The archivists at National Day Calendar don't know exactly how June 16 came to be named National Fudge Day. Call me cynical, but I suspect the Mackinac Island Chamber of Commerce had something to do with it.
As the popularity of backyard farms and chicken coops in cities and suburbs grows, more residents are clashing with city ordinances that prohibit them. Complicating the matter is that the state of Michigan recently changed requirements in the Right to Farm Act, giving more control to local communities in deciding what fits best for them when it comes to backyard farms.
Hyundai Motor Co. has started retail leasing of its hydrogen-powered Tucson crossover as the South Korean carmaker and competitors look to expand the market for alternative zero-emission electric vehicles.
Christopher Ilitch, president of a billion-dollar empire founded by his parents, defended his family's use of tax subsidies for their $650 million, 45-block development plan as well their decision to keep some of their downtown properties vacant for years.
The home arena for the Detroit Red Wings would be among the five 'new neighborhoods' with hundreds of new apartments, offices and other mixed-use retail that could open by summer 2017, according to the billionaire family that controls much of the land.