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Reinventing America: The Transformational Power of Technology

date: November 19, 2012
SOURCE: Forbes

Big Data, business analytics, and new cloud, mobile, and social technology are driving “one of the most important inflection points in the history of technology” by dramatically “transforming how individuals work and companies compete,” said Oracle chairman Jeff Henley in a speech last week.



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Oracle Chair Says Big Data, Analytics Bringing Big Changes To Business

date: November 14, 2012
SOURCE: The Detroit News

DETROIT — The convergence of Big Data, cheap storage and computing power is letting people do increasingly extraordinary things with IT, Oracle Corp. chairman Jeff Henley told an audience of about 200 at a Detroit Economic Club luncheon Wednesday.

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GM: Europe ‘More Serious’ Than 2008 Bubble

date: November 17, 2011
SOURCE: Bloomberg

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Treasury boss says U.S. Committed To Getting Out Of Auto Business

date: April 28, 2011
SOURCE: The Detroit News

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told the Detroit Economic Club Thursday that the government remains committed to getting the bailed-out auto companies back in the hands of private control as soon as possible, while still balancing the need to get back as much of the taxpayers' money as possible.save

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Timothy Geithner: We rescued GM, Chrysler 'To Save Jobs'

date: April 28, 2011
SOURCE: Detroit Free Press

Balancing cautious celebration with sober warnings, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told the Detroit Economic Club the Obama administration will exit from its 2009 investments to rescue General Motors and Chrysler even if it doesn’t recoup every taxpayer dollar.

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Detroit's Eastern Market To Open Tuesdays In July As Sen. Stabenow Promotes Expansion

date: April 12, 2011
SOURCE: Detroit News

Eastern Market draws tens of thousands of customers to Detroit every Saturday, and Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow thinks it could do the same on other days of the week.

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Stabenow Wants Eastern Market To Expand Sales Days

date: April 11, 2011
SOURCE: The Detroit News

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow says she is working with officials of Detroit's Eastern Market to help them increase the number of days the outdoor and shed merchants are open for business.

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Senator Stabenow: The Real Issue Is Jobs

date: April 11, 2011
SOURCE: CBS Detroit

DETROIT (WWJ) – As Congress tackles the budget crisis, Michigan U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow says she doesn’t want to the solutions to be at the expense of those who can least afford it.

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Red Wings Make Annual Visit to Economic Club of Detroit Luncheon

date: March 30, 2011
SOURCE: WXYZ.com

The Detroit Red Wings made their annual visit to the Economic Club of Detroit luncheon in downtown Detroit on Thursday afternoon.

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Mackinac Conference Agenda Includes Manufacturing Panel, Mark Reuss Keynote

date: March 29, 2011
SOURCE: Crain's Detroit Business

Cooperation is a theme of the June 1-3 Mackinac Policy Conference, says this year’s conference chairman: Chip McClure, chairman, president and CEO of Troy-based ArvinMeritor Inc.

With that in mind, the chamber and Detroit Economic Club will collaborate on a panel designed to advance a conversation begun at the Economic Club’s 2009 National Summit.

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Bank Will Join in Hardest Hit Fund

date: March 24, 2011
SOURCE: Detroit Free Press

Kieth Cockrell, Bank of America's Michigan president, said Wednesday that the company is days away from officially announcing its participation in Michigan's Hardest Hit fund, which helps residents in danger of losing their homes.

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Metro Detroit Firm to Hire 100 Auto Engineers

date: March 12, 2011
SOURCE: The Detroit News

A Metro Detroit automotive firm is hiring 100 new automotive engineers this year, thanks to a $10 million investment by a Chinese parts and accessory company.

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China's Auto Sales Growth Seen Near 2010 Rate

date: March 11, 2011
SOURCE: The Detroit News

The Chinese auto market's sales growth in 2011 will be close to last year's 32 percent increase despite a slow start, a top Chinese industry executive said on Friday.

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Whirlpool's Investment Plan Targets up to $300 million for Michigan, CEO says

date: March 9, 2011
SOURCE: Crain's Detroit Business

Whirlpool Corp. will struggle with surging material costs and the loss of consumer tax credits for several more months but will recover later in the year for around 3 percent growth during 2011, CEO Jeff Fettig said today in Detroit.

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Whirlpool Plans to Grow Revenue, Benton Harbor Headquarters

date: March 9, 2011
SOURCE: The Detroit News

Detroit — Whirlpool Corp. aims to increase its revenue 33 percent in the next three years, part of its certainty that U.S. manufacturing will remain a bright spot in the economy, the appliance maker's CEO said here today.

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Experts: Michigan's Recovery to Lag Nation's

date: March 1, 2011
SOURCE: The Detroit News

Detroit — Michigan will keep trailing the nation during a slow economic recovery that could continue four more years, two economists said Monday.

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Leading Economists Hopeful About Michigan's Future

date: February 28, 2011
SOURCE: Detroit Free Press

Two of the nation's leading economists expressed optimism Monday about auto sales and Michigan's economy, but warned that it will take several years before the country returns to full employment.

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Tom Walsh: Economists See Signs of Optimism

date: February 26, 2011
SOURCE: Detroit Free Press

Each time the U.S. economy gains traction, it seems new storm clouds appear.It's an intriguing moment, therefore, against the backdrop of turmoil from the Middle East to Madison, Wis., for high-profile economists Diane Swonk and Mark Zandi to take the stage Monday at the Detroit Economic Club.

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ePrize Exec Says Creativity Key to Detroit's Future

date: February 18, 2011
SOURCE: The Detroit News

The key for Metro Detroit to regain prosperity is to foster innovation and creativity — something many companies tend to water down, a local digital marketing executive told the Detroit Economic Club on Thursday.

"This is our moment to get creative, and this is our chance to change the world," said Josh Linkner, the founder and chairman of ePrize LLC, who has founded other start-ups including Detroit Venture Partners with Quicken Loans Inc. Chairman Dan Gilbert.



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Dow, Nature Conservancy pledge cooperation

date: January 24, 2011
SOURCE: The Associated Press

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Dow Chemical Co. pledged Monday to make environmental protection a primary consideration in all its business decisions and to operate its plants in more nature-friendly ways in partnership with a leading conservation group.

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Big Four Group of Leaders Could Outgrow Nickname

date: January 15, 2011
SOURCE: Detroit Free Press

By: Carol Cain, Detroit Free Press Columnist
Could the "Big Four" gathering at the Detroit Economic Club luncheon this Friday at Cobo Center mark the end of the line for that moniker?

Is it time to trade in the Big Four for the beefier "Fab Five" or "Six Pack" nickname instead as talk swirls about adding more players at the table to take part in these?


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Sprint Takes Wireless Gear to Auto Industry

date: January 15, 2011
SOURCE: The Detroit News

Sprint, the nation's third largest cell phone carrier, is aligning its future with the automobile industry, company CEO Dan Hesse said Friday in Detroit.

Sprint is pushing wireless solutions that could turn the car into an entertainment center, connecting it to the Internet as well as electronics like the home computer, television, movies and music, Hesse told the Detroit Economic Club.


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Sprint Nextel CEO Talks Up Connected Cars, Trucks

date: January 14, 2011
SOURCE: CBS Detroit

The future of the wireless industry is all about connected devices and machinery creating environmental, safety, efficiency and operational benefits, the CEO of Sprint Nextel told the Detroit Economic Club Friday.

Dan Hesse painted a picture of the future of wireless telephony far more complex than the stereotype of the BlackBerry-addicted executive or the text-happy teen-ager.

He talked about Sprint’s “Machine-to-Machine Connected Transportation” initiative, and how the Overland Park, Kan.-based company is working with a wide variety of partners to bring high-speed wireless Internet connectivity to everything from trucks to buses to taxis to airplanes to police cars to ambulances.

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Pence Addresses Detroit Economic Club

date: November 29, 2010
SOURCE: NBC News


In a speech today to the Detroit Economic Club, Indiana Congressman -- and potential presidential candidate -- Mike Pence outlined his agenda to grow the economy and restore what he called "American exceptionalism."

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Detroit Economic Club stage a favored stop for U.S. presidents, business leaders

date: November 28, 2010
SOURCE: Detroit Free Press

What's a political candidate to do when toying with the idea of running for president?


Appear before the storied Detroit Economic Club -- which has been the podium of choice for every U.S. president since Richard Nixon as well as influential CEOs and leaders from across the globe.

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Time Puts Bow Atop their Assignment Detroit Project with Econ Club Panel

date: November 11, 2010
SOURCE: MLive.com

In so many words, Time Magazine declared “Mission Accomplished” as they wrapped up their Assignment Detroit project with a panel discussion at the Masonic Temple hosted by the Detroit Economic Club.

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Rep. Mike Pence Pushes for Flat Tax in Economic Address

date: November 11, 2010
SOURCE: The Huffington Post

In an address to the Detroit Economic Club billed as a "major economic speech" by his office, Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) laid out his vision for restoring "American exceptionalism" and "a prescription for a fresh start for the American economy." One of the most notable proposals was a flat tax, which is likely to endear Pence to conservative activists for a possible 2012 presidential run.

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