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Report: Michigan Job Growth Expected to be Highest Since WWII

Michigan’s economy has seen nine years of uninterrupted job growth from the third quarter of 2009 to the third quarter of 2018. It is on the brink of breaking the state’s longest period of job growth since the World War II era, according to University of Michigan economic forecasters in Ann Arbor.

Rock Holdings in Detroit Acquires Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com

Need a quick definition or a synonym? Look no further than Rock Holdings, which has acquired Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com from their creator, IAC of Oakland, Calif. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Google and National Business League Announce Global Strategic Partnership to Assist African-American-Owned Enterprises

Google and the National Business League (NBL) are forming a global partnership – with a Detroit office opening Monday at Little Caesar’s Arena – to offer a vast array of business solutions and services for African-American-owned businesses.

Troy’s Rehmann Combines with Troy’s Desmon and Creighton

Troy’s Rehmann, a fully integrated financial services firm of certified public accountants and consultants, wealth advisers, and corporate investigators, Thursday announced it has entered a business combination with Troy-based Desmon and Creighton effective Dec. 1.

Report: Local Michigan Governments Show Overall Improvement Since Great Recession

The Michigan Department of Treasury today released a financial report highlighting how local units of government across the state have recovered since the Great Recession.

U-M Awarded $1.6M to Develop Windows for Solar Energy Systems

Researchers at the University of Michigan received $1.6 million from the Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office to develop windows that contain solar cells and research heat retention from solar thermal energy, the school announced Thursday.

U-M Economists Project Continued U.S. Growth in 2018; Forecast Slowdown in 2019 and 2020

Although the 2018 U.S. economy is projected to expand 2.9 percent after a strong 3.5-percent growth rate in the third quarter, University of Michigan economists say the effects of federal spending and tax cut boosts will start to diminish in 2019 before fading out in 2020.

Yakima Adventure Accessories Available on 2019 Ford Ranger; Ford Teams with Walmart on Self-Driving Deliveries

As the vehicle personalization market hits $45 billion this year, according to SEMA, Ford Accessories will offer its Yakima outdoor adventure products through Ford dealerships starting with the launch of the all-new 2019 Ford Ranger midsize pickup in early 2019.

DIA and New York Gallery Partner to Present Impressionist Exhibition in Honor of Ralph C. Wilson Jr.

The Detroit Institute of Arts today announced it is working with the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in New York to open an Impressionist and post-Impressionist exhibition titled Humble and Human: Treasures from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Detroit Institute of Arts: An Exhibition in Honor of Ralph C. Wilson Jr.

Michigan Hospitality Industry Associations Merge to Create One Powerful New Voice

Michigan’s restaurants and hotels have been working together informally to serve the state’s booming tourism business for decades. Now, they are joining forces formally to present a unified voice for the hospitality industry in the Great Lakes State.

Wayne State University Receives $1M Gift for New Global Engineering Education Center

Wayne State University alumni Nancy Philippart and Thomas McGrail have given their alma mater a gift of $1 million to create a new center for global engineering education.

Detroit Metro Airport Restrooms Get Smart with New Maintenance Technology

If you notice that the restrooms at Detroit’s Metropolitan Airport in Romulus are more-tidy this holiday travel season, credit an automated system launched today in the McNamara Terminal.

JACK Entertainment to Sell Greektown Casino-Hotel

JACK Entertainment in Detroit says it has entered into a contract to sell the Greektown Casino-Hotel in the central business district for $1 billion in cash to Pennsylvania’s Penn National Gaming and New York’s VICI Properties, pending regulatory approval. The sale is expected to be finalized in 2019.

Coalition Seeks to Remedy Michigan’s High Auto Insurance Costs, Implores State Officials to Lower Rates

The Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN) in Detroit has filed a motion in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan aimed at protecting Michigan drivers from excessive and discriminatory auto insurance rates.

Princeton Publication Ranks U-M’s Entrepreneurship Program No. 1 in Nation

The University of Michigan’s undergraduate entrepreneurship programs are No. 1 in the nation, according to rankings that will be published in the December issue of The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine.

Detroit City Council Approves Stormwater Management Ordinance for Developers

The Detroit City Council Tuesday unanimously approved a new Post-Construction Stormwater Management Ordinance that requires the creation of stormwater management features on many future development or redevelopment projects.

Lansing’s Air Lift Co. Offers LoadLifter 5000 Series Kits for 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500

Air Lift Co., an aftermarket air suspension specialist based in Lansing, has introduced its new LoadLifter 5000 series kits for the 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500.

Lawrence Tech and City of Southfield Launch New Centrepolis Accelerator to Boost Small Manufacturers

Lawrence Technological University and the City of Southfield are partnering to launch the Centrepolis Accelerator, a facility designed to accelerate the growth of small manufacturers and hardware entrepreneurs by providing access to key resources.
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How to Convince Your Boss Managed IT Is Right for Your Business

While most employees use the network to remain productive, the members of the IT department work tirelessly to manage and maintain the network that supports this productivity.
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Green Wave

OHM Advisors in Livonia helps limit environmental challenges like harmful algae.

Books and Mortar

Local comic book stores suffer as online retailers and auction sites become more prominent.

True Warrior

Dave Morrow, a graduate of Brother Rice High School in Bloomfield Township, takes the lacrosse world by storm.

Keen Tuning

WKNR Keener 13 in Dearborn dominated the local radio market in the mid-1960s, thanks to a young widow and a crafty consultant.

Dynamic Duo

As the United States and China compete for global trade dominance, the biggest prize is the development and control of intellectual property.

Data Highway

KLA Laboratories is moving into the digital world of autonomous and connected vehicles.

Vested Interest

How a local real estate agent built a $60 million client base from scratch.

Frame Your Face

From fashionable eyewear to luxurious skin care, here’s everything you need to put your best face forward this fall.

Expansion Draft

Ferndale's Urbanrest Brewing temporarily shut its doors for a week for an unusual reason.

Good Vibrations

The husband-and-wife team at Detroit Watch Co. has a hand in every part of the business.

Club Pro

MW Golf in Rochester Hills turns out custom golf clubs for skilled and amateur players.

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The Outside Media Opine on the Motor City

Let Syrians Settle Detroit

Source: The New York Times

Larry Page Looks Ahead

Source: Fortune

Detroit Homes Still Selling for $1

Source: The Daily Caller News Foundation

You Can Sell a Lot of Cars with a Tent

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Obama Pushes False GM Success Story

Source: Investors Business Daily

Women in a Man’s World

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Matty Moroun, Detroit's Border Baron

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

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