Public Policy http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6609/more en 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/blog/manufacturers-find-infrastructure-funding-full-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/blog/manufacturers-find-infrastructure-funding-full-potholes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/manufacturers-find-infrastructure-funding-full-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> India Drops Plan to Impose Solar-Panel Duties on Foreign Firms http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/india-drops-plan-impose-solar-panel-duties-foreign-firms <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Indian companies have insisted that unless imports are curbed, the country will never develop an indigenous solar industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/india-drops-plan-impose-solar-panel-duties-foreign-firms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/india-drops-plan-impose-solar-panel-duties-foreign-firms#comments Competitiveness Public Policy Trade Global Economy News Wed, 10 Sep 2014 21:16:00 +0000 147961 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>India&#39;s new government reversed its decision to slap anti-dumping duties on solar panel imports from the United States, China (shown in this file photo) and other foreign firms.</p> Feng Li, Getty Images NAM/IndustryWeek 3Q 2014 Survey of Manufacturers: Special Questions on Labor Regulations, Health Insurance http://www.industryweek.com/regulations/namindustryweek-3q-2014-survey-manufacturers-special-questions-labor-regulations-health- <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>NAM/IndustryWeek Survey Examines Manufacturer Views on Labor Regulations, Health Insurance.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/regulations/namindustryweek-3q-2014-survey-manufacturers-special-questions-labor-regulations-health-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/regulations/namindustryweek-3q-2014-survey-manufacturers-special-questions-labor-regulations-health-#comments Legislation Public Policy Regulations News Fri, 05 Sep 2014 14:28:00 +0000 147361 at http://www.industryweek.com Getty Images North America India Fines Toyota, Ford, GM, Honda and Others for Anti-competitive Conduct http://www.industryweek.com/public-policy/india-fines-toyota-ford-gm-honda-and-others-anti-competitive-conduct <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Among the global companies fined were Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Volkswagen, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Ford and General Motors. Local companies fined included Maruti Suzuki, Hindustan Motors and Tata Motors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/public-policy/india-fines-toyota-ford-gm-honda-and-others-anti-competitive-conduct" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/public-policy/india-fines-toyota-ford-gm-honda-and-others-anti-competitive-conduct#comments Public Policy Global Economy News Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:51:00 +0000 146431 at http://www.industryweek.com <p><span style="font-size: 12.800000190734863px; line-height: 20px;">The Competition Commission of India found domestic automakers and local units of global vehicle manufacturers guilty of &quot;anti-competitive conduct&quot; by restricting the number of spare parts.</span></p>