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Online gambling, sports betting going online in Michigan: Everything you need to know

The Michigan Gaming Control Board says it expects to authorize the launch of online gaming and internet sports betting by Tuesday

Macomb County gets $4.1M to help businesses hurt by shutdown orders

Priority will be given to restaurants, bars, banquet facilities, gyms, entertainment venues and recreational facilities

Debt collectors, payday lenders collected over $500 million in federal pandemic relief

A Texas firm that describes itself as one of the nation's largest medical bill collectors was racking up consumer complaints last year.

U.S. manufacturing output rose more than forecast in December

Production at U.S. manufacturers increased in December by more than projected, marking an eighth straight month of gains as steady yet more moderate demand growth and lean inventories continue to power the sect

Amazon to face first unionization vote in 7 years in Feb.

Amazon will face its first union vote on U.S. soil in seven years on Feb. 8, when ballots will be mailed to warehouse workers in Bessemer, Ala., for an election that could emerge as a major labor battle at one of the country's largest employers

Airlines, Caribbean scramble under virus testing orders

Travel industry leaders and governments across the tourism-dependent Caribbean are scrambling to figure out how a new testing requirement for passengers flying into the U.S. will affect them

US blacklists Xiaomi, CNOOC, Skyrizon, raising heat on China

The U.S. government has blacklisted Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp. and China's third-largest national oil company for alleged military links

Apple considers foldable iPhone; minor changes planned for 2021 models

Apple Inc. has begun early work on an iPhone with a foldable screen, a potential rival to similar devices from Samsung and others

Stocks fall as economic pain deepens, rally runs out of gas

Stocks closed lower on Wall Street Friday, posting their first weekly loss after two weeks of solid gains

Let there be light. Detroit candlemakers transport you with Michigan scents

Metro Detroit is home to many candlemakers who create a range of scents. Their candles often pay homage to specific places in Michigan and Detroit

FedEx slaps new fee on big shippers, fueled by e-commerce

The extra fee of 30 cents per residential package will kick in Feb. 15 for customers with a weekly average volume of more than 30K U.S. packages in Jan.

CNN grounds Airport Network after 30 years, citing pandemic and streaming

The service that has beamed the cable news channel's content into terminal waiting areas throughout the country — is shutting down March 31

Xi asks Starbucks' Schultz to help repair US-China ties

Xi wrote to Schultz "to encourage him and Starbucks to continue to play an active role in promoting Chinese-U.S. economic and trade cooperation..."

Detroit-based companies selected for demolition of 1,380 blighted city houses

Seven Detroit-based companies were selected for the first 1,380 home demolitions expected to begin in the spring
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