Public Policy http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6609/more en 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 Manufacturing Key to US Competitiveness—President Provides More Funding http://www.industryweek.com/technology/manufacturing-key-us-competitiveness-president-provides-more-funding <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Departments of Defense, Energy, Agriculture and NASA will receive more than $300 million in new investments.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/technology/manufacturing-key-us-competitiveness-president-provides-more-funding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/technology/manufacturing-key-us-competitiveness-president-provides-more-funding#comments Expansion Management Public Policy Innovation Technology Workforce News Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:31:00 +0000 151671 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to guests gathered for a rally at General Electric&#39;s Waukesha gas engines plant on January 30, 2014 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. &nbsp;<em>(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)</em></p> Thalidomide Manufacturer Wins Appeal in Spain Compensation Case http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/thalidomide-manufacturer-wins-appeal-spain-compensation-case <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Madrid's provincial court said the statute of limitations for the case against German pharmaceutical company Grunenthal had expired.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/thalidomide-manufacturer-wins-appeal-spain-compensation-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/thalidomide-manufacturer-wins-appeal-spain-compensation-case#comments Companies & Executives Public Policy Global Economy Leadership News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:25:00 +0000 151421 at http://www.industryweek.com Thinkstock ISIL's $800 Million Oil Business http://www.industryweek.com/blog/isils-800-million-oil-business <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>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 provider of energy information and analytics.</p> <p>ISIL is able to generate more than $2 million a day despite the fact that the production facilities it controls are producing significantly less than before the war and the group is selling the oil at a steep discount on the black market. Much of the oil is processed in mobile refineries that can be loaded by truck.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/global-manufacturer">The Global Manufacturer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/isils-800-million-oil-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/isils-800-million-oil-business#comments Public Policy Trade Global Economy The Global Manufacturer Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:51:00 +0000 151141 at http://www.industryweek.com Overhauling STEM Education for the 21st Century http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/overhauling-stem-education-21st-century <div class="field-byline"> Steven Goldthwaite, CEO, Metem Corp. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Schools, businesses and civic organizations all have important roles to play in once again making the United States a leader in STEM education.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/overhauling-stem-education-21st-century" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/overhauling-stem-education-21st-century#comments Demographics Education / Training Public Policy Workforce News Mon, 06 Oct 2014 17:38:00 +0000 150171 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Manufacturer Steven Goldthwaithe says schools need to re-engineer their approach to STEM education and show the excitement of working in these fields. Here, 4th through 8th grade students operate a radio-controlled drone at an event designed to promote STEM careers. (U.S. Navy photo by Greg Vojtko/Released)</p> The Koch Brothers: America's Most Controversial Manufacturers http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/koch-brothers-americas-most-controversial-manufacturers <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Are Charles and David Koch the most famous manufacturers in the United States? If not, then they are certainly the most controversial.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/koch-brothers-americas-most-controversial-manufacturers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/koch-brothers-americas-most-controversial-manufacturers#comments Competitiveness Companies & Executives Public Policy Leadership Fri, 03 Oct 2014 11:16:00 +0000 147221 at http://www.industryweek.com Sanctions Hit SMEs http://www.industryweek.com/blog/sanctions-hit-smes <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Who are the sanctions really hitting</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/smes-guide-european-manufacturing">The SME&#039;s Guide to European Manufacturing</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/sanctions-hit-smes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/sanctions-hit-smes#comments Public Policy The SME&#039;s Guide to European Manufacturing Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:53:00 +0000 149531 at http://www.industryweek.com Manufacturers Find Infrastructure Funding Full of Potholes http://www.industryweek.com/infrastructure-potholes <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>The status quo won&rsquo;t do for U.S. infrastructure funding if the country is to avoid a competitive decline, the National Association of Manufacturers warned today in a <a href="http://www.nam.org/Issues/Infrastructure/Surface-Transportation.aspx?utm_source=nam&amp;utm_medium=alias&amp;utm_campaign=infrastructure">new report</a>.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/global-manufacturer">The Global Manufacturer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/infrastructure-potholes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/infrastructure-potholes#comments Competitiveness Public Policy Global Economy The Global Manufacturer Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:35:00 +0000 148961 at http://www.industryweek.com China Fines Volkswagen Affiliate $40.5 Million for Price-fixing http://www.industryweek.com/public-policy/china-fines-volkswagen-affiliate-405-million-price-fixing <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>"FAW-Volkswagen Sales Company, Ltd. presided over the process of organizing, reaching and implementing the price monopoly agreement of the car and repair services and obviously played a leading and facilitating role," Chinese regulators said. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/public-policy/china-fines-volkswagen-affiliate-405-million-price-fixing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/public-policy/china-fines-volkswagen-affiliate-405-million-price-fixing#comments Public Policy News Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:05:00 +0000 148011 at http://www.industryweek.com <p><em>Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia</em></p>