investing http://michiganradio.org en A former University of Michigan neurologist could be a key witness in federal insider trading case http://michiganradio.org/post/former-university-michigan-neurologist-could-be-key-witness-federal-insider-trading-case <p>A huge Connecticut-based hedge fund owned by an embattled billionaire is facing insider-trading charges.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; And a former University of Michigan professor may have played a part.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 21:45:00 +0000 Steve Carmody & The Associated Press 13701 at http://michiganradio.org A former University of Michigan neurologist could be a key witness in federal insider trading case More Michigan companies are tapping foreign markets http://michiganradio.org/post/more-michigan-companies-are-tapping-foreign-markets <p>There’s an encouraging story to tell about Michigan companies. More companies are tapping into foreign markets, and that will have a duel result: they’re making money, and creating jobs.<br>&nbsp;<br>Michigan was among 11 states that posted double-digit export growth last year. The Commerce Department reports that we were number eight when it came to exporting merchandise to foreign buyers.&nbsp; It was at $56.9 billion in 2012.&nbsp; That's up 12 percent from the year before.</p><p>Richard Curson is the director of the East Michigan US Export Assistance Center. He talked to us about the successes and challenges we face.</p><p><em>Click the audio above to hear the entire interview.</em></p><p><em>There are two ways you can podcast "Stateside with Cynthia Canty</em>"</p><ul><li><a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/podcasts/8746/rss.xml" target="_blank"><em>Podcast of the entire show</em></a></li><li><a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/podcasts/8935/rss.xml" target="_blank"><em>Podcast of each segment</em></a> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 22:13:23 +0000 Stateside Staff 11511 at http://michiganradio.org New York investment firm offers to buy Compuware for $2.3 billion http://michiganradio.org/post/new-york-investment-firm-offers-buy-compuware-23-billion <p>A New York-based hedge fund said Monday that it wants to buy Compuware, Michigan’s largest technology company.</p><p>Elliott Management Corp. has offered to buy the company for $2.3 billion at $11-a-share. Elliott currently owns 8 percent of the Detroit-based software company.</p><p>The Detroit Free Press <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20121217/BUSINESS06/121217024/New-York-hedge-fund-offers-to-buy-Compuware-for-2-3-billion?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE">has more</a>:</p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 20:54:50 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 10405 at http://michiganradio.org New York investment firm offers to buy Compuware for $2.3 billion Oldest Net-Zero House in America http://michiganradio.org/post/oldest-net-zero-house-america <p><a href="http://www.environmentreport.org/">The Environment Report</a> has been following an effort to make a Michigan house the oldest net-zero house in America. That means in a year the home will produce as much energy or more than it uses. <a href="http://environmentreport.org/show.php?showID=492">Lester Graham reports</a>... the owners are at the point where they can reach that goal.</p><p>Matt and Kelly Grocoff bought an old house in a historic neighborhood in Ann Arbor a few years ago. Matt wanted to show that making an older home an energy efficient showcase made more sense than building new.&nbsp; Kelly was just a little skeptical.</p><blockquote><p>“When we first bought the house and Matt was talking about what he wanted to do and what some goals might be, part of me was sort of like yeah, yeah, you know. Matt’s a dreamer. He likes to think big. And it’s really happening.”</p><p>&nbsp;</p></blockquote><p><a href="https://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=HOME_ENERGY_YARDSTICK.showGetStarted">Find out how to assess your own home's energy efficiency.</a></p><p> Tue, 21 Dec 2010 15:40:50 +0000 Rebecca Williams 662 at http://michiganradio.org Oldest Net-Zero House in America