Small business owners in the logistics business are reporting dissatisfaction with the rates of return they are getting from their shipping, citing decreased capacities and higher costs related to operating and financing expensive equipment. According to an article on fleetowner.com, there are two ways that trucking companies will begin to see adequate rates of return on their investments. Those two ways are either an increased demand through a spike in purchasing and production of goods requiring transport, or a dip in the supply of trucks through a reduction in the number of available drivers, or governmental regulations that mandate a decreased limit on driver productivity. Due to the current market conditions, many larger fleets are wary of expanding, and instead are replacing or re-outfitting older vehicles. Unable to obtain external financing, many smaller trucking firms are being forced to downsize, and mid sized operations are trying to expand in order to prove to customers that they are large enough to be put onto a list of

In a guest piece in The Herald News by Alan Silvia, a Massachusetts state representative, the potential benefits of an increase in home health care are explored. According to the the article, the costs per day of home health care in comparison to care in a hospital differ greatly, with a single day of hospital care coming in at slightly over 10 times the $137.00 per day average in home cost of healthcare. With an aging population that is going to test the limits of social security and medicare programs, the question of how to effectively treat those who need care while not drying up Government funding. The solution, as proposed by Mr. Silvia, is to increase the amount of elder care that takes place in the home as both a preventative measure to keep the elderly out of hospitals and save Medicare millions in treatments that would otherwise be subjected to the inflated costs of treatment in hospitals. Home health care has the twofold

Is a degree in English the terrible investment that many make it out to be, or is the tide turning in terms of employer hiring preferences? Lately, a trend has emerged of prominent leaders of companies coming forward in support of hiring English majors, saying their more right brain oriented approach loans a much needed level of diversity to teams usually stocked with more traditional business and technology oriented majors. In an Amex open forum article, Bruna Martinuzzi lists many of the qualities that can loan a surprise edge to English majors in the job search ring. She also includes a quote from Bracken Darrell, the CEO of Logitech, who acknowledges the importance of technical understanding in corporations while also stating “… you’re really different if you understand humanities.” The Huffington Post recently published a blog post on the same topic, citing the analytically inclined nature of English majors as well as their proven writing ability as reasons why they can potentially excel in the

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