Fiat to Build New Engine in Michigan
Fiat SpA will build a new, more fuel-efficient engine for Fiat and Chrysler vehicles at a plant near Detroit, the Associated Press reports.
W. Michigan Business Incubator Seeks Entrepreneurs
Zeeland-based Momentum is accepting applications for its 2010 program, WWJ Newsradio 950 reports. Momentum is a pre-seed stage funding and incubation program that provides initial investments, mentoring and business launch assistance to entrepreneurs who have innovative web technology and application ideas.
Ford, GM Top Lists
There's no denying it. American cars are getting better. "
Ford and General Motors got a welcome endorsement of their new strategies as they accounted for four of the six finalists for 2010 North American Car and Truck of the Year," the Detroit Free Press reports.
Motown Turns 50, Still Going Strong
On Jan. 12, 1959, Elvis Presley was in the Army. The Beatles were a little-known group called The Quarrymen casting about for gigs in Liverpool. It’s also the day a 29-year-old boxer, assembly line worker and songwriter named Berry Gordy Jr. used an $800 family loan to start a record company in Detroit. Crain's Detroit Business says the party is far from over for the iconic company.
Inventor Robert Fischell Urges Perseverance in Innovators
“The harder I work, the luckier I get,” Fischell said in a keynote address on medical device innovation at the annual MichBio Expo in Kalamazoo. MLive.com has more details.
UM Research Shows Promise Against Alzheimer's
University of Michigan researchers have developed new molecular tools that can be used in the fight against
Alzheimer's disease. The research, led by assistant professor Mi Hee Lim, was published online this week in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Click for more from WWJ.com.
Detroiters' Emotional Attachment Increases
A Gallup study found that residents' emotional attachment to the Detroit area has actually increased slightly in 2009, in spite of the economy, Crain's Detroit Business reports.
Fashion Show Highlights Homegrown Talent
From the Detroit Free Press: In faux fur, leather pants, the mostly female audience of the Fashion in Detroit event at the Detroit Zoo definitely dressed to impress. The work featured included that of
designer Peter Soronen, who grew up in Farmington Hills and designs gowns worn by celebrities, including Michelle Obama.
MSU is 'Magnificent,' WWJ Reports
"The phrase 'world class' gets tossed around so much it's almost lost meaning," writes WWJ Newsradio 950's echnology Editor Matt Roush. "But if the phrase still means anything, you've got to hand it to Michigan State University, whose sprawling campus, 47,000 sharp students and 5,000 faculty cover every academic discipline worth covering with uniform excellence."