Wayne Morris, Southeast Publications VP, passes away

(July 31, 2012) -- In 1990, Wayne and Carlene Morris began their lifestyle with the Southeast Publications family and for 22-years his partnership and dedication helped founder Peter Warrick escalate Southeast Publications success to what it is today and what it has represented for the last 26 years, his obituary noted. Morris led the sales force by example and with diligent professionalism, and was dedicated to helping Southeast Publications' sales associates be more proficient and successful with their independent business practices.

Ohio’s Hocking Hills named best campground in the U.S.

(July 31, 2012) -- The premier website for camping and hiking, Tripleblaze.com, has just released its list of Best Campgrounds in America, and Hocking Hills State Park is now ranked as the #1 campground in the United States. The campground beat out hundreds of camping sites across America, including the famed Yosemite National Park, which came in second, and Mt. Rainier National Park, which is ranked #14.

Dave Smercheck, Titan Trailer founder, dies

(July 31, 2012) -- “Titan Trailer, Titan West and Logan Coach are all businesses that Dave started throughout his life,” Jensen said. “They will continue on with the strong base he built. It will be up to us to remember all the stories, words of wisdom and jokes, but Dave Smerchek could never be forgotten.”

Cummins reports strong 2Q profits

(July 31, 2012) -- Second quarter revenue of $4.45 billion decreased four percent from the same quarter in 2011. Excluding the impact of divestitures and currency movements, revenues were flat year over year. Growth in North America offset weakness in international markets, particularly China and Brazil.

Canadian GDP, U.S. personal income both rise

(July 31, 2012) -- Canada's May 2012 gross domestic product increased a smaller than expected 0.1 percent in the month that was down from a 0.3 percent gain recorded in April. U.S. personal income spurted by 0.5 percent in June, which was the fastest gain in three months, said Desjardins. Disposable income rose by 0.4 percent and, combined with the flat reading for spending, pushed the savings rate up to 4.4 percent.