- 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 ...
Yellen rebuffs Fed critics pleases investors
Janet Yellen pursued a simple strategy Tuesday for handling a battery of lawmakers who came armed with skepticism about the Federal Reserve.Continued ...
Hearing planned on discharge permit
A public hearing is planned for March about a proposed groundwater discharge permit for the Eagle Mine in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.Continued ...
- Tuesday, February 11, 2014
GM CEO Mary Barra's pay package worth $14.4M
New General Motors CEO Mary Barra will get a pay package worth $14.4 million this year, 58 percent more than her male predecessor, the company said Monday.Continued ...
New Fed chief to speak today
When Janet Yellen makes her first public remarks today since succeeding Ben Bernanke as Federal Reserve chair, her every word will come under scrutiny.Continued ...
Icahn retreats from Apple battle on stock buybacks
Activist investor Carl Icahn is retreating from his battle with Apple’s board of directors, ending a high-profile campaign to pressure the iPhone maker into spending more money to buy back its own stock.Continued ...
- Sunday, February 9, 2014
Dance Arts Academy eyes expansion
Sue Buck and Betsy Carr remember when their Dance Arts Academy business was small and the dance studio they occupied even smaller. “It was teeny-tiny,” Buck said of the business partners’ first dance studio at the Opera House.Continued ...
Vacuum sales whiz, 10, cleans up
Talk about a young entrepreneur. Angel Zoulek, at just 10 years old, sells vacuums in northern Michigan to anyone willing to listen to her lengthy sales pitch. She earns a little money from her sales and donates 20 percent to the Cherryland Humane Society.Continued ...
Jason Tank: Taking stock a prudent first step
With stock markets acting jittery and volatile after a prolonged period of calm, it is not too late to officially take stock of your exposure to stocks.Continued ...
Business Memoranda: 02/09/2014
North Country Community Mental Health recently recognized several employees.Continued ...
Business in Brief: 02/09/2014
Marketing primer; Business After Hours; Professional training. (Plus more)Continued ...
- Saturday, February 8, 2014
Ag Forum: MSU pest management academy set
If you are a farmer or gardener interested in Integrated Pest Management (IPM,) don’t’ wait until spring this year.Continued ...
Ag show to tackle trends
Northwest Michigan farmers are invited to attend the 30th annual Buckley Farm Show on Feb. 18.Continued ...
Futures File: Oat prices hit all-time high; gas prices rise
Oats prices exploded to an all-time high on Friday, driven by ongoing supply issues in Canada, the second-largest oats grower after Russia.Continued ...
- Friday, February 7, 2014
Old Mission Traders relocates to Hastings
A retailer who sells locally made specialty foods and gift items is closing its retail outlet downtown to relocate production operations to a site on Hastings Street.Continued ...
Building Permits: 02/07/2014
Building permits issued in Grand Traverse County:Continued ...
The Record: 02/07/2014
Assumed names filed in Grand Traverse County:Continued ...
- Thursday, February 6, 2014
Connecting businesses, retailers
Northern Michigan food processors and farmers have a chance to pitch their products to national retailers at a business summit on March 26.Continued ...
CVS plans to stop selling tobacco products
CVS, the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain, is kicking the habit of selling tobacco products as it continues to shift its focus toward being more of a health care provider.Continued ...
- Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Michigan pickers set up shop
A couple who earned a reputation in the Grand Traverse region for culling antiques and trinkets from old barns and estate sales opened a retail store in East Jordan.Continued ...
'Starting a Business' workshop offered
A new workshop is available for individuals considering self-employment or starting a new business.Continued ...