Business Features

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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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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Jeff Daniels & Mitch Albom

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

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.

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.
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Workin’ for Peanuts

Over the last year, Nuts Are Good Inc. (formerly Fresh Roasted Almond Co.), has revamped its business plan to bank on more casual fare —  peanuts — as a new cash cow.

Smart Man

Detroit native Dave Schembri has been given a challenge few folks ever face: launching an entirely new brand of automobiles into the crowded American market.
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The Pink Door Opens

Along the charming brick-paver streets of downtown Milford sits a small, ivy-covered corner shop called The Pink Door.