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Steps Need to “Invigorate” U.S. Manufacturing

Posted 11:01 AM by
In 2011, President Obama created the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP). In July 2012, the AMP released the Report to the President on Capturing Domestic Competitive Advantage in Advanced Manufacturing, which outlines 16 recommendations aimed at reinventing U.S. manufacturing.
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Video: IBJ Health Care Breakfast Panel Discussion

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Mike Heaton, of KSM's Healthcare Resources Group, and his co-panelists discuss how a major influx of newly insured patients could affect access to a relatively fixed number of physicians at the Indianapolis Business Journal's recent Power Breakfast Series on Health Care & Benefits.
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Manufacturing Industry in the U.S. Gains Slightly During September

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As the global economy continues to struggle with the European debt crisis, U.S. manufacturing is starting to feel the effects. Per a Fox Business article, Factory output up modestly, inflation looks in check, the Federal Reserve reported only a 0.2% increase in factory outputs for the month of September.
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Driver Shortage Continues Throughout Trucking Industry

Posted 12:00 PM by
One of the most talked about topics at every state trucking convention this summer was driver turnover and the overall driver shortage. Leaders across the industry noted serious action must be taken during a panel discussion at the American Trucking Associations' recent Management Conference & Exhibition.
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Key Points from the Iowa Motor Truck Association’s 2012 Annual Management Conference

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Andy Belser and Jason Miller, from Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Transportation Services Group, attended the Iowa Motor Truck Association’s 2012 Annual Management Conference in Des Moines, Iowa on September 18 and 19.
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Survey Shows Manufacturers Remain Anxious About Economic Future

Posted 10:51 AM by
A third-quarter survey conducted by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and IndustryWeek shows that manufacturers are still concerned about the future of manufacturing and are anxious about the uncertainty facing the industry.
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Highlights from the American Trucking Associations 2012 Management Conference

Posted 7:06 PM by
Mark Flinchum, Chris Felger, Troy Hogan and Ben Lyon, of Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Transportation Services Group, recently attended the American Trucking Associations (ATA) 2012 Management Conference & Exhibition. Here are some highlights from the conference.
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Manufacturing Is Back on Track

Posted 10:51 PM by
After three straight months of slight declines, the most recent Manufacturing Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Report on Business shows an uptick in September, showing that the manufacturing sector is, in fact, back on track.
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FASB Issues Exposure Draft on Presentation of Reclassified Amounts from AOCI

Posted 12:00 PM by
The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued an exposure draft August 16, 2012, on a proposed accounting standard update related to the presentation of amounts that are reclassified out of accumulated other comprehensive income (AOCI). The full proposed ASU can be found on the FASB site and is open for public comment until October 15, 2012.
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Highlights from the Missouri Trucking Association’s 2012 Annual Conference

Posted 6:09 PM by
Recently Mark Flinchum and Shaun Tipton, both of Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Transportation Services Group, attended the Missouri Trucking Association’s 2012 Annual Conference. Here are some highlights from the conference.
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