Since NAFTA went into effect in 1994, the U. S. has generated the highest trade deficit in the world and the largest in the world’s recorded history. If you add the annual trade deficit in goods as shown on the Census Bureau website, the total is a staggering figure of $10.347 trillion....More
Two respected surveys of purchasing managers released today indicated continued growth in manufacturing in June, but the reports differed in how much strength they were detecting in that expansion....More
The Alliance for American Manufacturing, U.S. Steel and the United Steelworkers will hold the latest in a series of rallies next week in Alabama to protest foreign steelmakers' dumping of below-cost imported steel into the United States....More
US manufacturers express a complicated mix of optimism about their businesses and caution regarding Washington's ability to fix the nation's problems, according to the NAM/IndustryWeek 2Q 2014 survey....More
Lobby group EU ProSun said it had provided EU authorities with a raft of documents "containing about 1,500 proposals by Chinese solar companies offering prices below the minimum level agreed by the EU Commission and China."...More
The White House launched the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership initiative last September as a means to link federal agencies with local governments to make them more competitive in attracting foreign manufacturers and their supply chains.