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Stealth IRS changes mean millions of new tax forms
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The massive expansion of requirements for businesses to file 1099 tax forms that was hidden in the 2,409 page health reform bill took many by surprise when it came to light last month. But it's just one piece of a years-long legislative stealth campaign to create ways for the federal government to track down unreported income. The result: A blizzard of new tax forms that the Internal Revenue Service will begin rolling out next year. "It was actually something that we were following back under the Bush administration under the 2008 budget — we started to see these kinds of rumblings about the 'tax gap' and whether or not businesses were paying their fair share," says Tom Henschke, president of the Pennsylvania based SMC Business Councils, which was one of the first organizations to call attention to the health care amendment when it was introduced last fall. "So two administrations can claim credit for this." More

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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! More

Coffee & Water

Coffee drinkers may need to reach a little deeper into their pockets
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On most mornings, bleary-eyed Chicago residents share a common ritual: a visit to the local coffee shop where some routinely spend $3 to $5 for a fancy foamy drink. Soon, urban coffee drinkers may need to dig even deeper to get their caffeine fix. Wholesale coffee prices are being pushed higher by bad weather in South America and rising domestic demand. Robusta coffee, a lower quality product used in instant blends, hit a seven-month peak recently in London, up 4.8 percent to $1,449 a ton for July delivery.  On the CME Group Inc.’s division in New York, Arabica coffee prices rose 2.1 percent to $1.37 a pound, a two-month high. More

Micro-desalination device unveiled by scientists
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Scientists have developed a small desalination device the size of a postage stamp which they claim can produce water with 99 percent purity. Each device would only process small amounts of water, but researchers believe that a large number of them — 1600 units — could produce around 15 liters of water per hour. Developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and associates in Korea, a single unit was tested using water collected from Massachusetts beach. Water was deliberately contaminated with small plastic particles, protein and human blood and MIT said the unit removed more than 99 percent of the salt and other contaminants. More

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Business / Industry

Atlanta takes a look at public vending
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Larry Miller has been selling t-shirts outside of Atlanta Braves baseball games for 30 years. His days might be over. The city is close to entering the second phase of a program designed to codify Atlanta’s outside vending. Last year, the city opened 20 metal vending kiosks mainly around Woodruff Park, where they charge vendors between $500 and $1,600 a month to sell their wares. At a public vending subcommittee meeting Tuesday morning, the city’s senior policy adviser David L. Bennett, said plans are in the works to expand the program to Five Points and Turner Field. More

PepsiCo not planning bottler spin-off
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PepsiCo Inc., has no plans to spin off its newly acquired North American bottlers as rival Coca-Cola Co may do, an executive recently said. "We have no plans at this point for any kind of spin-off scenario," Tom Greco, chief commercial officer of PepsiCo's Americas Beverages, said at a conference hosted by industry newsletter Beverage Digest. More

Big banks slashed small business credit lines
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The biggest Wall Street banks slashed their small business loan portfolios by 9 percent between 2008 and 2009, more than double the rate at which they cut their overall lending, according to a government report recently released. The Congressional Oversight Panel report spotlights the role banks, especially the largest ones, played in the credit crunch that has plagued small companies throughout the recession. "Big banks pulled back on everyone, but they pulled back harder on small businesses," Elizabeth Warren, the panel's chairwoman, said on a conference call with reporters ahead of the report's release. More

Corporate Social Responsibility

Bio-based plastics, environmental considerations
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Designing plastics that can be completely consumed by microorganisms present in the disposal environment in a short time frame can be a safe and environmentally responsible approach for the end-of-life management of single use, disposable packaging. That being said, when considering any bio-based resin, there are some environmental considerations one must take into account. These include: end-of-life management, complete biodegradation; its agriculturally-based feedstock; and, the energy required and the greenhouse gasses emitted during production. More


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Plan Ahead & Save These Fall Dates!

National Coffee Week        W/O September 27        Watch for details!

EDP/Executive Development Program,
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NAMA Coffee Show 2010
Bally’s Resort, Las Vegas, NV      October 20-22, 2010      Click here for details.

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