Stories tagged: "auto industry"


The CHIPS Act will give $52 billion in subsidies in hopes of incentivizing manufacturers to move or expand their production in the U.S. (Getty Images)
Explainer: What is the Chips Act? What Will it do for Michigan?

Michigan’s automotive industry may get a big boost after the US House voted on Thursday to pass the Chips and Science Act.

Chip Shortage Keeps Driving Up Auto Prices and Cutting Sales

DETROIT (AP) — US new vehicle sales tumbled more than 21% in the second quarter compared with a year ago as the global semiconductor shortage continued to cause production problems for the industry.Yet demand still outstripped supply from April through June, even with $5 per gallon gasoline, high inflation and rising interest rates. The low...

Column: Linking the Past and Future of My City (and Yours, Too) Through Cycling Spaces

With so much space in our city centers, what do we do with it all?

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Michigan’s Manufacturing Hot Streak Continues With 1,200 New Jobs at Battery Facility

“Michigan was a natural choice to our commitment of building an impactful global business because of its rich pool of talent, being close to the geographic epicenter of the automotive industry and its strong support."

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Semiconductor Shortages Have Hobbled the Auto Industry. Michigan Leaders Are Trying to Fix It.

The semiconductor shortage has limited auto production and driven up prices for available cars.

The then-Chief of Detroit Police James Craig speaks with the press about the protests taking place in Detroit, Michigan, June 3, 2020. Photo by Seth Herald via Getty.
Republican James Craig Sides With Canadian Anti-Vaxxers Over Michigan Auto Workers

It cost local auto workers as much as $51 million in wages last week, but Craig—a GOP candidate for governor and a former police chief—supported the illegal blockade of the Ambassador Bridge.

A long line of trucks waits on Highway 402 to cross into the United States at the Bluewater Bridge in Sarnia, Ontario on February 10, 2022. - The Canadian trucker protest has temporarily sidelined a key auto industry transport route, adding stress to a North American car industry already pinched by low inventories and supply chain problems that have sent vehicle price soaring. (Photo by Geoff Robins / AFP) (Photo by GEOFF ROBINS/AFP via Getty Images)
Michigan Auto Workers Could Lose $51 Million in Wages This Week Because of Anti-Vaccine Blockades at Canadian Border

Truckers and right-wing, anti-vaccine protesters in Canada have disrupted the flow of supplies to Michigan auto plants. General Motors, Ford, and Toyota have all had to shut down some operations this week, harming Michigan’s workers and economy.