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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

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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

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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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FASB Updates Accounting Standard for Intangibles

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In July, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2012-02, Intangibles—Goodwill and Other (Topic 350): Testing Indefinite-Lived Intangible Assets for Impairment. The objective of the amendment is to help simplify the impairment testing and to improve consistency in impairment testing of indefinite-lived intangible assets other than goodwill, such as licenses, distribution rights and trademarks.
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Clean Energy Incentives Manufacturers Should Consider

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In a move to accelerate investments in industrial energy efficiency, and to reward states and business that engage in such investments, President Obama signed an executive order August 30, 2012: Accelerating Investment in Industrial Energy Efficiency.
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Strong Manufacturing Labor Force is Key to U.S. Economic Success

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At a time when the U.S. unemployment rate hovers around 8 percent, the manufacturing industry in America is experiencing labor shortages that could drastically affect the fabric of the United States’ economy. 
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FASB to Develop Private Company Decision-Making Framework

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The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued a discussion paper July 31, 2012, titled, Private Company Decision-Making Framework: A Framework for Evaluating Financial Accounting and Reporting Guidance for Private Companies, for invitation to comment on the development of a private company decision-making framework.
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Miller and Gard Attend Illinois Trucking Association’s 2012 Annual Conference

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Recently Jason Miller and Matt Gard, both of Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Transportation Services Group, attended the Illinois Trucking Association’s 2012 Annual Conference. Here are some highlights from the conference.
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The Appeal of Accountable Care Organizations to Private Practice Physicians

Posted 9:21 PM by
Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), the subject of much speculation and debate, are officially a part of the ever-changing landscape of American healthcare. In July of 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that 89 healthcare organizations across the country qualified to become ACOs.
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