Business Features

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Renee Blair, Kylie Morgan
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The Music Man

Strike the lights, stoke the band, and raise the curtain. The Fox Theatre and Masonic Temple will be hosting more Broadway productions, concerts, and holiday shows in the coming months.
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A National Health Plan?

At first blush, launching an online insurance company after a 13-year career in real estate doesn’t sound promising. So how has Lorne Zalesin utilized his past life as a homebuilder to sell health insurance over the Internet?
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Downtown Agent

Twenty years ago, Sam Munaco had a hard time convincing companies to maintain or move their offices to downtown Detroit. But after more than $3 billion in improvements to the central business district, the response to Munaco’s recent inquiries isn’t so definitive.
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The Power of the Purchase

Much like a winning baseball team, a smart equity firm can get ahead with calculated risks and a dedication to ‘small ball’.

GM Turns 100

Having shaped modern business practices, improved consumers’ lives, and contributed mightily to the nation’s economic development, General Motors journeys into its second century, hoping that history will repeat itself.
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Jeff Daniels & Mitch Albom

Two Hollywood heavyweights discuss how larger public incentives could make Michigan a major player in the film industry.

Higher Ground

Now with a new, competitive labor agreement with the United Auto Workers in hand, Detroit automakers are as confident as ever that they can narrow the productivity gap with Asian rivals.
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The Long & Winding Road

General Motors Corp. is finally earning praise from critics, but its product revival is running into a slumping U.S. economy, making GM North American President Troy Clarke’s job even harder.

Foreign Affairs

Overseas companies have been setting up operations in Michigan for years, and if state and local leaders can streamline taxes, cut red tape, and improve services, more could be on the horizon.

Hybrid Nation

With the standard for corporate average fuel economy set to rise, the auto industry is ramping up the introduction of alternative fuels.