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Indiana Becomes Right-To-Work State

Posted 3:14 PM by
On February 1, 2011, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels signed into law a right-to-work bill, which makes Indiana the 23rd state in the U.S. to become a "right-to-work" state. In simple terms under the new law, individuals are neither required to nor prohibited from becoming members of a union.
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Internal Controls Framework to Be Updated

Posted 7:56 PM by
As many accountants work through their education, they learn about the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)'s framework for internal controls. This framework has been the guiding foundation for creating internal control policies and procedures in the outstanding majority of business throughout the world.
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Evidence Supporting the Value of Health Information Exchanges

Posted 4:33 PM by
Recently, the Indianapolis Business Journal spotlighted a study on emergency room utilization patterns. The general conclusion was that there is much less loyalty towards one hospital or health system than previously assumed.
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Rule Proposal Published for "Sunshine" Provisions of Health Reform

Posted 4:18 PM by
Much of the health reform legislation had staggered starts, including the so called "sunshine" provisions around disclosure of financial relationships. There are a number of interesting implications under the proposed rules around Stark and fair market value compliance.
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Flexible Supply Chain Management Need to Combat Oil Prices

Posted 1:01 PM by
Lorcan Sheehan of ModusLink writes that there are fluctuating costs for oil that might “negatively impact your supply chain if your infrastructure is not equipped to handle quick adaptations.”
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Manufacturing in the New Age

Posted 2:57 PM by
In June, 2011, President Obama announced the launch of the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP). The AMP is an effort by the federal government to partner with manufacturers in industry and academic experts to invest in ways it improve or "advance" the U.S. manufacturing industry.
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Executives See Manufacturing Returning to US

Posted 6:03 PM by
Industry Week reports that a survey of C-level and VP-level manufacturing executives see the possibility of certain manufacturing operations returning to the U.S., with 37% citing overseas costs as the major reason.
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Manufacturers Will Lead 2012 Growth

Posted 9:18 PM by
A recent report from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) has indications that the manufacturing sector will lead growth in the overall economy during 2012. The ISM report shows that most manufacturing forecasting plans show growth in purchases (an anticipated 5.5% growth for 2012) and in capital investment (an anticipated 1.9$ growth for 2012.
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Manufacturing Can Thrive in U.S.

Posted 7:26 PM by
Over the past decade, many news stories have covered the movement of manufacturing jobs out of the U.S. and into other countries. However, there are still companies that see the value in keeping their manufacturing productions stateside.
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Demand for Two-Year Technical Degrees in the Manufacturing Industry

Posted 3:37 PM by
Most of us grew up learning that to be truly successful and to find a great job we needed to earn a four-year college degree. We learned that there were exceptions to this rule (Bill Gates), but those were few and far between. However, a recent survey by the National Association of Manufactures (NAM) suggests that this may not be the case among manufacturers.
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