Trade http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6611/more en Stop Fast-Track Authority in the ‘Lame Duck’ Session http://www.industryweek.com/blog/stop-fast-track-authority-lame-duck-session <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>The rumors in Washington, D. C. are that granting President Obama fast-track authority under trade promotion authority will be brought up in the &quot;Lame Duck&quot; session, perhaps as an addition to one of the bills extending certain tax credits, called &quot;Tax Extender bills.&quot;</p> <p>Simply put, granting fast-track authority to the president means:</p></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/stop-fast-track-authority-lame-duck-session" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/stop-fast-track-authority-lame-duck-session#comments Legislation Trade Global Economy Inside California Manufacturing Tue, 18 Nov 2014 21:11:00 +0000 153751 at http://www.industryweek.com 'Made in America' Tech Products Get Export Push on China, US Agreement http://www.industryweek.com/trade/made-america-tech-products-get-export-push-china-us-agreement <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The agreement paves the way for “the resumption and swift conclusion of the first major tariff-cutting deal at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 17 years, and promises a major boost to U.S. technology exports and the jobs that support them,” the White House said.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/trade/made-america-tech-products-get-export-push-china-us-agreement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/trade/made-america-tech-products-get-export-push-china-us-agreement#comments Trade Technology Include in the Latest Tue, 11 Nov 2014 15:36:00 +0000 153031 at http://www.industryweek.com <p><em>Copyright Koichi Kamoshida, Getty Images News</em></p> Lifting Oil Export Ban Would Provide a Lift to Manufacturing http://www.industryweek.com/trade/lifting-oil-export-ban-would-provide-lift-manufacturing <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>To create new growth opportunities for manufacturers, when the 114th Congress reports for duty in January 2015, it should make lifting the crude oil export ban a priority. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/trade/lifting-oil-export-ban-would-provide-lift-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/trade/lifting-oil-export-ban-would-provide-lift-manufacturing#comments Legislation Trade Global Economy Supply Chain Include in the Latest Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:35:00 +0000 151991 at http://www.industryweek.com 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 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 Lifting Oil Exports Ban Would Be Boon for US Manufacturing http://www.industryweek.com/trade/lifting-oil-exports-ban-would-be-boon-us-manufacturing <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Ending the federal ban on crude oil exports would offer a significant boost to the U.S. manufacturing sector and the broader American economy, according to a new study from the MAPI Foundation and the Aspen Institute.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/trade/lifting-oil-exports-ban-would-be-boon-us-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/trade/lifting-oil-exports-ban-would-be-boon-us-manufacturing#comments Competitiveness Legislation Trade Global Economy Include in the Latest Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:24:00 +0000 150751 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>U.S. oil and gas production has increased dramatically with the advent of fracking and horizontal drilling.</p> U.S. Energy Information Administration Should Washington Work to Slow the Loss of Manufacturing From Trade? http://www.industryweek.com/trade/should-washington-work-slow-loss-manufacturing-trade <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>“We are moving towards a knowledge and service economy. You don’t succeed by producing exactly the same thing that other people are producing in the same way just at a lower cost…There is no going back to the past,” wrote Economic tsar Larrry Summers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/trade/should-washington-work-slow-loss-manufacturing-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/trade/should-washington-work-slow-loss-manufacturing-trade#comments Trade Global Economy Include in the Latest Fri, 10 Oct 2014 17:31:00 +0000 150481 at http://www.industryweek.com <p><em>Copyright Sean Gallup</em></p> <div> <em>Getty Images News</em></div> <div> President,&nbsp;<span>Information Technology and Innovation Foundation</span></div> OPEC Keeps Oil Demand Growth Unchanged as Price Falls http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/opec-keeps-oil-demand-growth-unchanged-price-falls <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Growth was mainly supported by China, Brazil and Saudi Arabia, where consumption was on the up, despite dips in Europe and other countries of the OECD region, OPEC said in its report.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/opec-keeps-oil-demand-growth-unchanged-price-falls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/opec-keeps-oil-demand-growth-unchanged-price-falls#comments Competitiveness Trade Global Economy Include in the Latest Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:12:00 +0000 150451 at http://www.industryweek.com Copyright David McNew, Getty Images China's a Drag on World Steel Demand http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/chinas-drag-world-steel-demand <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The World Steel Association expects recoveries in the EU, United States and Japan to be stronger, but not enough to compensate for the slowdown in emerging economies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/chinas-drag-world-steel-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/chinas-drag-world-steel-demand#comments Trade Global Economy Include in the Latest Mon, 06 Oct 2014 21:16:00 +0000 150221 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>A worker cuts steel billets at an iron and steel enterprise in Ganyu County, China.</p> ChinaFotoPress, Getty Images Made in the USA (by the Japanese) http://www.industryweek.com/blog/made-usa-japanese <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>If you like to buy American-made cars, it's getting easier to do that and still pick up a Japanese brand.</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/made-usa-japanese" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/made-usa-japanese#comments Trade Global Economy Supply Chain The Global Manufacturer Mon, 06 Oct 2014 19:40:00 +0000 150191 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>The 10 millionth vehicle assembled at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc., a Camry Hybrid, rolls down the line in May 2014.</p>