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Report: Michigan Auto Production Output to Remain Stable through 2022

Michigan is the largest producer of light-duty vehicles in the country and will continue to be a dominate manufacturing center as its automotive production output will likely remain relatively stable at just over 12 percent of North American production through 2022, says a new report from MICHauto, an economic development initiative of the Detroit Regional Chamber.

Report: Consulting, Technology Among Top Industries for U-M Ross Graduates

More than 145 companies hired bachelor of business administration graduates from the Ann Arbor-based University of Michigan’s Ross School of business this year, with a median base salary of $70,000, says the school’s new 2016 employment report.

Pixar to Showcase “Cars 3” Animated Film at 2017 Detroit Auto Show

Pixar Animation Studios will present an early preview of its upcoming summer film Cars 3 and debut a life-size version of one of the film’s animated vehicles at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in January.

New Cocktail Bar Bad Luck Opens Thursday in Detroit’s Capitol Park

The Detroit Optimist Society, the restaurant group that includes Wright & Co., Sugar House, Honest John’s, Peterboro, and Super Happy Sushi at Café 78 inside MOCAD, will debut their newest creation, Bad Luck, on Thursday inside The Albert in Detroit’s Capitol Park district.

U-M Partners with Southeast Michigan Colleges for Academic Development Program

Through a new five-year federal grant totaling $3.6 million from the National Institutes of Health, both Henry Ford College in Dearborn and the Wayne County Community College District have signed on to allow University of Michigan Medical School and College of Engineering postdoctoral fellows to co-teach in their classrooms alongside their faculty.

Birmingham’s Near Perfect Media Partners with California Communications Agency

Marx Group, a San Rafael, Calif.-based research, strategy, and marketing communications agency for the automotive aftermarket, has formed a partnership with Near Perfect Media, a Birmingham-based public relations firm.

Chevrolet Debuts First 9-Speed Automatic Transmission in 2017 Malibu

The new Hydra-Matic 9T50 nine-speed automatic transmission will make its debut in Chevrolet’s 2017 Malibu and will also be available in the 2017 Cruze Diesel and 2018 Equinox. The General Motors Co.-developed transmission will be an option on 10 vehicles models by the end of next year.

Continental to Unveil New Motorcycle Technology

Continental, a global automotive supplier with its North American headquarters in Auburn Hills, will present eHorizon for two-wheelers, a software system that offers a shared platform for motorcyclist communities to share route information, at the Las Vegas-based 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in January.

The Conserva to Open in Ferndale This Saturday

The Conserva, a new Ferndale-based restaurant offering an eight-item, rotating menu that features meats, seafood, pickled vegetables, fresh mustards, and aioli, will open on Dec. 10.

Ford to Fund Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Asia Tour

Ford Motor Co. and Ford Motor Co. Fund, the company’s philanthropic arm, is the lead corporate sponsor for the Detroit Symphony’s Asia tour. The tour, to take place next July, is the symphony’s first international tour in 16 years.

Roger Penske to Receive 2017 Horatio Alger Award

Nonprofit educational organization Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc., has selected Roger Penske, chairman of Bloomfield Hills-based transportation service company Penske Corp., as a recipient of its 2017 Horatio Alger Award.

Saginaw Technology Company Launches New Software Platform

Wineman Technology, Inc., a Saginaw-based test solutions company, has released its new CANalytics software. The new platform provides an interface to maximize the benefits of controller area network (CAN) bus hardware for those in the automotive and aerospace industries.

Huron Capital Portfolio Companies Acquired for $70M by New Jersey Food Manufacturer

Detroit-based Huron Capital Partner’s portfolio companies Victoria Fine Foods Holding Co. and Victoria Fine Foods have been acquired for $70 million in cash by New Jersey-based B and G Foods, Inc., which manufactures, sells, and distributes branded shelf-stable and frozen foods. The deal is subject to a customary working capital adjustment.

Detroit’s Cobo Center Completes $2M Wireless Technology Upgrade

Cobo Center in downtown Detroit has completed a $2 million technology upgrade, which facility officials say will allow 32,000 users to simultaneously access its Wi-Fi network.

Ford Toughest Tailgate Tour to Visit Detroit This Week

As part of its recently established three-year partnership with the National Football League, Dearborn-based Ford Motor Co.’s Built Ford Tough Toughest Tailgate — an on-demand, nine-city tailgating tour — will visit Detroit this week.
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The Outside Media Opine on the Motor City

Inside a College-Football Tragicomedy

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Technology That Breaks the Car Industry Mold

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Detroit, Part One

Source: The Polis Blog

Detroit's Class Act

Source: Fortune

Dome Sweet Dome

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Another Chance for Alfa Romeo

Source: Financial Times

Whitacre's Crash at General Motors

Source: Financial Times

Thinking About Shrinking

Source: The Economist

Hard Choices: Domino's CEO J. Patrick Doyle

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Ed Whitacre's Battle to Save GM from Itself

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Can China Save GM?

Source: Forbes Magazine

Alan Mulally’s Asian Sales Call

Source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek

Signs of Hope

Source: NYTimes.com

25 Best Places to Retire

Source: CNN Money

Mayor Courts Resistance in Detroit

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Henderson's Strategy to Fix GM

Source: Businessweek.com

The Triumph of Optimism

Source: Economist.com

Mayor Courts Resistance in Detroit

Source: The Wall Street Journal online

How Marchionne Will Run Fiat-Chrysler

Source: Businessweek online

The Waxman-Pelosi Follies

Source: The Wall Street Journal Online

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