SW Michigan

8:28 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Bills would allow more officials to carry concealed guns in weapon-free zones

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House Committee could vote on bills early next week
State corrections officers, prosecuting attorneys and certain federal law enforcement officers could be added to the list of people who are allowed to carry concealed guns in the state's weapons-free zones. The changes are part of a package of bills up being considered by lawmakers in the state House.
8:18 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Stryker earnings down because of recalls and acquisitions

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Company reports net earnings of $103-million on sales of $2.15-billion
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Costs related to product recalls and the acquisition of other operations weighed down third quarter earnings for Stryker Corp. But sales and earnings from ongoing operations were solid, the Kalamazoo-based company reported.
8:13 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Oaklawn Hospital announces elimination of 21 jobs

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CEO says it will allow for patient care to continue to be a priority
MARSHALL - Oaklawn Hospital announced the elimination of 21 jobs Thursday. According to a news release, 10 people will lose their jobs and 11 of the positions are being reassigned or not filled. All of the eliminated positions are described as leadership positions. No hourly positions are being cut.
6:38 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Bicycle bills clear House

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New turn signal, safety measures approved
LANSING, MI -- Michigan lawmakers are looking to boost bicycle safety by updating an outdated road rule and enhancing penalties for irresponsible motorists who injure or kill someone on a bike. The state House on Tuesday unanimously approved legislation that would provide road cyclists with an alternative legal method to signal an impending right turn.
6:35 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Study finds international students critical to Michigan's economy

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Report finds students from other countries are choosing to stay in Michigan after graduation
The nonprofit groups Global Talent Retention Initiative and Global Detroit said that by 2018 Michigan will need to find candidates to fill 274,000 jobs in science, technology, engineering and manufacturing (STEM) and that targeting international students at state colleges and universities will help meet that goal.