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Electric vehicles rescue GM plant

The Michigan assembly line faced closure as part of General Motors restructuring scheme, which would have cost jobs

The aunty we all never had

Aretha Franklin was special, but in Detroit she was a family member who never abandoned them

‘Detroit’ a dream for voyeurs of black pain —views from two reviewers

The film is a harrowing orgy of violence that ignores important historical detail and cultural sensitivities

Detroit’s wheels come off

Bankruptcy is seen as the motor city’s last resort and even then its recovery will be difficult.

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 tour.

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 -- there are now homes to be had for a single dollar.

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 market.

Ron Gettelfinger: The man who conquered Detroit

After a catastrophic year for US carmakers, the head of the United Auto Workers union has emerged as one of the most powerful men in the industry.

Electric cars struggle to spark enthusiasm

Big carmakers at the Detroit Motor Show had electrically powered and hybrid cars on display, but Americans still aren't buying green vehicles.

Motor city running on empty

Property markets on both sides of the Atlantic have plunged, but nowhere has the collapse been more spectacular than in Detroit.

US automakers face onslaught in 2008

After years of crisis, the big three United States automakers face another brutal year with demand expected to dip again due to an economic downturn threatening to snuff out 2007's timid recovery. The world's major automakers will exhibit upcoming models and the concept cars of the future from Sunday as media previews kick off for the Detroit motor show.

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