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University of Michigan In Ann Arbor Explores Tradeoffs Of Autonomous Vehicles

The Ann Arbor-based University of Michigan today released the findings of a study analyzing the efficiency of self-driving vehicles. The study concluded that these vehicles have a net reduction in lifetime energy use.

Detroit's American Axle & Manufacturing Reports Record Sales of $6.3B in 2017

On Friday, Detroit-based American Axle & Manufacturing, a major automotive supplier, reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2017. The results showed AAM had a record year in 2017 with total annual sales of $6.3B and a net income of $337.1 million (5.4 percent of sales).

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System and Michigan Medicine Finalize Terms for JV of St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System (SJMHS) and Ann Arbor-based University of Michigan's Michigan Medicine have signed a definitive agreement, effective immediately, to create a master affiliation and a joint venture for the 133-bed St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea hospital (SJMC). The joint venture is to expand surgical and inpatient services at the hospital.

University of Michigan-Dearborn Selects Domenico Grasso as Next Chancellor, Starts Aug. 1

Domenico Grasso, an engineering professor who also served as provost and chief academic officer at the University of Delaware, has been selected as the next chancellor of the University of Michigan-Dearborn. His appointment is effective Aug. 1.

Governor Snyder's Education And Talent Summit To Focus On Educators And Job Providers Partnership

The Governor's Education and Talent Summit, planned for March 12 and 13 in Novi, will emphasize the importance of educators and job providers working together to develop a workforce ready for 21st-century careers and lifelong learning. The summit will be held at the Suburban Collection Showcase at 46100 Grand River Ave.

MSU Attracts Autonomous Vehicle R&D Firm, Focus on Data Fusion and AI

The Michigan State University Foundation has announced Applied Research Associates Inc. (ARA) in Albuquerque has opened an innovation center within the University Corporate Research Park (UCRP) in Lansing. The opening marks the beginning of a research partnership with MSU's College of Engineering.

LIFT Reports Michigan Lightweighting-Related Employment Level Grows for Eighth Consecutive Year

Detroit-based LIFT, Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow, today released a report announcing that 2017 marks the eighth consecutive year advanced manufacturing employment growth in Michigan.

Michigan Department of Agriculture Launches Digital Portal for Export Opportunity Analysis

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development's (MDARD) International Marketing Program has partnered with Euromonitor International to create MIAgExport.com, a website that provides Michigan's exporting agriculture companies with updated export opportunity analysis reports and a new interactive market tracker.

Marygrove College in Detroit Stabilized, Exploring Transition to P-20 Campus

The Kresge Foundation in Troy today announced it has invested $16 million over the last two years to stabilize and preserve Marygrove College and its campus in northwest Detroit. Over the last few years, Marygrove has faced significant financial and operational challenges.

Michigan Innovation Hub Provides $1.8M to Accelerate Biomedical Innovations

The Michigan Translation Research and Commercialization for Life Sciences Innovation Hub, or MTRAC, is providing more than $1.8 million in funding to be used across Michigan to accelerate biomedical innovations.

Lapeer Plating and Plastics Forms New Management Team to Market Auto Products

Lapeer Plating and Plastics (LP+P), a manufacturer of Class A, high-visibility components for the auto industry, today announced it has formed a new management team and a strategic vision to be the supplier of choice in the markets it serves.

Atlas Oil in Taylor Rolls Out Branded Trucks Honoring Military Personnel, First Responders, and Veterans

Atlas Oil in Taylor, which delivers more than 1.0 billion gallons of fuel annually to customers in 47 states, has started to roll out "We Support You" themed trucks to honor the country's active military personnel, first responders, and veterans.

Detroit's DTE Energy Spent Nearly $1.7B With Michigan Businesses in 2017

DTE Energy in Detroit today announced it spent nearly $1.7 billion with Michigan businesses in 2017 and created or sustained 5,100 jobs across the state. The company says it has spent more than $7.5 billion with local suppliers and created 16,000 jobs in the past eight years.

All-new 2019 Ram 1500 Lone Star, from Auburn Hills-based FCA, Launches at Dallas Auto Show

Ram, a brand of FCA, which has its North American headquarters in Auburn Hills, unveiled the 2019 Ram 1500 Lone Star edition at the Dallas Auto Show on Wednesday.

Urban Science: U.S. Auto Dealers Average Sales Per Store Declines While Retail Network Remains Stable

Urban Science, a global retail consulting firm headquartered in Detroit, released statistics and insights Wednesday from its 2017 Automotive Franchise Activity Report (FAR), indicating continued stability in the number of automotive dealerships in the United States.
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Royal Deal

Through multiple twists and turns, Royal Oak’s plan to build a new city center includes selling land it owns to a private developer for $1, and investing $5.5 million in cash for an office building it won’t have an interest in.

Double Down

The waiting game proved successful for a Birmingham investment team.

Civil Action

A historic police precinct near Eastern Market finds new life.

Peer Group

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Giant Aspirations

How imageOne in Oak Park landed on Forbes’ list of America’s best small companies.

Rate of Return

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Medical Crusade

Tech Billionaire Eric Lefkofsky helped launch Groupon and other digital platforms. Now he’s seeking a cure for cancer.

Opinion: The Middle Kingdom

Slowly but surely, Chinese automakers and suppliers are setting up shop in the U.S. auto market.

Joyeux Noël

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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

Matty Moroun, Detroit's Border Baron

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

The Death and Life of Detroit

Source: The American Prospect

Women in a Man’s World

Source: The Wall Street Journal

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