Tracy Samilton

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Detroit's Iconic Train Station Is Roaring Back

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

People from all over Detroit and nearby suburbs turned out Tuesday for Ford Motor Company's celebration of its purchase of Michigan Central Station. Ford now plans to turn this symbol of the city's blight to a symbol of its rebirth.


Toyota's V-2-V Technology Would Allow Cars To Talk To Each Other On The Highway

Monday, June 04, 2018

As much as fully autonomous vehicles are in the news, none of us will be commuting to work in a self-driving car for at least two decades. Meanwhile, Toyota says it will use technology, called V-2-V, in all its cars within a few years with claims it will save thousands of lives each year — as cars talk to each other on the highway.


Ford Truck Production Stops As Company Scrambles To Find Another Part Supplier

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Ford Motor Company is scrambling to find another supplier that can make a key part for its highest profit vehicle, the Ford F-150 pickup, after an explosion and fire at a key parts supplier. Ford has shut down its truck plants, and it's likely there will be a ripple effect because the plant made parts for other automakers, too.


Federal Judge Orders All Parties In Flint Water Case Into Mediation

Thursday, January 11, 2018

In Flint Michigan, hundreds of people have filed lawsuits over that city's lead water crisis. Most of the lawsuits have been consolidated into one massive case. On Thursday, a federal district judge in Ann Arbor ordered all the parties into mediation.


Prisons Work To Keep Out Drug-Smuggling Drones

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Drone technology is quickly becoming more sophisticated — and more affordable. Now, criminals are using drones to smuggle drugs, cell phones and even weapons to inmates in prisons.


Fighting Steep Odds, Flint Starts To See Bright Spots

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.


Flint's Undocumented Migrants Hesitate To Request Help During Water Crisis

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.


With 'Pickup Scooter,' America Meets Indian Carmaker

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.


Factory Workers Reject Contract With Fiat-Chrysler

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.


EPA Says Volkswagen Dodged Clean Air Rules With Emissions Software

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...


For 2 Same-Sex Newlyweds, Path To Matrimony Wove Through High Court

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.


As Big 3 Automakers Begin Union Talks, Both Sides Say Profit Is Job 1

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.


Fiat Chrysler Eyes GM For An Unlikely Merger

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.


Being A Loyal Auto Insurance Customer Can Cost You

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 ...


More Americans Opt For Risky Long-Term Car Loans

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.


One Year After Mudslide, First Responders Tackle Emotional Damage

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.


A Backlash Brews Against Low Pay On The Factory Floor

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.


Safety Regulators Turn Attention To Faulty Air Bags

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.


Lifted On Giant Inner Tubes, An Old Tree Moves In Michigan

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 ...


After 7 Years, Finally, A Football Field Of Their Own

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.

They're not.

After seven years of away-games, the football team at Cody High School in Detroit has their own field. The facility at Cody was ...