- Friday, May 31, 2013
Tesla promises to add charging stations across the nation
Electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. promises to boost the number of fast-charging stations in the U.S. and Canada to make cross-country travel by electric car possible in the next year.Continued ...
- Thursday, May 30, 2013
Chinese firm to buy Smithfield
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- That ham sandwich you had for lunch is the latest example of China's growing appetite for U.S. investment. Smithfield Foods Inc., one of the biggest pork producers in the U.S., on Wednesday agreed to be bought by Shuanghui InterContinued ...
- Wednesday, May 29, 2013
7 charged in $6B online money-laundering case
Calling it perhaps the biggest money-laundering scheme in U.S. history, federal prosecutors charged seven people Tuesday with running what amounted to an online, underworld bank that handled $6 billion for drug dealers, child pornographers, identity thieves and other criminals around the globe.Continued ...
U.S. confidence rising
Americans are more confident in the U.S. economy than at any point in the past five years, thanks to surging home values, a brighter job market and record-setting stock prices.Continued ...
Tax overhaul: Looking to IRS scandal for momentum
The storm engulfing the Internal Revenue Service could provide a boost for lawmakers who want to simplify U.S. tax laws — a code that is so complicated most Americans buy commercial software to help them or simply hire someone else to do it all.Continued ...
- Sunday, May 26, 2013
DeMarco's bakery stock is rising
Claudia DeMarco and her late husband Bob Stevenson used to be able to look out the window of their bagel and pizza shop on South Airport Road and count the cars that went by.Continued ...
Harley Luplow: Doing good deeds through business
As a small business consultant I have the honor of getting to know my clients on a personal basis.Continued ...
Business in Brief: 05/26/2013
Rheumatology services; Leadership lunch; Negotiate conflict.Continued ...
SCORE: Building up your freelance business career
The freedom and flexibility of freelancing can be very attractive. Certain fields work particularly well as a freelance business. Some examples include graphic design, web design, writing, photography, and technology.Continued ...
Business Memoranda: 05/26/2013
Traverse City Area Public Schools has announced that Erich Wangeman has accepted the position of choir director at Traverse City West Senior High School effective for the 2013-2014 school year.Continued ...
- Saturday, May 25, 2013
Ag Forum: It's imperative to help bees
During spring in the fruit business, our thoughts always turn to pollination.Continued ...
Futures File: Hogs hurry higher in preparation for the holiday
Hog prices surged this week as the market prepared for Memorial Day weekend, which is typically a period of high demand.Continued ...
Farm Focus in Brief: 05/25/2013
Farmland leases; Rose-growing basics.Continued ...
- Friday, May 24, 2013
Moped Army founder returns to Kalamazoo
Vintage moped enthusiast Daniel Kastner is re-rooting his 10-year-old moped business in Kalamazoo, and he’s brought some creative friends with him.Continued ...
Assumed Names: 05/24/2013
Assumed Names filed in Grand Traverse County:Continued ...
GM aims Cruze diesel at Jetta
The marketing people at Chevrolet make no secret of the goal for the new diesel version of the Chevrolet Cruze: Take sales from Volkswagen.Continued ...
Michigan's April unemployment rates by region
Michigan’s major labor market areas, their seasonally unadjusted jobless rates for April, followed by March:Continued ...
Troy clamps down on hookah bars
The Detroit suburb of Troy is clamping down on hookah bars, prompting worries from business owners that they’ll be shut down.Continued ...
- Thursday, May 23, 2013
Fifth Third Bank's Northern Michigan CEO Eckhoff to retire
Mark Eckhoff, Fifth Third Bank Northern Michigan’s president and CEO, will retire as of May 31.Continued ...
Traverse City Convention & Visitors Bureau named best in state
Readers of Michigan Meetings + Events magazine have named the Traverse City Convention & Visitors Bureau the best CVB in the state of Michigan.Continued ...
Median CEO pay rises to $9.7M
CEO pay has been going in one direction for the past three years: up.Continued ...
AAA: 31.2 million drivers to take Memorial Day road trip
It’s going to be another busy Memorial Day weekend on the nation’s highways.Continued ...
- Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Meeting set on delivery-by-sail venture based in Northport
Dragonfly Sail Transport is holding an informational meeting Sunday at Brew North. Dragonfly is a new initiative based in Northport that aims to work with local merchants to deliver products to outlying harbor towns by sail.Continued ...
GM to invest $44.5M in Lansing factory
General Motors says it will invest $44.5 million at a Lansing factory, creating 200 new jobs.Continued ...
Venture capital conference returns
About three dozen companies are expected to present business plans at a two-day venture fair presented by University of Michigan’s Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies.Continued ...