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Tuesday, May 30 2017

By Kurt Nagle, AAPA President and CEO

Success in meeting an organization’s improvement and expansion goals can be interpreted in many ways. The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) – the collective and recognized voice of ports throughout the Western Hemisphere – recently asked its member ports to answer the dual questions, “What is the biggest success of your port since the recession?” and “What obstacles did your port overcome to achieve this success?”  

The answers we received from a cross-section of AAPA’s member ports reinforce an industry saying, “If you’ve seen one port, you’ve only seen one port.” No two answers were quite the same, reflecting each port’s unique goals, objectives and obstacles. However, one theme was recurrent…even the toughest challenges are no match for persistence and dedication toward a favorable outcome.

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Tuesday, May 30 2017

By Lisa A. Bastian

Shortly after the presidential Oval Office change in January, the almost-forgotten trumpet call of "Buy American, Hire American" is heard once again heard across the land after years of muffling. But this time, an added message is resonating with the citizenry; one that demands the  end of job offshoring whenever and wherever possible.

Yes, U.S. manufacturing suffered great losses in recent years due to overseas moves. But so did the contact center industry. Sadly, between 2006 and 2014, the U.S. lost more than 200,000 contact center positions; many of which turned up in offshore centers grabbing the lion's share of industry jobs. However, nationalist and globalist forces in play for years are changing this scenario for the better. The industry's health is steadily improving as it finds new and innovative ways to help businesses become leading-edge providers of quality customer satisfaction.

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Tuesday, May 30 2017

By Angelos Angelou, Founder & CEO, AngelouEconomics

It’s back. With the introduction (and subsequent retraction) of the American Health Care Act, health policy is once again at the forefront of political discourse within the United States. Who should pay? How much should they pay? How should they pay? These are just some of the questions being asked in this most recent round of what is one of America’s most consistent—and contentious—political and social debates.

But even within the emotionally-charged, high-stakes arena of health care, few topics stir passions as much as the pharmaceutical industry. Amalgamated within the collective American psyche as the so-called “Big Pharma,” the industry is frequently the source of polarization and debate. As much as pharmaceutical companies undoubtedly split opinions, though, the fact remains that these companies play an instrumental role in the lives of many Americans.

A 2015 study published by the American Medical Association found that nearly three out of every five adults in the U.S. were regularly taking at least one prescription medication. Whether it’s a preventative statin regimen, a life-saving cancer treatment, or just something to enhance quality of life—think sildenafil—pharmaceuticals have become synonymous with improving and maintaining health.

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