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Attendees at Techweek Detroit learned about the latest tech businesses and investments Thursday at Ford Field. (By Edward Cardenas)

Techweek Highlights Detroit Tech Scene

Dozens of start-ups from across Metro Detroit were joined by established companies to showcase the latest in technology Tuesday at Techweek Detroit in Ford Field.

CBS Detroit–04/16/2015

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AT&T Bringing Faster Internet To Metro Detroit

AT&T is bringing high speed download speeds to Metro Detroit after rolling out the service in other cities in Michigan.

CBS Detroit–04/16/2015

Protesters march during a rally for raising the minimum wage to $15. (Sandra McNeill/WWJ)

“Fight For $15″ Brings Hundreds To Rally For Higher Minimum Wage

In 1973 … I was making $5 an hour; this is 2015, Michigan is still $8.40 – you think about it,” he said.

CBS Detroit–04/15/2015

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Rocket Fiber Announces Details Of High-Speed Internet Service On New Website

Rocket Fiber Internet service, which is a Dan Gilbert-backed company, launched a new website with initial pricing and service area in downtown Detroit.

CBS Detroit–04/15/2015

McDonald Protest (DarciMcConnell)

Fast Food Workers Continue ‘Fight For $15′ During Protest At McDonald’s

Three employees of a McDonald’s restaurant in Detroit walked off the job Tuesday night in protest of low wages.

CBS Detroit–04/15/2015

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Pros And Cons Of Proposal 1 Debated During WWJ Newsradio News Special

“Even in its best year – 40 percent goes to nothing related to the roads – it doesn’t repair our roads.”

CBS Detroit–04/14/2015

The son of Joe Louis, Joe Louis Barrow, Jr. (Sandra McNeill/WWJ)

Joe Louis Gym To Reopen As A Restaurant

The project will cost $50 million in all and include the construction of 150 homes across the street.

CBS Detroit–04/14/2015

Jeep Cherokee. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Only Small Number Of Jeeps Fixed 2 Years After Recall Began

Nearly two years after agreeing to recall 1.56 million older Jeeps that could catch fire in rear-end crashes, the maker of the vehicles has repaired only a fraction of the Jeeps covered.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/14/2015

Verizon Wireless Regional President Lauren-Love Wright will deliver the keynote speech at the Emerging Cities Summit at Techweek Detroit. (Source: Techweek Detroit.)

Verizon To Lead Techweek Summit On The Use Of Tech In Emerging Cities (Video)

Panelists from a variety of businesses will take part in a Techweek Detroit summit to discuss different ways technology can enhance municipal operations.

04/14/2015

This aerial photo shows the planned location of the new Red Wings arena and entertainment complex downtown Detroit. (credit: Bill Szumanski/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Detroit City Council Postpones Vote On Red Wings Arena Rezoning… Again

“Detroit has one of the highest unemployment rates, and I need to make sure that Detroit residents are hired…”

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/13/2015

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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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