Western Michigan University Journalism Professor Sue Ellen Christian says thanks to cuts at newspapers “There’s never been a better time to be a corrupt local politician.” 

"KALAMAZOO — Stryker Corp. grew sales by more than 6.1 percent in 2015 and expects to see similar growth in 2016. In reporting preliminary results for last year, the Kalamazoo-based Stryker (NYSE: SYK) said global sales topped $9.9 billion. Sales grew at a slightly higher rate on the fourth quarter, 6.4 percent, reaching $2.7 billion." (MiBiz)

"ALLEGAN, MI – Perrigo Co. is recalling certain batches of an over-the-counter children's cough suppressant, saying some are packaged with an oral dosing cup that has incorrect dose markings." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

"WAYLAND, MI – The 5-year-old Gun Lake Casino announced it will expand its gaming, dining and entertainment options with an expansion that will be complete in the summer of 2017." (MLive)

(MPRN-Lansing) Gov. Rick Snyder has signed bills giving major tax breaks to data centers in Michigan. All data centers will no longer have to pay sales and use tax.