SW Michigan

6:06 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Stryker will pay $13.2-million to settle charges over business practices

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Kalamazoo company had been charged with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- An investigation by federal authorities found that Stryker Corp. subsidiaries in five foreign countries made illicit payments and tried for several years to bribe doctors, health care professionals and government-employed officials in order to obtain or retain business. Stryker has agreed to pay more than $13.2 million to settle the charges.
9:32 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Upjohn Institute economist says national economy still hindering Battle Creek

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George Erickcek says job levels may not return to pre-recession levels
Battle Creek's economy is sluggish, George Erickcek said, but it's still "a small ship in a stormy sea." Speaking to leaders and members of community organizations Thursday morning at a meeting hosted by The Coordinating Council and Project 20/20,
9:26 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

WMU team gets $1.4-million grant to launch transportation research center

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Part of $63-million awarded by Transportation Department
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- A multidisciplinary team at Western Michigan University University has been awarded a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the university announced Thursday. WMU will be the lead institution for the Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities, which will focus on improving public transit, providing safer pedestrian and bicycle networks and making transportation more accessible for children, people with disabilities and lower-income residents.
2:10 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Former State Department official running for Congress in Southeast Michigan

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Democrat Paul McKenzie will challenge Congressman Kerry Bentivolio
LANSING - Former U.S. State Department official Bobby McKenzie announced today he will seek the Democratic nomination for Congress in Michigan's 11th District, which includes parts of Oakland and Wayne counties. Republican incumbent Kerry Bentivolio, R-Milford already faces a GOP challenge from attorney David Trott and former Secretary of State candidate Jocelyn Benson is also considering running as a Democrat.
1:54 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Waterfront Film Festival to say in South Haven for 2014

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Festival was in Saugatuck until moving to South Haven for this year's festival
The Waterfront Film Festival is returning to South Haven for 2014. "Through a partnership of financial donors, the city government, the South Haven Center for the Arts, CVB and chamber, Waterfront Film Festival will expand to be bigger and better in 2014," said festival co-founder Hopwood DePree said.

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