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Rich DeVos pens autobiography

Many of the lessons the Amway co-founder has learned over the years still apply today.

April 11, 2014
Though he’s written four books previously, “Simply Rich” is Richard DeVos’ most personal so far. Read More

DTE truck causes outage for 1,800 Consumers Energy customers

April 10, 2014
| By AP
About 1,800 Consumers Energy customers in a local town lost power Wednesday after a DTE Energy truck drove through their downtown. Read More

E-cigarette maker rolls out $20M marketing campaign

April 8, 2014
An e-cigarette maker in the region is investing $20 million to market one of its brands internationally. Read More

Universal Forest Products acquires component manufacturer

April 7, 2014
A Universal Forest Products subsidiary has purchased certain assets of a building component manufacturer located in Locust, N.C. Read More

Food distributor expands territory

April 4, 2014
A local food distributor is expanding into the Southwest U.S. by acquiring a longtime distributor in Texas. Read More

X-Rite develops image color-matching app

April 4, 2014
The color-management company X-Rite has developed a mobile app to help creative professionals optimize the color of images on mobile devices. Read More

European association names e-cigarette exec chairman

April 3, 2014
The president of international at an e-cigarette maker in the region is the new chairman of Europe’s Electronic Cigarette Industry Trade Association. Read More

Startup guards iPhones

April 2, 2014
A startup is developing the iPhone’s “new best friend.” Read More

Stryker transitions legal leadership

April 2, 2014
The legal department at medical equipment maker Stryker is under new leadership. Read More

Universal Forest acquires stake in sawmill

April 1, 2014
Universal Forest Products is expanding its industrial business in Texas and Louisiana via acquisition. Read More