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[January 11, 2013]

Michigan business: State officials meet to project size of budget; Honda to add Accord hybrid at Ohio plant

Jan 11, 2013 (Detroit Free Press - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- Here is a roundup of Michigan business news: Ford to add 2,200 U.S. salaried jobs this year Ford is adding 2,200 U.S. salaried jobs this year -- the most white-collar hiring the automaker has done in more than 10 years. The jobs will be in such areas as product development, manufacturing and information technology.

Detroit auto show will have more room and more technology at Cobo Center In addition to several dozen never-before-seen cars, this year's Detroit auto show will include a new Nissan display with a 150-foot halo, the largest Toyota display ever and a new 30,000-square-foot atrium.

Automakers let app developers drive innovation It's not wise to Google the nearest gas station, compose e-mail, or use your smartphone to check the latest sports scores while driving. But many Americans do.

Michigan officials meet to project size of budget Michigan officials soon will have a better idea of how much money is available for the next state budget.

Developer Ted Gatzaros 'achieved the American dream' Ted Gatzaros, 68, a Greektown developer who doubled-down on Detroit as others fled and was largely responsible for bringing casino gambling to the city, died Thursday at McLaren Macomb Hospital following a battle with lung and stomach cancers.

General Motors to open software center near Atlanta General Motors will open the third of four new software centers near Atlanta. The automaker plans to hire about 1,000 software engineers, project managers, database experts and others to staff the new operation in Roswell, Ga., north of Atlanta. The fourth location is to be announced soon.

Honda to add Accord hybrid at Ohio plant Honda will add a hybrid version of the Accord sedan at its Marysville, Ohio, factory where it will invest $23 million and hire about 50 new workers. The new Accord hybrid is to go on sale in the U.S. this fall.

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