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Water Peace in Our Time?

An efficient and reliable water system is necessary for Metro Detroit to sustain long-term growth

Tribal Knowledge

Rapid advances in 3-D technology and the willingness of automakers to share coveted designs of future models has been a boon to Detroit’s advertising and creative community.

Pining for a Turnaround

After residential-building permits began falling in 2004, Steve Friedman saw an opportunity. A year later, the 30-year veteran founded Pinnacle Homes in Farmington Hills with the sole purpose of buying subdivisions that had reverted to lenders because of rising loan defaults.

Rethink Your Drink

Tea, like wine, has been around for centuries. And while its past image as a popular drink for elders clouded its growth potential, rising health concerns and new product lines have recently propelled the industry to new heights.

History Abounds

Taking on the challenge of restoring one of Michigan’s oldest homes, Patrick M. O’Keefe recognized early on that he wasn’t a carpenter.

Jim Taylor

A seasoned rider, Jim Taylor is used to covering long distances in a hurry. But even he wasn’t prepared for the hysteria surrounding the public unveiling of the Cadillac CTS Coupe at the North American International Auto Show in January.

Wanamaker Trophy

If the Wanamaker Trophy, awarded annually to the winner of the PGA Championship, turns up missing during this year’s tournament at Oakland Hills Country Club, chances are it can be found in a certain corporate chalet overlooking the South Course’s famed 16th hole.

The Cost of Progress

Detroit Metropolitan Airport officials must forge ahead with expansion plans to maintain the region’s leadership role in passenger and cargo service.
Game On

Game On!

After raising seed money from local investors, Gabe Rubin set out to prove that revenue could be generated from video gamers eager to compete for money over the Internet.

Dave Coverly

From his attic studio in Ann Arbor, Dave Coverly has created scores of cartoons for The New Yorker, Parade magazine, and more than 250 newspapers, including The Washington Post, The Globe & Mail of Toronto, and the Detroit Free Press.