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Tesla-friendly provisions in Michigan House Bill 6233 that would have allowed the electric automaker to perform direct sales and own service centers were removed just before state lawmakers passed the bill 65-39.

An estimated 20,000 active and retired Ford factory workers, their immediate family members and surviving spouses will have the option to get coronavirus tests at a large UAW hall in Louisville, KY, in coming days after an executive board voted unanimously to bring in a private laboratory at no cost to union members.

Barney Lehnerr, owner of Transitions Group, Inc., in Wichita, KS, typically uses big loading trucks to deliver furniture rentals for various clients across the region.

1Collision announced Dec. 2 its first location in the state of South Dakota, Auto Body Clinic in Huron, SD.

The construction of the Ultium Cells LLC battery cell manufacturing facility in Lordstown, OH, a joint venture between General Motors and LG Chem, has progressed a lot since mid-October.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) on Nov. 25 applauded further cost reductions drivers will see under the state’s new auto insurance reform law, as the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) announced a reduction in its annual assessment charged on auto insurance policies.