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The disagreement over who should have access to the computer code in automobiles could throw a wrench in consumers’ abilities to get their vehicles fixed at independent repair shops.

Mylan N.V.’s move to acquire Perrigo Co. plc is headed to a potential hostile takeover bid that will play out in the coming months.

Companies put a lot of resources and time into creating wellness programs, but even the best planning cannot guarantee that employees will get involved.

Within hours after voters soundly rejected a sales tax increase to help pay for improving the state’s roads, Democratic lawmakers started suggesting that Michigan’s business community needs to pay its “fair share” for infrastructure.

The mixed-use projects beginning to take shape around Kalamazoo’s central business district and its nearby neighborhoods point the way forward for the city’s growing commercial real estate market.

A protracted labor dispute that slowed the shipment of products through ports on the West Coast has forced some West Michigan manufacturers to rethink their just-in-time production model.

As global equipment manufacturers jockey to supply the $19.6 billion craft brewing industry, one West Michigan entrepreneur has positioned his company to serve amateur brewers who make beer in their garages and basements.

It is not unusual for companies to find themselves wondering from time to time just how big of a market a given component has.

Imagine spending time and resources to develop a product only to find out that you won’t be able to describe it on the label in a way you think best resonates with consumers.

The sale of the parent corporations for Founders Bank & Trust and The Bank of Holland are the latest deals in a merger trend across the banking industry in Michigan that M&A experts expect will only continue to occur in coming years.

Michigan’s big three research universities again compare favorably overall to their national peers in terms of innovation, although more progress needs to occur in getting those ideas from the lab to the marketplace.

Baker College plans to launch an online graduate degree this fall for nurses who want to continue their education and move into administrative or teaching positions.

Engineering and construction firms must prepare now to be able to handle the amount of work coming at some point in the future to repair Michigan’s crumbling roads, bridges and other infrastructure.

In launching a joint degree this fall in osteopathic medicine and business, Michigan State University seeks to produce better doctors.

Scott VanderKooy is a nonprofit director who leads with the mindset of an entrepreneurial for-profit executive.

As many Michigan employers continue to struggle to find the talent they need to operate their businesses, Gov. Rick Snyder recently announced the initial round of appointments to the board of directors for the state’s new Talent Investment Agency (TIA). Kenyatta Brame, executive vice president at Grand Rapids-based Cascade Engineering Inc., is among the handful of business executives, educators and professionals from across the state who were appointed to serve on the board. Brame spoke with MiBiz shortly after his appointment to discuss strategies the state can implement to more effectively recruit and retain the talent that Michigan companies need to grow.

Wellness is no longer just about getting employees to lose excess weight, exercise more or eat better to improve their physical health and maybe trim the company’s health-care costs.

Proposed regulations from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission would provide employers some clarity as they look to avoid the scrutiny of federal regulators who are on guard for corporate wellness programs that they believe go too far.

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