The Latest http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6731/more en Four Dead, 16 Injured as Pemex Oil Platform Explodes http://www.industryweek.com/safety/four-dead-16-injured-pemex-oil-platform-explodes <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Some 300 workers were taken to other platforms in the area while the injured were transported to Pemex's general hospital in Ciudad de Carmen. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/safety/four-dead-16-injured-pemex-oil-platform-explodes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/safety/four-dead-16-injured-pemex-oil-platform-explodes#comments Safety Operations The Latest Wed, 01 Apr 2015 19:13:00 +0000 163791 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Pemex CEO Emilio Lozoya Austin at an October 2014 conference</p> Getty Images Europe Auto Sales Slow in March, GM & Ford Report Drops http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/auto-sales-slow-march-gm-ford-report-drops <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Consumers in the U.S. are spending as the latest consumer confidence report shows, just not on American cars.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/auto-sales-slow-march-gm-ford-report-drops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/auto-sales-slow-march-gm-ford-report-drops#comments Competitiveness Transportation Trade Global Economy Supply Chain The Latest Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:12:00 +0000 163771 at http://www.industryweek.com Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Construction Spending Down in February http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/construction-spending-down-february <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>There are no surprises when it comes to blame. Harsh weather, the strong dollar holding up exports and the remnants of the West Coast port worker slowdown.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/construction-spending-down-february" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/construction-spending-down-february#comments Budgeting & Reporting Planning & Forecasting Trade Finance Global Economy Supply Chain The Latest Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:19:00 +0000 163761 at http://www.industryweek.com Rob LaFrentz/IndustryWeek US Manufacturing Growth at Slowest Rate in Nearly 2 Years http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/us-manufacturing-growth-slowest-rate-nearly-2-years <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The latest index report from the Institute for Supply Management fell to 51.5 from 52.9 in the previous month, coming in well below analysts' estimates of around 52.5.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/us-manufacturing-growth-slowest-rate-nearly-2-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/us-manufacturing-growth-slowest-rate-nearly-2-years#comments Competitiveness Trade Global Economy The Latest Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:31:00 +0000 163751 at http://www.industryweek.com Bill Pugliano/Getty Images Tracking Your Competitors and Their Government Benefits http://www.industryweek.com/public-policy/tracking-your-competitors-and-their-government-benefits <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The day-to-day stress of the business world can make it easy to lose sight of the fact that commerce does not occur in a bubble; that free and open markets are not really that free and open; and, in the end, government sets nearly all of the ground rules.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/public-policy/tracking-your-competitors-and-their-government-benefits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/public-policy/tracking-your-competitors-and-their-government-benefits#comments Public Policy Global Economy The Latest Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:26:00 +0000 163741 at http://www.industryweek.com Stupid Executives Should Be Fired http://www.industryweek.com/ideaxchange/stupid-executives-should-be-fired <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Companies should stop tolerating managers who treat their employees and suppliers with respect; that kind of stupidity is a fool's game.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/ideaxchange/stupid-executives-should-be-fired" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/ideaxchange/stupid-executives-should-be-fired#comments Ideaxchange Leadership Workforce The Latest Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:28:00 +0000 163691 at http://www.industryweek.com Andrzej Podsiad / Thinkstock Japan's Takeda Offers Billions to Settle US Drug Lawsuits http://www.industryweek.com/legislation/japans-takeda-offers-billions-settle-us-drug-lawsuits <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Japan's top drugmaker Takeda Pharmaceutical has offered $2.2 billion to settle U.S. claims linked to its diabetes drug Actos, in what would be one of the biggest U.S. payouts over patient lawsuits.</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/legislation/japans-takeda-offers-billions-settle-us-drug-lawsuits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/legislation/japans-takeda-offers-billions-settle-us-drug-lawsuits#comments Competitiveness Corporate Responsibility Legislation Global Economy Leadership Operations Supply Chain The Latest Wed, 01 Apr 2015 11:59:00 +0000 163721 at http://www.industryweek.com Mario Tama/Getty Images German Auto Parts Giant Guilty of Price Fixing in US http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/german-auto-parts-giant-guilty-price-fixing-us <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In addition, Bosch is charged with participating in a conspiracy to fix the prices of starter motors sold to Volkswagen between 2009 and at least June 2010.</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/german-auto-parts-giant-guilty-price-fixing-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/german-auto-parts-giant-guilty-price-fixing-us#comments Competitiveness Legislation Supplier Relationships Finance Global Economy Leadership Supply Chain The Latest Wed, 01 Apr 2015 11:21:00 +0000 163711 at http://www.industryweek.com Cristina Arias/Getty Images Kraft Pulls 'Kids Eat Right' Label from Cheese Product http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/kraft-pulls-kids-eat-right-label-cheese-product <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The food giant said it will remove the academy's "Kids Eat Right logo from Kraft Singles, individually wrapped slices of a processed cheese product, after it was criticized as an endorsement of the food giant's products.</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/leadership/kraft-pulls-kids-eat-right-label-cheese-product" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/kraft-pulls-kids-eat-right-label-cheese-product#comments Customer Relationships Corporate Responsibility Finance Global Economy Leadership The Latest Wed, 01 Apr 2015 11:06:00 +0000 163701 at http://www.industryweek.com Tim Boyle/Getty Images Maximizing The Ex-Im Bank's Benefits for Small Businesses http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/maximizing-ex-im-banks-benefits-small-businesses <div class="field-byline"> Adams Nager, The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Businesses that rely on the Ex-Im Bank inexplicably find themselves in danger of being left in the cold without export credit financing for their overseas buyers if the Bank is not reauthorized by June 30th.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/maximizing-ex-im-banks-benefits-small-businesses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/maximizing-ex-im-banks-benefits-small-businesses#comments Finance Global Economy The Latest Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:47:00 +0000 163591 at http://www.industryweek.com