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Were GM’s Closed Plants Always Bargaining Chips For Union Negotiations?

The fate of the “unallocated” Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant is in question, some advice for saving some money at the car dealership, Germany’s aggressive next steps to fighting pollution and more await you in The Morning Shift for Friday, Sept. 20, 2019.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Were GM’s Closed Plants Always Bargaining Chips For Union Negotiations?

The fate of the “unallocated” Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant is in question, some advice for saving some money at the car dealership, Germany’s aggressive next steps to fighting pollution and more await you in The Morning Shift for Friday, Sept. 20, 2019.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Detroit-Area Jalops: Join Us For The Woodward Dream Cruise Tomorrow Morning

Lots of cars have been cruising metro Detroit’s Woodward Avenue all week, but on Saturday the Woodward Dream Cruise will turn the fabled Michigan M-1 into a genuine traffic jam of classic iron from all around the world. Erin Marquis and I are going to be there, and you should go, too. So let’s meet […]

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Exclusive: Listen to MK’s scintillating house set from Movement Detroit

Memorial Day Weekend is a special time for Detroit, and dance music at large. It sees fans from all over the world converge upon the Motor City to celebrate the genre born there: techno. Movement is the centerpiece of the celebration. For over twenty years now, the family-friendly festival has grown become one of the […]

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The New Chevrolet Blazer Has Become a Punching Bag

The new Chevrolet Blazer is under fire over where it’s built, Aston Martin’s stock is plunging, and BMW and Audi are skipping the Tokyo Motor Show. All this and more in The Morning Shift for Wednesday, July 31, 2019.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The New Chevrolet Blazer Has Become a Punching Bag

The new Chevrolet Blazer is under fire over where it’s built, Aston Martin’s stock is plunging, and BMW and Audi are skipping the Tokyo Motor Show. All this and more in The Morning Shift for Wednesday, July 31, 2019.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Detroit festival receives backlash for tiered ticketing based on ethnicity

Detroit’s AfroFuture festival has come under fire for, and later reverted, its ticketing policy, which offers reduced rates for people of color. The ticketing page currently advertises Early Bird tickets as $10 for “POC” and $20 for “Non POC,” and festival representatives have directed media to their FAQ page that explains the reasoning behind these […]

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Detroit Drivers Spend Up to 36 Percent of Their Income on Car Insurance

You’d think, in the place where America makes cars, Americans should be able to drive the cars, right? Well, you’d be wrong. Michigan, the state with the highest car insurance costs in the country, is considered almost entirely unaffordable by federal standards, according to a new study from the University of Michigan.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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More Than 4,000 Jobs on the Chopping Block as General Motors Layoffs Begin Monday Morning

More than four-thousand salaried staff within General Motors will be handed their walking papers Monday morning starting as early as 7:30 AM Eastern, according to reports from Automotive News, CNN, and Detroit News. This comes as the first move in GM’s plan to cut as many as 14,000 jobs this year, including the…Read more… Continue […]

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Re-live the Fyre catastrophe in Detroit with LARP – details ‘TBA’

Remember how Fyre Festival took on a life of its own in 2017 thanks to the help of social media influencers and the vague, yet desirable promise to have a party of the ages on a secluded island? If not, both Netflix and Hulu have got this topic covered in their respective documentaries. Or, something […]

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What Doesn’t Detroit’s Courthouse Want You To Know?

As Jalopnik and Gizmodo Media Group’s Special Projects Desk discovered in a months-long investigation last year, subprime auto lender Credit Acceptance Corporation has all but turned Detroit’s 36th District Court into a debt collections agency, with one in eight civil cases filed there being a Credit Acceptance…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Think You’re Faster Than a Jalopnik Writer? Come Find Out in Detroit Next Weekend!

Since the dawn of humanity, people everywhere have celebrated the new year with one special, sacred event: The Detroit Auto Show. But this is the last year America’s biggest auto show will be held in January, as it moves to sunny June next year. That means we need to send the winter’s big car showcase […]

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Big Beat Records celebrates Detroit on latest ‘Ignition’ compilation

Big Beat Records has been a home to releases across many different sounds in dance music’s history. While its latest releases range from funky electronica á la Chromeo, bass from WHIPPED CREAM, or pop from Galantis, the label’s cross-genre style is inspired by its roots in house music. In their latest edition of the Big Beat: […]

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