Jan 3rd, 2013 - International News
— Chrysler says its U.S. sales last year were the best since 2007.
The company says sales rose 21 percent for the year, led by the Ram pickup and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV.
For December, Chrysler's sales increased 10 percent to 152,367 cars and trucks.
Americans bought new vehicles at a strong pace last month. The robust sales came even with uncertainty in Washington over a budget deal that would have raised taxes and cut spending sharply, threatening the U.S. economy. Chrysler says industry sales jumped to an annual rate of 15.8 million in December, making it the strongest month of the year.
The company was the first carmaker to report sales Thursday.
Meanwhile, Subaru is recalling nearly 634,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. because lights beneath the doors can overheat and cause fires.
The recall affects all Outback and Legacy cars from model years 2010 and 2011. Also included are Tribeca SUVs from 2006 through 2012 and Forester SUVs from 2009 through 2012. Subaru says the Tribecas and Foresters were sold before January of 2012.
The company says moisture can get into puddle lights beneath the doors and cause a short circuit that can melt plastic and cause fires.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says on its website that Subaru will install an additional fuse at no cost to the owners. The recall is expected to begin in February.
Jun 19th, 2013 - Local News
The Grand Rapids Griffins beat the Syracuse Crunch 5-2 Tuesday night to win their first Calder Cup ever.
Tomas Tatar won the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy for the most valuable player in the playoffs ...
Jun 18th, 2013 - Local News
Federal officials are opening a service center in Grand Rapids today for those property owners that want to apply for disaster relief loans and have not done so already on-line. The U.S. Small Busine...
Jun 19th, 2013 - State News
— Off-road vehicle drivers in Michigan will pay at least $10 more for a license under legislation expected to be signed by Gov. Rick Snyder.
The state Senate on Tuesday narrowly approved fee hike...
Jun 18th, 2013 - State News
— Utility officials say crews have worked through the night to restore electricity to thousands of customers who lost it during a wave of severe thunderstorms that hit parts of Michigan's Lower Peni...
Jun 19th, 2013 - National News
— If doctors and patients used prescription drugs more wisely, they could save the U.S. health care system at least $213 billion a year, a study concludes.
The savings would come by reducing medi...
Jun 18th, 2013 - National News
— Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the military to move ahead with a plan to tear down the remaining walls that have prevented women from holding combat positions.
The plan says women co...
Jun 19th, 2013 - International News
— The World Bank says it will increasingly view its efforts to help developing countries fight poverty through a "climate lens."
In a report released Wednesday, the international lending institut...
Jun 18th, 2013 - International News
— Syria is still a key issue as G-8 leaders meet in the home stretch of their two-day summit.
The big question is whether all eight members can express a joint position on ending the 2-year-old c...
Jun 19th, 2013 - Sports News
— J.J. Hardy and Adam Jones homered off Justin Verlander, and Manny Machado added a double and two sparkling plays at third base to lead the Baltimore Orioles to a 5-2 victory over the Detroit Tiger...
Jun 18th, 2013 - Sports News
— Max Scherzer improved to 10-0 and struck out 10, Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer and the Detroit Tigers beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 on Monday night.
Scherzer became the first pitcher to b...
Apr 30th, 2013 - Health News
— Looking for a new way to get that jolt of caffeine energy? Food companies are betting snacks like potato chips, jelly beans and gum with a caffeinated kick could be just the answer.
The Food an...
Apr 1st, 2013 - Health News
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says it has approved a first-of-a-kind diabetes drug from Johnson & Johnson that uses a new method to lower blood sugar.
The agency cleared J&J'...