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October 8, 2012
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  Economic Indicators 
  • U.S. job picture brightens with decline in unemployment rate
    The U.S. unemployment rate declined to 7.8% in September, the lowest monthly rate in nearly four years. Revised numbers for earlier months showed stronger hiring patterns than previously reported. "It's a good report. The picture is still not a great one, but it's not so bad given the unusual headwinds that we have been faced with," said Ray Stone, an economist at Stone & McCarthy Research Associates in Princeton, N.J. Reuters (10/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Inside & Out 
  • Stop trying to act like a leader
    The best leaders don't act out the role of a leader; rather, they allow leadership to emanate from their inner character, writes Mike Henry Sr. "By leading from who you are, and bringing life to your team, they bring life in return to you, your team and your customers," he writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (10/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy Update 
  • Fed's Beige Book is expected to tell tale of economy
    An upbeat tone generated by the latest U.S. jobs report might not be long lived. The Federal Reserve's Beige Book is expected to reflect continued skepticism about the employment situation, although there is evidence that consumers are spending again. MarketWatch (10/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  OPEI News 
  • EPA to speak at GIE+EXPO
    On behalf of OPEI, we are delighted to announce Glenn Passavant and Philip Carlson, EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality, as featured speakers on Oct. 26. Glenn and Philip will be featured speakers at our 10 a.m. Workshop, to be held in Room C-202, at the Kentucky Exposition Center. They will be speaking on topics of immediate interest and importance to the OPE industry. There will be time allowed for open Q-and-A at the end of the presentation. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CPSC to speak at GIE+EXPO
    On behalf of OPEI, we are delighted to announce Janet Buyer, CPSC Division of Combustion and Fire Sciences, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, as a featured speaker on Oct. 26. Buyer will be a featured speaker at our 1 p.m. Workshop, to be held in Room C-202, at the Kentucky Exposition. Buyer will make a presentation on the CPSC’s recently released staff report "Technology Demonstration of a Prototype Low Carbon Emission Portable Generator." LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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