“The states that lost ground this year usually did so because they changed policy in a way that makes the tax code more complex, burdensome, or economically harmful,” said Tax Foundation economist Scott Drenkard.
Businesses in the manufacturing industry are constantly pushing ahead to improve the process of making and producing goods. However, doing this while dealing with budget restraints and sometimes less than exemplary profit margins can be enough to put some companies in a tailspin. Using innovation to move forward requires a good deal of research and development before implementation....More
How big is your finance department, and how does that compare with other companies? What's an average work week like for the finance staff at a manufacturing company? And is your adoption of financial technology at least on a par with your competitors and peers?...More
If you're of the opinion that corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting is just a fad, consider this: Every manufacturer on the S&P 500 reported some form of sustainability disclosure last year....More
There is ample potential for U.S. manufacturing to undergo a resurgence that by 2025 would lead to significantly more good paying manufacturing jobs, increase GDP growth and help create the first surplus in the nation’s goods and services balance of trade since 1975, according to a new econometric forecast model released today by the Aspen Institute and the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI)....More
Managing the financial operations of a company is an extremely detailed task, and based on a recent survey of CFOs conducted by Pearson Partners International and the University of Texas at Dallas, the CFO's most important role is company strategy...More
It's difficult to find near unanimity on any business topic, but when asked if the U.S. corporate tax system is flawed and in need of reform, 95% of those polled by audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG said, "yes."...More
Dell said Monday its proposed $24.4 billion private equity buyout plan is "in the best interests of stockholders," brushing aside criticism from a key investor that it undervalues the tech giant....More
On November 30, diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corp. completed the biggest acquisition in its history when it purchased electrical equipment supplier Cooper Industries for $13 billion....More
U.S. manufacturers find themselves in a global battle for innovation as companies and nations try to leapfrog the industrialized West. Investor and development expert Ed Sappin offers three examples of global competitors mounting formidable challenges.
The Engineering Our Future™ video contest was designed to ignite the imaginations of this next generation of innovators and get them thinking about how they will apply the engineering skills they’re learning to make a difference in their communities and our world. In celebration of National Engineers Week, check out the winning team's submission.