By bankrolling a Netflix documentary about life in a Dayton glass plant after Chinese owners take over, Barack and Michelle Obama enter the debate over the future of U.S. manufacturing just in time for election season. Read more.
In previous downturns, a fall in recreational-vehicle sales was an indicator of a recession to come. These days, another sales swoon for RV manufacturers, concentrated in northern Indiana, has economists concerned. Read more.
Florida has joined Michigan, Ohio and other heartland states in efforts to become a center for developing and testing self-driving technology, backed by new legislation as well as innovative companies. Read more.
Hundreds of workers at McDonald's restaurants, mostly in the Midwest, walked off the job to protest low pay and other working conditions, elevating the tight-labor sting at the king of fast-food restaurants. Read more.
Seldom has one man meant so much to the fate of a big American city, especially in the modern era. Thus have so many metro Detroiters been drawn today to the unfortunate news about Dan Gilbert. Read more.