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  Breaking News

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.


123Net Acquires Michigan Network Services
SOUTHFIELD - 123Net Inc., one of Michigan's largest telecommunications and Internet service providers, has acquired Michigan Network Services. Terms were not announced.


Recent Gains In Gas Mileage Have Fueled Major Societal Benefits
ANN ARBOR - Fuel economy in the U.S. has increased 26 percent in the last seven years, saving billions of gallons of gas and billions of pounds of vehicle emissions, say University of Michigan researchers.


Snyder, Schauer Drop Gloves In Debate
DETROIT - Both Republican Governor Rick Snyder and his Democratic opponent Mark Schauer slammed each other Sunday during the one debate they will engage in during the 2014 election. Snyder ended the hour-long event urging voters not to go back to the "lost decade" and Schauer closed saying he has worked for regular people, not the wealthy.


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

Faurecia Named Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council's Corporation Of Year
AUBURN HILLS - Faurecia North America has been named Corporation of the Year in the Manufacturing Level II category, and Faurecia's Glenn Donell was designated National Buyer of the Year by the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council. The honors were announced this week at the 31st Annual MMSDC Awards Ceremony in Detroit.


Verizon Wireless Debuts XLTE On 4G LTE AWS Spectrum
DETROIT - In May, Verizon Wireless announced the introduction of XLTE in Michigan. Now it's expanding the service into additional markets including Adrian and Menominee. Verizon Wireless now has XLTE in more than 400 markets.

  Cyber Defense

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."


Russian Hackers Exploit Bug In Microsoft Windows OS
SAN FRANCISCO - Russian hackers have exploited a bug in Microsoft's Windows operating system in order to target computers used by NATO, the European Union, Ukraine and the telecommunications and energy sectors, according to security firm iSight.


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.


MSU Engineering Gets $1 Million For Professorship In Electromagnetics
EAST LANSING - A retired Michigan State University professor has made a $1 million commitment to benefit the MSU College of Engineering with a professorship in electromagnetics.


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.”


Red Wings Extend Deal With Van Andel Institute's Purple Community
DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings have extended their partnership with Van Andel Institute’s Purple Community in an effort to raise money for cancer research when the Red Wings host the Pittsburgh Penguins at Joe Louis Arena for Hockey Fights Cancer Night Oct. 23.


Snyder Reviewing Bill That Could Affect Tesla
LANSING - A once thought to be innocuous bill involving a fee dealerships charge auto manufacturers underwent a potentially significant change before clearing the Legislature, and that change appears designed to ensure the electric automaker Tesla would have to sell its vehicles in Michigan through franchise dealers instead of directly to customers as it is doing in other states.


Tech Grants Built Michigan School Network, Upgraded Computers
LANSING - Within two years, all of the schools in the state will be connected with a dedicated network as part of the Technology Readiness Infrastructure Grants, the State Board of Education was told Tuesday.

  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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