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2014-04-08 12:25:03

U-M team examines state-by-state navigation of the politics of health reform in JAMA article With the political divide over health care reform still strong going into this year's elections, a new analysis of state-level decisions shows signs of an emerging middle way toward reducing the ranks of the uninsured. The approach centers on efforts by governors and legislatures to get federal permission to customize Medicaid expansion in ways that satisfy political conservatives – while...

2014-04-08 12:22:28

JACKSON, Mich., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy is being recognized nationally for its excellence and commitment to energy efficiency in Michigan with the 2014 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. "Helping Michigan save energy is our Promise, and our energy efficiency programs have saved this state's residents more than $575 million since 2009," said Garrick Rochow, Consumers Energy's vice president of operations and quality....

2014-04-08 12:20:26

TROY, Mich., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Schaeffler - a leading global manufacturer of high-precision automotive products and systems for engines, transmissions and chassis applications - was named a 2014 Automotive News PACE (Premier Automotive Suppliers' Contribution to Excellence) Award winner in the product category for its fuel-saving and vibration-reducing torque converter for rear wheel drive with centrifugal pendulum absorber. Patrick Lindemann, vice president of product...

2014-04-08 11:34:49

Genes amplify the stress of harsh environments for some children, and magnify the advantage of supportive environments for other children, according to a study that's one of the first to document how genes interacting with social environments affect biomarkers of stress. "Our findings suggest that an individual's genetic architecture moderates the magnitude of the response to external stimuli—but it is the environment that determines the direction" says Colter Mitchell, lead author of...

2014-04-08 08:38:12

TROY, Mich., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/-- Plex, the leader in cloud-based ERP for manufacturers, Tuesday announced Mark Hawkins's appointment to its board of directors. Hawkins is executive vice president and chief financial officer of Autodesk, Inc., a position he has held since 2009. Autodesk is a leader in 3-D design, engineering and entertainment software. What's New -- Mark Hawkins joins the Plex board of directors, effective immediately. -- As executive vice president and...

2014-04-07 23:26:53

On March 18, 2014, Electrical Construction and Maintenance (EC&M) magazine announced that FlashTrack™, designed and distributed by Facility Results, of Plymouth, Michigan, won the publication’s “2014 Product of the Year” award in the Software Design category. FlashTrack is a software tool used by electricians and engineers to catalog, document, and capture required electrical nameplate information for an arc flash analysis. Plymouth, MI (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 On March 18,...

2014-04-07 23:23:41

The 2014 Vincentric Best Fleet Value in America Awards were announced with GM and Ford leading the way as the top-performing manufacturers, with eight winning vehicles each. Other manufacturers with multiple award winners were Toyota, Nissan, Chrysler, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Subaru. Bingham Farms, Michigan (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 The ninth annual Vincentric Best Fleet Value in America™ awards were announced earlier today, with General Motors and Ford Motor Company leading the way with...

2014-04-07 23:01:06

US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR) is releasing highly regarded data showing the increase of federal contracts in Michigan. Currently after reviewing the federal marketplace for available solicitations, US Federal Contractor Registration has found 372 contracting opportunities in Michigan. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR) is releasing highly regarded data showing the increase of federal contracts in Michigan. Currently after...

2014-04-07 16:26:06

SAGINAW, Mich., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants is pleased to announce that Shawn Hyde, CBA, CVA, CMEA, has received the Certified Machinery/Equipment Appraiser (CMEA) designation from the National Equipment and Business Builders Institute (NEBB). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130402/DE87260LOGO A CMEA has the expertise and training to conduct an independent, third-party machinery and equipment appraisal often sought for business...

2014-04-07 16:26:04

Events center will create 5,500 jobs and $200 million in job-related income including over $100 million for Detroit residents DETROIT, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Olympia Development of Michigan (ODM) today submitted to the Downtown Development Authority Board for its review and approval the recommendation of Barton Malow-Hunt-White as general contractor for the new Detroit events center. The DDA board is scheduled to consider and vote on the recommendation at a meeting on...


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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