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Dale Buss
Dale Buss is a long-time contributor to Chief Executive, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and other top-flight business publications. He lives in Michigan.

Auto Labor Talks Should be Watched Closely by Manufacturing Chiefs

In the old economy, manufacturing CEOs across the country used to pay rapt attention to the new contracts every three years between the “Big Three” automakers and the United Auto Workers union. This year, the new contracts, due to be concluded by September 14, won’t garner nearly as much attention, but all the same, manufacturers should be paying attention.

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Pittsburgh’s Leadership in ‘Internet of Things’ May Serve as Role Model for Others to Follow

The world is heating up over the “Internet of Things,” and everyone—including manufacturing CEOs, politicians, engineers and technologists—is trying to figure out how to maximize it for their company or geographic region. The folks in Pittsburgh already may have developed one of the best, and their success may serve as a good role model for others.

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Should You be Hiring a ‘Chief Accounting Officer’?

Thanks to more stringent monitoring and regulation of corporate financial statements, there’s been a dramatic rise in the number of American companies adding a “chief accounting officer” to the C-suite. The purpose of the CAO is to assist the CFO in all aspects of accounting and regulatory compliance.   

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Moving Beyond the Core Makes Sense for Many Mid-Market Firms

Big-company CEOs increasingly are being strafed by activist investors and others for moving too far afield of their core businesses, and many are simplifying their organizations as a result. But mid-market chiefs and many of their counterparts at Fortune 1000 companies still have good reasons to move beyond their corporate core.

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