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U.S. auto sales in May encourage Detroit plan to rebuild inventories

02 Jun 2020

DETROIT Several automakers on Tuesday reported stronger-than-expected May sales in the United States, and the Detroit automakers said they will work through their annual summer shutdowns to rebuild inventories as demand recovers from coronavirus shutdowns.

Michigan governor largely rescinds lockdown, retailers to reopen

02 Jun 2020

DETROIT Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Monday moved to further reopen the Midwest state's economy, largely rescinding a stay-at-home order in place since March and allowing retailers and restaurants to open back up over the next week.

GM, Ford turn to fast-payment programs to aid suppliers hit by shutdowns

28 May 2020

DETROIT General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co are using fast-payment programs set up with financial lenders to help cash-strapped small suppliers survive production shutdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump visits Ford plant in politically crucial Michigan, leaves mask off for cameras

22 May 2020

YPSILANTI, Mich. President Donald Trump traveled on Thursday to the crucial U.S. election battleground state of Michigan to visit a Ford Motor Co plant amid tensions with its Democratic governor during the coronavirus pandemic, opting not to wear a protective face mask for the cameras. | Video

Trump declares state of emergency as Michigan floodwaters recede

22 May 2020

DETROIT Floodwaters that breached two dams in central Michigan began to recede on Thursday after displacing thousands of people while spreading to a Dow Chemical plant and an adjacent hazardous waste cleanup site.

Michigan Governor Whitmer further opens state economy ahead of Trump visit

21 May 2020

DETROIT Michigan's governor announced more steps to re-open the state's economy on Thursday, offering timelines for the resumption of some businesses and allowing some social gatherings as long as guidelines to curb the spread of the coronavirus are observed. | Video

Michigan Governor Whitmer faces mainstream backlash against shutdown

21 May 2020

DETROIT Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is facing an increasingly mainstream backlash against her stay-at-home orders, with a growing number of local officials and business leaders arguing the restrictions have outlived their usefulness.

Michigan Governor Whitmer faces mainstream backlash against shutdown

20 May 2020

DETROIT, May 20 Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is facing an increasingly mainstream backlash against her stay-at-home orders, with a growing number of local officials and business leaders arguing the restrictions have outlived their usefulness.

Supplier restarts flow of critical truck parts to Detroit automakers

19 May 2020

TOLEDO, Ohio Dana Inc , a key supplier of truck parts to Detroit automakers, restarted its Toledo plant Monday on a single shift, with one-third of its 750-person workforce and less than 1% absenteeism, according to plant manager Craig Zimmerly.

U.S. auto industry returns to life after lockdown

19 May 2020

WARREN, Michigan The Detroit Three automakers and their suppliers began restarting assembly lines on Monday after a two-month coronavirus lockdown in a slow revival of a sector that employs nearly 1 million people in the United States. | Video

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