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04/23/2015 (All day) - 04/24/2015 (All day)
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04/23/2015 (All day) - 04/24/2015 (All day)
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04/23/2015 (All day) - 04/24/2015 (All day)
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Manufacturing Outlook Blog

While total industrial production, consisting of manufacturing, mining, and utilities, contracted by a sharp 0.6 percent in March, all of the decline was a result of a 5.9 percent contraction in utility output and a 0.7 percent decline in mining production.  The manufacturing... read more...
Water played a large part in Abraham Lincoln’s early life. As a young man, he spent a great deal of time ferrying people and produce on the Mississippi River and the Great Lakes. Such an occupation certainly had its dangers. At least twice Lincoln’s boats ran aground on sandbars... read more...
The shareholder activism fight has moved beyond pasta and on to burgers. Steak ‘n Shake is the latest company to contend with shareholder activism, and it could result in quite a shake-up. As the Indianapolis Star describes, the story isn’t short of drama from both sides: “It's... read more...
Kris Bledowski, Ph.D.
MAPI is broadening its horizons in matters of finance. We’ve moved toward educating staff beyond the traditional council membership. On June 2, Don Norman (of CFO and Controllers fame) and I will run a one-day workshop on financial planning and analysis (FP&A). The FP&A... read more...

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Council Spotlight

  • Director: Jenn Callaway
    Next Meeting:
    04/23/2015 (All day) - 04/24/2015 (All day)
    Leading Topics:

    Talent Development
    Emerging Markets
    Growth & Innovation