Tracy Samilton appears in the following:
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Despite its recent water crisis and economic troubles, there is a trend of urban hipness in Flint, Mich.'s small downtown and a partnership to help the city's children.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Some undocumented immigrants in Flint, Mich., are just finding out that the water from their taps is contaminated with lead. Fear of being deported keeps some from picking up free water and filters.
Monday, November 09, 2015
Facing competition at home, Indian manufacturing company Mahindra recently introduced to the U.S. the GenZe, a scooter with cargo space designed to appeal to young Americans in cities.
Friday, October 02, 2015
For the first time in more than 30 years, factory workers at a Detroit Three automaker have rejected a national contract.
Friday, September 18, 2015
The Environmental Protection Agency is accusing Volkswagen of intentionally dodging clean air rules on nearly half a million vehicles in the U.S. The EPA says Volkswagen installed sof...
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Two of the plaintiffs in the landmark same-sex marriage Supreme Court case got married Saturday. But April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse's road to the high court was almost accidental.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
GM and the UAW kicked off contract talks Monday; Chrysler and Ford will do the same this month. Negotiations are never easy, but since industry bailouts in 2009, there's a stronger push to cooperate.
Monday, July 13, 2015
The auto industry does need to consolidate to keep up with investor expectations and growing expenses, but the merger might be too big a risk for GM, which already has a lot going for it.
Friday, May 08, 2015
Many companies reward their most loyal customers with incentives, discounts and freebies. But in car insurance, the opposite can actually happen. A driver can be punished with a higher premium just for being loyal to the company.
It's called price optimization, and it happens to lots of ...
Thursday, March 19, 2015
The length of the average car loan isn't just creeping up, it's leaping up. Nearly 40 percent of people secure car loans that take more than five years to pay off. The trend has some analysts alarmed.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
This weekend, residents of Washington state will mark one year since a massive mudslide devastated a small community, killing 43 people and destroying dozens of homes in a matter of minutes.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
U.S. manufacturing jobs have rebounded since the recession, but many of those positions pay less than they used to. Some states are now questioning whether competing for those jobs is worth it.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Honda reports at least two deaths related to defective inflators in air bags. The air bags, made by Japanese supplier Takata, are in Toyota and other automakers' vehicles, too.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
For as many as 250 years, a bur oak has been growing on what is now the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor. The big tree stands in the way of an expansion of the Ross Business School.
But instead of cutting it down, the university is moving the ...
Saturday, September 27, 2014
The virgin Astroturf is springy underfoot, and the neon yellow goal posts stretch up into the blue September sky. The Comets should be playing well.
After seven years of away-games, the football team at Cody High School in Detroit has their own field. The facility at Cody was ...
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
A special compensation fund for victims of the faulty ignition switch has issued its first report, which makes clear GM will pay claims for more than the 13 deaths it says were linked to the defect.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
General Motors has recalled 29 million autos in North America this year. Dealers replacing the faulty parts aren't just fixing cars. They're repairing customers' relationships with the automaker.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Americans are consuming less cereal for breakfast, in part because of competition from restaurants. Americans are also seeking more protein for breakfast.
Friday, August 15, 2014
To the world, Detroit's bankruptcy may appear one more painful and embarrassing episode in a wretched urban play. But inside the city and throughout southeastern Michigan, the financi...
Sunday, August 03, 2014
For the second straight day, residents of Toledo, Ohio, are without tap water. The problem is caused by the discovery of a toxin in the water supply, likely the result of an algal bloom.