Regulations http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6610/more en 'Made in China' Tops EU List of Unsafe Products http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/made-china-tops-eu-list-unsafe-products <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Toys topped the list of products stopped before they entered European markets or were seized afterwards, at 28%, followed by clothing (23%), electrical appliances (9%) and motor vehicles (8%).</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/made-china-tops-eu-list-unsafe-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/made-china-tops-eu-list-unsafe-products#comments Competitiveness Regulations Trade Global Economy Supply Chain The Latest Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:38:00 +0000 163041 at http://www.industryweek.com Justin Sullivan/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 Sony to Sell PlayStations in China After Long Delay http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/sony-sell-playstations-china-after-long-delay <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>China last year authorized the domestic sale of game consoles through its first free-trade zone (FTZ) in Shanghai, ending a ban imposed in 2000</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/sony-sell-playstations-china-after-long-delay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/sony-sell-playstations-china-after-long-delay#comments Competitiveness Regulations Global Economy Technology The Latest Wed, 11 Mar 2015 13:58:00 +0000 162161 at http://www.industryweek.com Pablo Blazquez/Getty Images Decline of Air Pollution, Rising Abatement Costs http://www.industryweek.com/environment/decline-air-pollution-rising-abatement-costs <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>U.S. manufacturers have been highly successful in reducing pollution over the past two decades, yet their costs to shrink their environmental footprint continue to grow. They're being affected by the law of marginal returns and each new pollution regulation that EPA devises will be increasingly more costly to implement.<br /> </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/environment/decline-air-pollution-rising-abatement-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/environment/decline-air-pollution-rising-abatement-costs#comments Competitiveness Environment Regulations Global Economy None The Latest Mon, 09 Mar 2015 13:27:00 +0000 161331 at http://www.industryweek.com NAM/IndustryWeek 2015 1Q Survey of Manufacturers: Survey Responses http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/namindustryweek-2015-1q-survey-manufacturers-survey-responses <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Responses from U.S. manufacturing executives to the 2015 1Q NAM/IW Survey of Manufacturers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/namindustryweek-2015-1q-survey-manufacturers-survey-responses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/namindustryweek-2015-1q-survey-manufacturers-survey-responses#comments Competitiveness Regulations Trade Global Economy Leadership Workforce Mon, 09 Mar 2015 03:45:00 +0000 161911 at http://www.industryweek.com NAM/IW 2015 1Q Survey: Outlook Positive for US Manufacturing http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/namiw-2015-1q-survey-outlook-positive-us-manufacturing <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Despite sluggish growth abroad and a stronger U.S. dollar, manufacturing demand and output improved throughout the course of 2014, providing some momentum and cautious optimism for 2015 expansion. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/namiw-2015-1q-survey-outlook-positive-us-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/namiw-2015-1q-survey-outlook-positive-us-manufacturing#comments Corporate Finance & Tax Regulations Trade Global Economy Leadership Workforce The Latest Mon, 09 Mar 2015 03:30:00 +0000 161891 at http://www.industryweek.com Bill Pugliano 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 NAM: Manufacturing Resurgence at Risk from Proposed Ozone Rule http://www.industryweek.com/regulations/nam-manufacturing-resurgence-risk-proposed-ozone-rule <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Reducing the current ozone standard of 77 parts per billion to 65 ppb could carry a compliance price tag of $1.1 trillion, the National Association of Manufacturers has charged in an updated analysis of the proposed EPA rule.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/regulations/nam-manufacturing-resurgence-risk-proposed-ozone-rule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/regulations/nam-manufacturing-resurgence-risk-proposed-ozone-rule#comments Environment Regulations Global Economy The Latest Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:44:00 +0000 160971 at http://www.industryweek.com David McNew/Getty Images USW Refinery Strike Grows, Thousands More Hit Picket Lines http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/usw-refinery-strike-grows-thousands-more-hit-picket-lines <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Shell called the decision by the USW to expand the strike disappointing, and in a letter to employees said it was working to resolve matters, but the union isn't doing its part.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/usw-refinery-strike-grows-thousands-more-hit-picket-lines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/usw-refinery-strike-grows-thousands-more-hit-picket-lines#comments Competitiveness Labor / Employment Policy Regulations Finance Global Economy Workforce The Latest Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:58:00 +0000 160641 at http://www.industryweek.com Scott Olson/Getty Images