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Wayne State escapes worst of coronavirus financial impact, developing plan for return to campus for fall
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Wayne State escapes worst of coronavirus financial impact, developing plan for return to campus for fall

President Wilson says there will be in-person classes Wayne State University's unique public private partnership with Corvias to run all of its on...

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Campgrounds see famine amid coronavirus shutdown orders ⁠— but loophole keeps some open
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Campgrounds see famine amid coronavirus shutdown orders ⁠— but loophole keeps some open

RAPID RIVER — In a pine tree forest on a ridge uphill from the shores of Lake Michigan's Little Bay de Noc, the Vagabond Resort & Campground looks...

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The office isn't dead, it's bending
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The office isn't dead, it's bending

As a small business owner in Detroit we're working together as a community for a slow and steady return to work. I started a coworking space seven...

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Why the mall is harder to reopen safely than an assembly line
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Why the mall is harder to reopen safely than an assembly line

Shoppers returning to Twelve Oaks Mall on May 28 were greeted by gated doors and few open retailers. Stores were open by appointment only. Several...

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Michigan launches portal for businesses seeking PPE
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Michigan launches portal for businesses seeking PPE

As Michigan's economy slowly reopens amid the coronavirus crisis, the state has a new mechanism to connect businesses with needed personal...

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What's next for the idled COVID-19 field hospital inside TCF Center
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What's next for the idled COVID-19 field hospital inside TCF Center

In April, two main halls inside TCF Center on Detroit's riverfront were quickly converted from a convention center to an unconventional hospital at...

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Telemedicine has a 'moment' amid COVID-19; here's what the future looks like
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Telemedicine has a 'moment' amid COVID-19; here's what the future looks like

Telemedicine has had a moment during the COVID-19 crisis, which has accelerated adoption of the remote medical technologies.And that revolution is...

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Ponyride stays alive with deal to team with Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Michigan
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Ponyride stays alive with deal to team with Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Michigan

Under the agreement, Boys & Girls Clubs will manage Ponyride and provide it with just less than 20,000 square feet of operating space. Boys & Girls...

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Armed with safe reopening plan, Michigan salons, barber shops urge Whitmer to lift ban
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Armed with safe reopening plan, Michigan salons, barber shops urge Whitmer to lift ban

A coalition of more than two dozen salons, spa and barber shop owners and workers eager to get back to work amid the state's coronavirus-related...

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Michigan State University to welcome students back to campus for fall semester
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Michigan State University to welcome students back to campus for fall semester

Michigan State University will bring students back to campus this fall semester but cap the final three weeks with remote learning. President...

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Michigan residents hold $50 million in unredeemed bottle, can deposits
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Michigan residents hold $50 million in unredeemed bottle, can deposits

Fifty million dollars is a whole lot of dimes.That's how much Michigan residents hold in beer, pop, and other bottles and cans with 10-cent...

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Mary Kramer on WJR: Push for outdoor dining
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Mary Kramer on WJR: Push for outdoor dining

Crain's Detroit Business Group Publisher Mary Kramer chats with Paul W. Smith on WJR AM 760 about stories from this week's issue. Listen to the...

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Minority-owned businesses in Washtenaw County struggle to find resources
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Minority-owned businesses in Washtenaw County struggle to find resources

Minority-owned businesses in Washtenaw County have drastically lagged behind white-owned businesses in securing business relief loans during the...

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Debt and coronavirus push Hertz into bankruptcy protection
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Debt and coronavirus push Hertz into bankruptcy protection

Hertz filed for bankruptcy protection Friday, unable to withstand the coronavirus pandemic that has crippled global travel and with it, the heavily...

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Millions of PPP loan-forgiveness requests are about to rain on banks
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Millions of PPP loan-forgiveness requests are about to rain on banks

Banks are preparing for a flood of applications for loan forgiveness under the U.S. Paycheck Protection Program, marshaling staff to help borrowers...

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Week of May 23
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Week of May 23

THE NEWS: Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer prevailed Thursday in a high-stakes challenge by Republican lawmakers who sued over her authority to...

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Residents, businesses sue Michigan dam operator over ruinous flooding
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Residents, businesses sue Michigan dam operator over ruinous flooding

Residents and businesses in central Michigan communities that were submerged when two dams failed this week on Friday sued the operator of the dams...

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Businesses cite dissatisfaction with Paycheck Protection Program in survey
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Businesses cite dissatisfaction with Paycheck Protection Program in survey

A new statewide survey of Michigan companies with fewer than 500 employees finds dissatisfaction with the federal government's Paycheck Protection...

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Health systems ready to tackle backlog of surgeries, procedures
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Health systems ready to tackle backlog of surgeries, procedures

Henry Ford Health System in Detroit is taking full advantage of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's new order that allows resumption of health care services...

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Planet Fitness details plan for reopening in Michigan
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Planet Fitness details plan for reopening in Michigan

The largest gym chain in Michigan has completed an expansive reopening plan that seeks to transform the Judgement Free Zone into the COVID-19 Free...

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Injunction blocking Michigan e-cigarettes ban stands
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Injunction blocking Michigan e-cigarettes ban stands

LANSING — The state appeals court let stand an injunction blocking Michigan's ban on flavored e-cigarettes, saying a lower judge did not overstep...

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Crain's May Days of Giving lends hand to nonprofits
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Crain's May Days of Giving lends hand to nonprofits

For the past decade, Gina Kell Spehn has been raising money to help fill income gaps experienced by families hit by cancer. The COVID-19 pandemic...

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Why our infrastructure is a dam failure
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Why our infrastructure is a dam failure

Every August between 1932 and 1941, thousands gathered on the banks of the Tittabawassee River in Edenville. The Lumberjack Picnics were renowned...

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Flood raises fears of pollution at Michigan toxic waste site
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Flood raises fears of pollution at Michigan toxic waste site

It took seven years to settle on a plan for cleansing two rivers and floodplains polluted with dioxins from a Dow Chemical Co. plant in central...

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Detroit Pistons offer ticket refunds, make virtual pivot to salvage sponsorships
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Detroit Pistons offer ticket refunds, make virtual pivot to salvage sponsorships

The Detroit Pistons are offering refunds for games missed due to the coronavirus outbreak while also hanging on to sponsorship revenue by pivoting...

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Cheers! Up North bars, patrons celebrate reopening after weeks of coronavirus shutdown
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Cheers! Up North bars, patrons celebrate reopening after weeks of coronavirus shutdown

TRAVERSE CITY - A minute after midnight Thursday, the night cook at Brady's Bar led a 10-second countdown with two dozen patrons standing outside...

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Trump praises Ford for ventilators on Michigan visit
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Trump praises Ford for ventilators on Michigan visit

President Donald Trump speaks to Ford Motor Co. and GE Healthcare executives Thursday afternoon during a tour of the automaker's Rawsonville...

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'Time for patients to catch up' on care, health providers say as Whitmer reopens practices
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'Time for patients to catch up' on care, health providers say as Whitmer reopens practices

Health care providers responded quickly Thursday to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's lifting of restrictions on nonessential health care services, which...

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Defiant barber wins legal round in Michigan's bid to keep shop closed
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Defiant barber wins legal round in Michigan's bid to keep shop closed

OWOSSO — A judge on Thursday rejected a request for an injunction that would have strengthened the state's hand in keeping a Michigan barber shop...

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Health, community leaders unpack causes for COVID-19 racial disparities
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Health, community leaders unpack causes for COVID-19 racial disparities

A panel of metro Detroit leaders and health care experts on Wednesday cited long-existing health and social disparities for black Detroiters and...

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