Annual 2014

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TrueCar: U.S. Auto Sales to Top $1.1T for 2014

​TrueCar Inc., a car buying and selling program, estimates total revenue from consumer purchases of new and used cars and trucks for 2014 will surpass $1.1 trillion, aided in part by higher transaction prices across the board.

Taubman Launches Pioneering Shopping and Navigation App

Finding stores, styles, and sales at Taubman’s new Mall at University Town Center in Florida is easier and more personalized thanks to a new mobile app that offers first-of-its-kind indoor navigation technology.

M-1 Rail Finalizes Tax Credit Funding for 2nd Phase of Streetcar Project

The final piece of the 2014 funding for M-1 Rail line has been completed, with agreements finalized for the second phase of an approximately $40 million in New Market Tax Credits financing.

Whirlpool Opens Technology Center as Part of $155M Expansion

Whirlpool Corp. has marked the latest developments in the company’s $155 million investment initiative with the opening of the new Benton Harbor Technology Center.

Ink Detroit Looks to Dress Other Major Cities with Spinoff

Ink Detroit, a Royal Oak-based clothing company and the official registered trademark holder of the “I Heart Detroit” products, has plans to broaden its reach beyond Detroit via its new company, Ink City.

Five Qs: Scott Landry on Creating Intentionality at the YMCA

Scott Landry, who took over as president and CEO of the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit earlier this year, spoke with DBusiness Daily News about creating what he calls intentionality and his plans for moving the organization forward.

Survey: Employers to Push More Health Care Costs to Metro Detroit Workers in 2015

Employers in southeastern Michigan plan to increase the share of health care costs to nearly 90 percent of employees in 2015, says a recent survey from the American Society of Employers in cooperation with Priority Health. Additionally, 2 percent of employers are considering dropping employer-sponsored health insurance in 2015.

Auto Show Concept Car Meets 2025 CAFE Mileage Requirements

​​Schaeffler, a global automotive supplier with offices in Troy, announced today it will display a concept car that already meets the 2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy standard of 54.5 miles per gallon at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January.

U-M Engineers Research Weather’s Impact, Ripple Effects on Flight Delays

Business and other airline travelers may see fewer delays thanks to a team of University of Michigan engineers, who are looking for patterns between more than 40 million weather records and 70 million flight records from the last 10 years.

New Master’s Program at MSU to Focus on Business Side of the Arts

Michigan State University’s College of Arts and Letters will launch a new master’s of arts and cultural management multidisciplinary degree in fall 2015.

Five Qs: Dorothy Zehnder on Frankenmuth’s Bavarian Inn

Dorothy Zehnder has been helping serve up Christmas dinner since the late 1930s at the Bavarian Inn in Frankenmuth, and on Thursday — Christmas Day — at age 93, she will be on hand to help serve hundreds of loyal customers who have made the visit to the Inn a family tradition. Zehnder spoke with DBusiness Daily News about how she helps oversee the operations of one of the nation’s largest independent restaurants.

Guest Blog: Get Ready for the Year of Social Commerce

It’s becoming clear that 2015 will be the “Year of Social Commerce.” This is the year that your social media and your followers’ wallets are going to collide, providing big opportunities for savvy social media marketers.
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