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Icahn steps down as unofficial Trump adviser


Icahn said in a letter that he is stepping down to prevent “partisan bickering” about his unofficial role


Your tiny economy airline seat may soon stop shrinking


There are limits to how much smaller airline seats can get

Artists studios to fill entire floor in Fisher Building

Developers of Detroit’s Fisher Building will devote fourth floor to studios for creatives

Full Woodward Dream Cruise coverage

The Detroit News

Classic cars roll down Woodward Saturday, August 19, for popular annual event

Friday, Aug 18


LinkedIn to open downtown Detroit office

Company to open temporary office by year's end, permanent office in 2018


Howes: Education decline imperils gains in Michigan

Today’s leaders do tomorrow’s kids no favors by beggaring education spending, weakening curriculum standards


Wis. assembly OKs $3B tax break for Foxconn

As part of the deal, the Wisconsin Legislature must approve the incentive package by the end of September

Thursday, Aug 17


Tech companies banish hate groups after Charlottesville

Google, Facebook and PayPal are banning extremist groups and individuals for violating service terms


US weekly requests for jobless aid down to 232K

Fewer Americans applied for jobless aid last week, as the number of people seeking benefits remained low


Wal-Mart online sales soar as it challenges Amazon

Revenue for the three months ended July 31 climbed to $123.36 billion and online sales surged 60 percent


Howes: CEOs bolt Trump panels, delivering sharp rebuke

The businessman president losing Big Business is not a good sign for the White House, Republican majorities in Congress


Zero-60 seconds Viper


Henry Payne talks about the end of the Dodge Viper.


‘Robophobia’ plagues humans


From Isaac Asimov to Aimee Mann, robots provoke anxiety


Doctors criticize plan to limit opioids

The nation’s largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs.

High-tech plants offer jobs even as laid-off struggle


Factory jobs often demand education, technical know-how or specialized skills

Wednesday, Aug 16


Commercial development projects up in southeast Mich.


The number of nonresidential development projects in Southeast Michigan increased 11 percent last year


Little Caesars Arena preview week includes tours

The Detroit News

New Little Caesars Arena will debut with five days of events, Sept. 5-10

Michigan’s jobless rate declines but so does workforce

Michigan’s unemployment rate in July was 3.7 percent


Trump disbands two White House business councils

Trump disbanded two White House business councils amid criticism from CEOs for remarks on Charlottesville protest

CEOs walk tightrope in new era of corporate politics

Rarely have business leaders had to tread as carefully as now, with nation sharply divided under a combative president



Trump: Amazon does ‘great damage’ to retailers

Amazon.com Inc. is causing "great damage to tax paying retailers," Trump said in a Twitter post


Soaring digital sales drive Target during 2Q

The results topped Wall Street expectations

FCA makes big jump into autonomous car race

Deal allies Detroit’s No. 3 automaker with German technical powerhouse, Silicon Valley heavyweight hungry for Big Data


Nestle withdraws stay of appeal over pumping station

Nestle Waters North America can appeal a decision on a requested new pump sooner than expected

Tuesday, Aug 15


Pressured by gov’t, Uber agrees to protect rider data

The FTC alleged that Uber failed to secure data about rider trips and neglected to monitor employee access to the info


Fifth, sixth business leaders quit Trump councils

CEOs from Dow, GM and Whirlpool do not plan to quit presidential councils


US retail sales jumped 0.6% in July

Sales got a boost in July from a 1.2 percent jump in auto sales, the strongest result since December


Howes: Possible Chinese bid for FCA fuels imagination

China’s auto sector is seeking foreign targets as the Detroit Three take radical steps to bolster share values, returns