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The EPA's waters of the U.S. rule continues to raise red flags for agriculture.
Washington’s failure to contain entitlement spending is biting into the nation’s long-term fiscal outlook, the Congressional Budget Office warned in a Tuesday report that found the nation’s debt would jump to 106 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2039.
Business economists have lowered their estimates for economic growth in the second quarter following news of a significant contraction during the first three months of the year.
On Thursday June 26, more than 200 members of Illinois’s business community gathered to celebrate SBA’s 2014 Illinois Small Business of the Year Awardees. Among those honored was Harrisburg’s M & S Implement Company.
The federal government will start reducing road and transit payments in August, potentially leaving states scrambling to cover the gap.
With U.S. infrastructure funding set to run out, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Tuesday that the continued failure of Congress to help the Highway Trust Fund has forced him to cut back on project reimbursements.
Markets End in Positive Terrain as Mergers Overpower Iraq Fears
Although turmoil in Iraq churned up market volatility this month, a slew of strong economic data kept markets on the upswing. As our trading session ended June 16, 2014, homebuilder sentiment and solid manufacturing data pushed Wall Street ahead. When we started our session, a survey from HSBC indicated that the slowdown in the Chinese economy was weakening, and a reading on Chinese manufacturing in May revealed the best numbers in five months. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's final May consumer sentiment reading was 81.9, down from 84.1 the month previous and below the 82.5 expected by economists surveyed by Reuters.
The Equipment & Engine Training Council is pleased to announce the addition of Briggs & Stratton’s Training Kits and Curriculum to the online EETC Education Resources Web Site.
Tom Billigen, Briggs & Stratton Customer Education Training Manager, commented that, “the need for hands on, experience-based training is becoming increasingly important to schools and the communities they serve. Working with the EETC and its membership to provide that support makes sense.”
WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 -- The House passed legislation Thursday that would make permanent a tax provision that allows farmers and other small businesses to immediately write off up to $500,000 in equipment purchases such as combines and large tractors rather than follow a depreciation schedule.
The LIFO Coalition is seeking contributions to fund a new grass roots campaign to preserve LIFO in any new tax reform package that may come out of the House or the Senate. With the long-awaited release of the Tax Reform Act of 2014, the LIFO accounting method is once again under threat from policymakers in Washington. Make no mistake- the threat is bipartisan, the issues complex and the consequences of failure to preserve LIFO enormous and far-reaching.
While House Ways and Means Committee Chairman David Camp’s (R-Mich.) proposal is dead in the water in this session of Congress, the likelihood of its provisions serving as a baseline for future legislative consideration, or negotiation, in 2015 is profound. Accordingly, the Coalition believes a wide spectrum of stakeholders can and should take action now to ensure LIFO is not relegated to the role of “poor cousin” to more visible, politically potent tax reforms or pay-for requirements in the not too distant future.
Registration is now open. On Wednesday, Oct. 22, 3-7 p.m., the tradeshow will be open exclusively to distributors, dealers, retailers and media with a welcome reception on the show floor, 5-7 p.m. The indoor exhibits and Outdoor Demonstration Area will be open to all industry participants on Oct. 23-24. Exhibitors benefit when hosting meetings at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Space for pre-show distributor/dealer meetings is available. Info: 800-558-8767.
It is rare to have an opportunity to reshape an organization - especially, one that has more than 100 years of service to its members. Change is hard. It is controversial, politically sensitive and challenging, while status quo is comfortable and uncomplicated. However, change can also be invigorating, motivating and rewarding. It can offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to assume a leadership role in positioning an organization for continued success - strengthening its foundation, refocusing its priorities, enhancing its value proposition and enabling its volunteer and staff leaders to focus on the goals and objectives of the organization.
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