business

"ALLEGAN — As the future of the local company hangs in the balance, economic developers and business groups in West Michigan offered their public support today for Perrigo Co. plc, whose shareholders will decide by Friday morning on a hostile takeover attempt by Mylan N.V." (MiBiz)

"ALLEGAN — Perrigo Co. plc President John Hendrickson offers a clear message to his counterparts at Mylan N.V. regarding their proposed $27.1 billion hostile takeover of the over-the-counter medication manufacturer. “Get away from our business. You don’t know how to run the business that we are in,” he said. Hendrickson’s sentiments cap off what’s become an acrimonious process that’s played out between the two corporations over the last several months." (MiBiz)

"GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A spokesman for The Right Place Inc. confirmed rumors on Monday, Nov. 2, that they are working with a possible new tenant for the giant pyramid-shaped "corporate development center" that Steelcase moved out of five years." (MLive)

"GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Southwest Airlines has announced it will discontinue flights in a few cities, including Grand Rapids and Flint. Next year, the airline will drop its once-daily route to St. Louis from the Gerald R. Ford International Airport but will add three daily flights to and from Chicago's Midway International Airport." (MLive)

"General Motors Co. and the United Auto Workers agreed to a tentative labor agreement late Sunday, avoiding a strike minutes before a union-imposed 11:59 p.m. deadline. No details of the tentative pact were immediately known. The union will convene Wednesday in Detroit with its leadership team to approve the proposed deal; if that happens, it will be sent to rank-and-file membership for a ratification vote." (Detroit News)

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