The top U.S. auto-safety regulator will step down, as his agency investigates fires in Tesla Motors Inc. electric cars and is behind schedule on implementing a rule requiring backup cameras in new cars.
In his decision finding Detroit eligible for municipal bankruptcy this week, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes wrote: “The city no longer has the resources to provide its citizens with basic services. Was Detroit’s bankruptcy a foregone conclusion? Of course it was.”
About a million people in Michigan lost health-insurance cover linked to their jobs in the first few years of the millennium, Detroit News reported, citing a report by the Economic Policy Institute, a research group in Washington D.C.
Progressive Corp. will announce this week a car-insurance discount program that involves installing monitoring devices in vehicles to track distances covered, speeds and braking patterns, the Detroit News reported, citing Heather Day, a company spokeswoman.
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was fined $20,000 by the National Football League for a hit on Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton during an Aug. 12 preseason game, the Detroit News said.
Dow Chemical Co. Chief Executive Officer Andrew Liveris repaid more than $700,000 inaccurately billed to the company for personal expenses dating back to 2007 while travelling abroad, the Detroit News reported, citing company spokesman Declan Kelly.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre failed another concussion test yesterday, four days before what likely will be the final game of his National Football League career, the Detroit News reported.
Nissan Motor Co. plans to recall at least 195,000 Pathfinder and Infiniti QX4 SUVs because of concern rust might cause the steering column to break, the Detroit News reported, citing a notice posted on a government website.