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The Business of College Athletics

College sports are multimillion-dollar operations. How do athletic directors Mark Hollis of MSU and David Brandon of U-M take on the demands of their jobs, and what's next for them and their programs?

Fixing The Foreclosure Crisis

Although residential mortgage foreclosures have wreaked havoc on many communities in metro Detroit and Michigan, efforts to stem the damage and boost property values are under way. But do the relief programs go far enough?

Card Shark

A Rochester entrepreneur found early success selling baseball cards for a profit, but when the market dried up, he switched gears.

Don Kunz, Larry McLaughlin & Dick Burstein

Attorney Larry McLaughlin gathered his bags at Seoul’s Incheon International Airport and wondered about the reception he would receive. As chair of Honigman’s real estate department in Detroit, McLaughlin was in South Korea to negotiate a large retail project for luxury mall developer Taubman Centers Inc. of Bloomfield Hills.

Rick Walawender

Ironically, initial legal work emanating from Eastern Europe in the early 1990s pioneered by young associates at two of Detroit’s larger law firms created the foundation for international practices at Miller Canfield and Butzel Long. Both attorneys obtained bachelor’s degrees in political science as well as East European studies.

Going Global

Attorney Larry McLaughlin gathered his bags at Seoul’s Incheon International Airport and wondered about the reception he would receive.

Resetting the Foundation

Faced with a downsized automotive industry and dwindling public resources, Metro Detroit foundations are collaborating under new business models to better support the region.

Flying Solo

For some local execs, piloting their own planes pays big dividends personally and professionally

Center of the Universe

Michigan State University’s $550-Million Facility for Rare Isotope Beams Could Prove a ‘Big Bang’ for Business.

Culture Clubs

While working in the accounts-receivables department of a local equipment distributor, Melissa Price wanted to expand her skills by learning IT during her lunch breaks.

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