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Shopping at Walmart. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Christmas In August: Walmart’s Holiday Layaway Starts Early

Ready or not, the Christmas season is starting to descend on metro Detroit — and it’s only August.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/27/2015

Mich. Gov. Rick Snyder (Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Gov. Snyder: Talking To China Important Despite GOP Critics

He’s on his fifth trade trip to the nation, where he’s making the case for Chinese companies to expand in Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/27/2015

Police stand watch at the crime scene at Bridgewater Plaza on Smith Mountain Lake on August 26, 2015 in Moneta, Virginia. Two employees of WDBJ TV were killed this morning during a live broadcast. The victims have been identified as reporter Alison Parker and camerman Adam Ward. Parker, 24 and Ward, 27, worked for WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia. The suspect, Vester Lee Flanigan, also known as Bryce Williams, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. (Photo by Jay Paul/Getty Images)

Murder Of TV News Crew Raises Questions About Workplace Violence

“A lot of problems in the workforce come from perception or the reality of inconsistent treatment,” says one attorney.

CBS Detroit–08/26/2015

SYNC Voice Texting (Ford photo)

Car Technology Is Great, If Only Drivers Used It

J.D. Power Study shows that a large number of car buyers never use new technologies like self-parking features and wireless hot spots.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/25/2015

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Detroit Law Student Hits Big Time Keeping Feet Dry With 5 Water Socks

A Wayne State University law student is getting his feet wet in the business world — by making sure others’ feet remain dry.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/25/2015

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on August 21, 2015 in New York City. The Dow fell over 500 points in trading today as global markets continue to react to economic events in China.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Worldwide Plunge In Stock Prices Engulfs Wall Street

The S&P 500 fell into correction territory — meaning a drop of 10 percent or more from a recent peak.

CBS Detroit–08/24/2015

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (Facebook)

Businesses Putting Money, Manpower Toward Storm Recovery

In early August, storms uprooted trees, snapped branches and caused other damage at some of the state’s most popular tourist spots.

CBS Detroit–08/24/2015

Bin Zhou of Kimree shows electronic cigarettes at the Kimree booth during the 2014 International CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 8, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs through January 10 and is expected to feature 3,200 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to about 150,000 attendees. AFP PHOTO/JOE KLAMAR        (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawmaker Wants Stricter Controls On Electronic Cigarettes After Injuries Connected To Use

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell is taking action against electronic cigarettes after a Wyandotte man was severely injured.

CBS Detroit–08/23/2015

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Real Horse Power Coming To Teach Kids In Detroit?

“Detroit needs to be open to creative solutions that utilizes the existing space and provides more for residents,” said Silver, a former competitive rider and Detroit school teacher.

CBS Detroit–08/23/2015

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Fall Activities Part Of Upcoming Pure Michigan Ad Campaign

State travel and tourism leaders are getting a jump on cooler weather activities by promoting autumn across Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/22/2015

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Pretzel dog (credit: Edward Cardenas/WWJ)

New Food Options At Comerica Park

How about a pretzel dog? Some unique food options are available at the ballpark for the 2015 season.

A homeless man sleeps outside a window of the former Wayne County Office building.

Homeless Find Sleeping Shelter At Vacant Wayne County Office Building

It’s an unfortunate chapter in the storied history of the old Wayne County Building in Detroit.

(credit: Pat Sweeting/WWJ)

New Dave & Busters In Livonia

Opening Dec. 16. 2013 near 7 Mile and I-275.

Grand Circus in downtown Detroit is dressed up to look like Hong Kong for the shooting of Transformers 4. (credit: Peter Mays)

Transformers 4 Filming In Detroit

Downtown Detroit is dressed up to look like Hong Kong for the filming of Transformers 4.

(credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Whole Foods Detroit Grand Opening

The first Whole Foods store in Detroit officially opened for business on Wednesday, June 5, 2013.

Students from two Detroit Public Schools check out construction trade as possible career choice. (WWJ/Pat Sweeting)

Student Construction Science Expo

Ninth graders from Detroit Public Schools got a chance to get a hands-on feel for the construction trades as a possible career choice.

Medical Center Fire Sets Crime, Arson Investigation In Motion

Workers at the Park Medical Centers said a former maintenance worker came in shooting and took a female worker downstairs before setting the building ablaze.

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