Sales are expected to grow, but economy and high car prices remain a risk.
Chrysler and Ford sales up 11 percent in July. GM sales up 16 percent.
Ford sales up 13 percent, Chrysler sales rise 8 percent, GM up 6 percent. Imports see similar gains.
Ford and Chrysler are expected to be in the lead when June car sales numbers are released on Tuesday.
Bret Panter of W. Bloomfield is a graphic designer who chose to stay at home when the job market dried up.
Car dealers are expected to be busy this holiday weekend, as try to take advantage of consumers who are more willing to spend, and have more access to credit.
LMC Automotive now expects 15.4 million sales this year.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will propose giving public schools, universities and community colleges two percent more overall funding in the next school year.
The number of Michigan children living in poverty soared to more than a half-million by 2011 as many families in the state continue to face low wages, unemployment and cuts in social programs, according to a new report released Thursday.
70 percent of North America executives expect new plants, new investments.