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New Mobile App Promotes Savings at Blue Cross

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has teamed up with Ann Arbor-based Larky, a web and mobile service, to offer social tools that better promote the benefits of Healthy Blue Xtras, a savings program...

Food Trucks On the Roll in Michigan

The Michigan Economic Development Corp. has announced the approval of $77,775 in grants for eight food trucks around the state. Local recipients — which will provide a total of nearly $145,000 in matching funds...

Toyota Expands Powertrain Operations in Ann Arbor

The Toyota Technical Center announced Thursday it will invest more than $28 million to expand its powertrain operations at two facilities in Ann Arbor adding 100 new jobs in the next five years. Construction...

Metro Detroit’s Unemployment Dips, But Job Growth Lags

Although metro Detroit’s housing market is improving — the value of single-family homes increased 16.1 percent over the past year — job growth continues to lag. According to the Comerica Regional Economic Update, “current year-over-year...

Detroit CIOs’ Plan to Expand IT Teams

Just 10 percent of Detroit-area technology executives expect to expand their IT teams in the fourth quarter, according to a recent survey. This is down 1 percent from the previous quarter. In contrast, 64...

Halla Visteon Begins Manufacturing in Russia

Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp., a majority-owned subsidiary of the Van Buren Township-based Visteon Corp., has announced the start of manufacturing operations at a plant in Togliatti, Russia. While the automotive supplier has 34...

Michigan-Based Independent Bank Exits TARP

Independent Bank Corp. near Lansing announced Tuesday it has exited the Troubled Asset Relief Program Capital Purchase Program, known as TARP. In 2008, the U.S. Department of the Treasury invested $72 million in the...

HoMedics Introduces No Prescription Pain Relief Product

HoMedics, based in Commerce Township, has announced the nationwide release of its Rapid Relief Electronic Pain Relief Pad. The device, which is available without a prescription, uses Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation, known as TENS,...

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