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Detroit Daily Round-Up: President Biden set to celebrate GM's Factory ZERO EV plant and more

Ashanti Seabron

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(DETROIT, Mich.) Hello and welcome to this Wednesday's edition of the Detroit Daily Round-Up. Happy Hump Day — let's finish out this week strong!

Today is Wednesday, November 17, let's check out Detroit's biggest stories of the day.

President Biden set to visit Detroit

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On Wednesday, President Joe Biden will visit Detroit to celebrate the opening of General Motors' new Factory ZERO electric vehicle assembly plant.

He's expected to arrive in Detroit around 2:15 p.m. and head towards the GM Factory ZERO plant around 3:05 p.m.

Detroiters say Stellantis plant odors are violation of their Civil Rights

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The Great Lakes Environmental Law Center has filed a Civil Rights complaint with the EPA against the state’s Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy for approving an emissions permit for the Stellantis complex expansion back in 2019.

According to the complaint, the state's permit approval for the plant causes adverse and discriminatory impacts on the people living nearby.

Hundreds attend Metro Detroit high school community forum on racism

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Following the discovery of multiple acts of racist graffiti at Bloomfield Hills High School last week, the district hosted a "Community Collaboration Event" on Tuesday evening.

The event, which drew around 300 people, was designed to give parents and students a safe space to share ideas.

Businesses scrambling to find workers in preparation for holiday shopping surge

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According to a consultant at Deloitte, sales between November and January are expected to total $1.3 trillion, leaving retailers rushing to find enough employees to handle the surge.

In comparison to 2020, retail sales are expected to increase up to 9%, and e-commerce holiday sales are projected to jump 15%.

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Your go-to news source for everything happening in Detroit. Ashanti Lee Seabron is a lifelong Michigander who's worked as a writer since 2013. He's committed to detailed and pertinent news for Metro Detroit.

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