March-April 2011

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Business Features

Taubman, Take Two

A. Alfred Taubman, best known for developing luxury shopping malls in metro Detroit and across the country and has owned and operated dozens of businesses since 1950, now turns his talents to creating an $80-million movie studio in Pontiac.

Star Traders

Tapping artificial intelligence, a group of young investors and their computer program are outperforming traditional stock indexes.

Dough Team

With access to capital all but tapped, an Ann Arbor couple’s dream of selling unique artisan flatbreads to the masses was in jeopardy.

Shifting Gears

General Motors has turned the corner on profitability — aided, in large part, by a government bailout. But to get ahead, it can’t afford to repeat the mistakes of the past.

From a Trailer to a Multimillion-Dollar Research Clinic

How one U-M doctor is charting a course for bringing breakthrough cancer research out of the lab and delivering it directly to patients.

Banker’s Trust

A small bank in Bingham Farms eschews tradition for personal service.

Playoff Bound?

Off-season moves could boost attendance and wins

The Century Club

No one can afford to rest on their laurels, including the many metro Detroit businesses and organizations that have lasted 100 years or more.
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From the Magazine

Hiring Well Improves the Bottom Line

Key skills are essential for business leaders as the economy picks up.

The Road Back

In the 1950s, the definition of success in metro Detroit and across the country was owning a home in the suburbs. Everyone, it seems, wanted a bigger slice of the planet.

Sowing Success

Dexter M. Ferry co-founded a Detroit company that grew into the world's largest seed supplier.
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