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Social Media: How does your small business stack up?
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Social media offers small businesses an inexpensive, relatively friction-free way to accomplish different business functions, from generating new leads to getting input for new product development. Consequently, its not surprising that small businesses are rapidly moving to take advantage of it. More

Government Affairs

NAMA Government Affairs
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NAMA's Government Affairs team focuses on federal and state legislative news that impacts your company's growth and profitability. Required reading for all members! Click Here for the most recent Legislative Alert. For additional information contact Ned Monroe at More

Coffee & Water

Caffeine: How your DNA controls your coffee intake
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The amount of caffeine we drink may not be grounded in habit or lack of sleep. New research suggests that our own DNA is the biggest factor in determining whether we reach for that cup of java each morning. A new study published in PLoS Genetics found that people who carry a particular version of two specific genes were much more likely to consume caffeine. More

Fresh Cup raises the Standard

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Coffee surges; Orange juice tumbles
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Coffee futures were popping as speculators wagered on higher prices. Coffee for July delivery was rising 1.9 percent to $2.96 a pound, up more than 100 percent over the past 12 months. "In ICE Arabica coffee, the expected smaller Brazilian new season crop and the heavy rainfall in South America prompted speculators to bet on higher prices," said Rabobank analyst Luke Chandler. Heavy rainfall interferes with coffee pickings. More

Business / Industry

Web-based monitors make vending machines smarter
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Vending machines are getting a lot smarter and tougher to shake down. Machines equipped with wireless, Web-based monitoring systems are not only helping the $20 billion American vending industry sell more products but also helping to stop thieves. More

Why examining your deductibles may lead to significant deductions
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When's the last time you looked over your company's insurance policies? You should review your deductibles annually, advises Tricia O'Connor, CPA and president of Total Service Accounting, a Denver accounting firm that also provides business consulting. More

Corporate Social Responsibility

PepsiCo's water-saving mission flows beyond its factories
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When it comes to water issues, PepsiCo's fizzy drinks tend to get all the attention. But the company is also a huge manufacturer of snack foods. Its food operations, PepsiCo is finding, offer huge potential to save water — including going "off the water grid." At a U.K. factory that makes Walkers potato chips — or "crisps," as the locals prefer — PepsiCo is exploring the possibility that the potatoes themselves could yield enough water to operate the factory. More

General Mills continues to lead way in corporate social responsibility efforts
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It's sometimes easy to forget that green supply chain and environmental sustainability increasingly are viewed as a subset of the broader theme of corporate social responsibility. That situation once again was brought into sharp relief with recent release of General Mills' 2011 Corporate Social Responsibility report, which for the past several years has been among the most impressive issued by a U.S.-based company. The report is divided into three sections: Health, community and environment. ABI Research principal analyst Bill Arnold said: Radio-frequency identification "systems with temperature sensors can contribute to less tainted produce and provide the same standards-based tracing, while delivering information that could prevent as much as $35 billion a year in wasted produce." More


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