News http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6731/more en GM Raises Ignition-Switch Death Toll to 21 http://www.industryweek.com/safety/gm-raises-ignition-switch-death-toll-21 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>General Motors raises the death toll linked to its faulty ignition switches to 21 as compensation claims mount following its delayed vehicle safety recall.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/safety/gm-raises-ignition-switch-death-toll-21" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/safety/gm-raises-ignition-switch-death-toll-21#comments Safety Global Economy News Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:11:00 +0000 148881 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Pictures of people killed when their cars&#39; ignition switches malfunctioned are displayed by family members while General Motors CEO Mary Barra testifies at a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing in June. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)</p> Fossil Fuels Taking Hit from Investors, Companies on Heels of Climate Summit http://www.industryweek.com/environment/fossil-fuels-taking-hit-investors-companies-heels-climate-summit <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Rockefeller Brothers Fund, which manages $860 million, is now one of 180 institutions and local governments and 654 individuals who have so far pledged to cut investments in 200 coal, oil and gas producers from their asset holdings. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/environment/fossil-fuels-taking-hit-investors-companies-heels-climate-summit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/environment/fossil-fuels-taking-hit-investors-companies-heels-climate-summit#comments Environment News Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:27:00 +0000 148861 at http://www.industryweek.com <p><em>Copyright Andrew Berman</em></p> <div> <em>Getty News Images</em></div> Google Chief Urges Europe to Free up Hi-Tech Risk Takers http://www.industryweek.com/innovation/google-chief-urges-europe-free-hi-tech-risk-takers <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>'If regulatory barriers are removed, start-ups could directly access half a billion European consumers, a market that's larger than the U.S., where technology companies have the ability to achieve scale before they expand internationally,' the Google Chairman said.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/innovation/google-chief-urges-europe-free-hi-tech-risk-takers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/innovation/google-chief-urges-europe-free-hi-tech-risk-takers#comments Digital Tools Global Economy Innovation Technology News Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:22:00 +0000 148851 at http://www.industryweek.com Google Chairman Eric Schmidt Copyright Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images Record iPhone Weekend Sales Top 10 Million http://www.industryweek.com/digital-tools/record-iphone-weekend-sales-top-10-million <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Techies from New York to Tokyo endured long lines outside Apple stores last weekend to bring home the latest, biggest iPhones yet. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/digital-tools/record-iphone-weekend-sales-top-10-million" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/digital-tools/record-iphone-weekend-sales-top-10-million#comments Digital Tools Global Economy Technology News Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:17:00 +0000 148841 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Patrick Tuntland holds up his new iPhone 6 Plus as he leaves an Apple Store on September 19, 2014 in Palo Alto, California.</p> Copyright Justin Sullivan/Getty Images US Manufacturers Need Flexible Operations to Secure Their Future http://www.industryweek.com/technology/us-manufacturers-need-flexible-operations-secure-their-future <div class="field-byline"> Cv Ramachandran, managing director, Accenture Strategy </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Given the continued proliferation of customer needs and tastes, emerging new technologies and rising instability in geo-politics and weather patterns, instilling greater flexibility in operations will be essential to a successful future for manufacturing companies.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/technology/us-manufacturers-need-flexible-operations-secure-their-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/technology/us-manufacturers-need-flexible-operations-secure-their-future#comments Education / Training Growth Strategies Information Technology Robotics Operations Technology News Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:01:00 +0000 148831 at http://www.industryweek.com Ditching Coal a Massive Step to Climate Goal http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/ditching-coal-massive-step-climate-goal <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The world's nations have been arguing for more than two decades over how to share the burden of cutting carbon emissions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/ditching-coal-massive-step-climate-goal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/ditching-coal-massive-step-climate-goal#comments Global Economy Leadership Operations News Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:48:00 +0000 148821 at http://www.industryweek.com Carsten Koall, Getty Images Merck’s Purchase of Sigma-Aldrich Creates Dominant Company http://www.industryweek.com/finance/merck-s-purchase-sigma-aldrich-creates-dominant-company <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The combined company will support the delivery of more than 300,000 products.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/finance/merck-s-purchase-sigma-aldrich-creates-dominant-company" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/finance/merck-s-purchase-sigma-aldrich-creates-dominant-company#comments Finance News Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:00:00 +0000 148811 at http://www.industryweek.com <p><em>Copyright Erik S. Lesser</em></p> <p><em>Getty News Images</em></p> Nissan Going after China's Luxury Market http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/nissan-going-after-chinas-luxury-market <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>China is the most important growth market for Infiniti. The brand sold more than 18,000 vehicles in the country in the first eight months of this year, just over double the sales of the same period in 2013.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/nissan-going-after-chinas-luxury-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/nissan-going-after-chinas-luxury-market#comments Expansion Management News Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:34:00 +0000 148791 at http://www.industryweek.com <p><em>Copyright Harold Cunningham</em></p> <p><em>Getty Images News</em></p> Siemens to Buy Oil Equipment Maker Dresser-Rand for $7.6 Billion http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/siemens-buy-oil-equipment-maker-dresser-rand-76-billion <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Siemens beats out competitors in a bid for Dresser-Rand's booming shale oil and gas business.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/siemens-buy-oil-equipment-maker-dresser-rand-76-billion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/siemens-buy-oil-equipment-maker-dresser-rand-76-billion#comments Global Economy News Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:37:00 +0000 148781 at http://www.industryweek.com Copyright David McNew/Getty Images Who Will Lead Nissan? Defections Ignite Questions About Next CEO http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/who-will-lead-nissan-defections-ignite-questions-about-next-ceo <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Speculation about Nissan's future hit a fever pitch after the resignation of Andy Palmer, a widely respected Ghosn lieutenant, who took up the top job at British sports car maker Aston Martin.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/who-will-lead-nissan-defections-ignite-questions-about-next-ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/who-will-lead-nissan-defections-ignite-questions-about-next-ceo#comments Change Management Companies & Executives Growth Strategies Strategic Planning & Execution Leadership News Sun, 21 Sep 2014 13:06:00 +0000 148771 at http://www.industryweek.com Copyright Mario Tama, Getty Images