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2014-09-17 08:36:39

Newer Eateries Rule the List; Winning Restaurants Span 29 States with California, Oregon, and Pennsylvania Restaurants Making the Strongest Showing and the Cities of Portland and Philadelphia Boasting the Most Honorees SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of our country's progressive food and dining culture, OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), is pleased to honor the 2014...

2014-09-17 08:23:39

Largest U.S. Improvement in J.D. Power Study JACKSON, Mich., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy has received the second-highest ranking in customer satisfaction in J.D. Power's annual study of gas residential customers in the Large Midwest segment, and made the greatest progress among all gas utilities in the U.S. "Consumers Energy is listening to the communities we serve, and directly improving issues like price and customer service, and making system upgrades to ensure the...

2014-09-17 08:21:10

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton's WardsAuto today released the second annual WardsAuto Fuel Economy Index: State of the Industry report, which examines average fuel economy of new light vehicles (LVs) sold in the U.S. as measured by the WardsAuto Fuel Economy Index (FEI), in comparison with prior periods back to Q4 2007, the Index Base Period (IBP) . The report finds that the average fuel economy of new light vehicles rose to a record high of 24.7 MPG in...

2014-09-16 23:15:43

Cancer diagnosis sends one woman into crisis in ‘CRISIS: Mine’s Cancer, What’s Yours?’ SWARTZ CREEK, Mich. (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 When author Ellen Harbin received a cancer diagnosis just as she was about to adopt two children, a crisis erupted in her family. Her new book “CRISIS: Mine’s Cancer, What’s Yours?: Falling to Pieces in a Crisis Was Not an Option for Me” (published by WestBow Press) chronicles her dramatic story and illustrates how God’s guiding hand got...

2014-09-16 23:09:52

HIPOWER SYSTEMS, a manufacturer of power-generation and power distribution equipment in the U.S. and Canada, today announced that Ancona Controls, a Michigan-based provider of Back-up power solutions, selected a HJW 205 T6U diesel HIPOWER SYSTEMS backup generator to provide power continuity of service for one of Michigan’s largest cable/Internet providers. (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 HIPOWER SYSTEMS, a manufacturer of power-generation and power distribution equipment in the U.S. and...

2014-09-16 16:22:38

Summary of Benefits: WEST CHESTER, Ohio, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) said today that it has completed its acquisition of Severstal North America's integrated steelmaking assets located in Dearborn, Michigan. The transaction also included a cokemaking facility and interests in three joint ventures that process flat-rolled steel products. AK Steel said that it paid $707 million in cash for the acquisition, which includes $314 million for working...

2014-09-16 12:34:58

Greatland combines Winfiler, speedEfiler.com and FileTaxes.com to create single comprehensive solution for range of users GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Greatland, one of the country's leading providers of W-2 and 1099 products for business, announced today that it has launched Yearli, a comprehensive new W-2 and 1099 reporting software and online filing platform. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140916/146402 Yearli was created entirely by Greatland to be a complete...

2014-09-16 12:34:41

Offers new and enhanced capabilities for faster, more accurate and efficient simulation-driven design TROY, Mich., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair today announced a new release of HyperWorks®, the most comprehensive version to date of its computer-aided engineering (CAE) software platform, which has set the global standard for enabling its users to create more durable and efficient products. HyperWorks 13.0 increases engineering productivity in four distinct areas: -- Performance...

2014-09-16 12:23:50

JACKSON, Mich., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy has reached agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that resolves alleged past violations of New Source Review and opacity provisions of the Clean Air Act. The agreement does not include any admission of wrongdoing on the part of the company. Consumers Energy is one of many U.S. energy providers, including numerous Midwest utilities, whose routine maintenance, repair and...

2014-09-16 08:22:17

New capabilities enable enterprises running Hyperion, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft and Oracle E-Business Suite to best leverage cloud hosting and third-party disaster recovery services SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterprises running Oracle ERP systems can now take advantage of cloud-based infrastructure built for rapid deployment and disaster recovery, from Secure-24 (www.secure-24.com), a leading provider of managed services, IT outsourcing and cloud computing. The...


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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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'