Global Economy en China Said to Plan Coal Import Ban at Some Ports from July 1 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The ban is the latest attempt by the government to manage the nation’s coal supply and prices, which have swung in the last year amid a series of regulations aimed at keeping prices high enough to support miners while not letting them rise to a level that hurts power producers. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Policy Supply Chain The Latest Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:51:00 +0000 725661 at China Is About to Bury Elon Musk in Batteries <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Chinese companies have plans for additional factories with the capacity to pump out more than 120 gigawatt-hours a year by 2021, enough to supply batteries for around 1.5 million Tesla Model S vehicles.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Companies & Executives Energy Growth Strategies Strategic Planning & Execution The Latest Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:49:00 +0000 725171 at <p>Tesla&#39;s Elon Musk</p> Copyright Getty Images Trump Faces Laugh Test as He Weighs 'Nuclear Option' for Steel <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Based on comments from President Trump, the administration could declare as early as this week that steel is critical to national security and eligible for protection from imports.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Public Policy Trade The Latest Trump and Manufacturing Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:21:00 +0000 724841 at Copyright Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images Record EU Fine Against Google Risks Creating New 'Too Big To Innovate' Standard? <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg, IW Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>“The EU has effectively decided that some companies have become too big to innovate," said.Robert D. Atkinson, president of The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. "The EU’s actions have created a cloud of uncertainty that will make large tech companies overly cautious about making changes to the user experience and service offerings that would benefit consumers."</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Regulations Innovation The Latest Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:41:00 +0000 723821 at China Industrial Profits Growth Accelerates on Better Sales <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>China’s exports remain robust as demand in U.S. and European markets improves, helping to boost economic sentiment.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Data and Statistics The Latest Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:50:00 +0000 723751 at Copyright Getty Images Trump's Aluminum Import Probe Has Some in Congress Wary <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Lawmakers signed letters warning that imposing tariffs on aluminum imports could increase costs for consumers and industrial users of the metal.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trade Global Economy The Latest Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:57:00 +0000 723211 at Getty Images BMW Courts Trump Favor by Showing Off Revamped Made-in-US SUV <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The automaker is unveiling the revamped X3 sport utility vehicle at its plant in Spartanburg, S.C., to celebrate the 25-year anniversary of its U.S. factory. The facility is BMW’s biggest in the world and an important shield against Trump, who has threatened carmakers over their imports -- and declined the company’s solicitation to attend the June 26 festivities.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Workforce The Latest Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:35:00 +0000 722821 at Slowdown in US Business-Equipment Orders May Weigh on Growth <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The broad slowdown in equipment orders and shipments raises the risk that business investment will provide less of a boost than anticipated to the economic rebound this quarter.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Data and Statistics Trade The Latest Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:53:00 +0000 722711 at Manufacturing Trends: IndustryWeek/PwC Webinar Series <div class="field-deck"> An IndustryWeek-hosted webinar series, in partnership with PwC, sponsored by Epicor </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="" /> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-webinar-details"><legend>Webinar Details</legend> <div class="field-webinar-date"> <span>Date &amp; Time:&nbsp;</span> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, September 7, 2017 - <span class="date-display-start">14:00</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">15:00</span></span> </div> <div class="field-time-description"> 4 Sessions of 1 hour each </div> <div class="field-webinar-type"> <span>Event Type:&nbsp;</span> Live Webinar </div> <div class="field-webinar-cost"> <span>Cost:&nbsp;</span> Free </div> </fieldset> <div class="node-body webinar-body">Attend this 4-part series in partnership PricewaterhouseCoopers. From operations, to digital, to workforce, to future growth, this series will help you transform your manufacturing business.</div><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-registration-form"><legend>Registration Form</legend> <div class="field-accela"> </div> <div class="field-accela-form-length"> <span>Embedded Form Length:&nbsp;</span> 1250pixels </div> </fieldset> <div class="field-display-promo-image"> <span>Display Promo Image:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automation Competitiveness Digital Tools Emerging Technologies Product Development Research & Development Growth Strategies Strategic Planning & Execution Systems Integration Innovation Operations Technology Workforce Webinars Sat, 24 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000 490231 at Auto Slowdown Flashes Caution Lights for Manufacturing Growth — and Trump <div class="field-byline"> Mark Muro, Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>With production in the auto industries slowing, other production industries are going to have to step up to confirm that working class hiring is up—or next year’s mid-term elections may get dicey. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies & Executives Global Economy Workforce The Changing Automotive Landscape The Latest Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:22:00 +0000 721611 at Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images