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Mark Sanchez

Mark Sanchez

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KALAMAZOO — The $6 million expansion of Rx Optical Laboratories Inc.’s corporate campus in Southwest Michigan will support further steady growth for the company.

Bankers in West Michigan and nationwide could get some regulatory relief this year.

Bad debt incurred at Michigan hospitals and the financial assistance offered to help patients with medical bills declined by nearly $325 million in the first full year that the state expanded Medicaid eligibility under the federal Affordable Care Act.

Gov. Rick Snyder today recommended Jeff Mason, the head of the University Research Corridor that consists of the state’s top three research universities, to lead the Michigan Economic Development Corp.

David Ramaker plans to retire in the third quarter as president and CEO of Chemical Financial Corp.

Horizon Bancorp would extend a little further into Michigan with the acquisition of a Midland-based community bank.

Sunday, 11 June 2017 20:00

M&A market shift ahead?

M&A professionals say deal volume remains strong heading into mid year with more buyers in the market than sellers. 

Economists expect Michigan’s economy to grow through 2017, although at a little slower pace as automotive sales dip and the state’s manufacturing employment follows suit.

The heightened use of cheaper generic drugs has not been enough to stem the rising costs of prescription medication for Americans. 

What one Grand Rapids-area physician considers a form of “extortion,” others see as a necessary way to gauge how well doctors keep up with modern medicine.

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