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2014-04-15 20:23:10

DETROIT, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Detroit, working through federal bankruptcy mediators, has reached an agreement on pension and healthcare benefits with an association representing retired Detroit police and fire fighters - the first agreement with a major group of city retirees. The Retired Detroit Police and Fire Fighters Association (RDPFFA), one of Detroit's oldest and largest employee associations, reached an agreement with the city regarding the Bankruptcy...

2014-04-15 12:31:37

FERNDALE, Mich., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Detroit Elevator Company, in response to increasing consumer demand, has announced the expansion of their residential elevator business. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120404/DE81417LOGO Over the past few years, home elevators have become more and more popular and shown to increase a home's value while adding an attractive new feature. As a result, Detroit Elevator Company has reorganized its staff to address the increase in...

2014-04-15 12:30:34

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Democratic candidate, Dr. Anil Kumar, MD, officially filed paperwork April 11, 2014 in the race for Michigan's 11th Congressional District - where he has resided for over 30 years. In addition to qualifying, Dr. Kumar was the first candidate to file - and had 2,000 signatures, the maximum amount required. He also raised over $600,000 to date. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140415/73237 Dr. Kumar is a...

2014-04-15 12:24:03

DETROIT, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Record-setting winter temperatures drove natural gas usage up across Michigan, leading to higher bills for utility customers as well as those served by alternative gas suppliers. This, despite DTE's natural gas rates being the lowest in a decade. Due to an uptick in calls from concerned customers, DTE Energy is reminding them how natural gas is purchased on their behalf, and the options available through the Gas Customer Choice program. Gas Customer...

2014-04-15 12:23:18

NOVI, Mich., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Highlights -- Five-year capital investment plan of approximately $4.5 billion for 2014 to 2018 -- Forecasted compound annual growth rate in operating earnings per share of 11 to 13 percent -- Projected annual dividend growth in the range of 10 to 15 percent -- Share repurchase program authorized for up to $250 million ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC) today announced its new five-year capital investment plan of...

2014-04-15 12:20:48

ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ann Arbor SPARK, in collaboration with Redwood City, Calif.-based NestGSV, recently hosted a connected vehicle hackathon. Ann Arbor-based Hertz Alerts won the Hertz challenge track grand prize, an Xbox One Titanfall Bundle, as well as the Ann Arbor grand prize of $10,000 of business acceleration services from Ann Arbor SPARK and a TK1 development kit from NVIDIA. During the 26-hour event, teams at SPARK Central and NestGSV solved...

2014-04-15 08:26:56

Provides critical information toward healing racial inequities and eliminating structural racism BATTLE CREEK, Mich., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) today announced the launch of its online racial equity resource guide. The web-based, interactive solution provides individuals and organizations with access to extensive learning materials, tools and data on racial inequities, their impact on communities of color and the process for healing racial...

2014-04-14 23:03:22

During the 3rd Annual "Take a Breath for PH and Get Moving for MS Race" in DeWitt, Mich. on May 10, all are invited to get moving and have fun while raising money for research into pulmonary hypertension, a deadly lung disease that severely limits the physical activity of those who suffer from it. Proceeds benefit the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. DeWitt, MI (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 The 3rd Annual "Take a Breath for PH and Get Moving for MS Race" will be in DeWitt,...

2014-04-14 16:23:45

April 27 - May 4 - Laurel Park Place, Livonia LIVONIA, Mich., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bookstock's back, offering incredible deals on used books and media Sunday, April 27 - Sunday, May 4 at Livonia's Laurel Park Place. Bargains abound at Bookstock, metro Detroit's biggest and best used book and media sale where all proceeds benefit literacy and education projects in metropolitan Detroit. Detroit News columnist Neal Rubin is Honorary Chair of Bookstock and Carol Goss, immediate past...

2014-04-14 16:22:01

Media Advisory from DTE Energy MONROE COUNTY, Mich., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There are two exercises scheduled Tuesday at the Fermi 2 nuclear power plant with the potential to attract public attention. The first is a regularly scheduled emergency preparedness drill, which includes cooperative activity not only at the plant, but also at Monroe County and state emergency facilities. In addition, there will be drill activities at Monroe County Community College. These drills...


Latest Michigan Reference Libraries

Ford Motor Company's Glass House
2014-04-13 07:51:53

The Ford Motor Company is an American automobile manufacturer with its  headquarters located in Dearborn, Michigan. It was founded by Henry Ford at 39 years old and incorporated on June 16, 1903. It is described by Forbes as "the most important industrial company in the history of the United States." Ford would go on to become one of the world's largest and most profitable companies and is one of the largest family-controlled companies in the world. Henry Ford made an attempt at an...

Cartercar 1912
2014-02-25 08:47:20

Cartercar is a vehicle manufacturer, founded by Byron J. Carter in 1905, Jackson, Michigan. The company moved to Detroit in 1906, then to Pontiac, Michigan from 1907 to 1915. Originally, Carter started his own company named the Motorcar Company in 1905 after leaving the Jackson Automobile Company. At the end of the year, he moved to Detroit due to financing. The company was renamed the Cartercar Company in 1907 when it relocated to Pontiac, Michigan and merged with the Pontiac High...

Ottawa National Forest
2013-12-24 11:52:01

Ottawa National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the upper peninsula of Michigan. This forest holds 993,010 acres and encompasses many counties including Iron, Ontonagon, Marquette, and Baraga counties. The area was once inhabited by the Ojibwa people, who were known for gathering beaver pelts and trading or selling them with traders from Canada and eastern areas of the United States. When the fur trade declined, this forest and many others were sold in the Treaty...

Huron-Manistee National Forests
2013-11-01 12:56:11

Huron-Manistee National Forests are two national forests located in the lower peninsula of Michigan. The forests were combined in 1945 and hold 978,906 acres of public lands, wetlands, and other lands and waters. Huron National Forest, established in 1909, and Manistee National Forest, established in 1938, are not connected, but they had to be combined due to administrative issues. The Huron area is prone to fires, because of the large numbers of the highly flammable Jack Pine tree. The...

Isle Royale National Park
2013-04-18 00:37:38

Isle Royal National Park is located in the state of Michigan in the United States. The park contains 571,790 acres of land and water. Its mains feature is Isle Royale, the largest island in Lake Superior that stretches over forty-five miles. The park also contains four hundred smaller islands and the water that connects them. The park was established in 1940, designated as a Wilderness Area in 1976, and designated as an International Biosphere Reserve in 1980. Isle Royal once hosted a...

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