Posted 2 days ago
Today, there are dozens of open-top models available, from the little Miata all the way up to the likes of the new Ferrari California and Bentley GTC lines. But demand has continued to slide. The best-selling model, the Volkswagen Beetle Convertible, ranked just 50th among all vehicles available on the U.S. market in 2013, generating a meager 18,000 sales.
There are today just 4.5 million convertibles registered in the U.S., according to Experian, representing a modest 1.8% of the total American fleet.
Posted 2 days ago
According to the Federal Trade Commission, "Made in USA" means that "all or virtually all" the product has been made in America. That is, all significant parts, processing and labor that go into the product must be of U.S. origin. Products should not contain any — or only negligible — foreign content. The FTC's Enforcement Policy Statement and its business guide, Complying with the Made in USA Standard, spell out the details of the standard, with examples of situations when domestic origin claims would be accurate and when they would be inappropriate.
Posted 3 days ago
Standing 400 feet tall, the new Acuity Insurance Flagpole is the tallest flagpole in North America (#tallestusflag). Located on the Acuity Insurance headquarters campus in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, along Interstate 43 between Milwaukee and Green Bay, the pole supports a 60-foot-wide by 120-foot-long American flag. Located at the base of the flagpole is a brick paver patio featuring the names of Sheboygan County residents killed in active duty.
Posted 6 days ago
Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker highlighted progress on efforts to help rural small businesses and communities expand exports at the second "Made in Rural America" regional export forum with business owners and local leaders from the Mississippi Delta region. The Delta Regional Authority hosted the one-day event at Southwest Tennessee Community College to bring together local, state, and federal resources to help rural businesses grow and support jobs through exports.
Posted 6 days ago
"One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." That sentence, uttered by NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong from the surface of the moon 45 years ago, signaled the dawn of a new age.
(EDITOR NOTE: We now depend on Russian Rocket engines to get us into space, and we hitch a ride with them to get to the International Space Station. With all the turmoil with Russia, that will come to a halt. This is what happens when you have leadership that just doesn't get it)
Posted 8 days ago
Recent geopolitical disputes between Russia and the United States have thrown this arrangement, which has been in place for decades, into turmoil. In Twitter remarks in May, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin threatened to ban all sales of RD-180 engines to the United States intended for use in military launches.
Posted 13 days ago
You can be SURE, if it's Westinghouse
Posted 15 days ago
Net sales increased only 2.3% from the second quarter of 2013 as the company opened 13 new stores. Meanwhile, same store sales actually fell 7.1%.
Posted 16 days ago
It is essentially just the space between solar systems, which flips the question to: Where is the edge of our solar system, and how will we know when we’ve passed it? Some think that the solar system ought to simply end when you pass the last planet in that system, but that and similar views have lost favor to the belief that interstellar space has a recognizable signature — or at least that it ought to.
Posted 18 days ago
The reason to humanize your brand is quite simple – we all relate to other humans, not companies (there are exceptions). We get angry at humans who we consider unfair, and we go out of way to help other humans. We don't really have those same feelings for companies.