Rockwell Collins to acquire B/E Aerospace for $6.4 billion

Rockwell Collins plans to acquire B/E Aerospace, the world’s leading manufacturer of aircraft cabin interior products, in a $6.4-billion deal that will become the largest in the company’s 83-year history.

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Washington can learn from states’ fiscal management

October 24, 2016

By Senators Chuck Grassley & David Perdue / Guest Opinion
We must take decisive action to solve the crisis and end the federal government’s spending addiction. Our economy, our security and our future prosperity depend on it. That’s why we support adding a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Straightforward originality and top-of-mind awareness

October 20, 2016

By Nancy Garberson / Guest Column
Brands we recognize as leading influences in their particular markets or areas profit from that recognition of originality. So when you hear that “strategic planning” is on the agenda for your organization, never fear, because stepping outside your comfort zone and seeking possibilities of what can be done is productive for new, exciting pursuits.

How commercial leasing differs from residential

October 12, 2016

By Jonathan Schmidt / Guest Column
Most of us have been tenants at some point in our lifetimes and many of us have been landlords. But for the majority of us, that relationship involved residential tenancy. While residential leases and commercial leases are both contractual agreements, commercial tenancy is different in many ways.

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