Lear Corporation
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Automotive supplier Lear Corp. has started production at a new $29 million plant on part of a massive former manufacturing site in Flint, Michigan.

Michigan dairy farmers are getting a 510 million-dollar boost. Two new dairy processing facilities are scheduled to be built in St. Johns, north of Lansing. The plants are expected to create more than 250 new jobs. 

tax-foreclosed property
Michigan Public Land Auction site

Public auctions of more than 250 tax-foreclosed Michigan properties are getting underway.

Eminem has found himself in an unlikely battle: one over retail, not rap.

Ford company
Mike Mozart / Flickr

Dinged by slumping China sales and a fire at a U.S. parts factory that cut production of lucrative pickup trucks, Ford Motor Co.'s second-quarter net profit fell 48 percent from a year ago.

Detroit Water Front
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR Public Media

A Michigan-based banking company is moving its headquarters from Midland to Detroit and plans to construct a 20-story building downtown.

Rugged Liner
Rugged Liner company website

 The U.S. Department of Labor says a Michigan truck accessories manufacturer has agreed to pay back wages owed to 134 employees.

Sparty with ice cream
Courtesy / MSU Dairy Store

The Michigan State University Dairy Store is hailed as one of the tastiest ice cream shops in the country.

Demand for the dessert only rises with the temperatures. 


Ford F-150
Scott Pohl/WKAR

Ford is resuming production of its F-150 pickup following a fire at a plant where parts for the vehicle are made.

DTE Energy website

A nuclear power plant in southeastern Michigan remains shut down after a valve issue was discovered following the malfunction of a transformer.

General Motors
WKAR File Photo

General Motors has replaced the head of its Cadillac luxury brand, which has struggled for years to compete against German and Japanese luxury automakers in the U.S.

dairy cows photo
Kevin Lavery / WKAR

A young Michigan dairy farmer has auctioned off his herd of 230 milking cows after being unable to absorb losses brought about by an oversupply of milk in the state.

Ford sign
jeepersmedia / Flickr

Ford is recalling about 350,000 trucks and SUVs in the U.S., Canada and Mexico because they might be in a different gear than the one shown on the shift indicator.

Hazel Park Raceway
WDET Radio

A horse racing venue north of Detroit is shutting down after nearly 70 years of operations.

pills in hand

A city government in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula is joining a lawsuit against drug companies and distributors over the consequences of excessive opioid use.