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Softening scrap tire market prodding industry to adapt
Tire Business
The recession of the past several years has changed the fundamentals of the scrap tire market in several ways, forcing the industry's key players to respond in kind. "Our focus is shifting toward rubber-modified asphalt, and to finding new and different markets for ground rubber," said RMA Vice President Michael Blumenthal. "This is where the future has to be." Over the past several years, scrap tire recycling has been one of the major success stories for both the tire and recycling industries. However, RMA's 2009 and 2011 reports have shown a marked softening of scrap tire markets.
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Health exchange options for small businesses will be limited until 2015
The Washington Post
The Obama administration recently confirmed that a piece of the 2010 health-care law aimed at helping small businesses provide insurance to their workers will be delayed by a year. The office in charge of Medicaid and Medicare announced that it was on track for an Oct. 1 launch of the federal SHOP Exchange, an online marketplace where companies with fewer than 50 employees would be able to buy insurance for their workers and get a tax credit.
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Are you reaching your profit potential?
Modern Tire Dealer
Two percent net profit. Is that your net profit? It's the industry average. Norm Gaither says you can do better. "Most tire dealers focus on their sales numbers and not their net profit, which is why they get into financial trouble," says Gaither, who is president of Dealer Strategic Planning Inc.
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Why American businesses need immigration reform
LinkedIn
The bipartisan push in the Senate to reform our troubled immigration system is a critical effort that may fuel economic growth in America and take the necessary action for a sustainable future for the country.
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Beware of misclassifying workers as independent contractors
By D. Albert Brannen
If your workforce includes contract employees, freelancers, casual workers or independent contractors by any other title, you should seriously analyze whether such workers should be recategorized as employees. The risks of not properly classifying workers can be substantial and include having to ante up back pay, liquidated damages, unpaid taxes, penalties, interest, accounting and attorneys' fees. In addition to these economic risks, other negative consequences can include interference with ongoing operations and harm to an employer's reputation.
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Your energy affects your team
Inc.
Have you ever considered how your energy affects everyone around you? When you walk in the door, all eyes are on you and your employees' antennae are up looking for any sign of something being not quite right.

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OSHA steps up temp safety efforts
Human Resource Executive Online
When OSHA announced its initiative to focus more on the safety and health of temporary workers, the message was clear: It's time to get more serious about keeping temp workers safe. There is good reason for that.

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The power of YouTube: Tips on using the video-posting site for business
Tire Business
YouTube started as a way for anyone to post any type of content. Popular videos that went "viral" — meaning it started circulating very quickly around the Internet — became the topic of discussions for pop culture junkies. Through the years, people have capitalized on this platform and posted videos of everything from "How-To" videos to music videos to stunts to much more. However, businesses have also used the platform to reach users who frequent the site to get info about their business as well as some best practices.
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Toyota recalls 250,000 hybrids, 86,500 in US
Automotive News
Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 242,000 hybrid vehicles worldwide, including 86,500 Toyota Prius and Lexus HS 250h hybrids in the United States, to fix a braking glitch. The problem affects only model year 2010 Prius and HS 250h vehicles. Those cars are equipped with a brake pressure accumulator that may develop a fatigue crack due to vibration, Toyota said in a recent statement.
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Social customer service: Are you doing it right?
Business Review USA
Customer service is no longer tightly bound by the constraints of 1-800 numbers with unnervingly long wait times or emails sent to a black hole with a promise never to return. Customers have started taking their thoughts, concerns, questions and sometimes incredibly mean comments to incredibly public social media platforms. The time has come where reputation management cannot be brushed under the rug.
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Michelin launches new wide-base tire and retread
Modern Tire Dealer
The Michelin Americas Truck Tires division of Michelin North America Inc. has launched the Michelin X One Line Energy D tire and Pre-Mold retread, Michelin's latest new generation wide-base single tire and retread for the line haul drive position. It features industry-leading fuel economy with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay verification.
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US adds 175,000 jobs in May, showing stable but slow recovery
The Washington Post
The economy added a solid 175,000 jobs last month, according to new government data recently released, a reassuring sign that the recovery remains stable. The Labor Department reported that the jobless rate ticked up slightly to 7.6 percent, about the level it has been for the past three months. But the details of the data were encouraging: More people were seeking work and fewer were giving up hope of finding a job.
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Shop marketing: Driving customers to your door
Tire Review
If you were to start a new tire dealership today, what would you do to drive customers to your door? Marketing for a new business presents some unique challenges. For an existing shop, the most effective marketing tactic is to focus on the existing customer base. In a new facility, there is no customer base.
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