U.S. Commerce chief to make pitch for chips funding in Michigan

WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) – U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo will on Monday make a pitch in Michigan for Congress to approve $52 billion to expand U.S. semiconductor manufacturing even as it continues to review data on the chips market from companies around the world. Raimondo is visiting a United Auto Workers local hall and meeting with Michigan politicians, officials from General Motors Co (GM.N), Ford Motor (F.N) and Chrysler-parent Stellantis on the chips push. Detroit’s Big Three automakers and other global automakers have been forced to cut production and even make some…

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Obama Promotes Plan for College Affordability on Michigan Trip

WASHINGTON — As the clock ticks toward the end of his presidency and he faces a Republican Congress that is in no mood to cooperate, President Obama on Wednesday kicked off a public-relations campaign aimed at building support for his plans to make college more affordable. At an event near Detroit, Mr. Obama announced the creation of a national advisory board to push the idea that community college should be free for many students across the country. “Education has always been the secret sauce, the secret to America’s success,” Mr.…

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