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President and CEO of Michigan Economic Development Corporation Michael Finney is trying to help bridge the talent gap in Michigan. (credit: Paul Pytlowany/CBS 62)

2-Day Economic Summit Highlights Michigan Employment

The summit will also feature pitches by job seekers and presentations on best practices that are being used currently.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/17/2014

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Police Stake-Out Nets Arrest In String Of Gas Thefts

More than 40 large thefts of gasoline, diesel fuel and equipment have been reported in the Grand Rapids area since October.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/14/2014

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Forbes Lists Detroit, Warren Among Most Affordable Cities In U.S.

The Midwest dominated the Top 20 list.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/13/2014

The downtown Grand Rapids skyline. WWJ file photo.

West Michigan Economic Index Perks Up — Except For Hiring

The West Michigan industrial economy experienced continued growth in the latest survey of corporate purchasing managers conducted by Brian G. Long, director of supply management research at Grand Valley State Univeresity’s Seidman College of Business.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/12/2014

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Lots Of Hiring Coming This Spring, Manpower Survey Says

Employers in the Detroit area, West Michigan and the state as a whole are expected to hire at a brisk pace during the second quarter, according to the latest Employment Outlook Survey, released Tuesday by the Milwaukee, Wis.-based temporary help firm Manpower Inc.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/11/2014

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City To Strike Rule About Being Willfully Annoying, Attorney Claims It’s ‘Unconstitutional’

It’s soon expected to be OK to be willfully annoying in one Michigan city.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/04/2014

The Van Andel Institute's Grand Rapids headquarters. Wikimedia Commons Photo.

Van Andel Institute Boosts Research Into Personalized Cancer Therapy

The Grand Rapids medical research and education institution Van Andel Institute Friday announced a new effort in epigenetics, the science of external modifications to DNA that turn genes on or off, which could lead to new approaches to personalized cancer therapy.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/28/2014

Fiber optic cables. Wikimedia Commons photo from Sandia National Laboratories

US Signal Expands Network Access in Midwest Central Offices

The data network provider US Signal said Tuesday that it is firing up new fiber optic connectivity in 52 telephone company central offices in Michigan, Illinois and Indiana.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/18/2014

The downtown Grand Rapids skyline. WWJ file photo.

Michigan Tech Startups Get Funding From GR’s Grand Angels

The Grand Rapids private investor group Grand Angels announced its latest funding commitments to a group of Michigan startups.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/17/2014

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Furniture Company Tells Competitor: It’s Not Our Fault You Fell From Chair

A California furniture company is responding to a lawsuit filed by a Michigan rival who hurt his back when a chair collapsed.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/08/2014

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