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September Home Prices Up 15% in Metro Detroit, Foreclosures Drop 42%

Median sales prices for homes and condominiums across metro Detroit increased by 14.6 percent in September when compared to figures posted at the same time last year, according to a monthly report by Realcomp, a multiple listing service in Farmington Hills.

Maker's Coalition/DG3 Create Michigan's First Industrial Sewing Certificate Program

In an effort to bolster Michigan’s workforce with skilled industrial sewers, today the Maker’s Coalition and Detroit Garment Group Guild, known as DG3, will launch the state’s first industrial sewing certificate program to train unemployed and underemployed for work in cut-and-sew manufacturing facilities.

Duggan Appoints Economic Adviser as Detroit Prepares to Exit Chapter 9

As Detroit prepares to exit Chapter 9 bankruptcy, Mayor Mike Duggan has appointed Carol O’Cleireacain to his cabinet, creating the position as deputy mayor for economic policy, planning, and strategy.

Southeastern Michigan Manufacturing Jobs Outpace National Average

Southeastern Michigan manufacturing jobs are recovering more quickly than the national average, based on an analysis by Oakland University’s Jonathan Silberman, a professor of economics.

U-M Surgeons Join National Study Testing Alternative to Open-Heart Surgery

Cardiologists at the University of Michigan are among the first in the country to implant a new heart valve device as part of a clinical trial studying the technology’s effectiveness on patients at high risk for open-heart surgery.

Chamberlain College of Nursing to Open First Michigan Campus Next Year

Responding to a shortage of frontline caregivers, Chamberlain College of Nursing, based in Cleveland, is opening its first Michigan campus in Troy, with spring semester classes launching in January.

Vehicle Infotainment Systems to Outpace Navigation Systems by 2020

By 2020, more vehicles will have display audio infotainment systems — technology that incorporates audio, navigation, communication, and climate systems in vehicle dashboards — than today’s traditional navigation systems, says a new forecast from Southfield-based IHS Automotive.

Dow Chemical to Launch Apprenticeship Pilot Program in 2015

Midland-based Dow Chemical Co. will launch an apprenticeship pilot program next year at several of its U.S. industrial sites as part of a national effort to secure U.S. manufacturing jobs and enhance American competitiveness globally.

American Airlines, Cadillac to Offer Elite Rewards Program

American Airlines and Cadillac this month will launch a luxury airport transfer program at Los Angeles International Airport, with plans to expand the offering to additional airports by the end of the year.

Scott Shuptrine Interiors to Open First Standalone Gallery in Grosse Pointe

Luxury furniture retailer Scott Shuptrine Interiors, a division of Warren-based Art Van Furniture, will open its first standalone storefront next spring in Grosse Pointe. In turn, on Oct. 24, the company will open a new design lab inside Art Van’s Novi location.