| Apr 27, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Tractor trailers filled with dead car batteries made their way up to Gopher Resource's recycling plant in Eagan, Minn. The 30-plus pound blocks were fed into a giant industrial blender and soon became material for new batteries and ammunition.
| Jan 23, 2014
| 7:05 AM
The North American International Auto Show in Detroit has always been known for power and performance but in 2014 the industry was also showcasing technology that includes alternative sources of power.
Though they weren’t front and center, auto...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 9:41 AM
Start/stop systems in cars, paired with traditional gas engines, are up to the task of bringing cars to the mandated higher fuel economy numbers, according to a major automotive supplier.
Johnson Controls says its present lead-acid absorbent glass mat...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 3:30 AM
Reports: Weekly jobless claims, Chicago Fed national activity index for December, December leading indicators, December existing home sales
Local earnings: Cabot Microelectronics, Discover Financial, GATX Corp., McDonald's Corp., Old Republic...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 3:27 PM
An array of solar panels, spreading across nearly five acres at the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant in Essex, could deliver significant energy savings and will pay for itself within a decade, officials said Tuesday.
The 4,200 American-made panels,...
| Dec 5, 2009
New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin says he doesn't see any problem giving city contracts to companies connected to people who have pleaded guilty to corruption charges.
"I would say, hopefully, they've learned their lesson and we're smart enough to not let them...
| Oct 2, 2001
Bethlehem Area school directors on Monday authorized their financial officer to seek investors for the district's proposed $43 million bond issue.
The bond, which the school directors could approve as early as Oct. 15, would allow the district to...
| Jun 17, 2009
It's called the Fast-Trac Venture program, which allows people to evaluate opportunities and develop a plan for owning their own business.
So far, 15 people have completed the program in Ottawa County and have started their own business, including Ray...
| Aug 5, 2009
A big announcement was made on Wednesday for Michigan's economy. More than a billion dollars is coming to the state to make batteries for electric cars.
It's all federal stimulus money. A Holland company says, it'll help recharge business and add...
| Aug 7, 2009
The big news was two days old, but Friday morning Governor Jennifer Granholm was in Holland to celebrate federal grants to produce batteries for electric vehicles.
Johnson Controls (JCI) received a $299 million grant from the federal government to...
| Oct 28, 2008
Are the Big Three worth saving?
The U.S. auto industry's downward spiral has accelerated dramatically in recent weeks. In a desperate bid for solvency, General Motors Corp. is seeking a merger with Chrysler. Chrysler has talked with Renault and Nissan...