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The Corner Apartment and Retail Project at Old Tiger Stadium Site in Detroit to be Completed in February

The former Tiger Stadium site in Detroit received the city’s first modular home drop today as part of a mixed-used development at Michigan and Trumbull called The Corner. The $30-million project, which will feature 111 apartments and 26,000 square feet of commercial space, will be completed in February.

Ann Arbor’s U-M Receives $18M for Tobacco Research Center

The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor today announced its School of Public Health will house a new, multi-institutional center focusing on modeling and predicting the impact of tobacco regulation, funded through an $18-million federal grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Bloomfield Hills’ Center Rock Capital Partners Acquire American Piping Products

Center Rock Capital Partners LP in Bloomfield Hills today announced it has acquired American Piping Products, a Missouri-based global distributor of steel pipe, fittings, and valves. AAP marks Center Rock’s second platform investment out of its inaugural investment vehicle, Center Rock Capital Partners Fund I LP.

Jackson’s Consumers Energy Starts Operation of Large-scale Battery at Kalamazoo’s Western Michigan University

Consumers Energy in Jackson Monday announced it has installed a new large-scale battery on Kalamazoo-based Western Michigan University’s campus. The battery is expected to store enough energy to power 1,000 homes at any time.

Michigan Hispanic Collaborative in Detroit Launches Youth Education and Development Program

The Michigan Hispanic Collaborative (MIHC) in Detroit today launched its initial campaign, La Próxima Generación (The Next Generation), which seeks to close the academic and professional achievement gap experienced by young Latino students.

Report: Diesel Expected to be Dominant Fuel for Commercial Vehicles in Foreseeable Future

IHS Markit in Southfield, which specializes in information, analytics, and solutions for major industries and markets, today released a report that says commercial vehicles are expected to run on diesel fuel for the foreseeable future.

Universal McCann Will Open Office in Downtown Detroit to Oversee Quicken Loans’ Media Planning and Buying

Detroit-based Quicken Loans Inc. today announced a long-term agreement with Universal McCann (UM) to oversee the mortgage company’s media planning and buying. UM also announced plans to open a new office in the Bedrock-owned First National Building at Woodward Avenue and Cadillac Square in downtown Detroit.

TARDEC Cyber Hub Unveiled at Warren’s Detroit Arsenal

The Detroit Arsenal, U.S. Army TARDEC, Merit Network, and the Michigan Defense Center Friday unveiled the TARDEC Cyber Hub, the latest addition to the Michigan Cyber Range, which is part of the Detroit Arsenal in Warren.

Federal-Mogul Powertrain in Southfield to Launch Electrification Strategy for Commercial Vehicles to Reduce Emissions, Raise Fuel Economy

Federal-Mogul Powertrain in Southfield Friday announced it is launching its new electrification system for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The system is cost-effective, fully scalable, and modular, and can also be customized to meet emission and efficiency targets, the auto supplier reports.

NeuMoDx in Ann Arbor Signs Global Distribution Partnership to Speed Molecular Diagnostics

QIAGEN N.V. in the Netherlands and NeuMoDx Molecular Inc. in Ann Arbor today announced a strategic partnership to commercialize two new fully integrated systems for the automation of PCR (polymerase chain reaction) testing. The systems are designed to help clinical molecular diagnostic laboratories process increasing test volumes and deliver more rapid insights on a broad range of diseases.

Seattle’s Amazon Features Michigan Business in Advertising to Promote New Amazon Storefronts

Seattle-based Amazon today announced the opening of Amazon Storefronts, an online store for customers to shop exclusively from U.S. small and medium-sized businesses selling on Amazon. The company is also launching advertising highlighting the venture that features a Michigan business that sells its products through the platform.

Report: Offering Hospitals Incentives Through Medicaid to Improve Quality, Reduce Costs, are Effective

A new study by Ann Arbor’s University of Michigan shows that incentives for hospitals to improve their quality and reduce costs are effective. Hospitals that participate in such programs benefit not only from direct payment from patients’ treatments but also the good scores they get from patients on the treatment they receive.

Southfield’s See Introduces Revamped Sexy Specs Line

Southfield-based See, an optical concept boutique, Thursday announced its revamped Sexy Specs collection is now available in stores. The Sexy Specs concept was made famous by Richard Golden, former president and CEO of D.O.C., who made the original Sexy Specs commercials that aired from the 1990s-2002.

BorgWarner in Auburn Hills Introduces Waste Heat Recovery System for Commercial Vehicles

BorgWarner Inc. in Auburn Hills has introduced the Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) waste heat recovery system, which is new to the commercial vehicle sector. In conventional applications, almost 50 percent of the engine's fuel energy is rejected to the environment as heat.

U-M in Ann Arbor Partners with Harvard University to Address Economic Mobility, Opioid Crisis

The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor Wednesday announced it has partnered with Harvard University on the Equality of Opportunity Project, an effort to spur economic mobility and reduce poverty in Detroit, as well as combine resources in response to the national opioid crisis.
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The Self-Firing Plan

Being an effective leader means we also have to know when it’s time to part ways and take action. Retaining an underperforming employee is a reflection on us and can impact the perception of our competency.
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A New Hope

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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

Matty Moroun, Detroit's Border Baron

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Obama Pushes False GM Success Story

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The Death and Life of Detroit

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