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August,  2016


Ontario, Michigan to join forces on auto industry
Ontario premier and Michigan governor ink deal to jointly promote auto industry and stem flow of jobs to the southern U.S. and Mexico. In addition to existing operations, the partnership will focus on emerging technologies including self-driving cars (...)
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EPA’s Absurd New Fuel Standards for Trucks Will Raise Upfront Costs
In a continued effort to address alleged man-made global warming, the Obama administration has finalized energy efficiency standards for medium and heavy-duty trucks. While the administration is pledging to reduce fuel use and cut greenhouse gas emis (...)
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Automotive Manufacturing Goes Digital
The automotive industry’s survival depends on digital factories, which can unleash 10 to 20 percent cost savings in production.Car buyers get digitization. Connected vehicles, autonomous driving, and new business models such as Uber pro (...)
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Technology Companies Continue Their Automotive Invasion
As we have written about before, the difference between technology companies and automotive companies is getting smaller and smaller. That trend continues to progress.Samsung Electronics Ltd. is closer to becoming an auto parts supplier. (...)
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Trucks: North America Trying to Find a Bottom
Weak Class 8 demand remains an overhang. Class 8 production declined 41% yoy during July with production schedules now calling for 30-35% second-half declines (1-2% below our estimates). Retail demand is falling at commensurate rate, leaving excess s (...)
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Autos: North America Production Slightly Higher Adjusting for Fewer Days
North America production declined 9% yoy in July, with production falling on lower build days yoy. After adjusting for two fewer build days, production increased roughly 1% in July versus our estimate for flat build in Q3. Importantly, comps should r (...)
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Michigan Self-Driving Car Center Brings Together Economic Development, Transportation, Higher Education
The state is putting a lot of money and resources toward a small-town facility that will play host to futuristic cars.A small college town outside Detroit is fast becoming the site of a statewide push to connect economic development, high (...)
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General Motors supports sixth annual Wayne State Global Supply Chain Case Competition
General Motors and the Wayne State University School of Business are welcoming some of the leading supply chain students in the world to Detroit for an in-depth look at the supply chain systems that support the automotive industry and its high-tech v (...)
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Is U.S. Manufacturing Really in Decline?
Did you hear that U.S. manufacturing just had another big month? That output has risen about 20 percent in the past six years? That industrial capacity is actually expanding?Probably not. At most times, and especially in election season, (...)
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Security Concerns Take a Back Seat as More US Manufacturers Look to Mexico
Experts who help foreign companies build factories in Mexico report a recent surge in interest by U.S. and international firms, with executives voicing less concern about Mexico’s crime and security problems.We’ve seen a 40 percent in (...)
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New Study Says US Manufacturing 'Skills Gap' Largely Doesn't Exist
A newly released analysis suggests that the gap between open U.S. manufacturing jobs and the skilled workers needed to fill them is overblown.The first-of-its-kind study, conducted by researchers from the University of Illinois and Massac (...)
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Study Addresses 'Crippling Deficit' in Skilled Workers
American students are perfectly capable and interested in entering those fields, but aren’t being encouraged to pursue a STEM career.A new study by Huy Le, associate professor of management at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTS (...)
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The Reshoring Challenge: Why and How CEOs are Moving Jobs Back to America
Don Rongione, CEO of Bollman Hat Co. in Adamstown, Pennsylvania, had a unique ally in his effort to shift hat production from China to Pennsylvania—famed actor Samuel L. Jackson, who, along with other Hollywood stars, was a fan of the company’s K (...)
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Executives Not Happy with Digital Supply Chain Transformation Efforts
70% of survey participants have formal digital supply chain transformation effort, but only 5% are happy with the results as traditional phones, faxes and emails still dominate supply chain partner interactions.Executives see a large gap (...)
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America’s advanced industries: New trends
Leaders in cities, metropolitan areas, and states across the country continue to seek ways to reenergize the American economy in a way that works better for more people. To support those efforts, this report provides an update on the changing momentu (...)
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Midwest States Launch Public-Private R&D Centers in Key Manufacturing Industries
Over the last few weeks, Indiana and Michigan have announced the launch of manufacturing-focused innovation centers to help transform manufacturing sectors that are long-standing drivers of economic prosperity in their respective state into 21st cent (...)
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Do Employees Get Time Off to Vote?
Voting leave laws vary significantly from state to state.As the presidential election draws near, employers may be wondering how to handle requests for time off to vote on Election Day, which is Tuesday, Nov. 8.While there is (...)
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U.S. Exporters Can Benefit From Multiple State/Federal - and Canadian - Incentives and Resources
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, "lack of awareness" is a leading reason why many businesses choose not to explore export opportunities. In fact, less than one percent of all U.S. businesses export, and of those that do, (...)
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The Right Way to Check Someone’s References
You think you’ve found the right candidate to fill your open position and now it’s time to check references. What’s the best way to get the information you need? Should you ask each person the same questions? What do you read—if anything—in (...)
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Do Not Overlook FLSA Duties in Light of New Salary Requirements
The upcoming change to salary requirements to the so-called white collar” overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has garnered a lot of attention. However, even with a strong emphasis on the changes to the salary requirement, (...)
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4 Financial Rules to Consider Before You Move Abroad
Moving to Canada like the Britons? Banking and paying taxes are more complicated for citizens living outside U.S. borders.In the wake of the U.K. referendum to leave the European Union, Britons found themselves asking the same question ma (...)
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Survey: US Manufacturing Sector Expanded Again In July
Manufacturing activity expanded in the U.S. for the fifth consecutive month in July, according to the latest monthly poll of supply executives.The Institute for Supply Management's latest Report On Business showed a Purchasing Managers' I (...)
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CLEAR trusted traveler program coming to Metro Airport
CLEAR is coming to Detroit.A favorite of business travelers, The CLEAR program uses biometric identification -- fingerprints, iris and facial recognition technology -- to quickly clear passengers through an ID kiosk checkpoint. They then (...)
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Fired For My Firearm? I’ll Sue!
As if employers already did not have enough reasons to have to think through termination decisions carefully, here is yet another trigger” word that should make employers think twice about plans to discipline or fire an employee: guns. Before termi (...)
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South Carolina: Revenue Ruling Updates Guidance on Nexus-Creating Activities
Revenue Ruling No. 16-11, S.C. Dept. of Rev. (7/27/16). Applicable to all periods open under statute, the South Carolina Department of Revenue (Department) has issued an advisory opinion to update written guidance from the Department concerning nexus (...)
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The Fluctuating Workweek Approach to Compensation – It Could Save You Money!
With the new, increased salary requirements set to take effect later this year for exempt employees, many employers are asking how they might reduce their overtime obligations. One possible approach is the fluctuating workweek method of compensation. (...)
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Canada’s economy may be underperforming, but investors are raking it in
One of Canada’s weakest economic expansions isn’t stopping the country’s assets from handing investors the best returns in seven years.Combined gains of the loonie and total returns for Canadian government bonds and stocks reached 2 (...)
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University of Toronto set for $98m investment to boost talent for employers
The Canadian government and Ontario is set to invest a $98 million investment in the University of Toronto in a bid to help improve the pool of talent available to employers.This joint federal-provincial investment was announced by the Ho (...)
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Canada: Quick tax information for corporations and individuals
Having quick access to the most relevant and up-to-date tax figures is crucial as you face reporting deadlines and keep up with evolving tax trends. Tax Facts 2016 - 2017 offers clear and concise answers to your tax and financial planning questions. (...)
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Antidumping and countervailing duty investigation procedures, interim regulations
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Treasury Department today issued for publication in the Federal Register interim regulations as new procedures for CBP to follow in investigating claims of evasion of antidumping and countervailing duty or (...)
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The Use of Offshore Tax Havens by Fortune 500 Companies
Most of America’s largest corporations maintain subsidiaries in offshore tax havens, with at least 358 companies, nearly 72 percent of the Fortune 500, operate subsidiaries in tax haven jurisdictions as of the end of 2014.U.S.-based mul (...)
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