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  • Outside auto show, a stalled state

    Outside auto show, a stalled state
    General Motors Corp. kicked off this year's North American International Auto Show with an opulent party in a giant heated tent alongside the Detroit River. Coming on last after several other acts, Michigan's own Kid Rock took the stage, singing as a pack...
  • Explaining the Democrats' two-state delegate debacle

    Democrats are wrestling with the issue of how to deal with Florida and Michigan voters, a large speed bump on the road to the presidential nomination. Here are the major points of the dispute. How did the problem arise? The Democratic National Committee...
  • Republican eyes on Michigan primary

    Republican eyes on Michigan primary
    Castigated by the national party for moving their primary ahead in the nominating calendar, Michigan Republicans could inject even more volatility into the 2008 GOP presidential campaign when they go to the polls Tuesday. Although only half of the state'...
  • GOP hopefuls promise help to struggling Michigan

    One day before the Michigan primary, three Republican candidates stumped in search of votes and momentum in a state with the highest-in-the-nation unemployment rates and high rates of mortgage foreclosures. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who...
  • Romney notches a needed win

    Romney notches a needed win
    Appealing to voters anxious about an unraveling economy, Mitt Romney scored a decisive victory in the Michigan primary Tuesday, setting up a free-for-all among the leading Republican presidential candidates in this weekend's pivotal party contest in South...
  • Executive led General Motors during record slump in the '80s

    Roger B. Smith, the General Motors executive who led the world's largest automaker from record profits to record losses in the 1980s and was vilified in the documentary "Roger & Me," died near Detroit on Thursday. He was 82. The former chairman and...
  • Michigan woman denies treats to Obama supporters, their kids

    A suburban Detroit woman has decided to scare up the vote among neighborhood children by just offering treats to John McCain supporters. Shirley Nagel of Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich., handed out candy Friday only to those who shared her support for the...
  • Is GM really too big to fail?

    Is GM really too big to fail?
    Today's topic: Given how far the demand for cars has fallen this year, would the failure of General Motors have put more stress on the industry, or just accelerated the "right sizing" that was already underway? In other words, was the company really too...
  • Art Clokey dies at 88; creator of Gumby

    Art Clokey dies at 88; creator of Gumby
    Art Clokey, the creator of the whimsical clay figure Gumby, died in his sleep Friday at his home in Los Osos, Calif., after battling repeated bladder infections, his son Joseph said. He was 88. Clokey and his wife, Ruth, invented Gumby in the early 1950s...
  • A world of invention in Greenfield

    A world of invention in Greenfield
    Riding around in a sturdy Model T, you might first see Greenfield Village as some sort of historical accident. Down the road from Henry Ford's humble birthplace is the boyhood home of Orville and Wilbur Wright. The bicycle shop where the brothers...