travelers tagging bags

‘The summer of stress’: Amid airline staffing shortages, lost luggage rates have soared

Thousands of passengers are arriving at their destinations without their luggage and little idea if they will ever see it again.

A healthcare worker walks outside the DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital

Detroit needs Canadian nurses. But coronavirus threatens their cross-border travel.

A commercial truck heads for the Ambassador Bridge, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the international border crossing, which connects with Windsor, Ontario, in Detroit, Michigan, on March 18, 2020.

How the US-Canada border closure will disrupt life in this Canada border town

Sandra Morales speaks at Dec. 19 action in front of Member of Parliament Bardish Chagger’s office.

What happens to the American children of asylum-seekers in Canada?


The US movement against female genital mutilation is at a crossroads

Three GM employees at a meeting with worried faces.

GM to slash jobs and production in North America, drawing criticism from Trump and unions


General Motors said on Monday it will cut production of slow-selling models and slash its North American workforce.

The lettering of the old Packard Plant in Detroit is seen on a brick bridge viewed through the ruins of a window in the factory.

Abandoned and in decay, one of Detroit’s iconic ruins is slowly being revived

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Detroit is a city filled with ruins. Among the city’s most iconic ones is the Packard Plant. A Spanish developer in Peru has plans to revive it.

Hamissi Mamba walks through the guts of what will be his new restaurant, Baobab Fare in Detroit. Originally from Burundi, Mamba relocated to Michigan two years back, learned English, and is now a budding entrepreneur.

Detroit welcomes immigrants to spur the city’s revival

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In today’s Detroit, there are many signs of a comeback: new businesses, stores, less urban blight and more entrepreneurs. And immigrants are bringing new energy to the city.

At General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck factory, it takes about three days for Buicks, Chevrolets, and Cadillacs to complete the 16 mile conveyor belt, start to finish.

Trump’s NAFTA revisions — designed to help the US auto industry — could have the opposite impact

The Trump administration argues NAFTA changes will create jobs. But the plan has many in the auto industry quite nervous.

Comic still of woman against yellow backdrop holding up a book and pen

Author Saladin Ahmed has found mainstream success in the US — while being ‘unapologetically Arab and Muslim’


His latest series is about a black journalist in 1970s Detroit, building on his work which crosses cultures and time.