- Thursday, February 20, 2014
Signet Jewelers buying Zale for about $900M
The largest U.S. jewelry chain on Wednesday decided to put a ring on its much smaller rival, creating a $6 billion jewelry juggernaut with expansive reach in North America.Continued ...
- Wednesday, February 19, 2014
CAR seminars returning to area
An automotive research seminar that draws more than 900 auto executives and researchers to the Traverse City area is scheduled for Aug. 4 to 7 at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa.Continued ...
Obama, fellow Dems are at odds on big trade bills
President Barack Obama wants to put major emerging trade deals with Europe and Asia on a “fast track” to congressional passage. But with midterm elections looming, many fellow Democrats are working to sidetrack them instead.Continued ...
Budget office: Wage hike would lift pay, cost jobs
Boosting the federal minimum wage as President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats are proposing would increase earnings for more than 16.5 million people by 2016 but also cut employment by roughly 500,000 jobs, Congress' nonpartisan budget analyst said Tuesday.Continued ...
Kellogg to use environmentally friendly palm oil
Kellogg Co. says it will buy palm oil only from companies that don’t destroy tropical rainforests to produce the additive used in many processed foods.Continued ...
- Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Hacking for cash (legally)
It used to be that “hacking” was just a type of crime, a computer break-in. But today, the term is also part of a growing — and perfectly legal — mainstay of the tech sector.Continued ...
Official: Manure from farm fouls water
Liquid manure has leaked from an open-air lagoon at a western Michigan dairy farm into a creek and spread for at least five miles, the state said Monday as health officials encouraged people to stay away from the water.Continued ...
Can GOP fulfill the promise of more jobs?
Republicans fighting a yearslong unionization effort at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee painted a grim picture in the days leading up to last week’s vote.Continued ...
GM Foundation gives grants to 3 Detroit charities
The General Motors Foundation awarded a total of $1 million in grants to three Detroit charities on Monday in honor of the automaker’s former chief executive.Continued ...
- Sunday, February 16, 2014
Innovation hub an effort to boost food production, cooperation
Craft breweries are becoming wildly popular throughout Michigan and, with success, there is high demand for hops. Thanks to shared productions facilities through the new Grand Traverse Regional Foodshed Alliance, the Michigan Hop Alliance is growing its capacity to serve a greater portion of the market with locally grown hops.Continued ...
Venison targeted for business growth
Venison’s rising popularity as table fare has a northern Michigan company on the hunt for the perfect niche business.Continued ...
Fred Goldenberg: Self-reliance and dignity
Eighty-five of the world’s richest people have a combined wealth greater than 3.5 billion of the world’s poorest people, according to a recent report issued by Oxfam.Continued ...
Business in Brief: 02/16/2014
Auto Tech Night; Board primer; Virtual job fair.Continued ...
Business Memoranda: 02/16/2014
Dr. Dave May has been certified by the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners to perform DOT physicals.Continued ...
- Saturday, February 15, 2014
Ag Forum: Hard cider sees huge gains in popularity
The fourth annual Cider Conference was held in Chicago, Ill. last week. This year’s event moved to a larger facility to accommodate the growing number of attendees.Continued ...
Futures File: Chocolate too rich for Valentine’s Day?
As romantics shopped for sweets this week, they may have been surprised by high chocolate prices.Continued ...
- Friday, February 14, 2014
The Record: 02/14/2014
Assumed names filed in Grand Traverse County:Continued ...
Building Permits: 02/14/2014
Building permits issued in Grand Traverse County:Continued ...
Firm to decommission plants chosen
Consumers Energy has selected engineering and project management company AMEC to decommission three coal-fired power plants in Michigan, the utility announced Thursday.Continued ...
GM recalls nearly 780,000 older compact cars
General Motors is recalling almost 780,000 older-model compact cars in North America because a faulty ignition switch can shut off the engines without warning and cause crashes.Continued ...
- Thursday, February 13, 2014
Lexus tops dependability list
The race to increase vehicle fuel economy is taking a toll on quality.Continued ...
Negatives aside, AOL CEO posts positive stats
AOL chief executive Tim Armstrong isn’t one to mince words. Over the weekend, he apologized for insensitive comments and backtracked from an unpopular plan to pay matching 401(k) retirement contributions in a lump sum at the end of the year.Continued ...
Volkswagen workers begin 3-day union vote in Tenn.
Workers at Volkswagen’s lone U.S. plant in Tennessee on Wednesday kicked off a three-day election that will determine whether they will be represented by the United Auto Workers union.Continued ...
- Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Home sales continue trend
The deep freeze that dampened moods across the Grand Traverse region during the first month of the year had little effect on the real estate market.Continued ...
Meeting planned, discuss petcoke storage plan
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is planning a community meeting in southeastern Michigan to discuss a proposal to store petroleum coke at a River Rouge site.Continued ...