SW Michigan

6:30 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Zoetis to Buy Animal Health Assets of Abbot Labratories

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Deal is to be completed in the first quarter of 2015
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Zoetis Inc. has entered a $255 million deal to buy the animal health assets of Abbott Laboratories Inc. The acquisition will expand Zoetis' portfolio of products for pets and expand its diagnostics business as more pets are being treated for serious illnesses such as cancer and diabetes.
6:26 am
Thu November 20, 2014

$47.6-Million Spent on TV Ads in Governor's Race

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More than three-quarters of the spending came from outside groups
Michigan's two candidates for governor and their backers spent $47.6 million on TV ads in the November election, making the campaign the second-most-costly in state history, a campaign finance watchdog reported Wednesday. But the race between Republican Gov. Rick Snyder and Democratic challenger Mark Schauer did set one spending record, said Rich Robinson, executive director of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network.
6:21 am
Thu November 20, 2014

WMU Women's Basketball Beats North Dakota State 74-59

Lead in text: 
Broncos never trailed Wednesday night
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, Mich.- The Western Michigan women's basketball team defeated visiting North Dakota State Wednesday night, 74-59, at University Arena. The Broncos are off to a 2-0 start for the first time since 2002-03 after opening the season with a 63-41 win over UMass on Nov. 14.
6:19 am
Thu November 20, 2014

WMU Men's Basketball Beat Oakland 82-71

Lead in text: 
Broncos have won first two games of season
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
The Western Michigan men's basketball team passed its first real test of the season Wednesday. The Broncos went on the road to play their first Division I opponent and beat a feisty Oakland team, 82-71, in Rochester.
6:13 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Michigan Unemployment Rate Down Slightly Again

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State's jobless rate is at lowest point since 2008
LANSING, MI - Michigan's seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate dropped to 7.1 percent in October, according to data released by the state Department of Technology, Management and Budget. October's 7.1 number is a .1 percent decline from September and the third monthly decline in a row.

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