From NAM: Ford: SUVs, Crossovers Will Drive Growth

The Detroit Free Press (5/30, Priddle) reports, “A decade ago an SUV meant a big, body-on-frame vehicle that could tow a trailer over a dirt road. Today, automakers think of utilities as small, sometimes-luxury vehicles that replace large or midsize cars.” The Press reports, “Global sales of utility vehicles now account for 13 million sales a year,… Read More From NAM: Ford: SUVs, Crossovers Will Drive Growth

Congressman Long begins annual manufacturing tour

On its website, KOAM-TV Pittsburg (KS) Joplin, MO (5/30) reports Missouri congressman Billy Long “began his ‘manufacturing tour’ across southwest Missouri, aimed at talking about the importance of manufacturing in the area.” Rep. Long said, “We really like to get out and talk to the employees and the owners of these facilities to see what exactly their… Read More Congressman Long begins annual manufacturing tour

AIM Quotes Kennedy in Letter to Gov. Nixon on Tax Cut Bill

May 29, 2013 Dear Governor Nixon, As Missouri’s premier business trade association, we strongly urge you to sign House Bill 253. Today is the late President John F. Kennedy’s birthday. Nearly 50 years ago, in a radio and television address broadcast on September 18, 1963, then-President Kennedy said, “A tax cut means higher family income… Read More AIM Quotes Kennedy in Letter to Gov. Nixon on Tax Cut Bill

NAM: April existing home sales rose by 9.7 percent

The Wall Street Journal (5/23, Portlock, Zibel, Subscription Publication) reports that April’s existing home sales were at the highest level since August 2008; in addition, the number of foreclosures which were sold fell. The AP (5/23) reports that according to the NAR, existing home “sales rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.97 million, up from 4.94 million… Read More NAM: April existing home sales rose by 9.7 percent

Senator Blunt, expresses concerns about Obama administration’s attempts to ban new coal fired power plants

In a letter to President Barack Obama, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) joined five of his Missouri Republican colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives to express their continued concerns surrounding the Obama Administration’s proposed regulations, which would effectively ban the construction of new coal fired power plants. The proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency… Read More Senator Blunt, expresses concerns about Obama administration’s attempts to ban new coal fired power plants