Archive for May 15th, 2013
John Rogers, Jr., Local Motors

American manufacturing is facing a critical need for innovation and bold thinking that has less to do with technology or new products than new ways to consider manufacturing as a business, raise its standing as a career option for workers, and improve how it delivers products to customers, as highlighted in the 9th Annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit. Read more


Like many other businesses, start-ups are hiring, but executives indicate that the most challenging part of filling positions is finding candidates with the right skills, according to a new study by Silicon Valley Bank. A significant amount of executives polled are looking for workers with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills.
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It is the rare bill in Congress that gets strong bipartisan support right out of the gate.

But two weeks ago, in a move that didn’t garner all that much national attention (probably because it had nothing to do with Guantanamo Bay, Obamacare, or a national tragedy), a bill was introduced in the House and Senate that has leaders on both sides of the aisle vociferously praising their support.

It’s called the Master Limited Partnership (MLP) Parity Act, and it has been championed by Democratic Senators Chris Coons of Delaware and Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, as well as Republican Senators Jerry Moran (Kansas) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska). The bill also has bipartisan support in the House, with GOP Reps Ted Poe (Texas-02) and Chris Gibson (N.Y.-19), and Democratic Reps Peter Welch (Vt.) and Mike Thompson (Calif.-05) introducing the bill there on April 24 as well. Read more

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