Will Michigan Pick the Tough Nerd or the Angry Mayor?

After Tuesday's primary, the governor's race in Michigan sounds like a battle between comic book villains. The GOP's Rick Snyder, former head of Gateway Computer, calls himself "one tough nerd." His Democratic foe, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero, has the nickname "America's Angriest Mayor."

New Solar Panel Factory Will Rise in Oregon

Oregon is the latest state to notch a big win in the effort to attract green jobs: Silicon Valley solar company Solexant has announced plans to build a large factory to produce thin-film solar panels near Portland. Oregon gets jobs; Solexant gets a $25 million loan and $18.75 million in tax credits.

Ford Sweeps Auto Awards in Detroit

Ford Motor added more feathers to its cap Monday by sweeping two industry awards. It's Fusion Hybrid mid-sized sedan was named 2010 North American Car of the Year, while its Transit Connect fleet vehicle took truck of the year.

Domino's CEO to Head Athletics at Michigan

The departure of Domino's Pizza CEO David A. Brandon, expected to become athletic director at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, comes at a critical time for shareholders and Michigan fans alike, as Domino's revamps its products and delivery, and as Michigan's athletic program is under NCAA investigation.

Laid-Off GM Worker Finds Redemption at the PBA Championship

Just in time for the holidays last year, Tom Smallwood was grappling with losing his assembly-line job at General Motors. Now, almost a year to the day that he received his pink slip, Smallwood received one of the highest honors in bowling: He won the PBA World Championship. He got the trophy -- and $50,000. On top of that, GM just offered Smallwood his job back.

All's fair in love and politics

When Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm gives her State of the State address tomorrow, one of her proposals will be to save money by ending funding for...