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As educated and highly skilled workers are returning to cities, the evidence suggests that large corporations are increasingly following them as well. McDonald's and GE are just a few recent examples.
After 64 years, the Ford Foundation is opening an office in Detroit again. Can the organization's work in social enterprise and impact investing help give Detroit a much needed lift?
GM is planning a billion-dollar office maker. And the automaker is partnering with Herman Miller are partnering with the environmental firm Green Standards to find new homes for tons of old office furniture.
GM will lay off 2,000 workers at various assembly plants in Ohio and Michigan during the first quarter of next year, and will eliminated shifts at two other factories. Meanwhile, consumers keep buying larger cars; so is the automaker nervous about the rollout of its much anticipated Chevrolet Bolt.
During the presidential debate, Ford Motor Co. found itself defending its business practices while Donald Trump lambasted the automaker for "outsourcing jobs to Mexico."
General Motors recycled 2 million water bottles, many of which are from Flint, into products including winter coats for the homeless.
Back in 2014, JPMorgan Chase made headlines with what it claimed was a $100 million investment in Detroit. Today, the evidence suggests the banking giant’s bet on the Motor City was a positive one.
Ford will soon use captured carbon dioxide to make foam and plastic for its vehicles as the automaker seeks to cut costs while making its cars more sustainable.
This quest to redefine urbanization, and to build and redesign 'smart cities,' may already be over. It is clear megacities -- 40 or so giant urban centers -- will run the world within a decade. But can they be sustained?
Evidence has long correlated income and life expectancy. But new research suggests that simply living in an area with access to quality health care, food and housing can help boost length of life for even the poorest citizens.
Last fall, Ford Motor Co. revealed it was a financial contributor to ALEC. Following backlash, this week it became the latest company to cut ties with the lobbying group.
This week’s agreement between GM and Lyft is an important milestone as we witness the definition of car ownership rapidly evolve.