business

12:54 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Kellogg will cut 7% of global workforce

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Battle Creek company reported net earnings of $326-million in third quarter, and increase of 2.5%.
Food-manufacturing company Kellogg Kellogg may have beat the Street with its third quarter 2013 earnings report Monday morning, but in some bad news for its global workforce, also announced a cost-savings program that will slash 7% of that workforce over the next four years. It also lowered its outlook for the remainder of 2013.
7:12 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Whirlpool earnings up in third quarter

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Company boosted full-year earnings forecast
BENTON HARBOR - Whirlpool Corp.'s third-quarter net earnings more than doubled over the same period last year, driven in part by increased consumer demand for its products. On Tuesday, the world's biggest home appliance maker reported net earnings of $196 million or $2.42 per share, compared to $74 million or 94 cents per share a year ago.
6:59 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Stryker to acquire Fort Lauderdale based medical device company

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Mako makes a robotic arm that helps surgeons more precisely implant replacement knees
Stryker agreed to acquire robotic-surgery technology supplier Mako for roughly $1.65 billion.
12:02 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Michigan public companies still mostly run by men

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Grand Rapids-based Steelcase one example of progress in state
It's still a man's world in the boardrooms and corner offices of Michigan's top public companies, with the rate of change toward gender parity glacially slow. Of the 850 board seats, women hold just 98, and for women of color, the number is only 12, according to a study from Inforum, the state's premier business group for women executives and entrepreneurs, and from the Wayne State University School of Business Administration.
7:12 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Report finds business activity flat in Southwest Michigan during August

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Economist Brian Long says slightly lower numbers are "not cause for concern"
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Business activity slowed in the Kalamazoo area and in much of West Michigan, according to data collected in late August by economist Brian Long. "Basically in Kalamazoo we're back to pretty much flat," Brian Long said of economic growth. "That is largely because of some anecdotal things that have happened.

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