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Compuware may have a future after its leveraged buyout  December 14, 2014

Once Michigan's largest computer technology company, Compuware is now retreating from the public eye as it casts its fate with a private equity firm and an aging but still profitable technology — the mainframe computer. How long the company can continue as a stand-alone business employing...

Michigan’s roads: Funding and improvements  December 12, 2014

John Taylor, associate professor and chair of the Department of Marketing and Global Supply Chain Management at Wayne State University School of Business, talked about Michigan’s public roads situation and the proposed funding that will be directed towards repairs and improvements. 'We...

Building Community: Chaldean, Jewish entrepreneurs are ‘one more fiber in connective tissue’  December 11, 2014

More than 50 Chaldean and Jewish entrepreneurs attended the Building Community Entrepreneurship Forum at Wayne State University’s McGregor Memorial Conference Center on Nov. 19. Dean Robert Forsythe of the Wayne State School of Business commented on the presence of both communities at the...

Unions face uphill battle In FairPoint strike  December 09, 2014

As the strike by FairPoint Communications’ unionized employees nears the two month mark, there’s still no sign of progress toward an agreement between the company and workers. In deciding to strike, the unions felt they had no choice, but it’s an option that has become rare and...

Wayne State, Fontinalis Partners launch investment programs  December 09, 2014

A pair of new, but different, investment vehicles is debuting in Detroit this year. One is a small fund managed by college students and the second is a special venture fund of one of the largest venture capital firms in the city. Wayne State University's School of Business recently received a...

Fifth Third Bank invests in WSU Business Students  December 08, 2014

The Wayne State School of Business was presented with a $100,000 gift from Fifth Third Bank on Dec. 3. The donation helps fund a student managed investment fund (SMIF). “With this grant, Wayne State University can improve the learning experience for its business majors who will have the...

LCE will rebound from loss of Cadillac account, observers say  December 07, 2014

Losing another major General Motors Co. account will hurt, but it isn't the death knell for Detroit-based advertising agency Lowe Campbell Ewald (LCE), marketing observers are saying. Cadillac last week said it will shift its marketing from New York City-based Interpublic...

Erik Nordin talks Noel Night and Detroit Design Center  December 03, 2014

In its 42nd year and produced by Midtown Detroit, Noel Night will feature more than 70 arts and cultural institutions, galleries, historic churches and small businesses, performances, horse-drawn carriage rides and carolers in the Midtown area. In a typical year, attendees bundle up and wander from...

SE Michigan Economic Index increases, survey respondents optimistic  December 02, 2014

The Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for November is 56.8, up from 54.7 in October. Over the last five months the PMI has finished near or above 55. A PMI value above 50 generally suggests economic growth. Increases in several key indices contributed to the strong finish. "In...