Long dependent on auto manufacturing, the state and its cities are bracing for even deeper budget cuts.
Their CEOs visit Washington, trying a second time to win lawmaker approval for an auto industry bailout.
Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler, seeking access to $34 billion in taxpayer-financed loans, have presented to Congress plans to invest in clean technologies and to accelerate the development of fuel efficient vehicles.
Any bankruptcy among Big Three is likely to cut into retention, making recovery even harder.
Workers and residents worry that one of the Big Three might not make it.
The president-elect’s influence is altering both policy directions and the partisan tone in Congress.
For many lawmakers of both parties, it may be one costly bailout too many.
How did we become so dependent on a single corporation?