Sunday, Oct 22


Calif. wildfires affect vineyard workers and owners


The deadly and destructive fires imperiled both low-wage workers and the wealthy entrepreneurs who employ them

Saturday, Oct 21


Shoppers get peek inside Detroit black-owned businesses

More than 60 shoppers boarded two yellow school buses joined the Buy Black Bus Tour on Saturday for a full day of visiting black-owned business in downtown Detroit.


Podcast: Howes on Big Business game


Howes says Gov. Rick Snyder's Michigan is back in the Big Business development game – because it has to be.

Big box stores face higher taxes after court ruling

The Detroit News

Michigan Supreme Court sided with a lower court in a case that could change how much big box stores pay in local taxes


Dave’s Sweet Tooth Toffee sees sweet success

Dave Chmielewski would make toffee for fellow Detroit firefighters. It’s now spread like fire across the world

Gilbert: Detroit has advantages in Amazon bid

Dan Gilbert says Detroit pitch offers Amazon a chance to set up shop in U.S. and Canada

Dave's Sweet Tooth Toffee


Andrew Chmielewski and his father Dave, of Dave's Sweet Tooth Toffee, show their racks of Peanut Butter Crunch toffee at their Harrison Township warehouse.


Kids, screens and parental guilt: Time to loosen up?

A report Thursday that kids aged 8 and under average about 2 hours and 19 minutes with screens every day at home.

Friday, Oct 20


Woodward Corners’ first tenants serve coffee, burgers

16-acre site next to Beaumont Hospital will have six buildings including grocery store, hotel, other restaurants, retail



Grand Rapids area makes pitch for Amazon’s 2nd HQ

Amazon is promising $5 billion of investment and says the project could create as many as 50,000 new full-time jobs


Howes: Mich., gov join incentive game because they must

Cost of doing nothing measured in slower economic growth, weaker personal income expansion, political bragging rights


Target sees new smaller stores as where it’s headed


New two-level store in Manhattan’s Herald Square is about one-third the size of Target’s average store

Thursday, Oct 19


Detroit’s bid delivered to Amazon with video

The Detroit News

Gilbert’s tweet Thursday links to an inspirational ‘Detroit Moves the World’ video

Handmade: Owners of Haberman Fabrics set to retire

New owner has plans to keep the same fabric quality, move the store to Clawson


FAA: Laptops in checked bags pose fire, explosion risk


The government is urging that large, personal electronic devices like laptops be banned from airline checked luggage


Little Rock drops Amazon bid, ‘It’s not you, it’s us.’


Little Rock pre-emptively broke up with Amazon rather than submit a long-shot bid for the company’s second headquarters


Former Ford CEO takes new gig in private equity


Mark Fields will join TPG Capital as a senior adviser


JetBlue to stop ticket sales on a dozen travel websites


JetBlue Airways Corp. said Thursday that the change was the first step in revamping its system of selling tickets online


Bills unveiled to fix Michigan jobless benefits system


Michigan’s unemployment benefits agency would assess smaller penalties on jobless workers found to have committed fraud

Inside Michigan’s $7.3B pitch to Foxconn

Document: Michigan offered Foxconn $7.3 billion-plus in incentives to try to land an electronics factory, facility sites


Jobless claims fall to 222K, lowest in 44 years

The Labor Department says claims for jobless aid dropped by 22,000 to 222,000, fewest since March 1973


Metro Detroit’s bid for Amazon is a group effort

The Detroit News

Cooperation highlights Detroit’s bid for retail giant’s second headquarters

Smithsonian honors Detroiter as ‘visionary design mind’

“Visionary design mind” says hip hop culture can help cure the sins of architecture, design and gentrification


New combat helmets offer wider protection


It protects against bomb fragmentations, blunt impacts, certain rifle projectiles, handgun bullets

Wednesday, Oct 18


Bull run steady, but fears linger 30 years after crash

As investors learned so painfully on Black Monday, markets can shift quickly.


Nielsen to share Netflix viewer data

Numbers could help studios negotiate with streaming services


Corporations to keep tax break lost by millions


Millions of Americans would lose a prized tax break under President Donald Trump’s sweeping revamp of the tax code


Trump: US has ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’ on taxes


Trump says, “a lot of people are liking” his plan, which still lacks specific legislation


U.S. agency withdraws Farmer Fair Practice Rule


The rule would have made it easier for farmers to sue companies over unfair, discriminatory or deceptive practices