with the market set for a second week of losses as an improving outlook for weather in Argentina boosted hopes for another year of bumper supplies. *Dry parts of Argentina may see rains within the next two weeks, meteorologists said, buoying hopes of record production in 2017. Brazil's...