Many of the 11.3 million unemployed Americans may have only themselves to blame for their joblessness. About 67 percent say they are holding out for the right job, according to a new national survey of more than 2,000 out-of-work respondents.
As the population of North America has aged, the use of diagnostic imaging systems has grown. But market share is dominated by three major manufacturers. Suppliers that want to enter or expand into this market will do well to differentiate themselves and target newer, less established subsegments. Read more
Over the past several years, California has led the way in environmental regulations affecting businesses. By adopting such measures as the new Green Chemistry Initiative (which we have chronicled at IMT Green & Clean Journal here and here), the Golden State has been deemed Public Enemy No. 1 by chemical and other manufacturing businesses which complain that compliance will severely damage their operations and force them to lose out to competitors.
But not everyone is seeing profits decline as regulations increase.
There are many companies from San Francisco to San Diego that are doing quite well. I spoke to one this week that has had its best years since 2007, when some of the new initiatives kicked in. Read more