Public Policy http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6609/more en Fed Opens Door for Rate Rise, Frets Over Slower Growth http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/fed-opens-door-rate-rise-frets-over-slower-growth <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Federal Open Market Committee said in a fresh policy statement that growth had "moderated somewhat" since its January meeting, in part because American households have tailed back spending.</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/fed-opens-door-rate-rise-frets-over-slower-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/fed-opens-door-rate-rise-frets-over-slower-growth#comments Competitiveness Public Policy Finance Global Economy Leadership The Latest Thu, 19 Mar 2015 09:08:00 +0000 162811 at http://www.industryweek.com Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Manufacturers Target of Proposed State Chemical Safety Rules http://www.industryweek.com/legislation/manufacturers-target-proposed-state-chemical-safety-rules <div class="field-byline"> Maureen Gorsen, Partner, Alston &amp; Bird LLP </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>For product manufacturers who sell consumer products in all 50 states, the legal and regulatory patchwork is likely to get more complex in 2015.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/legislation/manufacturers-target-proposed-state-chemical-safety-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/legislation/manufacturers-target-proposed-state-chemical-safety-rules#comments Environment Legislation Public Policy Regulations The Latest Tue, 17 Mar 2015 17:28:00 +0000 162571 at http://www.industryweek.com Low Wages, High Dollar Test Fed's Patience http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/low-wages-high-dollar-test-feds-patience <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>After holding the benchmark federal funds rate at zero for more than six years of crisis and recovery, the Fed has stoked expectations of a hike for months.</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/low-wages-high-dollar-test-feds-patience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/low-wages-high-dollar-test-feds-patience#comments Competitiveness Governance, Risk & Compliance Legislation Public Policy Regulations Finance Global Economy The Latest Mon, 16 Mar 2015 08:52:00 +0000 162411 at http://www.industryweek.com Mark Wilson/Getty Images Taking the Manufacturing Pulse: 5 Minutes with NAM Economist Chad Moutray http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/taking-manufacturing-pulse-5-minutes-nam-economist-chad-moutray <div class="node-body video-body"><div></div>Is U.S. manufacturing on an upward trajectory? NAM Chief Economist Chad Moutray reviews findings from the latest NAM/IndustryWeek Survey of Manufacturers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/taking-manufacturing-pulse-5-minutes-nam-economist-chad-moutray" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/taking-manufacturing-pulse-5-minutes-nam-economist-chad-moutray#comments Public Policy Trade Global Economy Leadership Workforce Fri, 13 Mar 2015 13:45:00 +0000 162381 at http://www.industryweek.com Russia Accuses Coke, McDonald's of Waging Unhealthy 'War' http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/russia-accuses-coke-mcdonalds-waging-unhealthy-war <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Russia last year launched sweeping health checks of more than 100 branches of McDonald's and the chain was forced to temporarily close branches including the landmark outlet on Moscow's Pushkin Square which was the first to open in the Soviet Union.</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/russia-accuses-coke-mcdonalds-waging-unhealthy-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/russia-accuses-coke-mcdonalds-waging-unhealthy-war#comments Competitiveness Customer Relationships Public Policy Regulations Global Economy Supply Chain The Latest Fri, 06 Mar 2015 10:22:00 +0000 161811 at http://www.industryweek.com Joe Raedle/Getty Images Nestle Ditches Artificial Bits in US Chocolate http://www.industryweek.com/trade/nestle-ditches-artificial-bits-us-chocolate <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The unit of the world's leading food company said its customer research on brands like Butterfinger showed U.S. consumers prefer candy that is free of artificial flavors and colors.</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/trade/nestle-ditches-artificial-bits-us-chocolate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/trade/nestle-ditches-artificial-bits-us-chocolate#comments Competitiveness Corporate Responsibility Public Policy Trade The Latest Wed, 18 Feb 2015 09:41:00 +0000 160291 at http://www.industryweek.com Justin Sullivan/Getty Images NAM's CEO Barnstorms for Manufacturing-Friendly Policies http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/nams-ceo-barnstorms-manufacturing-friendly-policies <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>In the midst of what many consider a manufacturing renaissance, does NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons need to be on a cross-country tour promoting the value of manufacturing? If you don't think so, consider his experience at the University of Kansas last September.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/nams-ceo-barnstorms-manufacturing-friendly-policies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/nams-ceo-barnstorms-manufacturing-friendly-policies#comments Public Policy Regulations Trade Innovation Manufacturing Leader of the Week Workforce The Latest Mon, 09 Feb 2015 01:17:00 +0000 159611 at http://www.industryweek.com <p> <style type="text/css"> .pquote { background: url("http://www.industryweek.com/site-files/industryweek.com/files/uploads/2014/08/openquote-iw.png") no-repeat!important; color: #000000; font-style: italic; margin: 10px; padding: 10px 1px 1px 50px; font-size: 24px; } .article-image .image-description p { margin: 0; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.9; } .image-description { background: #F8F8F8; font-size: 11px; padding: 5px 5px 3px; color: #000; font-weight: normal;!important; } .pcaption { padding-left: 20px; padding-right: 20px; font-size: 12px; line-height: 1.9; padding-bottom: 2px; } </style> </p> <blockquote class="pquote"> <p>We need to tap into that creative DNA that exists in every single young person and get them to understand what potential is out there for them in the future.&rdquo;</p> <p><em>&nbsp;- Jay Timmons</em></p> </blockquote> <div class="pcaption"> <hr /> <p><strong>Title:</strong> President, CEO<br /> <strong>Organization: </strong>National Association of Manufacturers<br /> <strong>Previous Positions:</strong> EVP, NAM; Exec. Dir., National Republican Senatorial Committee</p> <hr /> <p><em>The <strong>IndustryWeek Leader of the Week</strong> highlights the manufacturing leaders, executives and stars who are driving growth in today&#39;s industry and helping to shape the future of manufacturing.</em></p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Share Your Thoughts on Ending Trade Embargo with Cuba http://www.industryweek.com/trade/share-your-thoughts-ending-trade-embargo-cuba <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The International Trade Commission will hold a public hearing on March 24.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/trade/share-your-thoughts-ending-trade-embargo-cuba" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/trade/share-your-thoughts-ending-trade-embargo-cuba#comments Public Policy Trade Global Economy The Latest Fri, 06 Feb 2015 22:19:00 +0000 159561 at http://www.industryweek.com Copyright: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Are America's Advanced Industries Ceding Global Leadership? http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/are-americas-advanced-industries-ceding-global-leadership <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Just the Facts. A new report finds America's advanced industries are falling behind global competitors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/are-americas-advanced-industries-ceding-global-leadership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/are-americas-advanced-industries-ceding-global-leadership#comments Competitiveness Public Policy Global Economy None The Latest Fri, 06 Feb 2015 15:04:00 +0000 159371 at http://www.industryweek.com Corruption Probe in Brazil Leads to Freezing of Alstom's Assets http://www.industryweek.com/public-policy/corruption-probe-brazil-leads-freezing-alstoms-assets <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Alstom also is under investigation in Brazil for its alleged participation in a network of companies suspected of corruption in bidding for the Sao Paulo metro.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/public-policy/corruption-probe-brazil-leads-freezing-alstoms-assets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/public-policy/corruption-probe-brazil-leads-freezing-alstoms-assets#comments Expansion Management Public Policy The Latest Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:23:00 +0000 159301 at http://www.industryweek.com Photo Courtesy of Alstom