SW Michigan

6:32 am
Wed July 16, 2014

No Word on Perrigo Seeking a Buyer

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The company offered no comment on a report in an Israeli business publication
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
ALLEGAN, MI - Shares of Perrigo Co. PLC gained more than 9 percent Monday in heavy trading as investors reacted to a report that the store-brand products maker may be looking for a buyer. Israeli business publication Globes reported that Perrigo has hired an investment bank "to consider its sale through a merger with a major pharmaceutical firm."
6:20 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Battle Creek City Commission Endorses Missile Defense Mission for Fort Custer

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Four sites are being considered by the Defense Department
The Battle Creek City Commission formally put its support behind Fort Custer's bid for a new missile defense mission. The commission on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution that urges the U.S. Department of Defense Missile Defense Agency to select the Fort Custer Training Center as the location for a new ground-based interceptor ballistic missile-defense mission.
6:18 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Kalamazoo County DHS Director Says Agency is on Right Path Despite Deficit

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County Human Services Director says progress is being made to ensure proper care of children
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Despite the Kalamazoo County Department of Human Services projecting to end 2014 with a $15,000 deficit, its director says the agency is on the path to financial recovery after needing two emergency cash infusions earlier this year to fund its childcare placements.
8:50 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

National Poll Indicates Tighter Race for Governor, but Other Surveys Show Snyder Holding Lead

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Various political websites have the Michigan governor's race as "Leans Republican" or "Toss up"
LANSING, MI -- A new national poll shows the gap between Republican Gov. Rick Snyder and challenger former Democratic U.S. Rep. Mark Schauer may be closing. The poll, conducted for NBC News, shows that, if the election were held today, 46 percent of registered voters would back Snyder, while 44 percent would vote for Schauer.
8:45 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

New Poll Shows Amash Maintaining Lead over Ellis in Congressional Primary

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Survey by Grand Rapids-based Strategic National similar to other independent polls of race
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - With three weeks to go before the August primary, challenger Brian Ellis faces an upward battle against U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, should new poll numbers verify. The poll, conducted by Grand Rapids-based Strategic National, shows 47 percent of likely primary voters would choose Amash, while about 24 percent would back Ellis - a 23 point lead.

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