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  • DETROIT, May 25- A flurry of deals between big automakers and ride hailing and transportation startups is rewriting the playbook in the contest to control the future of personal transportation. From the automakers, the Silicon Valley mobility companies obtain fresh capital, access to auto industry engineers who know how cars work and discounts on vehicles...

  • GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. _ Spartan Stores Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $9.9 million. Spartan Stores expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.07 to $2.18 per share. Spartan Stores shares have climbed 29 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • DETROIT, May 25- German luxury car maker BMW AG on Wednesday said its BMW iVentures venture capital arm has invested an undisclosed amount in California- based Scoop Technologies, which offers a smartphone-powered carpooling service called Scoop. The company currently operates in the San Francisco Bay area. On Tuesday, Toyota Motor Corp, the world's No. 1...

  • Google said Wednesday it's opening a self-driving technology development center in the Detroit suburb of Novi. This isn't Google's first brush with Detroit. Google also announced a partnership earlier this month with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, which has a headquarters near Detroit.

  • May 25- Alphabet Inc's Google self-driving car project said Wednesday it will launch this year a new technology development center in suburban Detroit. The Mountain View, Calif. search company said in a blog post that engineers at the facility, located in Novi, Mich., will start with work fitting the company's autonomous driving systems into Chrysler Pacifica...

  • ALPHABET'S GOOGLE CAR OPERATION WILL OPEN NEW ENGINEERING CENTER IN NOVI, MICH.

  • DETROIT— Ford is recalling some of its top-selling vehicles in the U.S. to fix a fluid leak that can reduce braking power. The recall covers about 271,000 F-150 pickups in North America from the 2013 and 2014 model years that have 3.5- liter V6 engines. That probe by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration into electric vacuum pump failures was closed...

  • Alabama- Jay Grinney, HealthSouth, $7.8 million. Arizona- Don Slager, Republic Services, $10.9 million. Arkansas- Doug McMillon, Wal-Mart Stores, $19.8 million.

  • "Today marks a milestone— for this Congress and for the American people as we make great strides to update our nation's chemical safety laws," said Rep. Fred Upton, R- Mich., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The 403-12 vote in favor of the bill sends it to the Senate, where it's expected to be approved and sent to President Barack Obama, who is expected to...

  • WASHINGTON, May 24- New U.S. single-family home sales recorded their biggest gain in 24 years in April, touching a more than eight-year high as purchases increased broadly, a sign of growing confidence in the economy's prospects. Tuesday's report from the Commerce Department, which also showed a surge in new home prices to a record high, offered further evidence...

  • TRAVERSE CITY, Mich.— A plan gaining support in Congress and backed by the cargo shipping industry would establish a nationwide policy for dumping ballast water into U.S. waterways that environmental groups say would open the door to more invasive species like zebra and quagga mussels, which have wreaked economic havoc from the Great Lakes to the West Coast.

  • The disparity is stark: workers in Grand Rapids, Michigan had the highest rate of access in the U.S. at 71 percent, but only 23 percent of workers in McAllen, Texas did, making it the lowest in the country. Not doing so could mean facing a population unable to take care of itself in the future, which could put undue strain on programs like Medicaid, food assistance...

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— The state's attorney general has sued Domino's Pizza Inc., affiliates and three franchisees alleging they underpaid workers based on payroll reports generated by the parent company's computer system. The suit filed Monday night in state Supreme Court in Manhattan alleges the three franchises and the company, as joint employers, underpaid...

  • DETROIT— Muscle cars may look cool, but they don't offer the best protection in a crash. The Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger didn't get the highest ratings in new tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The institute, which is funded by insurers, tested 2016 models.

  • DETROIT— Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling nearly 1.6 million vehicles in the U.S. to replace potentially faulty front passenger air bag inflators made by Takata Corp. of Japan. The action expands what was already the biggest automotive recall in U.S. history. The U.S. government announced earlier this month that 17 automakers— including Toyota— are adding 35...

  • DETROIT, May 23- Ford Motor Co Chairman Bill Ford said on Monday the automaker would look for more partnerships with other companies as it moves to expand beyond manufacturing and selling cars and trucks. "You'll see a lot of partnerships, a lot more than you used to see in the auto industry," Ford told reporters after addressing a conference on entrepreneurship in...

  • DETROIT, May 23- U.S. consumers still resist the notion of self-driving cars, according to a University of Michigan study released on Monday, the latest sign that investors and automakers may be rushing into a business where demand is limited at best. "The most frequent preference for vehicle automation continues to be for no self-driving capability," said the...

  • DETROIT— People who bought or leased 2016 General Motors SUVs with overstated gas mileage on the window sticker will be getting compensated, the automaker said Friday. For most people, the compensation will be worth $450 to $900, but owners of some all-wheel-drive SUVs could get as much as $1,500. "We designed this reimbursement program to provide full and fair...

  • KALAMAZOO, Mich.— The Latest on a court hearing to determine if Jason Dalton goes to trial for the fatal shootings of six people in Michigan:. A man accused of killing six people and injuring two more during a night of random shootings has been ordered to trial on murder and attempted murder charges in southwestern Michigan. A 17- year-old girl says she witnessed the...

  • CHICAGO— Time off from work to care for a child or relative is codified in federal law. An Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll released Friday said 72 percent support paid family leave. New York, the latest to approve it, will launch its program in 2018..