In a town full of big dogs, William Clay Ford Sr. was just about as big as they could get.
In one of his final interviews as CEO, Dan Akerson insisted General Motors Co. 'has changed' and 'it'll be hard to stop the change ... now in our DNA.'
Good for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the insurer that booked net income of $265 million last year and boosted CEO Dan Loepp's total annual pay to $6.6 million, thanks to a long-term bonus payout.
The next time someone declares downtown Detroit on the rebound, they should consider adding a special thank you to George Jackson.
Leave it to the guy who wrote the book on Detroit's implosion to lay a proverbial wet blanket on building enthusiasm for where the city is headed, bankruptcy or not.
Everybody's talking in Detroit's historic Chapter 9 case, but no one is moving — at least not publicly.
The proposed cuts to Detroit pensioners, the real people most affected by the city's historic bankruptcy, aren't what Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr proposed back in June.
If Bob Ficano is looking for a proverbial club to wield to keep Wayne County out of bankruptcy court, the executive should point today to the federal courthouse in downtown Detroit.
Volkswagen AG's top labor official says efforts to get the United Auto Workers into the German automaker's Tennessee plant will continue despite last week's vote rejecting union representation.
Mike Duggan probably would never admit it, but Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr and his bankruptcy case might be the best thing to happen to the new mayor.
The longtime lawyer and well-connected Democrat left his practice at Bodman PLC, where his clients included Bill Ford Jr., to become Mayor Duggan's jobs and economy czar.
As mediation talks move into high gear in the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history, traditional assumptions of what constitutes Detroit are being challenged in ways this city hasn't seen in more than two generations.
Mary Barra, on the job roughly three weeks, detailed General Motors Co.'s earnings Thursday and it all sounded so normal.
You'd think a Republican might think twice at state budget time about appearing to 'spread the wealth around,' to borrow the time-honored phrase. But this is an election year for Rick Snyder.
With apologies to Seattle Seahawks fans, some of the biggest stars of Sunday's Super Bowl XLVIII broadcast featured ads for cars and trucks minted by Detroit ...
The assembly of an $820 million fund to end city ownership of the Detroit Institute of Arts, protect its collection from creditors and bolster city pensions ...
Chrysler's 17-year odyssey is finally over, and Detroit's No. 3 automaker is 100 percent foreign-owned — again. Fiat SpA's total embrace of Chrysler, ...
The Detroit Institute of Arts is angling to contribute to an estimated $700 million fund to protect its collection from creditors and bolster underfunded city ...
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Daniel Howes is business columnist and associate business editor of The Detroit News. From 1999 to January 2003, he was based in Germany as The News' European correspondent and automotive columnist, reporting from more than 20 countries on three continents. Before heading to Europe, Howes was senior automotive writer and an investigative and projects reporter on the business desk. He came to Detroit in 1993 from The Roanoke Times in Virginia, where he covered business, politics and higher education. His column runs Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or through his blog.
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- On media: He is a regular contributor to NewsTalk 760-WJR in Detroit and NPR's Michigan Radio, based in Ann Arbor. He appears often on radio and television locally, in the United States and overseas.
- On education: He holds a bachelor's degree in history from the College of Wooster in Ohio, and a master's in international affairs from Columbia University.
- On awards: Winner of multiple International Wheel Awards for column writing; a four-time winner of Northwestern University's Medill award for general markets coverage; a three-time finalist for the prestigious Gerald Loeb Awards, including an honorable mention for commentary in 2007; and winner of a Society of Business Editors and Writers award for commentary in 2012.
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