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Dow and DuPont Receive Conditional Approval for Proposed Merger

Midland-based Dow Chemical Co. and Wilmington, Del.-based DuPont today announced that the European Commission (EC) has granted conditional regulatory clearance of the companies’ proposed merger of equals.

Adient, Boeing To Improve Comfort, Functionality of Commercial Aircraft Seating and Interiors

Adient, a Detroit-based automotive seating and interiors supplier, today announced its collaboration with Chicago-based aircraft manufacturing company Boeing to explore innovative comfort, efficiency, and functional improvements to commercial aircraft seating and interiors.

Stellar Hospitality to Open First TRU by Hilton Hotel in Sterling Heights

Construction has begun on Stellar Hospitality’s newest hotel, a TRU by Hilton, at Van Dyke Avenue and Metro Parkway in Sterling Heights. The 98-room lodge is scheduled to open this fall, and is targeted to business and leisure travelers.

Futuris Group Acquires Kongsberg Automotive’s North American Headrest Business

Oak Park-based auto body supplier Futuris Group today announced it has completed the acquisition of Kongsberg Automotive’s North American headrest and armrest business, expanding their presence in Italy and the European market.

Clean Planet Foods in Clinton Township Names New President

Clean Planet Foods, a clean food and natural protein supplier in Clinton Township, has appointed Shawn D. Spencer as president. The company was founded by food entrepreneurs Jack and Annette Aronson after they sold their first company, Garden Fresh Gourmet in Ferndale, to Campbell Soup for $231 million in June 2015.

Detroit and Niles Take Top Rankings for CAD Designers

Global IT and engineering staffing agency Modis today released its top 10 ranking of U.S. cities to live in for computer-aided design (CAD), and Detroit came out on top, while Niles, a small city just north of South Bend, was ranked second.

Birmingham-based Everdays Application Raises $5M in Seed Funding

Recently launched in Birmingham, Everdays Inc., an application that helps people notify family and friends when a loved one passes away, has closed on $5 million in seed funding. Led by IZI Ventures, with participation from its affiliates, the investment will further Everday’s mission to build the first global network dedicated to gathering community and facilitating the communication following a death.

Crittenton Launches Tumor Ablation Program

Rochester Hills-based Crittenton Hospital Medical Center today announced their Tumor Ablation Program, which specializes in using a minimally invasive surgical procedure to destroy cancerous tumors in any area of the body. An outpatient procedure, ablation is similar to a needle biopsy, but is performed under CT Scan or ultrasound guidance for tumor visualization.

Comcast Business Unveils SmartOffice Video Surveillance Solution for Businesses

Comcast Business has announced the availability of SmartOffice, a video surveillance solution designed to improve efficiency for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) through advanced monitoring. Using SmartOffice, SMBs can oversee their organizations by recording, storing, accessing, and sharing surveillance footage on a 24/7 basis.

Ann Arbor's A3 Previews Automate 2017 Show and Conference

Ann Arbor-based Association for Advancing Automation today offered a preview of Automate 2017, North America’s biennial event devoted to technology and business innovations. The show and conference will be held in Chicago at McCormick Place from April 3-6, and features more than 400 exhibitors, a 40 percent increase since the last show in 2015.

Lineage Logistics and Paragon Metals to Invest Combined $28M in Michigan

Two business expansions that will generate more than $28 million in total investment and create 142 jobs in Michigan have received approval from the Michigan Strategic Fund.

BLOG: The Art of Networking

Maybe you’ve made a professional transition, started your own firm, you’re a service provider, a commercial real estate developer, in retail, or running for political office. In any of these scenarios, one thing is vital to your success – your ability to network.

Southfield's Superior Industries Acquires Germany’s Uniwheels for $715M

Southfield-based aluminum automotive wheel manufacturer  Superior Industries International today announced a tender offer for 100 percent of the outstanding shares of German aluminum wheel supplier Uniwheels for $715 million. The offer is expected to close in late May.

Blackford Capital Acquires Snowhite Textile and Furnishings

Grand Rapids-based private equity firm Blackford Capital today announced the acquisition of Snowhite Textile and Furnishings Inc., a provider of design, procurement, and project management services for delivering furniture, fixture, and equipment solutions for the hospitality industry.

U.S. Army Seeking New Technology Partners for Combat Vehicle Prototype

The U.S. Army TARDEC in Warren is looking for new, innovative engineering organizations from industry, academia, and defense communities seeking to partner in the development of its Next Generation Combat Vehicle Prototype (NGCV).
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Detroit’s Louisiana Creole Gumbo Restaurant charts a national expansion.

King of Design

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Mobility Central

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Detroit Makeover

A nonprofit group transforms entire neighborhoods.

Green Machine

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Salsa Times

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Let Syrians Settle Detroit

Source: The New York Times

Larry Page Looks Ahead

Source: Fortune

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Matty Moroun, Detroit's Border Baron

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Women in a Man’s World

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