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Medical Monopoly

Group Purchasing Organizations are charged with saving hospitals money, but special carve-outs from Congress, a closed and secretive marketplace, and the ability to collect fees and pay rebates all serve to drive up costs for patients.

Uptown and Downtown

A strong economy, low vacancy rates, and rising demand for residences and offices are transforming downtown Birmingham like never before.

Where Eagles Dare

Custom-fit golf shop in Novi thrives as larger competitors struggle.

Royal Deal

Through multiple twists and turns, Royal Oak’s plan to build a new city center includes selling land it owns to a private developer for $1, and investing $5.5 million in cash for an office building it won’t have an interest in.

Express Payment

A novel kiosk payment system launched in Detroit expands its offerings.

EXCLUSIVE: Royal Oak Businesses Fight City Over Office Project, No-bid Contract, and Giving $5.5M...

A planned $100 million redevelopment project billed as the catalyst for a renaissance of Royal Oak’s city center is going before the City Commission for approval on Monday night amid protests by a coalition of area business and property owners who filed lawsuits accusing city leaders of bad faith backroom deals and sweetheart no-bid giveaways to outside developers.

Plant and Repeat

The greens from Normandy Oaks Golf Club in Royal Oak find new homes at other courses in metro Detroit.

Pension Scam

In a saga that never seems to end, the Detroit Police and Fire Retirement System is now on its fourth receiver, as it seeks to recover $10 million from a failed real estate investment. At the same time, one of the receivers deposited recovery funds into his own business account.

From the Rafters to the Cloud

As a child, Philip Abraham ran away from home to live in friend’s garage. Today he’s a pioneer in using the cloud to bring down health care costs.

Financial Reservations

The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit hotel downtown has been outperforming most of its national peers, but behind the scenes, the city and pension funds used for its redevelopment nearly 10 years ago may now take a huge loss.