Detroit

 
Detroit’s wheels come off
Detroit’s wheels come off
Sinking under huge debts and decades of mismanagement, Detroit formally filed for bankruptcy on July 18, becoming the biggest United States city...
Houston's fans encouraged to watch funeral on TV
Houston's fans encouraged to watch funeral on TV
Music greats and Hollywood icons joined family members of Whitney Houston on Saturday at a church in her hometown to pay tribute to the pop diva a...
Obama to lay out vision in State of the Union address
Obama to lay out vision in State of the Union address
As Republicans feud in a divisive nominating melee, President Barack Obama this week takes his re-election blueprint of economic justice for all,...
Sheen's 'Torpedo' show debut bombs
Sheen's 'Torpedo' show debut bombs
Critics, fans and the Twittersphere lashed troubled actor Charlie Sheen on Sunday after he was booed off stage in a chaotic start to a live show US...
Detroit homes sell for $1 amid mortgage, car industry crisis
Detroit homes sell for $1 amid mortgage, car industry crisis
Some might say Jon Brumit overpaid when he stumped up $100 for a whole house. Drive through Detroit neighbourhoods once clogged with the cars that...
Toyota's US sales reel from crisis as GM, Ford surge
Toyota's US sales reel from crisis as GM, Ford surge
Toyota sales dropped 16% in January as the carmaker reeled from a massive recall and rivals Ford and General Motors surged past it in the US...
Ron Gettelfinger: The man who conquered Detroit
Ron Gettelfinger: The man who conquered Detroit
Deep in conversation on the floor of Detroit's cavernous Cobo convention hall, the General Motors (GM) chairperson Ed Whitacre last week swapped...
Electric cars struggle to spark enthusiasm
Electric cars struggle to spark enthusiasm
All the big carmakers at the Detroit Motor Show had electrically powered and hybrid cars on display, but Americans still aren't buying green...
US holds Nigerian man in Detroit plane attack plan
US holds Nigerian man in Detroit plane attack plan
A Nigerian man with possible links to al-Qaeda militants was in custody on Saturday after he tried to ignite an explosive device on a US passenger...
Al-Qaeda-linked Nigerian tries to blow up US plane
Al-Qaeda-linked Nigerian tries to blow up US plane
A Nigerian man linked to al-Qaeda tried to set off an explosive device aboard a US passenger plane as it approached Detroit on Friday, but was...
Slowing China car sales overshadow Detroit show
Slowing China car sales overshadow Detroit show
China posted a sharp fall in 2008 car sales growth on Monday as makers worldwide grapple with slowing demand, including United States giants...
Motor city running on empty
Motor city running on empty
What can you buy in America for $1 000? A flat-screen television, perhaps. A weekend break in the sun. Or a three-bedroom suburban home with...

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