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Fido Motors' first scooter model
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

If you wanted to buy a car - say a Ford Focus, which is made in Michigan - you could go to an auto dealer. But even if you went to the Ford assembly plant - you couldn’t buy a Focus directly from Ford. It’s illegal for vehicle manufacturers to sell to consumers in the state. That’s causing trouble for popular electric car maker Tesla - and a small startup in Kalamazoo. 


Scott Bauer / The Associated Press

Michigan lost out on a new Foxconn plant when Wisconsin lawmakers approved a $3-billion tax break. Mackinac Center analyst Michael LaFaive says Michigan “won by losing” the battle to land the project.


Governor Makes Seventh Trade Trip To China

Jul 31, 2017

(MPRN-Undated) Governor Rick Snyder is in China. He left the country Sunday for his seventh mission to China. 

MPRN

(MPRN-Romulus) The online giant Amazon is getting millions of dollars from Michigan to build a new performance center.

State Capitol - file photo
Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Political intrigue is being blamed for the collapse of a deal for the state to offer big tax breaks to employers who bring a lot of jobs to Michigan. 

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