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Big Three Executives: General Motors Co. 2013

Big Three Executives: General Motors Co. 2013

Interest in GM vehicles has been strong in North America and Asia, but the automaker has lost some $16 billion in Europe over the last 12 years. The automaker says it is committed to turning around its European Opel division by mid-decade.

January / February 2013
Big Three Executives: Ford Motor Co. 2013

Big Three Executives: Ford Motor Co. 2013

In model year 2013, Ford rolled out refreshed models to critical and consumer acclaim, including the Fusion, Taurus, and Escape. But many are watching the reception of the 2013 Lincoln MKZ, Ford’s first step in reviving its luxury division.

January / February 2013
Big Three Executives: Chrysler Group LLC 2013

Big Three Executives: Chrysler Group LLC 2013

Chrysler says net revenue from January to September 2012 was $48.6 billion, a 22 percent increase from the same period in 2011. In November, the automaker launched the Ram Commercial Truck Division. The company says it is on pace to ship upwards of 2.4 million vehicles in 2012.

January / February 2013
Tom Gores: The Platinum Effect

Tom Gores: The Platinum Effect

Tom Gores is best known as the new owner of Palace Sports and Entertainment and the Detroit Pistons, but his investments in Michigan don’t stop there.

January / February 2013

DBrief: Platinum Equity

January / February 2013
Behind the Scenes With Pistons Owner Tom Gore

Behind the Scenes With Pistons Owner Tom Gore

January / February 2013

Timeline: The History of the Assembly Line

January / February 2013
Freedom to Assemble

Freedom to Assemble

Henry Ford ushered in the moving assembly line 100 years ago, jump-starting mass production and the consumption of nearly everything.

January / February 2013
Remit And Readmit

Remit And Readmit

Many hospitals in Michigan and elsewhere struggle to break even, but the path to profitability has gotten a lot tougher since October due to declining Medicare payments for readmitted patients. As a result, hospitals — especially those in urban areas — stand to lose out on millions of dollars in revenue.

November/December 2012

Michigan Hospitals' Readmission Rates

The following hospitals were ranked by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) under three categories — heart failure, heart attack, and pneumonia. The readmission rate is based on the percentage of patients that return to the same hospital or another hospital within 30 days of being discharged, and is compared to a national average for the hospital's set of patients.

November/December 2012

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