Trade en Secrecy Around TPP Fuels Suspicions, Worries <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>After chapters of the Trans-Pacific Partnership are leaked to Wikileaks, critics and backers of the controversial proposal are out in full force. With a Maui meeting looming, how will it affect the country and its industry?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Emerging Markets Trade The Latest Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:07:00 +0000 172641 at Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images Aircraft Pull US Durable Goods Orders into June Rebound <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Durable goods orders are up 3.4% for June after consecutive monthly drops, with orders for non-defense aircraft leading the way up 66.1%</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Transportation Trade Global Economy The Latest Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:14:00 +0000 172591 at Stephen Brashear, Getty Images Oil Down in Asia, Hurt by Chinese Factory Slump <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>'The strengthening of the U.S. dollar, weak manufacturing data from China and rise in the U.S. rig count added to the woes of a weak crude market,' according to one industry expert.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Governance, Risk & Compliance Trade Global Economy The Latest Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:01:00 +0000 172571 at David McNew, Getty Images Global Steel Output Continues to Decline <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Raw steel output totaled 136 million metric tons worldwide during June 2015, down 2.4% from June 2014. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trade The Latest Mon, 27 Jul 2015 01:20:00 +0000 172541 at <p>Raw steel production has declined in four of the six months of 2015, with decreased output in nearly all of the major steel producing economies (including China, Japan, Germany, and the U.S.), and the year-to-date production total is down 2.0% year-to-date.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Two English Mining Companies Plan for Job Cuts <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In the wake of falling metals prices, Anglo American and Lonmin announce future cuts that will reduce their workforce by a combined 12,000 employees.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Environment Labor / Employment Policy Recruiting / Retention Trade The Latest Fri, 24 Jul 2015 15:33:00 +0000 172511 at <p>Two men walk through a mine dump in Johannesburg, South Africa.</p> Christopher Furlong, Getty Images Mitsubishi to Halt US Production <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>While the company ramps up investment in Asia, it will be the first Japanese automaker to stop production in both the United States and Europe.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Expansion Management Labor / Employment Policy Transportation Trade The Latest Fri, 24 Jul 2015 13:06:00 +0000 172481 at Scott Olson, Getty Images Chinese Manufacturing Hits 15-Month Low <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>With its stock market struggling (down 30% in four weeks earlier this month) and its economic expansion stalling (slowest growth pace since 1990), China's financial woes continue with this latest news.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Emerging Markets Trade Global Economy The Latest Fri, 24 Jul 2015 11:57:00 +0000 172461 at Kevin Frayer, Getty Images As China Moves from Volume to Value, So Do Robots <div class="field-byline"> Jim Lawton, Rethink Robotics </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>China has given itself 10 years to become a global manufacturing leader. As the country strives to reach that lofty goal, automation and robotics will be key to its success.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automation Labor / Employment Policy Robotics Trade The Latest Tue, 21 Jul 2015 19:38:00 +0000 172201 at Rethink Robotics Rethink Robotics Opens Asian Office <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>From Boston to Taipei, forward-thinking American robotics company turns its sights on the growing market abroad.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automation Robotics Trade The Latest Tue, 21 Jul 2015 19:29:00 +0000 172191 at <p>Sawyer, left, and Baxter are the first two collaborative robots produced by Boston-based Rethink Robotics.</p> Rethink Robotics Caterpillar: Time to Lift the US Trade Embargo with Cuba <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The U.S. and Cuba reopened their embassies yesterday, closing one of the final chapters of the Cold War. Calling it a &ldquo;historic day,&rdquo; Secretary of State John Kerry said &ldquo;the interests of both countries are better served by engagement than by estrangement.&rdquo; U.S. industrial giant Caterpillar (IW 500/23) has been making that same pitch for two decades.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies & Executives Trade Global Economy The Latest Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:42:00 +0000 172051 at <p>Cuban supporters gather on July 20 in front of their re-opened embassy in Washington, D.C. The embassy had been closed for 54 years since President Eisenhower severed diplomatic relations.</p> Mark Wilson/Getty Images