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Kraft Recalls Velveeta Cheese Sold at Walmart Stores in Michigan

Kraft Recalls Velveeta Cheese Sold at Walmart Stores in Michigan

About 260 cases of the pasteurized cheese product have been recalled because they may lack the proper amount of preservatives and could prematurely spoil or cause food-borne illnesses.
Could Starbucks Pay Your College Tuition?

Could Starbucks Pay Your College Tuition?

World’s largest coffee chain to pay for employees’ online courses.
‘Here Comes The Sun’ in Downtown Farmington

‘Here Comes The Sun’ in Downtown Farmington

Rhythmz in Riley Park Honors the Beatles with Fab Fridays
Panera is Giving Artificial Additives the Boot

Panera is Giving Artificial Additives the Boot

The chain of 1,800 restaurants announced Tuesday that it is dumping all artificial additives in its food.
Southeast Michigan Gets Slice of $1.3 Billion Program Aimed at Boosting Manufacturing

Southeast Michigan Gets Slice of $1.3 Billion Program Aimed at Boosting Manufacturing

The “Advance Michigan” consortium is among 12 selected for Obama administrative initiative.
Michaels Store in Farmington Hills Affected by Data Breach

Michaels Store in Farmington Hills Affected by Data Breach

If you shopped at the Farmington Hills store on several dates last year and early this year, the company says your information was exposed.
Why It's Costing Americans Up to 20 Percent More to Bring Home the Bacon

Why It's Costing Americans Up to 20 Percent More to Bring Home the Bacon

Deadly porcine epidemic diarrhea has a nearly 100 percent mortality rate in young pigs, causing steep declines in pig populations and steeper inclines in prices at the grocery counter.
Why It’s Costing Americans Up to 20 Percent More to Bring Home the Bacon

Why It’s Costing Americans Up to 20 Percent More to Bring Home the Bacon

Deadly porcine epidemic diarrhea has a nearly 100 percent mortality rate in young pigs, causing steep declines in pig populations and steeper inclines in prices at the grocery counter.
North Farmington Hills High School Gets Spring Break Makeover

North Farmington Hills High School Gets Spring Break Makeover

After a student made them aware of the sad condition of one of his classrooms, workers from the local Home Depot stepped in and painted walls, installed new ceiling tiles and put in new floo
4 Educators Birth a Smart Idea; Follow their Advice and Your Kid Might Be Smarter, Too

4 Educators Birth a Smart Idea; Follow their Advice and Your Kid Might Be Smarter, Too

Words matter. The more of them children hear by the time they’re 3, the better they’ll do in school and life, research shows. "You have to do the language dance," says one of the cofound
Small Business Investments Triple in Oakland County

Small Business Investments Triple in Oakland County

When small businesses start investing more, it’s a sign they are confident about the future, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson says.
MOU with Chinese Hints at Hundreds of Jobs, Significant Investment in Oakland County

MOU with Chinese Hints at Hundreds of Jobs, Significant Investment in Oakland County

The relationship between Oakland County and Hai’an County in China has developed over two years of exchange visits.
10-Year-Old’s ‘Aha!’ Moment Spurs Family Business with Serious – and Fashionable – Legs

10-Year-Old’s ‘Aha!’ Moment Spurs Family Business with Serious – and Fashionable – Legs

Girls have been mismatching their socks and mittens to make a fashion statement for years. Why not the legs on their leggings? The rest is history.
Headed to Sochi or Super Bowl? Plan Ahead, Farmington Biz Owner Says

Headed to Sochi or Super Bowl? Plan Ahead, Farmington Biz Owner Says

Taking the time to prepare emergency information can provide peace of mind, according to Sandy Altschul.
Is The Wrong Job Better Than No Job At All?

Is The Wrong Job Better Than No Job At All?

How to make the best of a less than perfect job situation.

Uncle Sam Will Pay $3,000 To Give You The Flu

Healthy and under 50? Here's a way to make some quick money.
Is a Joint Bank Account the Secret to a Happy Marriage?

Is a Joint Bank Account the Secret to a Happy Marriage?

How sharing finances brought one couple closer together.
How to Make Sure You Can Always Find a Job

How to Make Sure You Can Always Find a Job

Follow these steps for lifetime job security.
Farmington Area Employers Post Retail, Engineering, Accounting Jobs

Farmington Area Employers Post Retail, Engineering, Accounting Jobs

Dunham's, Calsonic and Bosch are among local employers with jobs posted on Patch.
Your Kid Could Be a TV Star by Riding Sandy, Meijer’s 1-Cent Mechanical Pony

Your Kid Could Be a TV Star by Riding Sandy, Meijer’s 1-Cent Mechanical Pony

All photos submitted in the Michigan-based superstore's contest will be entered to win $100.