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MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich., Nov. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The BetterInvesting 100 Index (BIXX), reflecting the portfolios of Main Street investors, increased 2.5% in October. For the previous 10 years, the annual return was 13.8%, compared with 14.0% annual growth for the S&P 500 Equal-Weight Index (based on a total return for both indexes in which dividends are reinvested).

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Nov. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA), a global automotive technology leader in seating and electrical and electronic systems, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.75 per share on the Company's common stock. The dividend is payable on December 26, 2019, to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 6, 2019.

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State laws banning the busing of voters to polling locations and third-party delivery of absentee ballots have been targeted by a national progressive nonprofit group. Priorities USA named Attorney General Dana Nessel as lead defendant in the case.

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Nov. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, announced the recipients of its 2019 educational grants (totaling $1,650,000). The grantees, all of whom are focused on improving educational outcomes for Detroit-area students, provide a wide array of in-classroom, after school, summer and weekend programming.

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Nov. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoPets, maker of the Litter-Robot, the highest-rated self-cleaning cat litter box on the market, has launched a premium line of stylish yet functional cat furniture. The company has partnered with Ohio-based Sauder furniture, a leading producer of ready-to-assemble furniture and one of the top-five residential manufacturers in the United States, to bring cat parents the highest-quality cat furniture pieces that also hide the litter box.

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Nov. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- SME and AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology, will take their co-sponsored Smart Manufacturing Experience event to Pittsburgh in 2020. Technological innovation is advancing at lightning speed, shaking up almost everything in the industrial world; the manufacturing of today will be drastically different years from now. Manufacturers across North America and in every sector and industry must be prepared to understand, invest in and adopt these emerging technologies and others, or risk being left behind by more opportunistic and forward-looking competitors.

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DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ShowPal, a comprehensive real estate tech platform, is launching in Illinois, Michigan and Florida this week. The web-based service will allow home sellers in these states to conduct the home sales process virtually all online, with or without a real estate agent, taking away many of the hassles of traditional for-sale-by-owner (FSBO) models. ShowPal, founded in Iowa in May 2018 has plans for continued expansion across the U.S over the next year.

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CHARLOTTE, Mich., Nov. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Spartan Emergency Response ("Spartan ER"), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR) ("Spartan" or the "Company"), has received an order to build seven new Smeal-branded fire trucks for Edmonton Fire Rescue Services located in Edmonton, Alberta. The order calls for a 100-foot Rear Mount Smeal Platform and six Custom Pumpers.

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TROY, Mich., Nov. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Plex Systems, the leader in cloud ERP and MES for manufacturing, today announced two key executive appointments: Brad Hafer as its group vice president of corporate development and Cathy Pitt as its chief security officer. The hires reflect ongoing growth at Plex as the company expands globally and delivers new solutions spanning the shop floor to top floor.

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BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Nov. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Kellogg Company teamed up with Disney to excite fans ahead of the much-anticipated follow-up to the highest-grossing animated film of all time, Disney's Frozen, with the upcoming release of Disney's "Frozen 2." Kicking off nationwide in November, the collaboration includes a new "Frozen 2"-inspired cereal, "Frozen 2"-themed classic Kellogg's snacks and breakfast waffles and specially marked in-pack giveaways and movie snack cash offer.

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Nov. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE: BWA) declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.17 per share of common stock. The dividend is payable on December 16, 2019 to shareholders of record on December 2, 2019.

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Meijer unveiled competitive deals today that begin the week of Thanksgiving and extend through Black Friday weekend, offering customers deep savings for the top items on everyone's holiday shopping list. The bargains include weeklong Black Friday deals, two days of doorbuster sales on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, and the return of a Meijer customer holiday favorite - Santa Bucks - special savings event on Saturday.

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Hard work and an ongoing dedication to achieving academic excellence are paying off for one Holland-area charter school. Eagle Crest Charter Academy, a free public charter school, managed by National Heritage Academies, today held a student celebration assembly after being named a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.

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FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Nov. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Midwest fleet managers, truck equipment distributors, upfitters and truck dealers will hear strategies to help create more productive and innovative work trucks, discover ways to turn commercial vehicles into work systems and gain insight into electric work truck deployment at Green Truck Summit 2020, held in conjunction with The Work Truck Show(®) 2020 in Indianapolis.

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DETROIT, Nov. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Alliance Plan, a Michigan-based nonprofit health plan, has named Laurie Doran senior vice president and chief financial officer. The addition of Doran in this role is a key element of HAP's ongoing strategy to expand its reach in all lines of business throughout Michigan, positioning itself for long-term growth.

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BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Nov. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for the Thanksgiving season, Pringles®, is bringing the beloved flavor of Roasted Turkey to Pringles fans nationwide for the first time. After two years of success in the Pringles Thanksgiving Dinner Kit, Pringles insanely accurate Roasted Turkey crisps capture that fresh-out-of-the-oven, roasted turkey flavor that Thanksgiving fans crave this time of year, no basting required.

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STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., Nov. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Every year in the United States, the third Thursday of November is recognized as National Rural Health Day. On Nov. 21, 2019, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH), the 50 State Offices of Rural Health, federal, state and local agencies, and health care organizations across the country will honor the thousands of men and women, first responders, over 1,200 Critical Access Hospitals, the estimated 4,500 Rural Health Clinics, and thousands more rural health organizations serving the unique health needs of an estimated 57 million rural lives.

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BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Nov. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- From cooking a romantic dinner and doing the dishes every night, to doing the laundry even when it's not laundry day. There's no question, this kind of dependability around the house is sexy. No need to search high and low or download the latest dating app, this triple threat of power, dependability, and hard work is why Maytag is 2019's Sexiest Appliance Alive.

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FLINT, Mich., Nov. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Unloc's Bacco Farms will host The High Tea Party.

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The number of Michigan deer hunters has been declining significantly as the state's deer population has risen. The decrease in hunters is causing grave concern among officials because hunting and fishing fees account for more than 90 percent of the Department of Natural Resources’ $42 million wildlife conservation budget.  

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DETROIT, Nov. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- After 25 years of serving the people of Detroit, well-respected personal injury law firm Goodman Acker, P.C. has chosen to celebrate by creating a special "thank you" advertisement. This unique and groundbreaking spot aired during the NFL Kickoff game on September 5(th), 2019 and represents a fundamental change in how personal injury law firms have traditionally advertised.

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Nov. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Esys Automation, a JR Automation company, has been awarded a Top Workplaces honor by the Detroit Free Press for the sixth consecutive year. The rankings are based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

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DETROIT, Nov. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Consistent with its continued commitment to providing unparalleled client service, while pushing the boundaries of the ever-changing legal landscape, Honigman LLP has launched Honigman FOCUS. This initiative puts Honigman's Client Service Standards into action by combining innovative practice technologies, legal project management principles, and matter-specific staffing models to drive efficiencies and value.

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TROY, Mich., Nov. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- 365 Retail Markets, the global leader in MicroMarket and point-of-sale technology, along with leading European route-based unattended self-service retailer Selecta is proud to announce the international expansion of their MicroMarket technology into Germany with the launch of the country's first Selecta FOODIE'S MicroMarket workplace solution on October 11(th), 2019.

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LIVONIA, Mich., Nov. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Tegrit Software Ventures Inc. (Tegrit) has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor by The Detroit Free Press. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.