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Heart-Saver

As more Americans approach their twilight years, a new, less invasive procedure for repairing faulty heart valves, called TAVR, offers patients a new lease on life. The only challenge is high costs limit its profitability.

Pow! Bang! Splat!

How the geek culture movement, ex-pat artists, superhero movies, and children weary of video games are propelling local comic shops to new heights.

Smart Structures

A growing list of regional and national companies are designing, building, and installing home automation systems that can save energy, provide breakdown alerts, and warn of break-ins.

The Ice House Cometh

The Detroit Zoo is building the most extensive and complex penguinarium in the world, a $30M show house that’s projected to draw up to 300,000 more annual visitors.

2015 Auto Dealership Consumer Guide

Rules of Engagement

Future of Defense

A winding down of U.S. military activities in Iraq and Afghanistan, along with federal budget cuts, has impacted new fighting vehicle platforms — many of which are designed and engineered in metro Detroit.

Forward March

Not content with retirement, Ron Lamparter went to work promoting the defense industry in Michigan. Among the 1,600 companies in the state that receive direct contracts from the U.S. Department of Defense, Lamparter sees opportunity.

Be Our Guest

What makes for a great restaurant? Delicious food and memorable service are prerequisites, but there’s so much more.

Game-Changer

After a down year in revenue, can Detroit's three casinos reverse course by tapping into a new hockey arena and two emerging entertainment districts?

The Boomer Boom

Auto dealers are rethinking their marketing pitches and returning to traditional sales practices as new data shows baby boomers now make up almost 50 percent of all new-car buyers in the United States.
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