Competitiveness http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6604/more en Three California Manufacturers Share Growth Plans, Frustrations http://www.industryweek.com/blog/three-california-manufacturers-share-growth-plans-frustrations <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>In my last blog post, I reported on Dan DiMicco&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/dan-dimicco-four-steps-needed-job-creation">keynote address</a> on job creation at the third &ldquo;Manufacturing in the Golden State &ndash; Making California Thrive&rdquo; economic summit held October 16 in San Diego. The purpose of the summit was to discuss how several national and California policies are threatening the growth and prosperity of California manufacturers and what policies should be changed to help them grow and thrive.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/inside-california-manufacturing">Inside California Manufacturing</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/three-california-manufacturers-share-growth-plans-frustrations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/three-california-manufacturers-share-growth-plans-frustrations#comments Competitiveness Regulations Global Economy Inside California Manufacturing Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:04:00 +0000 152111 at http://www.industryweek.com Shell Posts Mixed Third-Quarter Earnings http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/shell-posts-mixed-third-quarter-earnings <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>"We think Shell's restructuring is a multi-year process, and this quarter adds to our confidence that management can deliver on its objectives," said RBC Capital Markets analyst Biraj Borkhataria.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/shell-posts-mixed-third-quarter-earnings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/shell-posts-mixed-third-quarter-earnings#comments Budgeting & Reporting Competitiveness Companies & Executives Leadership News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:48:00 +0000 151931 at http://www.industryweek.com Justin Sullivan, Getty Images Federal Reserve Waves Goodbye to QE Stimulus Program http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/federal-reserve-waves-goodbye-qe-stimulus-program <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Revealing increasing confidence in a modestly expanding economy despite slower growth elsewhere, the Fed also trimmed its earlier doubts about the strength of the labor market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/federal-reserve-waves-goodbye-qe-stimulus-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/federal-reserve-waves-goodbye-qe-stimulus-program#comments Competitiveness Public Policy Global Economy News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:59:00 +0000 151921 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen</p> Credit: Mark Wilson, Getty News Dan DiMicco: The Four Steps Needed for Job Creation http://www.industryweek.com/blog/dan-dimicco-four-steps-needed-job-creation <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Manufacturing leader Dan DiMicco cites dire unemployment picture in U.S. and prescribes a four-step plan for job creation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/inside-california-manufacturing">Inside California Manufacturing</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/dan-dimicco-four-steps-needed-job-creation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/dan-dimicco-four-steps-needed-job-creation#comments Competitiveness Labor / Employment Policy Public Policy Regulations Trade Global Economy Workforce Inside California Manufacturing Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:20:00 +0000 151851 at http://www.industryweek.com A Challenge to Manufacturers to Aim Higher http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/challenge-manufacturers-aim-higher <div class="field-byline"> Mike Galiazzo, President, Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Employee engagement on steroids.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/challenge-manufacturers-aim-higher" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/challenge-manufacturers-aim-higher#comments Competitiveness Corporate Responsibility Leadership News Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:59:00 +0000 151551 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Mike Galiazzo, president, Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland, introduced Baltimore Mayor<em> </em>Stephanie Rawlings-Blake at the Baltimore Manufacturing Forum on October 7, 2014, with this inspiring commentary.</p> Total Reels, but Plans Succession after Sudden Death of CEO http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/total-reels-plans-succession-after-sudden-death-ceo <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Christophe de Margerie, who did not designate a successor, was killed late Monday when his private jet struck a snowplow on takeoff in Moscow.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/total-reels-plans-succession-after-sudden-death-ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/total-reels-plans-succession-after-sudden-death-ceo#comments Competitiveness Companies & Executives Leadership News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:31:00 +0000 151211 at http://www.industryweek.com Pascal Le Segretain, Getty Images Investors Eye Reebok Buy from Adidas http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/investors-eye-reebok-buy-adidas <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Adidas bought Reebok in 2006 hoping to pile pressure on Nike.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/investors-eye-reebok-buy-adidas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/investors-eye-reebok-buy-adidas#comments Competitiveness Companies & Executives Leadership News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:53:00 +0000 151111 at http://www.industryweek.com Getty Images Treasury Says It Again: China Does Not Manipulate Currency http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/treasury-says-it-again-china-does-not-manipulate-currency <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>However, the yuan remained "significantly undervalued," the Treasury said, reiterating the description it has long used in pressing China to allow its currency to move toward a market-determined exchange rate.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/treasury-says-it-again-china-does-not-manipulate-currency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/treasury-says-it-again-china-does-not-manipulate-currency#comments Competitiveness Finance Global Economy News Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:42:00 +0000 150891 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>A yuan note is surrounded by U.S. dollars. While the U.S. Treasury says China&#39;s currency remains undervalued, it did comment on &quot;renewed willingness by authorities to allow the exchange rate to strengthen.&quot;</p> Copyright China Photos, Getty Images San Diego Celebrates Manufacturing Week, not Just Manufacturing Day http://www.industryweek.com/blog/san-diego-celebrates-manufacturing-week-not-just-manufacturing-day <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>To highlight the importance of manufacturing to the economy of the San Diego region, the city celebrates Manufacturing Week instead of only Manufacturing Day and highlights the need for retooling education to meet manufacturing's workforce challenges.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/inside-california-manufacturing">Inside California Manufacturing</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/san-diego-celebrates-manufacturing-week-not-just-manufacturing-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/san-diego-celebrates-manufacturing-week-not-just-manufacturing-day#comments Competitiveness Companies & Executives Education / Training Global Economy Workforce Inside California Manufacturing Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:19:00 +0000 150811 at http://www.industryweek.com Lifting Oil Exports Ban Would Be Boon for US Manufacturing http://www.industryweek.com/trade/lifting-oil-exports-ban-would-be-boon-us-manufacturing <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Ending the federal ban on crude oil exports would offer a significant boost to the U.S. manufacturing sector and the broader American economy, according to a new study from the MAPI Foundation and the Aspen Institute.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/trade/lifting-oil-exports-ban-would-be-boon-us-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/trade/lifting-oil-exports-ban-would-be-boon-us-manufacturing#comments Competitiveness Legislation Trade Global Economy News Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:24:00 +0000 150751 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>U.S. oil and gas production has increased dramatically with the advent of fracking and horizontal drilling.</p> U.S. Energy Information Administration