Mining Industry Records Strong Growth

North America as a whole and specifically The United States is seeing positive growth trends continue in the mining industry and the outlook for 2019, and beyond, appears to be positive as well. Mining industry recovery looks to stay on track. Large diversified miners such as Rio Tinto, Freeport-McMoRan and Anglo-American reported strong earnings and … Read more

The Logging Industry in 2018

Logging equipment purchases are off to a strong start, but many experts fear that the U.S. import duties will hurt the industry.  Late last year, the U.S. Department of Commerce ruled that it would levy total countervailing duties (CVD) and anti-dumping duties (ADD) at 20.83% on lumber imports from Canada. Canadian lumber exporters were quick to get … Read more

The Commercial Trucking Industry in 2018

Commercial Fleet Financing

The commercial trucking industry and U.S. manufacturing industry work hand in hand, and when one does well, it’s usually a sign that the other is doing well too. With 70% of all U.S. freight moved across the country on commercial trucks, the manufacturing sector will continue to depend on this sector for years into the … Read more

Steps to Getting an SBA Loan

SBA loans are among the most desirable types of small business loans because of their favorable terms. Here are the four things you need to do to apply. If you are looking for low-cost financing for your business, an SBA loan should be on your list. They’re among the most desirable types of small business … Read more

Business Optimism Highest Since 2004

Business executives are reporting their highest level of optimism about prospects for the U.S. economy in more than a dozen years, according to the first-quarter AICPA Economic Outlook Survey, which polls chief executive officers, chief financial officers, controllers and other certified public accountants in U.S. companies who hold executive and senior management accounting roles. Optimism … Read more

Top 10 CFO Risks for 2017

There was plenty of uncertainty in 2016, from the Brexit vote to the Presidential election, but what are CFO’s most worried about for 2017? The potential for global developments to unsettle economic conditions and restrict growth opportunities both here and overseas is the top risk cited by executives in a survey from the consulting firm Protiviti … Read more

Business Execs Optimistic on Economy Post Election

Business executives reported a strong surge in optimism about prospects for the U.S. economy over the coming year, according to the American Institute of CPAs’ (AICPA) fourth quarter Economic Outlook Survey, which polls chief executive officers, chief financial officers, controllers and other certified public accountants in U.S. companies who hold executive and senior management accounting … Read more

Survey: Banks ‘in a permanent state of crisis’

The good news for banks is that most people have more faith in them than in Congress and the media. The bad news is that’s still not very good. In fact, surveys taken over the course of 2016 show a low level of confidence in the nation’s financial institutions, with most expecting danger ahead. Some … Read more

CFO’s List Integrity and Fairness As Top Qualities In Leaders

What Is The Most Important Leadership Attribute? Surveys Find Integrity Rules, But Perceptions Vary by Age Group, Company Size When it comes to the people who lead them, professionals place a greater emphasis on personal qualities than a hard-driving business edge, recent research from Robert Half Management Resources found. Three-fourths of workers cited integrity as … Read more