Competitiveness http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6604/more en Toshiba Profits Soar, Exits North American TV Business http://www.industryweek.com/budgeting-reporting/toshiba-profits-soar-exits-north-american-tv-business <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Japan's TV makers, also including Sony and Panasonic, have suffered as razor-thin margins and fierce overseas competition dented their bottom line.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/budgeting-reporting/toshiba-profits-soar-exits-north-american-tv-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/budgeting-reporting/toshiba-profits-soar-exits-north-american-tv-business#comments Budgeting & Reporting Competitiveness Cost Management & BPM Planning & Forecasting Trade The Latest Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:11:00 +0000 158511 at http://www.industryweek.com Sean Gallup/Getty Images Fed Remaining 'Patient' on Rate Hike http://www.industryweek.com/finance/fed-remaining-patient-rate-hike <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Federal Open Market Committee left unchanged the key federal funds rate near zero, where it has been pegged since late 2008.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/finance/fed-remaining-patient-rate-hike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/finance/fed-remaining-patient-rate-hike#comments Competitiveness Corporate Finance & Tax Governance, Risk & Compliance Legislation Public Policy Finance The Latest Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:34:00 +0000 158461 at http://www.industryweek.com Mark Wilson/Getty Images John Deere Job Cuts to Hit More than 900 Workers http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/john-deere-job-cuts-hit-more-900-workers <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The most recent cutbacks likely won’t be the last. Farmers are holding off on buying new and pricey heavy equipment until prices head up again.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/john-deere-job-cuts-hit-more-900-workers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/john-deere-job-cuts-hit-more-900-workers#comments Competitiveness Treasury & Cash Management Transportation Trade Global Economy Production Equipment The Latest Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:11:00 +0000 158301 at http://www.industryweek.com Scott Olson/Getty Images Procter & Gamble Earnings Fall, Warns of Tough 2015 http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/procter-gamble-earnings-fall-warns-tough-2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>U.S. currency has hit multi-year highs against other major currencies during the quarter, increasing the price of U.S. goods in foreign countries.</div> <div 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href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/phillips-calls-2014-setback-slashes-profits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/phillips-calls-2014-setback-slashes-profits#comments Competitiveness Governance, Risk & Compliance Trade Global Economy The Latest Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:52:00 +0000 158271 at http://www.industryweek.com Patrik Stollarz/Getty Images Steel Production Makes Small Jump Globally in 2014 http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/steel-production-makes-small-jump-globally-2014 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The modest increase worldwide was mirrored by similar results in the major steel producing nations and regions.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/steel-production-makes-small-jump-globally-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 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http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/trade-friendly-promises-coming-india-during-obama-visit#comments Competitiveness Emerging Markets Logistics Environment Governance, Risk & Compliance Supplier Relationships Regulations Supply Chain The Latest Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:01:00 +0000 158211 at http://www.industryweek.com Joern Pollex/Getty Images Big Four Tobacco Growers Accused of Collusion http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/big-four-tobacco-growers-accused-collusion <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Marlboro, Camel, Lucky Strike and Gauloise cigarettes are accused of colluding to limit prices so smokers won't cut their consumption. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/big-four-tobacco-growers-accused-collusion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/big-four-tobacco-growers-accused-collusion#comments Competitiveness Customer Relationships Governance, Risk & Compliance Legislation Global Economy The Latest Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:38:00 +0000 158161 at http://www.industryweek.com Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Takata Exec Indicted in US for Fixing Seatbelt Prices http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/takata-exec-indicted-us-fixing-seatbelt-prices <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Justice Department suggested Usuda had refused to plead guilty and cut a deal in the case as others did.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/takata-exec-indicted-us-fixing-seatbelt-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/takata-exec-indicted-us-fixing-seatbelt-prices#comments Competitiveness Companies & Executives Corporate Responsibility Safety Transportation The Latest Thu, 22 Jan 2015 17:37:00 +0000 158001 at http://www.industryweek.com Bill Pugliano/Getty Images US Duties Proposed on Solar Products Upset China http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/us-duties-proposed-solar-products-upset-china <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>At issue are imports including crystalline silicon photovoltaic cell, module and panels, imported as separate components or part of other products.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/us-duties-proposed-solar-products-upset-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/us-duties-proposed-solar-products-upset-china#comments Competitiveness Corporate Finance & Tax Energy Supplier Relationships Global Economy The Latest Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:32:00 +0000 157991 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