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Make the right movesEsmark and Jim Bouchard manage through the difficult times

Commodities like oil and steel are down, so Jim Bouchard is using all available tools to stay profitable and be ready for better days.

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IntegraCare Corp.Rick Irwin and Loriann Putzier work to get the extraordinary out of the ordinary

As leaders of a pure service business, Rick Irwin and Loriann Putzier share what they’ve learned about what it takes to get an extraordinary effort in tough industry at IntegraCare.

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A. Stucki Co. and Bill Kiefer grow its family of companies under one goal

A. Stucki Co. strategically bought suppliers and other businesses to increase its offerings in the rail industry. President and CEO Bill Kiefer discusses the exciting, grueling acquisition binge.

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Universal Stainless and Dennis Oates invest for the future

Universal Stainless Alloy & Products is diversifying to produce more specialized products for a stronger future. But just as the company started to transition its new plant into an operating entity, a destocking cycle hit.

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Insights

How to spot hidden fees in retirement plans, which drag performance down

Hidden fees are not only common; they essentially help run the entire retirement plan services industry. But these fees aren’t easy to find, even for the trained professional in the industry, let alone a busy business owner or manager.

How to weigh the pros and cons of self-funded vs. fully insured health plans

For companies that must deal with how best to handle health insurance costs, there’s a decision that needs to be made fairly early in the process. Should a company choose to be fully insured, or should it opt to be self-insured?

How the foreign currency environment breaks the rule

The fifth annual Chase Business Leaders Outlook survey shows growing optimism about the national economy, but that confidence drops when looking outside of U.S. borders — at least in the near term.

How to educate your employees about their cholesterol levels

While most employers would certainly consider the safety of their employees a priority, it may not occur to as many of them to be concerned about their employees’ cholesterol level.

Part 3: Should your company consider a self-insured health care plan?

Almost every employer that offers a group health benefit program is searching for methods to lower spending. What many don’t consider is shifting from offering an insured health plan to self-insurance.