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Tweddle Group in Clinton Township Partners with German Software Company

Clinton Township-based Tweddle Group, a global supplier of information and publishing products for automotive OEMs, has finalized a partnership with Germany-based software company Empolis Information Management GmbH to innovate vehicle repair. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Grand Prix Returns to Belle Isle, Funds Improvements to Island

This weekend’s Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix will have a $40 million economic impact on the city, event organizers say. Additionally, the annual event has helped make more than $13 million in improvements to the island, including installing new concrete, repairing damaged lighting and drainage systems, and installing new pedestrian bridges and playscapes.

Michigan Company Develops Handheld Device to Limit Algae Blooms

A new, handheld device has been developed by a Michigan-based company that analyzes nitrate and phosphate levels in water, soil, plants, and forage that can contribute to harmful algal blooms and cause unmanageable levels of nitrate at drinking water processing plants.

Wu Family and DTE Energy Foundation Contribute Nearly $5M to DSO

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has received a $2.9 million bequest from the estate of Dr. Clyde and Helen Wu to help sustain music education programs through the Wu Family Academy for Learning and Engagement. It is the second largest bequeath in the nearly 130-year-old orchestra’s history, and marks the couple lifetime giving at $5 million.

Ford’s 2017 Fusion Energi Offers Longest Combined Range at 610 Miles

Ford Motor Co. today unveiled the 2017 Fusion Energi, a plug-in hybrid that it says can travel 610 miles on a full tank of gas and a battery charge. At that distance, the sedan offers the longest combined range of any hybrid of its type sold in America, the automaker says.

Inspired by Batman Movie, U-M Engineers Develop Pressure-Sensing Software for Smartphones

Two University of Michigan engineers have developed software that allows smartphones to sense force or pressure on its screen or body. The software, called ForcePhone, offers users a new way to enhance mobile devices without adding hardware components.

Michigan’s First Vince Store Opens at the Somerset Collection in Troy

Vince, a contemporary clothing line founded in 2002, today opens its first Michigan location at the Somerset Collection in Troy. The 2,700-square-foot store, located at Somerset Collection South on the first level near Nieman Marcus, offers men’s and women’s clothing, footwear, and accessories.

Farmington Hills Educational Publisher Expands Digital Historical Newspaper Collection

Farmington Hills-based Gale International, a division of Cengage Learning, has expanded its historical newspaper collection with the launch of several new archives. The expansion includes 145 years of the British best-selling newspaper, The Telegraph, a unique collection of Chinese periodicals, and a comprehensive digital collection of national, regional, and local newspapers in Britain between the 18th and 20th centuries.

Nike Store Opens Today in Downtown Detroit, Launches Community Support Programs

Nike has opened its latest store today in downtown Detroit, located in the historic F.W. Woolworth Co. building next to the Hudson Cafe. In addition to offering sports apparel and shoes, the company plans to support various community programs in Detroit.

U of M Health System Joins Together Health Network as Referral Provider

Southfield-based Together Health Network today announced the University of Michigan Health System has joined the network as a referral provider for complex, quaternary health care services.

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