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Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

The “Dark store theory” may be a misnomer, but its impact is felt by local governments. A recent court ruling may impact how the tax appeals are determined in the future.


WMUK

Western Michigan University Professor Alan Rea says businesses are in a cybersecurity “arms race.” He says there’s more electronic information, and people are constantly online make it easier for attackers. 


Fido Motors' first scooter model
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

If you wanted to buy a car - say a Ford Focus, which is made in Michigan - you could go to an auto dealer. But even if you went to the Ford assembly plant - you couldn’t buy a Focus directly from Ford. It’s illegal for vehicle manufacturers to sell to consumers in the state. That’s causing trouble for popular electric car maker Tesla - and a small startup in Kalamazoo. 


Scott Bauer / The Associated Press

Michigan lost out on a new Foxconn plant when Wisconsin lawmakers approved a $3-billion tax break. Mackinac Center analyst Michael LaFaive says Michigan “won by losing” the battle to land the project.


Governor Makes Seventh Trade Trip To China

Jul 31, 2017

(MPRN-Undated) Governor Rick Snyder is in China. He left the country Sunday for his seventh mission to China. 

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