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Trump Hits Brakes on Foreign Auto Tariffs

Nov. 16, 2018

President Trump is reportedly pushing for tariffs on foreign auto imports, ostensibly to help save U.S. jobs and as leverage in trade negotiations. But the idea that the tariffs are necessary to safeguard national security seems to be running out of gas.

Trump Nominates Michigan Native to Replace Kavanaugh

Nov. 14, 2018

President Trump is nominating regulations-cutter Neomi Rao, an Indian American from Metro Detroit, to fill Brett Kavanaugh’s vacancy on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. It’s the nation’s second-most powerful court and often judges regulatory disputes.

Credit Agency Says Detroit Development Must Expand Beyond Downtown

Nov. 12, 2018

Detroit’s ready to issue bonds that are not backed by the state of Michigan. Moody’s Investors Service reports the city should be able to handle that. But Moody’s says Detroit’s future rests on economic development reaching the city’s neighborhoods.