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2014-07-24 16:29:51

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Institute of Architects (AIA) today named alliantgroup as AIA's Exclusive Partner for Section 179D (the Energy Efficient Commercial Building Deduction) and other corporate tax services. This new agreement expands the current scope of the firm's tax consulting services and support for AIA members. "The AIA is dedicated to partnering with leading organizations to provide the best services to our members," said AIA President Helene...

2014-07-24 16:27:38

- - Solid Earnings Growth Despite Currency Headwinds - - COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE: MTD) today announced second quarter results for 2014. Provided below are the highlights: -- Sales in local currency increased by 4% in the quarter compared with the prior year. Reported sales increased 5% which included a 1% benefit from currency. -- Net earnings per diluted share as reported (EPS) were $2.49, compared...

2014-07-24 08:36:58

ATLANTA, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Q2 Earnings of $0.11 Per Share, After Charges of $0.14 Per Share for Insurance Reserves and Office Relocation Costs -- Q2 Pretax Income of $68 Million After Charges of $88 Million; Q2 2013 Pretax Income of $38 Million After Charges of $67 Million -- Home Sale Revenues Increased 2% to $1.2 Billion -- Average Selling Price for Homes Delivered in the Quarter Increased 12% to $328,000 -- Gross Margin of...

2014-07-23 08:36:48

SALT LAKE CITY, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Beanstalk, an online SaaS-based tax platform for small-to-medium sized businesses and their advisors, announced today that it has raised $2 million in seed funding led by leading venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates (NEA), with participation from EPIC Ventures, Deep Fork Capital, and former Wall Street executive and investor Jim Engebretsen. Beanstalk will use the funds to continue building out its core tax technology and...

2014-07-22 12:34:26

Governor Urged to Overrule One of the Highest Wireless E-911 Phone Tax in U.S.; Conservative and Consumer Groups Unite to Warn of Danger of "Unaccountable" State Board's Actions. MONTGOMERY, Ala., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A diverse group of seven in-state and national organizations - including the Community Action Association of Alabama and the North Alabama Patriots Tea Party - today urged Governor Robert Bentley to overrule the "unelected and unaccountable" Alabama...

2014-07-21 16:27:44

PHILADELPHIA, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK) today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. Second Quarter Highlights -- Income per diluted share $0.76; Before Certain Items $1.01 -- Mivisa acquisition closed April 23 -- Global beverage can volumes up 3% in Q2, 4% YTD -- New beverage can plant in Teresina, Brazil began commercial production in the quarter Net sales in the second quarter grew to...

2014-07-21 09:45:12

RAND Corporation Although countries with high levels of economic development generally have more personal automobile travel than less-affluent nations, income is not the only factor that determines a nation's demand for cars, according to a new study. Examining factors that may influence personal automobile use in developing nations, researchers found that government policies such as taxes that keep fuel costs high and the development of road systems can have important influence on...

2014-07-18 08:20:32

MILWAUKEE, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third quarter of fiscal 2014, Johnson Controls, Inc. (NYSE: JCI), a global multi-industrial company, reported net income from continuing operations of $238 million, or $0.35 per share, on $10.8 billion in revenues. Third quarter diluted earnings per share from continuing operations and excluding restructuring and non-recurring items was $0.84, up 17 percent versus $0.72 last year. As a result of the previously announced sale of its Automotive...

2014-07-17 23:09:42

Following sales tax nexus seminars in Atlanta, Dallas, and Nashville, TaxConnex announces upcoming seminars in Boston, Chicago and Denver. The Boston seminar is scheduled for July 27th beginning at 11:30 eastern time and will be held at Umbria Prime. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 TaxConnex, LLC, America’s leading independent sales and use tax outsourcing and consulting firm, is proud to announce upcoming cities for their Lunch & Learn series on Sales Tax Nexus. Following...

2014-07-17 20:20:20

Highlights: OMAHA, Neb., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE: VMI), a leading global provider of engineered products and services for infrastructure and mechanized irrigation equipment for agriculture, reported second quarter sales of $842.6 million compared with $878.7 million for the same period of 2013. Second quarter 2014 operating income was $104.8 million versus $144.3 million in 2013. Second quarter net income was $64.0 million versus $89.6...


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