7:56 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Report Finds Stable Growth Continues Among Manufacturers in Southwest Michigan

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Slow job growth and drop in unemployment rate continues
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - The Kalamazoo-area economy continued to grow through June, but not as fast as consumers, job-seekers and economists would probably like. "Growth remains stable much as it has been for the last five years," said economist Brian Long, "but the growth continues to be very slow compared with recoveries from previous recessions.
7:41 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Micro-Brewers Help Grow Michigan's Hop Farms

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160 micro breweries in state with more on way helps create demand for hops
EATON RAPIDS - It looks less like a flower and more like a small cone the size of a thumb. But stick a handful of them under your nose and the scent is undeniable. "They smell just like beer," said Paul Malewski as he held out a handful of dried hops from last year's harvest at Mid Michigan Hops Inc.
5:59 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Bio-Pesticide Maker Marrone Expands into Bangor

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Operation has 23 workers and is expected to grow to 50
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
BANGOR, MI - Production is underway at Marrone Bio Innovations' new facility in Bangor, and the location, which is a major expansion by the California-based company into the central U.S. - is already anticipating the next phase of growth here.
6:29 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Compensation Plan Proposed for General Motors' Recalls

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GM had identified at least 13 deaths and 54 injuries connected to defective ignition switches
Families of those killed in crashes involving General Motors' deadly ignition switches will be offered at least $1 million if they can prove the defective part caused the fatal accidents, said the man overseeing a special fund created to pay them.
7:49 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Kellogg's Request to Dismiss Lawsuit Denied

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Hundreds of Kellogg employees in Memphis have been locked out for nine months in an ongoing labor dispute
Kellogg Co.'s request to dismiss a suit over the company's lockout in Memphis was denied this week. U.S. District Judge Samuel H. Mays ruled Monday the National Labor Relations Board's New Orleans office can file a petition against the Battle Creek-based company because the board's general counsel can delegate the authority to any regional director.