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Used wheel weights are challenge to recycle
Modern Tire Dealer
By mandate or by choice, about half of the North American market has switched to lead-free wheel weights. The transition is creating issues for tire shops as some recyclers who previously accepted used lead weights are refusing the lead-free alternatives.
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Car culture and driving on the decline in America
The Associated Press via The Day
Though it was on the rise for years, vehicle use in America peaked in 2007. Despite a growing population and an economy on the mend, the Federal Highway Administration recently reported that travel in the first half of 2013 was down a little, showing that the trend is continuing.
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Conti executive: Tires from 100-percent renewable raw materials by 2020
Tire Business
A key engineering executive at Continental A.G. is predicting car tires could be made of 100-percent renewable raw materials by 2020, but at the same time he cautioned that finding acceptable substitutes for materials used widely today is a "rocky road." Boris Mergell, head of material and process engineering for Continental, said the non-oil-based materials content of modern-day tires already is at about 45 percent, but increasing that to 100 percent is not a straight-forward process.
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IRS hikes small business tax breaks under health reform
TheStreet
There's little doubt that many business owners are confused about health reform. A recent survey by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce indicated that about a quarter of employers didn't fully know their responsibilities under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. To that end, the IRS in late August issued new ACA regulations affecting smaller businesses, those with fewer than 25 employees who make an average wage of less than $50,000 a year, clarifying which employers would qualify for tax credits.
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4 changes to work-life balance with the highest ROI
American Express OPEN Forum
It's probably the most common lie of modern time management: "I wish I could find the time to get enough exercise/sleep/get organized." Let's calculate the return-on-investment of a few of the things you'd love to have more time for. Do they really pay off?

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5 ways to manage your time more effectively
By Karen Childress
The following are five ideas that may sound concurrently radical and old-fashioned, but if you're serious about taking control of your time, give them some serious consideration.

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Handling bad online reviews for your small business
Small Business Trends
Today, with so many customers researching businesses online before they decide where to buy, a bad online review on sites like Yelp, TripAdvisor, Foursquare, Google Places, and even your own social media pages can do some serious damage to your reputation.

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Preparing for winter tire sales
Tire Review
Summer is in full swing and while winter may not even be on your radar, now is the time to focus on firming up orders for accounts that require grader tires to help keep the roads clean throughout the cold and snowy season.
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Influence is the new TV ad: Marketing your brand through thought leadership
By Mitchell Levy
Television ad effectiveness isn't what it used to be. While market research has allowed for more accurate ad placement, businesses are not getting the returns they need without dumping millions of dollars on primetime spots. Marketers didn't have a choice 20 years ago. But now, the marketing landscape has changed enough to give the most forward-thinking companies a fighting chance. The answer? Thought leadership.
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Court ruling due on US duties on Chinese OTR tires
Tire Business
The legal status of U.S. duties on certain OTR tire imports from China continues to be challenged in court, and the resolution of the case could become legal precedent, those involved in the case say. One year after a trio of Chinese OTR tire manufacturers and importers sued to overturn a 2012 law applying retroactive countervailing duties to their products, the case awaits final adjudication before the U.S. Court of International Trade, which has jurisdiction of the case.
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With wallets tight, consumers prioritize spending on homes and cars
Forbes
Incomes for U.S. consumers increased in July, but at a snail's pace, and kept a leash on consumer spending, with little reason to expect sharp gains in the near future. Personal income was up 0.1 percent and disposable income grew 0.2 percent, while personal consumption expenditures were up 0.1 percent, according to the Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis. All three figures were weaker than the comparable numbers from June.
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