Acute labor shortages have cropped up in construction, which holds down home building, in transportation and in skilled manufacturing as well as health care and services industries, according to the Beige Book report.
Shell wants 20% of profit margins from fuel sold in its retail forecourts to come from vehicles that don’t burn diesel or gasoline by 2025, said John Abbott, the company’s top executive of its downstream business.
Boeing might deepen its collaboration with Brazil's Embraer and launch a new aircraft, in answer to Bombardier's alliance with Airbus.
Where small and midsize manufacturers can find federal, state and local resources to launch and grow their exports.
At stake is the $1.2 trillion in annual trade between the three countries, as well as the business models of companies such as Ford Motor and GM. that have adapted their supply chains to take advantage of the trade zone.
Scenario planning is essentially a thorough review of "what-if" situations, with potential courses of action created for each. Preparing for various shifts in advance can prevent companies from being caught flat-footed by sudden changes.