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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

Man Confesses He Killed Grand Rapids Neighbor In 1989

State police say he confessed because it was “weighing heavy on his chest.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/07/2014

Man Gets Prison For Gun Tied To 7 Michigan Deaths

“Selling a semi-automatic pistol to Dantzler was like lighting a match to a powder keg,”

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/03/2014

Super Bowl Media Scorecard

Social Media And The Super Bowl: Study Finds Women Drive Favorite Ads

Lambert, Edwards & Associates, a Grand Rapids public relations firm with offices in Detroit and Lansing, says men dominated social media discussions on the Super Bowl before the game — but once it started, women joined the conversation.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/03/2014

dematic

GR’S Dematic Announces Acquisition, Growth Plans

The German factory and warehouse automation provider Dematic’s U.S. headquarters in Grand Rapids announced the purchase of Upturn Solutions, a Bigfork, Mont.-based developer of computerized maintenance management systems for distribution, warehouse and manufacturing centers. Dematic also said it plans to continue hiring in 2014 after adding 250 jobs in Grand Rapids in 2013.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/27/2014

Bill Wagner

Software Guru Wagner Starts Training Venture

Software expert Bill Wagner, who sold his SRT Solutions software development business to Grand Rapids-based Atomic Object last year, has launched his next venture — software training.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/22/2014

Michigan Health Connect

Michigan’s Two Largest Health Info Exchanges Announce Merger Plans

Michigan’s two largest online health information exchanges announced merger plans Monday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/20/2014

Chair Exec Sues After Falling Out Of Chair

The founder of a Michigan chair company is suing another furniture company after falling out of a chair and hurting his back.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/15/2014

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