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  Breaking News

New Poll Shows Snyder Expanding Lead Over Schauer
LANSING - Governor Rick Snyder has opened a wider lead on his Democratic opponent Mark Schauer with two weeks remaining in the election, a new poll shows.


Snyder, Signing Bill Tesla Blasted, Opens Door To Direct Sales
LANSING - Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill Tuesday that electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors said will prevent it from setting up centers where it can market its vehicles to potential Michigan customers.


40 Percent Of U.S. Large Enterprise Employees Use Own Devices At Work
STAMFORD, Conn. - Approximately 40 percent of U.S. employees who work for large companies said they use their own smartphones, desktops or laptops daily for some form of work purposes, raising the stakes in the Bring Your Own Device threat, says Gartner in a recent study.


Michigan Chamber Proposal On Road Funding Met With Criticism
LANSING - The Board of Directors at the Michigan Chamber of Commerce is concerned about the Legislature's inability to provide more than $1 billion in infrastructure funding, so it is considering an initiative petition in January if lawmakers can't find a permanent solution by the end of the year.


Forecast: Winter Hurts Job Growth For 2014
LANSING - The latest forecast for Michigan's economy from the Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics from the University of Michigan projects lower job growth in Michigan for 2014 because of the severity of last winter.


Krista Tanner To Join ITC As Vice President, ITC Holdings Corp., President, ITC Midwest
NOVI - ITC Holdings Corp. announced Monday that Krista Tanner will join the company on Nov. 10 as vice president, ITC Holdings Corp., and president of ITC Midwest.


Internet Advisor Podcast: AllDaySavings Hijacker, Digital Fight Against Cancer, Digital Renaissance Man
DETROIT - Ed Rudel shares the story of a listener who was plagued by Ads by AllDaySavings toolbar hijacker; The Digital Fight Against Cancer; Howard Berenbon: Digital Renaissance Man; MITechNews.Com Headlines with Mike Brennan.


Internet Advisor Podcast: A2Fix, SeeClickFix, Daily Detroit, Windows 10
DETROIT – Internet Advisor Podcast: Robert Kellar explains A2 Fix It that lets the citizens report on problems and make sure that they get fixed; Tucker D Severson, Government Partnerships at SeeClickFix shares how his company’s software is enabling citizens to hold their cities accountable for needed repairs; Patrick McNamara co-founder of the Daily Detroit; Jeff Garnai of Microsoft talks Windows 10.

  Entrepreneur's Corner

MIBB Honors Founder Newman At Memory Preservation Lab
PLYMOUTH - Relax and Network with Michigan Israel Business Bridge members and guests at a unique after work program highlighting MIBB founder Chuck Newman’s newest venture, Memory Preservation Lab and ClipFort.


Students Will Demonstrate Skills At Oct. 25 Halloween RoboParade
WARREN - Students from elementary through high school will demonstrate their ability to design, program and build autonomous robots at Lawrence Technological University’s Halloween RoboParade on Oct. 25 at the Expo Center on the South Campus of Macomb Community College in Warren.

  New Products/Contracts

Michigan Tech Using Advanced Technology To Study Earth Beneath Roads
HOUGHTON - While we’re able to enjoy timeless scenery as we travel in the United States, it’s important to realize that the soils and rocks forming the base of these transportation systems may not forever be stable.


Davenport Offers Leadership, Finance Courses For Senior Managers
GRAND RAPIDS – The Institute for Professional Excellence, Davenport University’s corporate education and coaching division, invites managers of all levels to participate in its Leadership for Performance and Finance for the Non-Financial Manager training programs.

  Cyber Defense

SUMIT 14 Raises Awareness Of Cyber Security Threats
ANN ARBOR – Security focused students, cyber security professionals, and members of the University of Michigan technology staff gathered earlier this month for the 10th annual Security at University of Michigan IT conference hosted every October during National Cyber Security Awareness Month.


Google Security Engineers Crack Secure Socket Layer Encryption With Poodle
SAN FRANCISCO - Older Web technology continues to be dogged by revelations that show how insecure it is. A trio of Google security engineers proved that the encryption standard Secure Socket Layer can be circumvented thanks to a new vulnerability they dubbed "POODLE."


MI Earth Day Fest Set For April 2015 In Rochester
ROCHESTER - The Rochester City Council has approved the application for the 10th annual MI Earth Day Fest to be held April 24-26, 2015, at a great new location in the City Center on the banks of the Paint Creek.


Snyder Proclaims Oct. 13-19 As Careers In Energy Week
LANSING - Gov. Rick Snyder has proclaimed Oct. 13-17 Careers in Energy Week in Michigan as a way to raise public awareness of careers in the energy field and recruit talent for the energy workforce of the future.


Maximizing Start-Up Opportunities With Patient Advocacy Foundations
ANN ARBOR - In the heat of looking for funding from traditional sources such as Venture Capitalists, start-ups often overlook opportunities for additional funds from Patient Advocacy Groups. On Nov. 5, Ann Arbor Spark will explore maximizing start-up opportunities with these foundations.


OcuSciences Named INNO-VATOR of Year By Medical Main Street
ANN ARBOR – OcuSciences, a medical diagnostic device manufacturer that developed a technology to detect eye disease years earlier than current method, was named Medical Main Street’s “INNO-VATOR of the Year.”


Richardville Film Incentive Bill On Senate Agenda
LANSING - A bill that Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville says would restructure the way the film industry could hire or be paid for certain workers is on the Senate agenda for Wednesday, though it first must clear the Senate Economic Development Committee in the morning.


Rick Snyder Stretches Lead Over Schauer To 8 points In Michigan Governor’s Race
LANSING – Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's lead over Democratic challenger Mark Schauer has grown to 8 points as his support among Independent voters has strengthened in the last month, according to the latest EPIC-MRA poll conducted exclusively for the Free Press, WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) and their statewide media polling partners.

  Guest Columns

SBAM Says Schauer Business Tax Proposal Will Hurt Entrepreneurs
LANSING - The Small Business Association of Michigan says that gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer’s proposal to broaden the base of Michigan's Corporate Income Tax takes Michigan in the wrong direction and would hurt the economic recovery of the state’s entrepreneurs.


Unplugged: 3D Printing Goes Solar
HOUGHTON - 3D printing guru Joshua Pearce wants nothing more than to provide the means of production to everyone, especially people in developing regions who must get by on very little. But there has been a drawback.

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