The Latest en Lubrizol's $365 Million Loss Is Berkshire's 'Big Mistake' <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Acquisitions in Lubrizol's Oil Solutions unit, from Weatherford and Phillips 66, haven't panned out.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Budgeting & Reporting Companies & Executives Strategic Planning & Execution Finance The Latest Mon, 27 Feb 2017 21:09:00 +0000 582291 at Getty Images Shipbuilding Apprentices Set Sail at Huntington Ingalls Graduation <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Apprentices are paid for their work--including time in classes--and their tuition is covered. They can earn associate's and bachelor's degrees during their training.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education / Training Workforce Skilled Worker Shortage The Latest Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:34:00 +0000 582271 at <p>Apprentice Tiffani Brown Powell rings the Apprentice School bell as she graduates.</p> Huntington Ingalls Pfizer Subpoenaed in Probe of Charity Connections <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>As drug prices have surged, pharmaceutical companies’ large contributions to charities have given them a public-relations foil against backlash and helped keep patients from seeking lower-priced medicines. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Regulations The Latest Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:09:00 +0000 581771 at Global Steel Production Up 7% in January <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Global production of raw steel totaled 136.5 million metric tons during January 2017, a 1.75% rise from the previous month’s total and a 7.0% increase over the January 2016 total. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IndustryWeek Wire American Machinist Trade The Latest Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:55:00 +0000 580881 at Durable Goods Orders Up 1.8% in January <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Bookings for non-military capital goods excluding aircraft unexpectedly dropped 0.4% after a larger-than-expected 1.1% jump in December.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Global Economy The Latest Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:54:00 +0000 581481 at Stephen Brashear, Getty Images NAM: Time for Manufacturing is Right Now <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The state of manufacturing is better than it has been in years, according to NAM president and CEO Jay Timmons, but plenty of work remains, especially in regulatory and tax reform, and infrastructure investment.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Companies & Executives Legislation Regulations Global Economy Leadership The Latest Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:00:00 +0000 581341 at NAM Five Ways to Empower Employees for Higher Engagement <div class="field-byline"> Shawn Casemore, President and Founder, Casemore and Co. Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Empowerment is the ability of an employee to be directly involved in and have influence over their work. The organizations that typically have the highest level of employee engagement are the very same organizations in which employees are empowered. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corporate Culture Engagement Leadership The Latest Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:41:00 +0000 580211 at GE's Immelt Sees New Era of Globalization as Protectionism Grows <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Immelt highlighted GE’s investments in factories around the world while making a case for the company’s pro-globalization outlook. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Companies & Executives Growth Strategies Strategic Planning & Execution The Latest Trump and Manufacturing Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:26:00 +0000 581051 at Copyright Getty Images Buffett Says Apple Stake Boosted to More Than $18 Billion <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>That’s more than twice the stake in Apple that Berkshire held as of Dec. 31.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies & Executives Strategic Planning & Execution Finance The Latest Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:07:00 +0000 581041 at Copyright Jack Taylor, Getty Images Mexico Warns US It Will Cut Off NAFTA Talks If Tariffs Proposed <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Without NAFTA, trade between Mexico and the U.S. would be ruled by World Trade Organization strictures limiting tariffs either country can impose on the other.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Trade The Latest Trump and Manufacturing Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:32:00 +0000 581031 at <p>Mexico&#39;s Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo</p> Copyright Fiona Goodall, Getty Images