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Strong Manufacturing Labor Force is Key to U.S. Economic Success

Posted 5:04 PM by
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

Posted 12:00 PM by
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

Posted 1:43 PM by
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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Initial Investment Costs Can Be a Major Determinate in Alternative Fuel Equipment Upgrades

Posted 7:30 PM by
Equipment upgrades and trade-ins are typically an annual process for most transportation companies. However, with tight credit in recent years and continued spikes in fuel costs coupled with current driver retention issues, this is something that may be overlooked by many in the transportation industry. 
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Two Words Every Manufacturer Should Know: Production Deduction

Posted 4:38 PM by
You have heard the phrase, “What you don’t know can’t hurt you.” Unfortunately, in the tax world, such is not the case. What you don’t know can hurt you and your wallet. As a small business owner in the manufacturing industry if you don’t know the term "production deduction," then it’s time to call your tax advisor or find a new one!
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Alternative Fuels: Ideas to Consider When Making the Decision to Switch

Posted 8:23 PM by
Increasing fuel efficiency and improving truck emissions has been one of many issues atop the government's list of major changes affecting the trucking industry over the past decade. In order to be compliant with the new government standards, trucking company executives have many things to consider when the time comes to trade in older trucks and upgrade their fleet.
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Tax-Exempt or Taxable Financing? The Impact on Investment Recovery.

Posted 8:43 PM by
Competition remains fierce between communities to attract or retain business that drives employment, revenues and overall development. The offer of issuing bonds for project financing is frequently used by local governments or agencies to incentivize location in a particular area.
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Regulation Burdens the Manufacturing Sector

Posted 8:37 PM by
The Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) recently commissioned a study titled "Macroeconomic Impact of Federal Regulation on the Manufacturing Sector." The study found federal regulations are having a cumulative impact on the manufacturing sector that far outweigh their individual costs and are threatening the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing.
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Hospital Alignment without an Employment Agreement

Posted 2:55 PM by
For one reason or another, many physicians do not want to be employed by a hospital. For many, a co-management arrangement is the answer. The hospital and physician(s) enter into an agreement, where the physician(s) agrees to manage a specific department to improve performance.
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