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Dec 09, 2014

Optimism is the New Black

Stop your griping. Turn that frown upside down. If you haven’t heard, when it comes to the U.S. economy and business, it’s hip to be....More
Nov 25, 2014

Economic News to Be Thankful For

With apologies to all, I have to say it: The U.S. economy is no turkey....More
Oct 29, 2014

How Did Manufacturing CEOs Fare in the Raise Race?

If you’re a manufacturing CEO or CFO, you likely got a nice pay bump in 2013, but your bank account wasn’t nearly as energized as your....More
Oct 20, 2014

ISIL's $800 Million Oil Business

The terrorist group Islamic State in the Levant (ISIL) is generating an income of $800 million annually from oil sales, according to IHS, a leading....More
Oct 16, 2014

Brrr: Manufacturing in Canada Catches a Chill

After a red-hot summer, Canadian manufacturing sales, led by autos, cool off....More
Oct 06, 2014

Made in the USA (by the Japanese)

If you like to buy American-made cars, it's getting easier to do that and still pick up a Japanese brand....More
Sep 23, 2014

Manufacturers Find Infrastructure Funding Full of Potholes

The status quo won’t do for U.S. infrastructure funding if the country is to avoid a competitive decline, the National Association of....More
Sep 18, 2014

Ex-Im Bank: Hold Your Nose and Pass the Resolution

The House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution (H.J.Res. 124) September 17 that would keep the Export-Import Bank on life support....More
Aug 20, 2014

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane … No, It’s Bipartisanship

Could manufacturing have prompted a rare display of bipartisanship in Washington? Turns out the answer is yes. A group of seven senators, led by Sen....More
Aug 18, 2014

Take the NAM/IndustryWeek Survey of Manufacturers

It seems as if there is an economic report coming out every five minutes but the truth is that relatively few of them are focused on U.S....More
Jul 29, 2014

NAM Report Warns Foreign Competitors Outpacing US on Export Assistance

The National Association of Manufacturers brought fresh ammo to the fight over reauthorizing the U.S. Export-Import Bank today with release of a....More
Jun 10, 2014

World Bank Lowers Outlook for Global Economy

Despite a "tailwind" from high-income countries such as the United States, developing countries are headed for another year of sub-5% growth,....More
Apr 22, 2014

Energy Change You Can't Believe In

Manufacturers in a recent poll say they are skeptical about an "energy premium" and, if one comes, unlikely to spend the windfall on more workers....More
Apr 09, 2014

Where Should You Go for Low-Cost Manufacturing?

Asked what location they considered to be the most attractive for low-cost manufacturing aimed at the North American market, executives at small-to-....More
Apr 02, 2014

After the Recovery: What Will the New Normal Look Like?

Expect slower growth in the U.S. economy unless the government takes action on education and immigration, warns a new research report from TD....More
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