- Friday, May 3, 2013
GM's first quarter profit down 14%
New cars were key for General Motors in the first quarter. New trucks will be the key to the rest of this year.Continued ...
Missouri gov. hails news of jobs at Ford plant
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday hailed the announcement of 2,000 new jobs at Ford Motor Co.’s Kansas City assembly plant as further evidence of his state’s role in the rebirth of the U.S. automobile manufacturing industry.Continued ...
Kellogg's cereal quandary: How to lure back adults
Kellogg has a plan to get adults to eat more cereal: pile on the nutrients.Continued ...
- Thursday, May 2, 2013
Hawthorne Vineyards opens tasting room on Old Mission Peninsula
Hawthorne Vineyards is the eighth winery to operate on the Old Mission Peninsula, opening its new tasting room this week.Continued ...
Judge gives break in GM theft case
A former General Motors engineer convicted of stealing thousands of pages of hybrid technology was sentenced Wednesday to just a year and a day in prison, far below the punishment sought by the government in a case that involved her husband and an alleged scheme to take the trade secrets to China.Continued ...
Detroit boosted by truck sales
Ford, GM, Chrysler and Nissan all reported double-digit U.S. sales increases last month, signaling the best April for car and truck sales in six years.Continued ...
- Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Shoppers face hurdles in finding ethical clothing
You can recycle your waste, grow your own food and drive a fuel-efficient car. But being socially responsible isn’t so easy when it comes to the clothes on your back.Continued ...
Insurance company expansion may bring 1,000 jobs
Buoyed by a year of record profits, a Michigan insurance company said Tuesday it is planning a $100 million expansion that could lead to the addition of more than 1,000 jobs at its headquarters.Continued ...
Safety agency probes for Porsche coolant leaks
U.S. safety regulators are investigating coolant leaks in Porsche 911 sports cars that could cause roadway spills and send vehicles careening out of control.Continued ...
Sentence today in GM secrets case
A court hearing to determine the sentence for a Detroit-area couple convicted of stealing General Motors hybrid technology has been extended to today.Continued ...
Feds probe Viper suspension problems
U.S. auto safety regulators are investigating complaints that a rear suspension part can fail on the iconic Dodge Viper muscle car.Continued ...
- Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Cone Drive credit union merging with Members
Paul Chichester entered the tiny brick building and stooped to pet Gracie, the miniature schnauzer who has greeted customers at Cone Drive Gears Federal Credit Union for the past two years.Continued ...
Consumers keep spending
This year got off to a sour start for U.S. workers: Their pay, already gasping to keep pace with inflation, was suddenly shrunk by a Social Security tax increase.Continued ...
Fiat reports 1Q loss as sales slip in Europe, U.S.
Weak sales in Europe and lower profits at U.S. partner Chrysler pushed Italian carmaker Fiat to a loss in the first quarter.Continued ...
Chrysler 1Q profit falls 65 percent
Three Chrysler factories were slow to switch from old models to new ones, and that helped dramatically reduce the company’s first-quarter profit.Continued ...
- Monday, April 29, 2013
Traverse Magazine moves to new location
Deborah Wyatt Fellows faced a decision as the nation entered the Great Recession — stick with her successful print publishing business, or recreate and expand her operations into the arena of online businesses.Continued ...
- Sunday, April 28, 2013
Builders finally see uptick in residential construction
Antrim County residential builder Ed Porter would like to erase one year in particular from his memory.Continued ...
Megan Raphael: Invest in yourself to succeed
By necessity, small business owners must remain focused on the efficiency, profitability and growth of their businesses.Continued ...
Jason Tank: The great and the powerful in business
Investors are placing far too much faith in money printing by central banks around the world. I cannot help but imagine the quivering thoughts of Ben Bernanke standing behind his curtain as our new Great and Powerful Oz.Continued ...
Business in Brief: 04/28/2013
Job fair; Internship apps; Leadership lunch.Continued ...
Business Memoranda: 04/28/2013
Kennametal Inc. has announced that its Traverse City facility achieved 10 years, with approximately 1.9 million work hours, without a lost time incident, setting a new company safety record.Continued ...
- Saturday, April 27, 2013
Ag Forum: Young growers go international
Six young growers from northwest Michigan attended the International Tree Fruit Association conference last month in Boston, Mass.Continued ...
Futures File: Spring fever boosts demand for beef
Crave a cook-out? Americans who have been hankering for a hamburger may finally get their chance to roll out the grill and release their pent-up demand for beef, pork and chicken.Continued ...
Farm Focus in Brief: 04/27/2013
Pruning workshop; New webinar.Continued ...
- Friday, April 26, 2013
Banks cut 31,000 jobs
Banks aren’t the big jobs machines they used to be. One after another, major financial firms are trimming their payrolls.Continued ...