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AAA NEWS RELEASE | Gas Prices Jump by Eleven Cents

Michigan Business Network
November 11, 2019 11:00 AM

Shorter supplies and greater demand drive prices 

DEARBORN, Mich., (date) - Gas prices in Michigan are increasing. The average price for gasoline jumped eleven cents last week.

Michigan drivers are now paying an average price of $2.52 per gallon for regular unleaded. Monday's state average is eleven cents more than a week ago, nine cents less than this time last month, and nine cents less than this time last year.

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AAA NEWS RELEASE | Addressing Changes in Driving Comfort Early Can Keep Older Adults Driving Longer

Michigan Business Network
November 7, 2019 5:00 PM

Lack of comfort or confidence on the road can cause older adults to make unnecessary changes or reduce their driving

DEARBORN, Mich., (November 7, 2019) — Older adults with discomfort or low confidence while driving are adjusting their driving patterns to avoid driving at night, on the freeway, in afternoon rush hour traffic, or in unfamiliar areas, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Some of the self-regulated changes older drivers make can be unnecessary and do not always improve safety. In order to extend their mobility and reduce risk on the road, AAA recommends older drivers consult a healthcare professional when feelings of driving discomfort arise.

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AAA: Michigan Gas Prices Decline 11 Cents this week

Michigan Business Network
October 14, 2019 1:00 PM

The Michigan state average is 30 cents less than this time last year 

DEARBORN, Mich., (October 14, 2019) - Gas prices in Michigan slipped 11 cents compared to a week ago. Michigan drivers are now paying an average of $2.58 per gallon for regular unleaded. This price is 1 cent less than this time last month and about 30 cents less than this time last year.

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AAA: Michigan Gas Prices Decline 12 Cents

Michigan Business Network
October 1, 2019 11:00 AM

The Michigan state average is 37 cents less than this time last year 

DEARBORN, Mich., (September 30, 2019) - Gas prices in Michigan slipped 12 cents compared to a week ago. Michigan drivers are now paying an average of $2.62 per gallon for regular unleaded. This price is 3 cents less than this time last month and 37 cents less than this time last year.

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A Shunpiker's Journal | The 100th Anniversary of Bentley Motors

Michigan Business Network
September 25, 2019 9:00 AM

By Richard Vaughan

There are several brands of super-luxury cars on the market that draw on inspiration from their historic past, but some of them are just that – brands. They may represent some of the ideas and values of their founders and wear certain historic badges, but they have no real connection to the historic cars that bore the same name. For these carmakers, it’s just a marketing game.

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A Shunpiker's Journal | Latest News From Automotive Heritage Foundation

Michigan Business Network
September 25, 2019 8:00 AM

The IRS Grants 501(C)3 Status to the Automotive Heritage Foundation

Our Automotive Heritage Foundation is now officially a charitable non-profit under IRS 501(c)3 requirements. The Foundation’s mission, as most of you know, is to promote the appreciation and promulgation of automotive history and culture, classic and collector vehicles, the aesthetics of automobiles and related interests, and is the fiduciary for the Automotive Heritage Awards. The AHF is developing new projects within the auto heritage space with intent to partner with like-minded individuals and organizations to pursue these projects and goals.

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Need AAA Roadside Help? Just Talk to Google or Alexa

Michigan Business Network
September 24, 2019 4:00 PM

New Feature Uses Digital Assistants to Place Service Requests

DEARBORN, Mich., (September 24, 2019) — AAA members needing emergency service can now get help just by talking to their digital assistant. A new AAA-developed feature for Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa allows members to forgo the call and make requests for some roadside service needs, such as fuel refills, battery replacements, or flat tire repairs directly through their digital assistants.

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NEWS RELEASE | Peters, Stabenow, Dingell, Stevens & Alexander Reintroduce Vehicle Innovation Act

Michigan Business Network
April 15, 2019 4:00 PM

Bipartisan Bill Bolsters R&D for Fuel Efficient Vehicle Technologies

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Haley Stevens (D-MI) today announced they are reintroducing bipartisan, bicameral legislation to promote investments in research and development of clean vehicle and advanced safety technologies to increase fuel efficiency and reduce our nation’s dependence on foreign oil. In the 114th Congress, Senators Peters, Alexander and Stabenow introduced similar legislation, which was approved by the U.S. Senate as part of the Energy Policy Modernization Act. Dingell also led legislation in the House.

 

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AAA | Michigan Gas Prices at a 23-Month lows

Michigan Business Network
December 31, 2018 12:00 PM

 

AAA: MICHGIAN GAS PRICES AT 23-MONTH LOWS

35% of Michigan Retailers Have Gasoline Below $2 a gallon

TAMPA, Fla. (December 28, 2018) — The plunge at the pump continues this week, and now gas prices are poised to have their lowest start to the New Year since January 1, 2016.

Americans are finding gas prices below $2 a gallon at 31% of filling stations in the United States. Since mid-October, the national average has plummeted a total of 61 cents. Thursday's average price of $2.29 per gallon is the lowest since July 2017.

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AAA | Thanksgiving Gas Prices To Be Lowest In Two Years

Michigan Business Network
November 21, 2018 8:00 AM

News Release Provided By AAA

Oil Hits 2018 Low; Michigan Gas Prices Should Average $2.45 per gallon on Thanksgiving Day.

DEARBORN, Mich., (November 19, 2018) — Oil prices hit a new low last week, further fueling the plunge at the pump. Gas prices in Michigan dropped another 12 cents last week. At $2.49 per gallon, the state average is the lowest since February, and only 7 cents more than this year's lowest daily average price of $2.42/g.

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