Michigan’s budget crisis puts democracy on the chopping block Michigan’s emergency manager law grants sweeping powers to unelected officials. by Paul Abowd for iWatch News When the city of Pontiac, Mich., ordered the closing of its fire department [...]
This year, Silent Power will pilot another product, an electric car-charging station that will be placed in a few retail parking lots around the country. Silent Power's revenues are expected to double in 2011. In some ways, Silent Power actually benefited from the recession, Headlee said. The weak job market meant the company was able to hire talented engineers and other highly skilled workers that had been laid off from other industries. The recession also has driven down the cost of manufacturing.