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U-M Survey: Connected Vehicles Pique Interest, Concern

tNearly 90 percent of Americans, Australians, and Britons are interested in connected vehicles — which wirelessly connect with other vehicles on the road to help drivers avoid rear-end, lane change, and intersection crashes — and...

Ann Arbor-based Domino’s to Deliver Pizza in Africa, Paraguay

Domino’s Pizza will soon deliver in seven countries in Africa as part of a 15-year agreement with a management group based in Johannesburg. Taste Holdings operates nearly 150 restaurants under the Scooters Pizza and St....

U-M Robotics Day to Focus on Health Care, Transportation, Supply Chain

The third annual University of Michigan Robotics Day on Thursday will showcase leading autonomous systems and robotics research, with a focus on how the technologies can improve health care, transportation, and the supply chain industries. “A lot...

MEDC to Outline Auto Strategic Plan at SAE World Congress in Detroit

Nigel Francis, appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder as the state’s lead automotive adviser, on Tuesday will unveil a 30-year strategic plan he believes will elevate Michigan’s status as a global automotive leader. He will...

Beaumont Expands Brachytherapy Program to Troy

Beaumont Health System announced today it will expand its brachytherapy program — a form of radiation therapy to treat cancer — with a new location in the lower level of Beaumont Hospital in Troy. “Until...

Funding for Small Businesses, Startups Triple in Oakland County

Small businesses and startups in Oakland County received nearly $23 million in loans and $39 million in capital formation through the county’s business center in 2013 — more than triple the amount of funding secured the year before.

CMU Students Take Top Prize for Eco-Friendly Wine Cork

Two Central Michigan University student entrepreneurs recently won $30,000 to support their business plan to deliver a better quality wine using a more environmentally friendly cork, in the university’s New Venture Competition.

Save the Date: Detroit Restaurant Week Returns in April

Detroit Restaurant Week — a biannual event that highlights eateries in the region and saw more than 30,000 participants at its most recent promotion last September — is returning April 11-20 for its spring...

My Fabulous Puppy Expands Teacup Fashions, Goes Hawaiian

March was a big month for My Fabulous Puppy, a handmade dog-clothing company based in Troy.

Troy’s Meritor Wabco Aims to Improve Truck Fuel Economy

Meritor Wabco, a Troy-based company that develops safety technology and components, today introduced new technology aimed at improving vehicle efficiency and fuel savings by up to 1 percent for the Northern American truck market. The...