Business Commentary

Restoration Hardware

When he's not serving as president and CEO of National City Corp. in Michigan and Northwest Ohio, David Boyle and his family enjoy a fully restored 1961 Volkswagen Beetle, a 1968 Pontiac Firebird, or a 1967 Shelby Mustang GT 500.

Joseph A. Nathan

Principal, Arthur Zaske & Associates, Troy. The E-Interview.

Games People Play

Michigan’s 36-year-old lottery is a state-operated cash cow that ostensibly benefits public education. But would the state and its citizenry be better off if it were simply privatized?

Jason Zimmerman

Senior Managing Director, Schechter Wealth Strategies, Birmingham. The E-Interview.

The Power Breakfast

Sharing an eye-opener with Detroit’s business elite can mean an elegant affair at a four-star hotel — or a hideaway meal in a private booth at a neighborhood delicatessen.

The Sleepless Syndrome

Profits and productivity throughout Michigan and across America are being challenged like never before as longer hours and more demanding schedules compete with a good night’s sleep.

Scared Straight

In 2006, there were more than 50,000 arrests for drunken driving in Michigan, and 17,000 of those were in the tri-county area alone, according to the Michigan State Police’s recent drunken-driving audit.

Can Tesla Revive the EV?

The quest for the electric vehicle may come from a promising startup in Silicon Valley, with an assist from a design and engineering center in Rochester Hills.
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Dream Space

One of the most remarkable offices in the entire automotive industry takes center stage at GM’s Warren technical center.

The Horsepower Whisperer

Saleen Inc. in Troy has long delivered high-performance specialty vehicles for touring and racing enthusiasts, but more stringent environmental standards may jeopardize the company’s horsepower mettle.