First-Time Unemployment Claims Dropped Last Week

First-time claims for unemployment benefits dropped by 4,000 last week.

National Defense Consortium Hires Industry Veterans to Focus on Army Modernization and Warfighter Needs

The National Advanced Mobility Consortium (NAMC) is the preferred, proven source of ground vehicle, automotive, and intelligent systems technology for the US Military. The organization has a long history...

White House: Biden Showing Mild Symptoms After Testing Positive for COVID-19

The White House announced Thursday that President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing “very mild symptoms.” The news comes as new variants of the virus hinder efforts to...

The Right Place Receives $588,000 Grant to Assist Area Companies With Industry 4.0 Implementation

The Right Place, Inc. has received $588,235 in funding from the MEDC, one of six economic development organizations across the state to receive a portion of the $3 million in Industry 4.0 Technology Implementation Grant funds.

Great Lakes Cruise Industry Announces Commitment to Environmentally Conscious Cruising

Cruise the Great Lakes, a coalition of states and provinces, cruise lines, ports, convention and visitor bureaus, and others working together to promote cruising on the Great Lakes, have...

Expert: Heightened Market Volatility Merits Review Whether or Not Near-Term Technicals Reflect Longer-Term Fundamentals

The financial markets have struggled in the new year. A variety of concerns, including the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, surging inflation, policy tightening, geopolitical tensions and extended...

Mastercard: Child Tax Credit Helps Lift U.S. Retail Sales Growth to 10.9% in July

Retail sales in the U.S. grew for the 11th  consecutive month in July, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse, which measures in-store and online retail sales across all forms of payment. With...

Experts: U.S. Economic Data ‘Generally Positive’

U.S. economic data released this week was generally positive. New home construction and home sales improved at the end of Q2. Leading indicators showed positive momentum for the U.S....

General Motors Names Omar Vargas VP and Head of Global Public Policy

DETROIT – General Motors named Omar Vargas as vice president and head of Global Public Policy, effective Aug. 1. Vargas was most recently senior vice president and chief Government Affairs officer...

Languishing to Flourishing: Re-Evaluating Your Career Post-Pandemic

Prior to the spring of 2021, there wasn’t an easily identifiable way to label the feeling that nearly everyone has experienced at some point during the pandemic: Languishing. Languishing is the...

Matrix Uses Drive-Through Job Fair to Attract Candidates

Yvonne Winn of Detroit spent the last 34 years tending her cash register in the Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit, and she was looking for a new career path. The...

Davenport Plans Return to ‘A New Normal’ For Fall Semester

Davenport University officials announced Thursday they plan to offer in-person classes, on-campus social activities and a more traditional campus environment when school resumes in the fall.


Mercantile Bank of Michigan today announced it will donate its historic downtown Ionia building, located at 302 W. Main Street to the Ionia Community Library. Mercantile Bank continues to...

Biden Signs Relief Package; White House Says Stimulus Checks on the Way

President Joe Biden signed the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief legislation into law Thursday, just hours before his first nationally televised address.

Recent Developments in Space Arena Bring Opportunities for Michigan Aerospace & Defense Industry

The United States Space Force banner prominently appeared next to the banners of the other service branches during the presentation of colors at the inauguration of President Joe Biden...

Jeff Bezos Stepping Down as Amazon CEO

Jeff Bezos is stepping down as the CEO of Amazon, though he's expected to remain as the company's executive chair.

Facebook ‘Cowboys’ Debate Ends in Understanding at Sheriff’s Office

Two Facebook friends engaged in a debate about police conduct and racial justice decided to go to the source, and met with the Livingston County Sheriff to try to understand each other.

Beaumont, Aurora Health Merger Could Create $17 Billion System

Two of the biggest health systems in the Midwest have resumed merger talks that could produce a $17 billion company. The talks were interrupted by the COVID-19 crisis.

Nessel to Police: Consider ‘Good Faith’ Efforts of Businesses to Provide Masks

With face masks difficult to come by, Attorney General Dana Nessel is asking law enforcement officials to go easy on businesses who can't yet comply with the order to provide masks to employees.

Bedrock, other Detroit landlords light up buildings to honor essential workers

With the massive shifts occurring daily with COVID-19, businesses of all sizes are learning to adjust, to change how they work, how they give back to their communities and...
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